Hansard on Nuclear Materials Transport, 2nd June 2008

A follow up question is to be put to discover the number of SEG operations for 2007/8 and if existing nuclear materials load carriers means the existing TCHDs (due for replacement as stated) or SNM vehicles – SMVs that NW has spotted only twice in a year.

2 Jun 2008 : Column 693W*

     Radioactive Materials: Transport

*Mr. Hancock:* To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2008, /Official Report/, column 484W, on radioactive materials: transport, what plans there are to use existing special nuclear materials load carriers to transport special nuclear materials before replacement carriers are commissioned; and if he will make a statement. [207208]

*Mr. Bob Ainsworth:* Under current plans, the existing special nuclear materials load carriers will continue to be employed in their current role to transport special nuclear materials in support of the UK deterrent programme, until 2010 when they will be replaced by the Truck Cargo Heavy Duty, Mk 3.

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