HC Deb 29 October 1956 vol 558 cc1060-1
48 and 49. Mr. Neave

asked the Minister of Health (1) whether he will make a statement on the future of the Radiological Protection Service for industrial workers ;

(2) what action he is taking to improve the film monitoring service for industrial workers operated by the Radiological Protection Service.

Mr. Turton

As far as I am aware, the service is operating satisfactorily, but I am discussing its future with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour.

Mr. Neave

Is my right hon. Friend aware of the need to give preferential treatment to the return of films showing an unusually high exposure in such cases?

Mr. Turton

Yes, Sir. Normally the film comes back within four or five days, unless the developed film shows exceptional exposure. In those cases we give preferential treatment to the films so that correspondence ensues immediately and, if necessary, the matter is taken up in an interview.