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Radioactive Waste

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if any international body of which the United Kingdom is a member is concerned with nuclear fall-out and the possible danger to mankind.

The United Nation's Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation is the main international body concerned with the health and safety aspects of radioactive fall-out. The United Kingdom has been a member of the Committee since its inception in 1956, and has played an active part in its work. I have placed a copy of its latest report in the Library of the House.