§ Llew Smith
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to put the issue of Sellafield safety on the agenda of the Council of the Isles. 
§ The Deputy Prime Minister
I assume my hon. Friend is referring to the British-Irish Council, which brings together the British and Irish Governments, the devolved Administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the authorities in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.
At their meeting in London in October 2000, Environment Ministers of the British-Irish Council agreed that the environment was of vital importance to all of their Administrations. They agreed on a range of issues in the environment field, including Sellafield and climate change, that would be taken forward as part of the programme of work.