HC Deb 19 December 1955 vol 547 c1635
38. Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of Health what action he is taking to ensure the protection of hospital staffs against radiation hazards.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee has submitted to me a code of practice for the protection of persons working with ionising radiations in hospitals. This will form the basis of advice which I hope to send to all hospitals shortly.

Mr. Blenkinsop

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the existing practice varies greatly between one hospital and another in this respect? Would he consult the Minister of Labour about the responsibility for issuing the necessary orders under the Radioactive Substances Act? If it turns out to be his, will he consult himself?