HC Deb 29 November 1983 vol 49 c461W
Sir Hector Monro

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if the radioactive effluent discharged into the sea at Sellafield will have any detrimental effect on the Solway firth and particularly the Scottish shore; and if he will make a statement;

(2) if he is satisfied that the Scottish shoreline and inshore waters bordering the Solway firth are free of radioactive contamination.

Mr. Younger

For a number of years there has been systematic monitoring of the levels of radioactivity affecting the Scottish shoreline of the Solway firth. I am satisfied that the exposure of the public to radiation arising from radioactivity in marine materials is within the limits recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection as endorsed for application in this country by the National Radiological Protection Board. The monitoring will, of course, continue and I shall keep a close watch on the results.