HC Deb 20 December 1989 vol 164 c391

Mr. Bob Clay, supported by Mr. Jack Ashley, Mr. Andrew F. Bennett, Mr. Churchill, Mr. Harry Cohen, Mr. Frank Cook, Mr. John Hannam, Mr. David Hinchliffe, Mr. Archy Kirkwood, Mrs. Alice Mahon, Ms. Joan Ruddock and Mr. Gavin Strang, presented a Bill to provide a presumption of service connection to any person who, whilst in Crown service, participated in the British nuclear weapons testing programme and who suffers from certain diseases that may be attributable to exposure to ionising radiation; to make provision for benefits payable from the National Insurance Fund to such persons and their dependants; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time on Friday 2 March and to be printed. [Bill 23.]