§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Prime Minister's letter to the hon. Member for Linlithgow of 8 January, what consideration he is giving to the evidence gained regarding stable iodine prophylaxis in the cause of World Health Organisation and European Union work in western European nuclear matters in relation to United Kingdom health service planning for radiological emergencies involving diseases such as thyroid cancer.
§ Mr. Horam
The United Kingdom Health Departments are fully aware of the evidence arising from the World Health Organisation and European Union work as was stated in the reply by the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Balton, West Blaenau Gwent (Mr Smith) on 27 November 1995 at columns523–24. This work is being taken into account in a revision of guidance to the national health service on planning for radiological emergencies, which is under way.