§ 45. Mr. Robin F. Cook
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to alter the limits to environmental exposure of the public from radiation, following the twentyfold reduction in such limits by the Government of the United States of America.
§ Mr. Shore
The Government's policy is set out in the White Paper "The Control of Radioactive Wastes" (Cmnd. 884). This is to ensure, irrespective of cost, that no member of the public shall receive more than the relevant dose limits recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection, and to do what is reasonably practicable, having regard to cost, convenience, and the national importance of the source of the discharge, to reduce doses far below these levels.