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Hansard on Control of Atomic Weapons Establishment - 26th Jan 09

Asked by Lord Astor of Hever, 26 Jan 2009 : Column WA3

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they retain full ownership and control of all the assets of the Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston, notwithstanding the appointment of a consortium company to manage the establishment; and, if so, (a) in whom that ownership and control is vested; and (b) in what documents their working arrangements with that management company are set out. [HL771]


Hansard on AWE Aldermaston, Dec 15th 2008

Mr Mike Hancock *(Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Lewes of 10 ovember 2008, Official Report, column 777W, on AWE Aldermaston, hether his Department is considering financing any elements of the rogramme to replace the Trident nuclear warhead through private finance initiatives. (244306)

Hansard on AWE Aldermaston, Nov 17th 2008

17 Nov 2008 : Column 141W, AWE Aldermaston

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role the management consortium of the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston, AWEML, has played in responding to the improvement notice served by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate of the Health and Safety Executive on 3 April 2008. [235575]

Hansard on MoD handling of Burghfield AWE floods

From Hansard: Defence AWE Burghfield: Floods Written Answers on 27th Oct 2008

AWE Bylaws Legal Challenge

A Judicial Review Appeal of the High Court decision on AWE bylaws in March 2008 is to be heard in the High Court of the Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London on Wednesday, 26th November 2008.

Proposed compensation to communities near nuclear waste sites

Intermediate Level Nuclear Waste has to be stored at all nuclear facilities including AWE Aldermaston. Decommissioned submarines waste also has to be stored for many years.

AWE approved planning applications

Planning Approvals 2005/08 Minor applications are dealt with by officers.

£2bn bonus for US corporations if government goes ahead with Trident replacement

Recent reports in the Guardian show that there is a hidden bonus of over £2bn to US corporations if the government goes ahead with building new nuclear warheads.

American firm Lockheed Martin has a large share in the management and ownership of the UK's nuclear weapons factories at Aldermaston.

Planning approval for new nuclear warhead 'conventional components' facility expected in 13th Aug 08

Britain plans to spend £3bn on new nuclear warheads. Decision breaches non-proliferation treaty, opponents say. 

Matthew Taylor, The Guardian, Friday July 25 2008