HC Deb 18 April 1957 vol 568 cc229-30W
Mr. Iremonger

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement on the anticipated effects of the project,[...]of the British megaton [...] Christmas Island on the health [...] Majesty's subjects in the line, Ph[...] Gilbert and Ellice groups, respective [...] and on the inhabitants of other Bri[...] territories in the South-West Pacific Ocean.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The tests will be so arranged as to avoid danger to persons or property in any of these islands or other inhabited areas of the Pacific. The explosions will take place far from any inhabited islands and will be high air-bursts which will not involve heavy fallout or contamination of fish. Full safety precautions are being taken to ensure that firing will not be carried out under any conditions in which inhabited islands might be affected by radioactive material.

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