HC Deb 13 November 1958 vol 595 cc58-9W
48. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement about the results of, and conclusions drawn from, the most recent radioactivity tests in the higher altitudes of the Highlands and Islands, with particular reference to samples, involving deer, sheep and other living creatures; and if he will name the localities, showing the highest levels.

The Prime Minister

The hon. Member is no doubt referring to a recent report on the radioactivity in the antlers of deer. The small quantity of radioactivity stated to be in these antlers is not unexpected, in view of measurements of radio-activity in the bones of animals from hill areas already reported. I have at present no evidence of the existence of any special hazard in the Highlands and Islands.

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