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Cancer: Children

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects the Committee on the Medical Aspects of Radiation to publish its review of the incidence of childhood cancers. (301060)

I understand that the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) hope that the outcome of their further review of the incidence of childhood cancer around nuclear power stations will be available in the spring of 2010. We refer to the review in our consultation on my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State’s proposed decisions on the regulatory justification of new nuclear power station designs, copies of which have been placed in the Library of the House and are available at:

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/consultations/reg_just_cons/reg_just_cons.aspx