HC Deb 24 June 1997 vol 296 c426W
Mr. Shaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how his Department intends to reconstruct records of the ex-Chatham dockyard workers who may have been exposed to radiation. [4787]

Mr. Spellar

As required by legislation, dose records are kept for former Chatham dockyard radiation workers who were designated as classified persons because their work led to higher annual radiation exposures. Many, but not all, records relating to the radiation exposure of non-classified workers have also been retained.

Where no dose record exists, my Department is examining methods of dose reconstruction based on employment history, radiation exposure information from surveys, and the exposure of comparable workers for whom there are dose records.

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