HC Deb 23 May 1986 vol 98 c370W
Mr. Colvin

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a table showing the maximum permitted level of exposure to radiation (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) in other countries for which the information is available.

Mr. Waldegrave

In the United Kingdom the nuclear industry works to a target of public exposure one tenth of the 5 milliseivert per annum limit recommended by the ICRP and in the case of disposal sites one fiftieth of the limit. In other countries limits are expressed in different ways but standards of protection are similar.