HC Deb 19 March 1985 vol 75 cc433-4W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if the defence microbiological research laboratories at Porton Down have conducted research on samples of alleged yellow rain.

Mr. Lee

The Chemical Defence Establishment, Porton Down, has conducted research on yellow rain

were searched on two occasions and 12 once. No prohibited articles were found during these searches and no prisoner refused to be searched. These searches were carried out in the following circumstances:

search, namely, making an appearance on remand at Armagh court house, attending trial, inter-prison visit, release on parole or other reasons.

Mr. Scott

The information in the form requested is available only from 1 June 1984. The breakdown is as follows:

samples as part of a continuing investigation into the alleged use of mycotoxins in south-east Asia. We are not yet in a position to make a statement about the results.

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