§ Ms Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his answer of 3 December 1997,Official Report, column 222, on nuclear emergency plans, what payment W. S. Atkins received from the HSE for carrying out the review; for how many hours work; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Angela Eagle
The payment made by the Health and Safety Executive for the professional services rendered by W. S. Atkins Science and Technology for the review of extendibility of local authority plans for responding to nuclear emergencies was £6,700. The time spent by W. S. Atkins in researching and writing the report was approximately 100 staff hours.