HC Deb 14 May 1957 vol 570 cc11-2W
54. Mr. C. Hughes

asked the Prime Minister in what mountainous regions of the United Kingdom tests have been carried out to ascertain the incidence of contamination by strontium 90; and with what result.

55. Mr. T. W. Jones

asked the Prime Minister what representations he has received from Welsh sources concerning the higher incidence of strontium 90 in the herbage of the Welsh mountains; and whether he will make a statement.

63. Mr. Chetwynd

asked the Prime Minister when and what parts of County Durham were surveyed to ascertain the incidence of strontium 90; and what were the results.

The Prime Minister

Tests are being carried out on soil, grass and animal bone samples from several representative areas in the United Kingdom of which four are in high ground. One area is in County Durham. The results published so far are available in two reports which are in the Library. I have received four letters specifically referring to the incidence of strontium 90 in Welsh mountains.

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