§ Norman Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what timescale is being applied to the decommissioning of the B30 ponds at Sellafield. 
§ Mr. Timms
HSE's Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII) has issued a number of Specifications for remediation activities at Sellafield.
A Specification issued by NII in 2000, requires BNFL to retrieve at least 90 per cent. of the potentially mobile intermediate level radioactive waste sludge from the B30 ponds and bays by 2010.
BNFL is continuing work to develop detailed plans necessary to meet that deadline.