HC Deb 30 June 1995 vol 262 c827W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library(a) the scenario used, (b) the emergency plan evaluated and (c) a copy of the unclassified version of the departmental report on the effectiveness of the medium-level nuclear weapon road convoy vehicle accident exercise held in Northampton in June 1994. [31070]

Mr. Soames

The exercise held in Northamptonshire on 29 June 1994 postulated an accident during the refuelling of a truck cargo heavy duty Mk2. It evaluated the generic contingency arrangements which would apply to any accident in the United Kingdom involving the transportation of nuclear weapons; these arrangements are described in the document "Local Authority and Emergency Service Information on Nuclear Weapon Transportation Contingency Plans", a copy of which is in the Library of the House. The departmental report on the exercise is a classified document.

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