HC Deb 07 November 1961 vol 648 c34W
Mr. Hayman

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science to what extent milk supplies in Cornwall have been affected by radioactive fall-out.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

The latest information published by the Agricultural Research Council on 1st November shows that levels of iodine 131 in milk in the far west, which includes Cornwall, are only slightly above the national average. The figures are thus well below the level at which the Government, on the advice of the Medical Research Council, would need to take special steps to safeguard health.