§ 19. Mr. Brooks
asked the Minister of Technology to whom notification is made of the transport of radioactive effluent, by road, rail or inland waterway, from the Atomic Energy Authority's establishments and from the Magnox and advanced gas-cooled reactor stations.
§ Dr. Bray
Radioactive waste from United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority establishments can only be disposed of with the authority of my right hon. Friends the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Minister of Housing and Local Government or the Secretary of State for Scotland. The approval of my right hon. Friends the Minister of Transport or the President of the Board of Trade, according to the method of transport, is required for the movement of radioactive waste in certain cases. Port authorities need to be notified in advance of the movement of some classes of goods.
§ Sir H. Legge-Bourke
Is the Minister aware that we on this side of the House admire the immense care which the Atomic Energy Authority takes not to cause the sort of pollution of which it is accused by the Soviet Union, and that the Soviet Union had better look to its own behaviour first?