§ Ms Roseanna Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what investigation is being made currently into leukaemia clusters around Dounreay. 
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 20 December 1995]: No studies relating solely to the area around Dounreay are currently being carried out but monitoring of the incidence of leukaemia in the area continues. Other relevant studies include the Scottish contribution to the Government-funded childhood cancer case control study. Linked to a parallel study in England and Wales, this is the largest investigation yet undertaken into the causation of childhood leukaemia and will cover all cases of childhood cancer registered in Scotland in the period 1991–94.