§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy (1) if export licences were issued under article 2(i) of the Nuclear Installations Act in relation to the export of nuclear materials to Baltimore via Hampton Rhodes, United States of America, from Barrow on the PNTL ship Pacific Sandpiper on 21 February;
(2) if the nuclear materials exported from Barrow on 21 February on the PNTL ship Pacific Sandpiper destined for Hampton Rhodes in Virginia, United States of America, were covered by bilateral or international safeguards.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
The nuclear material exported from Barrow on 21 February 1989 on the PNTL vessel Pacific Sandpiper consisted entirely of irradiated fuel elements. These were all subject to international safeguards. An export licence was issued, but the material fell outside the categories for which approval for disposal is required under section 2(i) of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965.