HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 cc35-6W
Mr. Foulkes

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he proposes to take on the recommendations of the Committee on the Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment in respect of (a) a series of detailed studies of leukaemia cases, (b) increased monitoring of diet, air, sea spray sediment and dust and (c) whole body monitoring and the measurement of radioactivity in placentae; and whether such action will relate to the areas around Chapelcross, Hunterston and Torness and those affected by the Sellafield drift, as well as Dounreay.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Tayside, North (Mr. Walker) on 8 June. This set out the responses of the Government to the report of the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) on the possible increased incidence of leukaemia in young people near the Dounreay nuclear establishment. So far as action relating to other areas containing nuclear establishments is concerned, we will continue to be guided by the advice of COMARE.

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