Radioactive Materials: Transport

Defence written question – answered on 17th March 2011.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence

(1) on what date the safety case for the new truck cargo heavy duty mark 3 vehicle was approved;

(2) on what date the truck cargo heavy duty mark 3 vehicle will enter into service;

(3) on what date the truck cargo heavy duty mark 3 vehicle will replace the former high security vehicles on duties requiring the transport of special nuclear materials;

(4) whether the practice of displaying radioactive materials hazard warning signs on vehicles carrying special nuclear materials will continue when the truck cargo heavy duty mark 3 vehicle enters into service.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

On current plans, the safety case for the new Truck Cargo Heavy Duty (TCHD) Mark 3 vehicle is expected to be approved in June 2011 ahead of entry into service later in the summer.

It is then planned to commence the replacement of the High Security Vehicle with the TCHD Mark 3 in spring 2012.

The decision on whether to display radioactive materials hazard warning signs on TCHD Mark 3 has not yet been taken.

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