§ Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what matters from its work programme remain to be reported on by the Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee; and if she will make a statement on the future of the Advisory Committee. 
§ Mr. Meacher
The Government's advisory machinery in the field of radioactive waste management is currently being reviewed in light of the decision to set up the new Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM). Pending the outcome of this review, the existing Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee (RWMAC) is continuing with its current work programme. A joint study with the Health and Safety Commission's Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee (NuSAC) of current UK regulatory arrangements and a review of the potential of partitioning and transmutation techniques to aid radioactive waste management are the main items that remain to be published from this current programme.