§ 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.