HC Deb 08 July 1977 vol 934 cc673-4W
Mr. Penhaligon

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the results of measurements taken over the last 10 years of radioactive caesium (a) within United Kingdom territorial waters, and (b) in adjoining seas.

Mr. Bishop

The results of monitoring carried out in territorial waters and adjoining seas in the years 1966–75 by the Ministry's Radiobiological Laboratory, Lowestoft, have been published in the series "Radioactivity in Surface and Coastal Waters of the British Isles", copies of which are available in the Library of the House. Summaries of 1976 data relating to the Windscale area and the Irish Sea are currently being prepared and this information will be available by the end of the month.