HC Deb 23 July 1957 vol 574 cc200-1
18. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now make a statement on the incidence of Strontium 90 on Scottish sites where observations are being conducted as a result of recent thermo-nuclear bomb tests.

Lord John Hope

As I informed the hon. Member on 14th May, measurements are being taken at Scottish sites. It may, however, be some time before the results are available.

Mr. Thomson

Is the Minister aware that since that answer a number of hydrogen bomb tests have taken place and there is anxiety in Scotland to know as quickly as possible what effect this is having on the atmosphere in Scotland?

Lord John Hope

I am aware of that, but it must take some time before the results of these tests can be in any way assessed.

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