§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he was notified that plutonium was being shipped from Sellafield in roll-on roll-off ferries; how many shipments and how much plutonium has been carried since October 1996; how much plutonium and how many shipments are planned in the next 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
The then Department of Transport was notified of such a shipment in June 1996: a single shipment has since taken place, in October 1996, containing 83 kg of plutonium as non-irradiated mixed oxide fuel. Details of future plans are a commercial matter for BNFL.