§ Norman Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether it is Government policy that the disposal of all(a) intermediate-level waste and (b) high-level waste should be the responsibility of Nirex. 
§ Mr. Morley
[holding answer 7 June 2004]: Government have established the independent Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) to recommend the best form of long-term management for the UK's higher activity radioactive waste. Government will decide policy for such management, and the means by which it is to be delivered, in light of CoRWM's recommendations.