§ Mr. Andrew Bowden
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many samples of 220W 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.