HC Deb 10 November 1988 vol 140 cc276-7W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to whether there was any increase in background radiation in the Wigan and Southport area on the night of 28–29 October; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

No increases in background radiation were detected by the national radiation monitoring network (RIMNET) on the night in question.