§ Mr. Dorrell
Following recommendations from the independent expert Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE), the Government are currently considering a number of proposals for further studies of the children of individuals who have received radiation doses from occupational exposure. In particular, urgent consideration is being given to a proposal to link the data held on the national registry of radiation workers at the National Radiological Protection Board with those on the national registry of childhood tumours. A study involving test veterans' children would be considered only if it proves possible to proceed with the main worker-study proposal. In addition, any such research proposal would need to be considered first by the research co-ordinating committee established following a recent recommendation from COMARE.