§ Mr. Grylls
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much money has been spent in each of the last four financial years on advertising by the Milk Marketing Board milk and milk products, respectively; and what is the estimated additional revenue raised by this advertising.
§ Mr. Bishop
Expenditure by the Milk Marketing Boards on advertising and sales promotion in the last four financial years was as follows:
and landed at British ports for the latest period this information is available, together with comparative earlier data showing such changes in radioactivity as may have occurred;
(2) if his Department is monitoring the levels of radioactivity in fish caught in 583W British inshore waters and landed at British ports; and if he will make a statement;
(3) if he will publish figures showing the incidence of radioactive material in British inshore waters in the vicinity of nuclear power stations, at the latest date such information was collected, together with comparative earlier data;
(4) if his Department is monitoring inshore waters in the vicinity of nuclear powers stations for the presence of radioactive material; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Bishop
I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies given to the hon. Members for Conway (Mr. Roberts) and Hertfordshire, South-West (Mr. Dods-worth) on 22nd November and 2nd December respectively. The levels of radioactivity in inshore waters and in fish taken from them have been closely monitored for more than 20 years by the Ministry's Fisheries Radiobiological Laboratory and the results are kept under constant scrutiny. In recent years the results have been summarised annually and published in the series "Radioactivity in surface and coastal waters in the British Isles" in a standardised form to facilitate comparison. The 1974 report has just been published and a copy will be placed in the Library of the House shortly.—[Vol. 919, c.875–6; Vol. 921, c 264–5.]