HC Deb 01 March 1955 vol 537 cc253-4W
98. Mr. Beswick

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what steps he has taken to satisfy himself that there is adequate research into the genetic effects of radioactivity; and if, in view of the serious issues involved, he will make a statement.

Mr. Bevins

A programme of research into the genetic effects of radioactivity is in progress under the auspices of the Medical Research Council, and plans are being made to expand and accelerate it. There is frequent consultation with workers engaged in cognate studies in the United States; and the researches in this country are planned to avoid overlap with the American investigations.

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