HC Deb 08 May 1986 vol 97 c212W
Mr. Dobson

asked the Prime Minister which Minister is responsible for the health aspects of ionising radiations.

The Prime Minister

General responsibility for the health of the population in England rests with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services. The Secretary of State for the Environment and Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food have specific responsibilities for air, water and food. In discharging these responsibilities, they receive medical advice from the Government's Chief Medical Officer. In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, all responsibilities rest with the appropriate Secretary of State.