HC Deb 13 November 2003 vol 413 c403W
Mr. Caton

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the involvement of British Nuclear Fuels, through their Westinghouse subsidiary in the USA, in the development of new low yield nuclear weapons. [137641]

Mr. Timms

The Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) is a subsidiary of Westinghouse Government Services Company (WGS), in which BNFL has a 40 per cent. passive economic interest. WSRC and WRS are pursuing potential business opportunities in US defence programmes. BNFL's business interests on US DOE sites through its subsidiaries relate to the environmental clean up market such as managing the solid waste program at the Savannah River Site, and not the weapons production business. BNFL is precluded by US Department of Energy (DOE) Security Agreements from involvement in the US defence programme.

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