HC Deb 14 May 1957 vol 570 c196
16. Mr. G. M.Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what investigations he is making of the incidence of strontium 90 on vegetation on Scottish mountains.

Lord John Hope

My right hon. Friend has made arrangements for the regular sampling, and for the analysis by the Atomic Energy Authority of soil, vegetation and sheep bones from two sites in Scotland, one of which is situated on a high-lying sheep farm in Argyllshire.

Mr. Thomson

Can the Minister say where the other site is, and can he say whether efforts have been made to take these tests in coincidence with hydrogen bomb tests in various parts of the world, so that we may know how direct the danger is from those tests?

Lord John Hope

Certainly there will be co-ordination in these matters. As to the name of the other place, perhaps I might let the hon. Gentleman know.