HC Deb 21 May 1986 vol 98 cc219-20W
Mr. Andrew Bowden

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many samples of milk in (a) East Sussex, (b) West Sussex, (c) Kent and(d) Hampshire have been collected and analysed in the last four weeks as a result of the Chernobyl disaster; and what were the results.

Mrs. Fenner

The results of monitoring of cows' milk notified to my Department in each of these four counties, together with the highest level of iodine 131 found in these samples and the date on which these were found, are as follows:

Number of samples to 14 May 1986 Highest Results 1–131 Bqllitre Date of Highest Results
East Sussex 4 16.8 12 May
West Sussex 13 102 5 May
Kent 43 230 6 May
Hampshire 26 103 6 May

These results indicate that the levels of iodine 131 found in milk have been well within the level at which the Government would need to consider whether action should be taken.

Forward to