HC Deb 12 March 1956 vol 550 cc17-8
3. Mrs. Castle

asked the Minister of Health, as representing the Lord President of the Council, whether he has now received the Report of the committee of the Medical Research Council, which is studying the medical aspects of nuclear radiation, including the genetic effects; and when he hopes to be able to publish the Report.

Mr. Turton

No, Sir. I cannot therefore give a date of publication.

Mrs. Castle

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that when I tabled a similar Question last December I was told that the Report should be ready in about three months' time? In view of the urgency of the matter, can the right hon. Gentleman tell us how much longer we shall have to wait?

Mr. Turton

I answered a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Belfast, West (Mrs. McLaughlin) on 9th March, giving a full explanation of the position and saying that I could not at present give any precise date. I can assure the hon. Lady that the highest priority is being given to the preparation of the Report.

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