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AWE: Regulation

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 21555, tabled on 7 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) enforcement action was taken and (b) warning letters were issue against the Atomic Weapons Establishment by regulatory authorities in 2014 and 2015; and which of those enforcement actions are ongoing.

Answered on

15 January 2016

The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) received a single Improvement Notice from the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 8 June 2015. This Improvement Notice remains open; the ONR and the AWE have agreed a set of actions that enable this to be closed by the due date of 30 September 2016.

No regulatory authority has taken enforcement action against the AWE in 2014 and 2015, and no warning letters have been issued.