§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the outcome of the recently released report prepared jointly by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency on radioactive waste disposal.
§ Mr. Baldry
The Government welcome the report recently published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD, entitled "Disposal of Radioactive Waste: Can Long-Term Safety be Evaluated?". It concludes that safety assessment methods are available today to evaluate adequately the potential long-term radiological impacts of a carefully designed radioactive waste disposal system on humans and the environment. I will place copies of the report in the Library shortly.