§ 29. Mr. Kennedy
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will report on progress towards the decontamination of Gruinard Island; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
Treatment of the island was completed in August. Soil samples have been taken and are now being studied. The results of these studies will be considered by the Ministry of Defence and its independent advisory group before any decision is taken about the future of the island.