Fouth quarter of 2001
the UK install anti-aircraft batteries at Sellafield?
WISE-Paris, 8 November 2001
In his 6 November 2001 reply to MP Paul Flynn's written
question, the representative of the Secretary of State for Trade and
Industry, Mr. Wilson, avoided specifying whether the UK intends to "
install anti-aircraft batteries at Sellafield " as part of the
" security precautions " taken by the Government. According
to Mr. Wilson, the Government reviewed all precautions but cannot "disclose
details of security measures ".
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Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what
plans she has to install anti-aircraft batteries at Sellafield and other
nuclear plants; and what discussions she has had with her French counterpart
following the French Government's decision to place anti-aircraft missiles
around French reprocessing facilities. 
Mr. Wilson: The UK's civil nuclear sites apply
stringent security measures regulated by the Office for Civil Nuclear
Security (OCNS), the security regulator. The security regulator works
closely with the Health and Safety Executive, the safety regulator,
which provides advice on the safety implications of events, including
external hazards such as plane crashes, at nuclear installations. Security
and safety precautions at nuclear sites are kept under regular review
and the Government are reviewing all precautions in the light of the
terrorist attacks in the United States on 11 September. It is not Government
policy to disclose details of security measures taken at civil nuclear
sites. Officials have discussed security issues with their French counter-parts.