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Russian Ships, United Kingdom Ports (Radioactivity)

Volume 649: debated on Monday 13 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Health What consultations his Department have had with a view to testing Russian ships visiting the United Kingdom for radioactive fall-out since the

Gas Council and the National Coal Board on the question of the economics of gasifying coal on a large scale by the Lurgi process.

The Gas Council and the National Coal Board have set up a joint study group to look into this matter. I attach importance to the early completion of the group's report, but I think it will be some months before it is available. The group is not only engaged in discussions, but has undertaken a detailed technical and economic study of the Lurgi process.