§ 29. Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to ensure safety at nuclear installations. 
§ Mrs. Liddell
The primary responsibility for ensuring safety at nuclear licensed sites falls to the licensee. Safety is independently monitored and regulated by the Health and Safety Executive's Installations Inspectorate.
Both for licensees and for Ministers, safety at nuclear installations is the top priority. In particular, in their capacity as shareholder of BNFL and sponsor of UKAEA, Ministers make it clear they expect licensees to respond in a constructive and timely way to any regulator concerns.