To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he has received any communication over the past three months from his counterpart in the Soviet Union on the subject of the health effects of nuclear weapons testing.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Yes. In December last, I received a letter from Mr. E. Chazov, Minister of Public Health of the USSR, about nuclear weapons testing. I sent a reply on 19 January.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he requested that any official papers concerning public health effects of atmospheric atomic weapons tests be withheld from publication on 1 January under sections 3(4) and 5(1) of the Public Records Act 1958.