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Nuclear Weapons

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 212045, tabled on 27 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps have been taken by the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies to implement recommendations arising from the 2011 Exercise Senator on nuclear accident emergencies.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

3 November 2014

The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is convened only during an emergency, to coordinate and conduct peer reviews of scientific and technical advice in order to inform decision-making at the cross Government, national level.

National level recommendations and lessons identified from Ministry of Defence nuclear accident exercises such as SENATOR 2011, including any related to the SAGE, are drawn up through the Department of Energy and Climate Change-led Nuclear Emergency Planning and Response Programme.