asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report the biographical details of Sir Edward Pochin and Sir Frederick Warner and their interests in the exploitation of nuclear energy ; and whether these details were taken account of when they were appointed to the Wind-scale inquiry.
The relevant biographical details and interests, as published when the appointments were announced on 7th March 1977, and taken into account at the time, were as follows—
Sir Edward Pochin, C.B.E., M.A., M.D., F.R.C.P. (67) was Director, Department of Clinical Research, UCH Medical School from 1946–74, a member of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (Chairman 1962–1969) and United Kingdom Representa-
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tive, United National Scientific Committee on Effects of Atomic Radiation. He is a member of the National Radiological Protection Board, the International Radiation Protection Association and the British Radiological Protection Association.
Professor Sir Frederick Edward Warner, F.R.S. (66) is a senior partner, Cremer and Warner, a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (President, 1966) and President d'Honneur, Federation Europeenne d'Associations Nationales D'Ingenieurs. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution from 1973–76, and of the Advisory Council on Energy Conservation.