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1992 - PMQT Written Answers 17th February 1992

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 17th February 1992.


PRIME MINISTER:

Disability

Mr. McMaster : To ask the Prime Minister what percentage of the work force of the Cabinet Office are disabled.

The Prime Minister : The percentage of registered disabled persons employed by the Cabinet Office is 1.3 per cent. The Cabinet Office is an equal opportunities employer, and continually seeks to encourage the employment of people with disabilities.

Mr. McMaster : To ask the Prime Minister what percentage of the work force of the Prime Minister's office are disabled.

The Prime Minister : None. For recruitment purposes, my office is part of the Cabinet Office which is an equal opportunities employer.


Radioactive Waste

Mr. McGrady : To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the Director of British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. concerning the transportation of radioactive waste for re-processing at Sellafield in Cumbria.

The Prime Minister : None.

Mr. McGrady : To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the Director of British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. concerning the siting of the repository for radioactive and toxic waste at the Sellafield re-processing plant in Cumbria.

The Prime Minister : None. Proposals for developing a repository for intermediate and low-level radioactive wastes are a matter for UK Nirex Limited. The Departments of Energy and of the Environment are in contact with Nirex from time to time.


Pollution, Northern Ireland

Mr. McGrady : To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he had with the directors of industry concerning environmental pollution during his recent visit to Northern Ireland.

The Prime Minister : The subject did not arise.


Scotland

Mr. McMaster : To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to visit Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister : I hope to make another visit to Scotland in the near future.