§ Mr. Fearn
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he has any information on links between cases of leukaemia amongst children in the northern area of Southport and contamination of Southport beaches by discharges of nuclear waste from Sellafield nuclear power stations; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Currie
The latest available information in relation to the incidence of childhood leukaemia in the area served by Southport and Formby district health authority suggests no unusual trend. However, more recent data have been requested and I shall let the hon. Member have a further reply when these are received.