HC Deb 06 June 1995 vol 261 c43W
Mr. Watson

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what continuous monitoring of blood lead levels in children is carried out by his Department; and if he will publish the reports for the last three years for which information is available. [26605]

Mr. Norris

Monitoring of levels of lead in children is a matter for the Department of Health. However, I understand that monitoring programmes have shown a continuing fall in blood lead levels. This is in part due to the Government's successful policy of encouraging the use of unleaded petrol.