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Consultation on management of the UK's plutonium stocks: written ministerial statements by Charles Hendry and Lord Marland

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Charles Hendry MP: Minister of State for Energy The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will publish on 7th February a consultation…


Charles Hendry MP: Minister of State for Energy

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will publish on 7th February a consultation on the long term management of UK owned separated civil plutonium.

Currently the UK’s plutonium is stored in facilities designed to meet high standards of safety and security, however there is a need to consider how it should be managed in the long-term. This consultation sets out for public scrutiny Government’s preliminary view on the long-term management of the UK’s plutonium. In particular the consultation covers the security and proliferation sensitivities associated with continued storage of plutonium, and also how we can best manage it in the interests of future generations.

Copies of the consultation have been placed in Libraries of the House or can be obtained from the DECC website.


Lord Marland: Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

My Hon friend the Minister of State for Energy has made the following statement.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will publish on 7th February a consultation on the long term management of UK owned separated civil plutonium.

Currently the UK’s plutonium is stored in facilities designed to meet high standards of safety and security, however there is a need to consider how it should be managed in the long-term. This consultation sets out for public scrutiny Government’s preliminary view on the long-term management of the UK’s plutonium. In particular the consultation covers the security and proliferation sensitivities associated with continued storage of plutonium, and also how we can best manage it in the interests of future generations.

Copies of the consultation have been placed in Libraries of the House or can be obtained from the DECC website.