§ 19. Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received from his observers on the Pitcairn Islands on French nuclear tests.
§ Mr. Dalyell
Does that mean that the Foreign Office is quite sure that there is no identifiable trace of short-lived iodine 131?
§ Mr. Amery
The evidence we have received from the team shows no evidence of fall-out in any form. The team has a wide range of sensitive apparatus to monitor radioactivity levels, in the air, on the ground and in the water, and to check contamination of clothes. The specific constituents can be determined from radiological monitoring equipment.
§ Mr. Cormack
Has my right hon. Friend any evidence of the recent Russian nuclear explosion, reported earlier this week to have been the biggest ever?