HC Deb 06 December 1983 vol 50 cc111-2W
Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Bolsover on 17 November, Official Report, c. 514, if he will now provide the report on the analysis of the radioactive material deposited in Whitehall on 12 November.

Mr. MacGregor

I have been asked to reply.

This Department's fisheries radiobiological laboratory has analysed the materials deposited in Whitehall on 12 November for the major constituent radionuclides. The amount of radioactivity in these materials was found to be consistent with that of similar materials from west Cumbria which are regularly examined by the laboratory. The results of this work are published annually in the report on radioactivity in surface and coastal waters of the British Isles, copies of which are placed in the Library of the House.

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