§ Mr. John Patten
I take it that the hon. Member is referring to the joint working group on Chernobyl which was set up jointly by my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for the Home Department and for Scotland following representations from the Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council for England and Wales and the Scottish Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council. The group is not concerned with nuclear safety generally but with the implications of Chernobyl for the fire services of Great Britain. It will in due course report to the two councils which will then advise my right hon. Friends what farther action should be taken in the light of the report. The question of publication will be considered at that stage.