To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether it is the Government's policy to remain part of the European Observatory on the supply of medical radioisotopes.
17 July 2017
As part of the exit negotiations, the Government will discuss with the EU and Member States how best to continue cooperation in the work of the European Observatory on the supply of medical radioisotopes in the best interests of both the UK and the EU.
It is notable that Euratom places no restrictions on the export of medical radioisotopes to countries outside the EU - they are not subject to Euratom Supply Agency contracts or to Euratom safeguards.
As we set out in our White paper, ‘The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union’, we would welcome agreement to continue to collaborate with our European partners on major science, research, and technology initiatives.