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Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if it is his intention to place stocks of iodine tablets at Innerwick primary school, in view of its proximity to Torness power station.

The South of Scotland Electricity Board, as operator of Torness, is responsible for providing potassium iodate tablets as part of the emergency planning arrangements. Stocks are held by the police for issue in the area around Torness. It is for the board and the police to consider whether it would be appropriate to hold stocks at Innerwick primary school and if so to consult the education authority.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he intends to make any alteration to the Torness emergency plan; and if he will extend the area covered by that plan in view of the recommendations made in the Layfield report on the Sizewell B inquiry.

These are matters for the South of Scotland Electricity Board as operators of the site and for Her Majesty's nuclear installations inspectorate of the Health and Safety Executive as licensing authority.