§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what studies he is making on the effects of acidic deposition on skin, eyes and respiratory systems.
§ Mr. John Patten
None. There is no reason to anticipate effects from acidic deposition occurring in the United Kingdom on skin, eyes and respiratory systems. However, I understand that claims of such effects elsewhere are under investigation by the World Health Organisation. Our medical advisers will be considering the results of that investigation.