§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Prime Minister what steps are being taken by Government Departments to investigate the mass 129W illness of 290 people at an open-air junior jazz band contest in Nottinghamshire on Sunday 12 July and the role that organ-ophosphorus compounds may have played in its causation; and if she will ensure that any findings are made public.
§ The Prime Minister
The incident is being fully investigated by the Ashfield district council in conjunction with other agencies and I understand that the council will shortly be publishing an interim report. I understand that so far no specific cause has been identified. In the meantime, Departments are continuing to keep in close touch with the situation.