HC Deb 23 October 2001 vol 373 c169W
Mr. Peter Ainsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the timing of the announcement of the approval for the MOX plant in Sellafield. [8292]

Margaret Beckett

[holding answer 18 October 2001]: Having considered all relevant information, including the responses to our public consultation which ended on 24 August, the Secretary of State for Health and I decided on 3 October that the manufacture of mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel is justified, and announced it the same day.