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Christmas Island

Volume 175: debated on Thursday 28 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if, pursuant to the reply to the hon. Member for Islington, North (Mr. Corbyn), Official Report, 13 June, column 243, he will set out the total financial compensation paid to the United Kingdom by the United States of America for the clean-up of the Christmas Island test site following the 1962 Operation Dominic tests to which he refers.

The Operation Dominic tests were all high air bursts off Christmas Island, and did not result in significant contamination of the island; no special clean-up operations by the United Kingdom were, therefore, necessary as a result of these tests.