HC Deb 20 May 1986 vol 98 c137W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, pursuant to his statement of 6 May, Official Report, column 31, he will now state when he was informed that British scientists were consulted by Soviet scientists about graphite fires; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waldegrave

I was informed of this by the hon. Member on 6 May, who drew my attention to the report inThe Scotsman dated 3 May. I now understand that a British scientist working at the International Atomic Energy Agency telephoned staff of the CEGB on 29 April 1986 to ascertain who would be able to advise on graphite fires.