HC Deb 30 January 2004 vol 417 c592W
Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to her answer of 12 January 2004,Official Report, columns 505–06W, whether any visits by safeguards inspectors have been made to military nuclear facilities; and what the (a) dates and (b) purposes were of the visits. [151867]

Mr. Timms

As indicated in the previous answer, there are and have been no safeguards inspections at UK defence nuclear facilities. Senior officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency (the IAEA) did take up an invitation from the UK to visit such a facility in 1993 to discuss UK support for the use of sampling and measurement techniques which had the potential to help strengthen the IAEA safeguards regime as a whole.