HC Deb 26 January 1988 vol 126 c223W
Dr. Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services whether his Department retains any unpublished files, information and reports in connection with the 1957 Windscale fire; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Currie

[holding answer 18 January 1988]: National arrangements for dealing with the fire at Windscale and for subsequent action did not directly involve the then Ministry of Health; radiation protection advice at that time came from the Medical Research Council and the Department is in possession of no original papers on the subject.