§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what facilities used for the incineration of clothing, furniture and other combustible material radioactivity contaminated as a result of British nuclear tests in the Pacific and Australia have been monitored since 1965; and what arrangements arc in place to assess the levels of radioactivity at the site. 
§ Mr. Soames
Christmas island sites were monitored in 1981 by the New Zealand Department of Health and do not require further monitoring as it was found that no site on the island presented a health risk. In Australia the nuclear test sites are subject to frequent monitoring by Australian organisations. No contaminated equipment or material was returned to the United Kingdom for incineration, therefore, no monitoring for this type of contamination is required.