HL Deb 22 October 2001 vol 627 c112WA
Lord Hoyle

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the reason for the delay in granting permission for British Nuclear Fuels to operate the Sellafield Mox Plant; and when this will be given. [HL646]

Lord Whitty

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Secretary of State for Health decided on 3rd October that Mox manufacture is justified under the Basic Safety Standards Directive.