§ Mr. Frank Field
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how much uranium recovered for reprocessing is stored at British Nuclear Fuels plc's facility at Capenhurst; what plans there are to increase the amount; and by how much.
§ Mr. Eggar
Some 10,000 tonnes of uranium as uranium trioxide, recovered from reprocessing irradiated fuel, is currently stored on the Capenhurst site of British Nuclear Fuels plc. The hulk of this material is owned by BNFL's reprocessing customers and the amount to be stored in the future is a commercial matter for the parties concerned.