§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) what reports he has received from his French counterpart concerning the basis of the ban on fishing and swimming near the La Hague nuclear reprocessing plant; and what guidance on environmental protection has been sought from his Department by the Channel Islands state's authorities as a result of this announcement; 
(2) pursuant to the answer of 27 June, Official Report, columns 668–69, if he will request the French Government to provide the details of the radiological monitoring study covering the environment of La Hague. 
§ Angela Eagle
A copy of the monitoring study commissioned by the French Government from the Office de Protection des Rayonnements Ionisants in the vicinity of the La Hague reprocessing plant is being obtained and will be placed in the Library of the House. A small section of beach, approximately 100m long, surrounding a plant discharge pipe, was closed as a precautionary measure while this monitoring was being undertaken and evaluated. My Department has received no request for guidance from the Channel Islands states' authorities concerning these developments.