Gordon Brown (Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence
(1) when he received the Committee on Medical Aspects of Reduction in the Environment report on radiation at Dalgety Bay;
(2) what reports or evidence he has received of pollution by radiation particles at Dalgety Bay;
(3) whether he has reported any possible polluter of radiation particles at Dalgety Bay to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
Mark Francois (The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence; Rayleigh and Wickford, Conservative)
It is the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and not the Ministry of Defence (MOD) that is charged, within the context of land that could be designated as contaminated with radioactivity, with determining who is responsible. Therefore the MOD has not made any such report to SEPA.
A number of reports on alleged pollution by radiation particles at Dalgety Bay have been examined by MOD.
The MOD is aware of the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment report on radiation at Dalgety Bay which was commissioned for the Scottish Government and is available via their website.