§ Mr. Home Robertson
asked the Paymaster General what information is available from his Department, the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority or the National Radiological Protection Board on radiological assessments of the health and morbidity rates of workers at the uranium mines from which the United Kingdom obtains uranium for civil nuclear use.
§ Mr. Trippier
All uranium for the civil nuclear programme is obtained from overseas. No information on any radiological assessments or morbidity rates of workers at the mines from which the United Kingdom obtains uranium is held by my Department, the Health and Safety Executive, or the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. The National Radiological Protection Board has accumulated some information on the radiation induced lung cancer mortality of uranium miners and I am asking the director to reply to the hon. Gentleman direct.