HC Deb 16 March 1992 vol 205 c856W
Mr. Cryer

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of whether former service man Andrew Dickson, now of Wakefield, was contaminated from radioactive fallout from atomic bombs tested in the atmosphere over the Pacific in 1959; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

[holding answer 9 March 1992]: In general it is not the policy of this Department to detail individual dose records which are medically confidential. Almost all participants in the United Kingdom nuclear test programme, however, were not exposed to ionising radiation from the tests. An independent study by the National Radiological Protection Board showed neither a loss of life expectancy nor an overall increase in the incidence of malignant disease.