HC Deb 07 March 1990 vol 168 cc642-3W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for each nuclear plant in the United Kingdom, the number of children who have been treated for leukaemia; and if he will show in his answer the percentage whose parents were or have been employees at a nuclear plant.

Mr. Freeman

This information is not available. However, following a recommendation from the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment last year, the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) is proposing to link the data on the national register of radiation workers with information on the geographical distribution of childhood cancer held by the childhood cancer research group at Oxford. We are urgently considering this and other related research proposals. A large amount of parallel research has already been commissioned by Government, which has either been completed, or is under way or planned.

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