§ Mr. Weir
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what discussions she had with the Governments of(a) the Irish Republic, (b) Norway and (c) Iceland prior to the approval of the MOX plant at Sellafield; 
(2) what discussions she had with the (a) Executive of the National Assembly for Wales, (b) Executive of the Northern Ireland Assembly and (c) Scottish Executive prior to the approval of the MOX plant at Sellafield. 
§ Margaret Beckett
My officials have had discussions with Irish Government officials about the publication of 1997 data on MOX, and hold six-monthly meetings at which they and the devolved Administrations for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland brief one another on a range of radioactivity issues; but otherwise no such discussion has taken place.
I also refer the hon. Member to my answer of 4 February 2002, Official Report, column 752W.