§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Prime Minister whether she will conduct a review of emergency procedures in the event of an accident at a nuclear power station in northern France, and the subsequent radioactive contamination of the United Kingdom population, food supplies and the environment; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
The United Kingdom's emergency procedures for dealing with a nuclear accident overseas were thoroughly reviewed after the Chernobyl incident in April 1986. I reported the first results of that review to the House on 18 December 1986,Official Report, columns 612-13. I reported again on 30 June 1987, Official Report, columns 65-67. The contingency arrangements now in place would be implemented in the event of an accident at a nuclear power station in northern France or elsewhere which could have consequences for the United Kingdom. In the unlikely event of any such accident there would be, in accordance with normal practice following any emergency, a further review of our contingency arrangements in the light of experience gained.