§ Mr. Ian Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the requirements, in respect of courses of further education relating to nuclear studies, for the inclusion of training and instruction in relevant safety measures.
§ Mr. Mulley
All institutions of further education are expected to include appropriate safety training in courses. My Department specified requirements regarding the educational use of radioactive substances in 1965 (AM 1/65) and under the Further Education Regulations 1975 (SI 1975 No. 1054) educational 725W establishments must obtain my approval before providing instruction involving the use of radioactive material. This advice has recently been reinforced in my Department's booklet "Safety in Further Education."