HC Deb 08 July 2002 vol 388 cc788-9W
Mr. Donaldson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what preparations have been made to distribute iodine tablets to the population in the event of a nuclear emergency. [67871]

Mr. Hutton

The Government have established detailed plans for responding to major incidents. Cross-departmental contingency plans are in place and regular exercises test responses to a range of different threats, including those from radiation. Arrangements for distribution of potassium iodate tablets to the population are included in these exercises.