§ 71. Mr. S. O. Davies
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs to 35W what extent before approving a scheme for mass evacuation to Wales he considered the high rainfall in that country with the consequent high radioactive fall-out in the event of a nuclear war; and what measures he proposes to take to minimise the effect of such a danger.
Average rainfall in a particular area is not relevant to the dispersal scheme, as it is not a material factor in the likely incidence of fall-out hazard after nuclear attack.
§ 73. Mr. S. O. Davies
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will name the towns and areas in Wales which are to be the reception centres for those people who would be evacuated in the event of a nuclear attack on this country; and how such persons will be accommodated having regard to the serious housing problem existing in Wales.
I am sending the hon. Member a list of the reception areas in Wales. If, because of the possibility of nuclear attack a dispersal scheme were carried out, the number of people sent to these areas would be commensurate with the accommodation existing there.
§ Mr. S. O. Davies
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs, what inducements he proposes to offer to the local authorities in Wales in order that ample accommodation can be provided for those who will be evacuated to that country in the event of a nuclear war.
None. Existing accommodation, and not accommodation specially provided, would be used for billeting people in reception areas if a dispersal scheme were carried out.