HC Deb 16 November 1961 vol 649 cc667-8
Q4. Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Prime Minister whether he will instruct the Ministers of Health, Science, Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and other Ministers concerned to prepare a White Paper containing in non-technical language full scientific information on the amount and effect of radioactive fall-out over the United Kingdom, and on the appropriate counter measures, consequent on all the nuclear tests held since 1957.

The Prime Minister

A statement on the lines suggested by the right hon. and learned Gentleman will be issued shortly by my noble Friend the Minister for Science.

Mr. Henderson

I thank the Prime Minister for that reply, but in view of the vital importance of bringing all this information to the attention of the public, will he take steps to ensure that this statement is widely distributed?

The Prime Minister

I think that it is my noble Friend's intention to make a statement in another place and to publish a suitable form of pamphlet or statement of some kind so that it can have a wide circulation.