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Scientific Advisers Training Manual

Volume 122: debated on Tuesday 10 November 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will revise his Department's 1977 scientific advisers training manual to include new data from his Department's scientific research and development branch which predicts increased deaths and injuries from nuclear blast.

Advice on blast casualty calculation taking account of the review of the blast casualty rules applicable to United Kingdom houses was issued to local authorities in October 1986 and forms the basis for training scientific advisers; it will be incorporated in a revised training manual for scientific advisers in due course.