§ Mr. Home Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has completed his consideration of the application by Scottish Nuclear to construct a dry store for waste nuclear fuel at Torness power station; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lang
Following a public inquiry, I accepted the Reporter's recommendation that my decision on the application should be deferred until an appraisal of the 715W implications of a multistore strategy compared with the potential benefits of a single store strategy had been carried out. This appraisal is being carried out in the context of the radioactive waste management review announced by the Secretary of State for the Environment on 19 May.