§ 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.