To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the implementation of the European Council Directive 96/29/Euratom on radiation protection, with particular reference to the treatment of nuclear waste. 
§ Mr. Meacher
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley (Mr. Leslie) on 14 February 2000,Official Report, columns 356–57W.