§ 48. Mr. Pargiter
asked the Prime Minister if he will more precisely define the area likely to be contaminated by oxidation of plutonium or otherwise in the event of an aircraft crashing on Great Britain while carrying a hydrogen bomb, and the period of time over which it is estimated that the contamination would last.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
I have been asked to reply.
As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister explained on several occasions, any risk of contamination from nuclear materials would be very small.
§ Mr. Pargiter
Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that the evasive replies that we are getting to these Questions are creating much more uneasiness than straight answers would do?
§ Dr. Summerskill
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if he will read an article in Friday's issue of the British Medical Journal, in which it says that in the event of any contamination by plutonium in this country, however small, the medical profession has not been informed how it should act.