HC Deb 29 January 1987 vol 109 cc359-60W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if parts of the United Kingdom other than Gruinard were used for testing anthrax in connection with weapon research.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

[pursuant to his reply, 15 January 1987, c. 307]: Apart from work carried out within the then chemical defence experimental station, Porton Down, a device containing anthrax was tested on the beach at Penclawdd, South Wales, in 1942. Investigations subsequent to this trial revealed no evidence of any residual contamination.

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