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Burghfield AWE floods - Lib Dems call for inquiry

The Liberal Democrats have called for a full public inquiry into potentially catastrophic flooding at the Atomic Weapons Establishment site at Burghfield, in Berkshire during the 2007 floods.

Source: New Civil Engineer 14th Oct 2008

Nick Harvey MP asks about costs of AWE new build

7 Jan 2008  AWE Management

Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) name, (b) function, (c) estimated cost and (d) projected in-service date is of each of the 23 new build projects in the Atomic Weapons Establishment Site Development Context Plan 2005-15. [170844]

AWE Building Project List

7 Jan 2008  AWE Management

Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) name, (b) function, (c) estimated cost and (d) projected in-service date is of each of the 23 new build projects in the Atomic Weapons Establishment Site Development Context Plan 2005-15. [170844]

Hansard March/April, NPT and AWE

Hansard entries 29th March to 24th April

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http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmhansrd.htm

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*Written Answers*

*29 Mar 2007 : Column 1775W
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty*

*Alan Simpson: *To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and
Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2007, Official
Report, column 1843W, on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, whether

BNFL helpline for AWE body parts families

Full article from NewburyToday:http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/News/Article.aspx?articleID=4187~~~ British Nuclear Fuels sets up helpline to give advice to families affected by the AWE body parts scandal

A HELPLINE has been set up for families affected by the Atomic Weapons Establishment's body parts scandal.

Tissue Samples Taken Without Permission from Families

On  18th April , Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Alistair Darling made a statement in the House of Commons in response to the public outcry over the retention of tissue samples and whole organs from deceased workers in the nuclear industry without next of kin knowledge or permission.

During the morning it emerged that there were six such cases relating workers at  AW(R)E Aldermaston. NIS was able to get a message during the speech, to Liberal Democrate MP, Susan Kramer on the floor of the House who was then able to ask the Minister about incidents at AWE.

Next Defence Select Committee Hearings

 

THE FUTURE OF THE UK'S STRATEGIC NUCLEAR DETERRENT: THE WHITE PAPER

Tuesday 23 January

At 10.30 am in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House (room subject to change), oral evidence will be taken from commentators, academics and think tank representatives (witnesses to be confirmed).

Tuesday 30 January

BBC quotes NIS in DSC Hearing yesterday

The government's argument for keeping an "independent nuclear deterrent" is flawed, MPs have been told ... 'capital punishment had been abolished, but there had not been a "rush of murders on the street"'. Read the full artical on the BBC News site.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6266851.stm

DEFENCE SELECT COMMITTEE INQUIRY INTO THE WHITE PAPER ON THE FUTURE OF THE UK

Submissions are invited by the Committee to reach them by Thursday 18th January 2007.
e-mail your views to the Clerk to the Defence Committee at
DEFCOM@parliament.uk

 

SUBMISSION TO
 HOUSE OF COMMONS
SELECT COMMITTEE ON DEFENCE
October 2006


The Future of the Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: the UK manufacturing and skills base

 

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