HC Deb 01 April 1957 vol 568 cc14-5W
114. Mr. Hector Hughes>

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware that at the meeting of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, at which Great Britain was represented, concerning the international organisation on oceanographic information, held in Gottenburg, Sweden, last January, it was resolved to focus world attention on the dangers resulting from the contamination of the world's fisheries by the discharge into the sea of radioactive matter; and if he will specify what steps the British Government is taking against these dangers.

Mr. Godber

I assume that the hon. and learned Member refers to a meeting sponsored by U.N.E.S.C.O. at Gothenburg last January at which the subjects for consideration included methods of measuring the mixing of different layers of contaminated waters in the ocean but not radiation hazards themselves. A United Nations Scientific Committee on which H.M. Government are represented is making a survey of radiation hazards.