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Nuclear Tests (Radiation Victims)

Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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to ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the evidence supplied by his Department to the National Radiological Protection Board in respect of the levels of radiation to which certain members of Her Majesty's forces had been exposed in the course of the British atmospheric nuclear weapon test and experimental programme.

As my hon. Friend will be aware, the National Radiological Protection Board was provided with radiation dose information from the "Blue Book" listings and AWRE "health physics records". A sample test of the records provided was made to check that the information given had been accurately extracted. Information concerning the dose records of individuals cannot be published because of personal confidentiality, but any individual may apply to have his own dose record if he so wishes.