§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will institute a study to make recommendations as to whether workers at nuclear power stations in Wales run any risk of passing leukaemia on to their offspring; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Grist
[holding answer 5 March 1990]: In its second and third reports, the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) recommended that studies of the health of the offspring of radiation workers should be instigated. The Government have accepted these recommendations in full and are urgently considering a number of relevant research proposals.