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Lead Contamination

Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide details of the reported cases of illness, or high levels of lead in the blood, caused by lead in the water supply, lead pipes and lead water tanks, in each of the years between 1979 and 1990 inclusive, for (a) pregnant women, (b) babies, (c) young children and (d) the general population; and if he will make a statement.

This information is not available. The Government have always recognised the health implications of lead in water and have taken practical and positive steps to tackle them in the light of developing medical evidence and advice.