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Radioactivity

Volume 648: debated on Wednesday 8 November 1961

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science what further information is now available regarding the fall-out from recent nuclear explosions; and whether he will now take steps to put into operation the plans outlined for the distribution of dried milk to those areas which are most likely to be immediately affected.

Measurements of Iodine 131 in milk were published on 24th October and 1st November and further figures are being published today. The Government are satisfied, on the advice of the Medical Research Council, that radioactivity in milk has not so far reached a level that would require the plans for the distribution of evaporated and dried milk to be put into operation in any area.