§ Mr. Marlow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the funding of the National Radiological Protection Board, NRPB-R276, pages 100 and 109 in respect of the incidence of childhood cancers linked to natural background alpha radiation. 
§ Mr. Horam
The Department of Health and the Scottish Office provide core-funding to the National Radiological Protection Board which covers many areas, including assessment of the risk of childhood cancer from exposure to natural background alpha radiation. The work of the board on this topic as described in NRPB R–276 was resourced by this funding.