HC Deb 04 March 2002 vol 381 cc28-9W
Ms Atherton

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the(a) morbidity and (b) mortality records for workers at CDE Nancekuke in Cornwall; and if he will make a statement on the results. [34865]

Dr. Moonie

The Ministry of Defence has not conducted any investigation of the mortality of ex-members of staff at CDE Nancekuke since the 1970 report from the Registrar General that concluded that there were no excess deaths or any differences in the cause of death compared to the national population.

However, the MOD has looked again at the data compiled at about the same time on the morbidity of Nancekuke workers. I have concluded that although the quality of the available information is not sufficient to produce a definitive scientific paper, there was nothing to suggest an excess morbidity in ex-Nancekuke staff.

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