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Nuclear Accidents (Compensation)

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 30 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Mr. Murphy) on 19 January, Official Report, columns 361–2, how many compensation claims have been received, how many have been paid, and what amount has been paid to (a) leukaemia victims and their families,(b) workers at nuclear installations and their families and (c) others, in respect of nuclear accidents or radiation leaks.

I apologise for the delay in answering. There have been no claims under the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 resulting directly from a nuclear accident. Two claims have been submitted to the CEGB, one by a contractor's employee in respect of cancer, the other by one of the CEGB's own employees in respect of leukaemia. No compensation has been paid.