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Radiological Emergency

Volume 202: debated on Friday 24 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make it his policy to incorporate European Community directive 89/618 Euratom on informing the general public about health protection measures to be applied and steps to be taken in the event of a radiological emergency into the United Kingdom law at the earliest possible date.

I can confirm that it is the Government's policy to incorporate the requirements of European Council Directive 89/6182 Euratom into Great Britain law; and I would refer the hon. Gentleman to my answer given in reply to the hon. Member for Knowsley, South (Mr. O'Hara) on 13 January 1992, Official Report, column 457, for the timetable for implementation.