§ Mr. Kevan Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if the Government will assess the merits of creating a new radioactive waste management organisation, based on Nirex, as a statutory corporation. 
§ Margaret Beckett
I have been asked to reply.
Government has established the independent Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) to recommend the best form of management for the UK's higher activity radioactive waste. We have also announced that we are looking at ways to make Nirex independent of industry and under greater Government control and we will make an announcement on this in due course.