HC Deb 28 June 1962 vol 661 cc166-7W
37. Mr. Allaun

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science if, in view of the radioactive iodine level now existing in certain parts of America, he will state the levels of radioactive iodine in milk in different parts of Britain at the most recent available date; and if he will publish them weekly in future.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

Only very small traces of iodine 131 have been detected in this country during recent weeks and the majority of samples have shown no trace at all. It is estimated that the quantity entering milk during the last two months is less than one per cent. of that in the last quarter of 1961. The publication of detailed weekly reports would in these circumstances serve no useful purpose.

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