HC Deb 11 November 1988 vol 140 c336W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the civil defence and emergency planning authorities were informed of possible radioactive precipitation in the north-west of England on the night of 28–29 October; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

I understand that radiation readings in the north-west from the national radiation monitoring network (RIMNET) and other sources showed only normal levels of radioactivity; no authorities were therefore alerted.