§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister of Transport whether he has received an approach from the London borough of Newham on the question of the transporting of irradiated nuclear fuel by sea as opposed to the present practice of conveying it through highly populated and industrial areas of London and Greater London; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Yes, the borough has asked my Department about this possibility. Whilst it seems attractive at first sight it would not in fact provide a practical alternative to rail for this particular type of traffic.