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Volume 205: debated on Tuesday 3 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what plans the Health and Safety Executive has to evaluate the work of the Medical Research Council radiation biology unit on the links between low dose radiation and cell abnormality.

The study undertaken by the MRC radio biology unit is one of a number of studies on the effects of low-dose radiation currently under way which will need to be assessed together. This is a complex field and it would not be appropriate to evaluate the results of a single study in isolation.