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Cancer (Nuclear Power)

Volume 78: debated on Thursday 9 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what further work is currently being undertaken following Sir Douglas Black's recommendations that more research is needed into the possible link between childhood cancers and nuclear power installations.

We have commissioned research projects which will implement the first four recommendations of the report. Work is under way and the results of this research will become available over the next three years.We are still discussing with other Government Departments, outside bodies and clinicians from West Cumbria the best means of carrying out the other research and investigations recommended in the report.