HC Deb 07 May 1993 vol 224 c277W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the latest information Her Majesty's Government have received from the Ukrainian, Russian and Belarus authorities in regard to the number of people who died as a result of the Chernobyl accident in April 1986.

Mr. Sackville

I have been asked to reply.

The Government have received no information directly on this subject. The Department is aware of a scientific article by llyin et al entitled "Radiocontamination patterns and possible health consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station" published in the Journal of Radiological Protection 1990, Vol 10 No. 1, pp 3–29. In addition, a report published in 1990 by an international advisory committee, co-ordinated by the International Atomic Energy Agency, entitled "The international Chernobyl project: an overview", looked at the consequences of the accident. Copies of it are available in the Library.

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