HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 c192W
Mr. Ward

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will set a limit on the fee which may be charged for carrying out tests for radon gas in domestic buildings.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

[holding answer 23 July 1990]: No. The National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) will carry out a free test for radon at the householder's request in all cases where the board judges that the nature of the area and the house warrant such testing. In other cases, the fee is a matter of negotiation with the organisation requested to carry out the test. The NRPB currently charges a fee of £26.40 plus VAT in those cases which do not justify a free test.