§ Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects the Euratom Treaty Article 35 verification visits to(a) Sellafield and (b) Dounreay to take place; and if she will make a statement on the arrangements for these inspection visits. 
§ Mr. Morley
The European Commission undertook an Article 35 verification visit to Sellafield from 8–12 March. We understand the Commission is contemplating a visit to Dounreay within the next year or so, but no date has been fixed.
The arrangements for the Sellafield visit were made by the Department in co-operation with BNFL, the Environment Agency and the Food Standards Agency. The Scottish Executive would be responsible for the arrangements for a visit to Dounreay in co-operation with UKAEA, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and FSA.