HC Deb 14 July 1981 vol 8 cc344-5W
Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what response he has received from the British Medical Association to the proposal that doctors should leave the towns for the countryside during a war to look after casualties of nuclear attack in the country areas.

Dr. Vaughan

None, although I am aware that the BMA's annual representative meeting has voted to inquire into the medical effects of nuclear war. In addition, I should point out that I am unaware of the source of the proposal—it does not come from this Department.