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Nuclear Attack (Health Care)

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 15 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the Government's policy towards the health care priorities after a nuclear attack in Scotland; and what circular or guidance has been issued on this subject.

The immediate provision of treatment for the sick and injured is the Government's primary health care priority following a nuclear attack. Guidance on the development of a recovery programme for the Health Service after such an attack is given in the Scottish Home and Health Department's circular SHHD/DGM (1987) 41.