§ 80. Mr. Kershaw
asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science what steps he is taking to increase expenditure on research on the harmful effects of radioactive fall-out on the human body, and into the possibilities of prevention or cure of such effects.
§ Mr. Denzil Freeth
The Medical Research Council is already supporting an expanding programme of research on the effects of radiation on the human body. The effects of radioactivity from fall-out are no different from those of radiation from other sources, and as advances are made in the knowledge of the fundamental processes involved the possibility of developing effective methods of prevention and treatment will be increased.