§ Mr. Hutton
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what consideration he has given to the voluntary provision by the United Kingdom of information on the export and import of(a) nuclear material, (b) relevant equipment and (c) certain non-nuclear material to the International Atomic Energy Agency; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eggar
Discussions in the Zangger committee are confidential to the parties involved. The next meeting is scheduled to take place in May 1993.
In an effort to strengthen the international safeguards system, the United Kingdom, along with European Community partners, has recently notified the International Atomic Energy Agency that EC member states intend to provide information on transfers of ore concentrates imported or exported from the European Community and information on the items listed in annex B to IAEA IN FCI RC/254/RevI/Part I, when a licence for whose export to a country outside the European Community has been approved. These new arrangements are expected to commence in the new year.