§ Lord Stoddart of Swindon
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the Ministry of Defence has submitted a proposal to the local planning authority for consent to build a large facility at the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston; and, if so, what is the purpose of the facility. [HL2821]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Bach)
A notice of proposed development has been submitted to the local planning authority in support of a proposal to build a replacement laser facility at AWE, which is being considered by the Ministry of Defence. If built, the facility would contribute to the certification of warhead performance and safety assurance.