§ Mr. Terry Davis
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what inquiries are being made into whether there is any link between the number of deaths from cancer in Shropshire and the fire at the central ordnance depot at Donnington in 1983.
§ Mr. Freeman
The Department is making no inquiries and in the light of the information on the materials released by the fire, none are considered necessary. Monitoring the health of a local population is a matter for the director of public health.