§ Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research projects are continuing on the environmental impact of Chernobyl on the United Kingdom. 
§ Mr. Meacher
There are no current research projects on the environmental impact of Chernobyl on the United Kingdom. A great deal of work has been done in the past to understand and ameliorate the effects of radiocaesium on the environment and the food chain. The Food Standards Agency and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs continue to monitor the effects of the radioactive fallout from Chernobyl in sheep and fresh water fish. Details of the latest monitoring results can be obtained from the Food Standards Agency's annual report "Radioactivity in Food and the Environment".