Our recommendations highlight the need for CoRWM to engage more effectively with the scientific community as it moves into the final stages of its work, which is due for completion in July 2006. We also suggest that CoRWM present a strategy outlining the best use of the range of available options for managing the UK's complex radioactive waste inventory. Some recommendations relate to Defra. In particular, the need to establish an independent successor body to CoRWM to implement a radioactive waste management strategy and to oversee the site selection and disposal process. Finally we highlight the need for such a body to have a much stronger scientific capacity than CoRWM and capability to continue with public engagement and education.