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Darryl J Lee (Mr.) made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Radioactive Waste Management Limited

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Radioactive Waste Management Limited Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Darryl J Lee (Mr.)

Dear Radioactive Waste Management Limited,

Having seen on the GDF campaign website that Government has asked RWM and RWM has agreed to: "plan for, and build, a GDF" .

Please disclose the Contract between Government and RWM by which RWM is to both "plan for" and also to "build" "A GDF" (I.e. one, singular GDF).

The point of highlighting that RWM have been asked by Government to build a (single) GDF is to highlight that this is against the Policy prescribed in the 2014 White Paper. (Where Government state that they merely "favour" a single GDF but do not rule-out multiple GDFs. Additionally, it appears that the Secretary of State has not Designated RWM as "the [sole] developer" [of all GDFs]

Yours faithfully,

Darryl J Lee (Mr.)

Flint, Duncan, Radioactive Waste Management Limited

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Lee,  

Thank you for your request for information (below) which we received on
the 12^th March 2019. We have considered your enquiry (Ref 20170060) as a
formal request under access to information legislation. This legislation
requires RWM, as a public organisation, to disclose information that we
hold unless it is not in the public interest to do so or if it is covered
by exemptions within the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) or other
relevant legislation.

Your request

 

Having seen on the GDF campaign website that Government has asked RWM and
RWM has agreed to: "plan for, and build, a GDF" . Please disclose the
Contract between Government and RWM by which RWM is to both "plan for" and
also to "build" "A GDF" (I.e. one, singular GDF).

 

The point of highlighting that RWM have been asked by Government to build
a (single) GDF is to highlight that this is against the Policy prescribed
in the 2014 White Paper. (Where Government state that they merely "favour"
a single GDF but do not rule-out multiple GDFs. Additionally, it appears
that the Secretary of State has not Designated RWM as "the [sole]
developer" [of all GDFs]

 

 

Our response

 

RWM is a private limited company wholly owned by the Nuclear
Decommissioning Authority, which is a non-departmental public body
sponsored by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Our formal relationship with Government is via the NDA and we do not
operate under a contract between RWM and the Government. Therefore, we do
not hold the information which you have requested.  If you would like
further information about how the relationship between RWM, NDA and BEIS
operates we would be happy to discuss this with you to try and identify
the information you are seeking.

 

We hope that this meets with your approval but if you are dissatisfied
with the way in which RWM has dealt with your request, you have the right
to require us to review our actions and decisions. If you wish to request
a review, please write to me at the address below or via e-mail within 40
working days. You will receive a full response to your request for review
within 20 working days of its receipt.

 

If you are subsequently dissatisfied with the way in which we have handled
your request for review, you may ask the Information Commissioner to
review our decision. You must submit your complaint to the Commissioner
within 6 months of receiving the response to review letter. The
Commissioner’s Office may be contacted via [1]www.ico.org.uk

 

 

Duncan Flint

Media Manager

 

Radioactive Waste Management

Building 587

Curie Avenue

Harwell Oxford

Didcot

OX11 0RH

 

T: 01925 802292

M: 07803 495577

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