§ Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what area of land in Wales is affected by the radioactive fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident; and what estimate he has made of how long it will take for all restrictions arising from Chernobyl to be lifted.
§ Mr. Paul Murphy
Information about the land area affected by the radioactive fallout is not held centrally. However, 5,000 farms across Wales were placed on restriction following the Chernobyl accident. Of those, 360 remain on restriction. Monitoring is carried out continually and the Food Standards Agency will take scientific advice as to when restrictions can be relaxed.