Does the Prime Minister recall the great concern shown by a former Prime Minister—Mr. Macmillan—when his attention was drawn to the forecasts by Edinburgh geneticists of the number of babies likely to be born blind or deformed as a result of tests up to that date? Will he say whether any similar research is being done officially here, or in conjunction with scientists in New Zealand and Australia?
I cannot give the hon. Member the information for which he asks. Of course, we monitor, as I have told the House before, all the explosions in the Pacific for any radio-active effects, and we make that information available to New Zealand and Australian scientists to use if they should wish to make further investigations. I shall inquire into the point raised by the hon. Member to see whether figures can be given to supplement those given to Mr. Macmillan.