HC Deb 09 July 1958 vol 591 c34W
74 and 75. Sir F. Markham

asked the Minister of Health (1) what new measures have been approved, or are being considered, for the protection of radiographers in mobile mass radiography; and to what extent financial reasons have prevented such measures being put in hand hitherto;

(2) whether he is aware that the protection for radiographers' screens in mass X-ray vans has not yet been supplemented by one millimetre of lead; and whether he will take steps to see that these measures are put in hand immediately.

Mr. Walker-Smith

Certain technical modifications of mass miniature radiography units have recently been decided on in the light of the latest information about protection requirements, and some of these have already been made. The rest, including the provision of mobile screens with a lead equivalent of at least 1mm., will be made shortly. None of the modifications has been delayed for financial reasons.