HC Deb 08 May 1958 vol 587 c115W
47 and 48. Mr. Grimond

asked the Prime Minister (1) up to what date he has data on the effects of nuclear tests;

(2) what information he now has on the cumulative effect of nuclear tests, including those recently held by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The Prime Minister

Monitoring of radioactive fallout in rain water, soil, grass, milk and animal and human bone goes on continuously. The results are assessed and published from time to time. The last Report covered the year 1956 and included some provisional figures for 1957. A further Report covering the year 1957 will, I hope, be available about the middle of the year. As I have previously informed the House, the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation will be making a comprehensive report by July.

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