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*Mr. Streeter:* To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the status of the ISOLUS programme is; and if he will make a statement. 
*Mr. Bob Ainsworth*/ [holding answer 14 July 2008]:/ Following the Government and Devolved Administrations’ response to the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management's report in October 2006, the ISOLUS project team has been able to take forward technical and siting issues in conjunction with the new stakeholder groups, which have been created. The results of a technical options study are due by the end of this year. The project procurement strategy is currently being developed within the context of the Defence Industrial Strategy. These work areas are interrelated and the output from each will be drawn together over the next year to inform a recommendation for the way ahead. The project remains committed to further public consultation before major decisions are made.
NB Gary Streeter is con.MP for south West Devon