HC Deb 22 July 1964 vol 699 c89W
48. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Transport what course of training has been arranged for seamen who are engaged in the transport of radio-active materials in case of fire or accident at sea; and what specific markings are placed upon containers or packages holding such materials.

Mr. Marples

The transport of radioactive materials by sea takes place only under the strictest precautions and no special course of training for seamen has been considered necessary. Packages containing radio-active materials, except in very small quantities, are marked according to the degree of hazard with special labels on which either the word "RADIO-ACTIVE"or the internationally accepted symbol of the trefoil always appears.