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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st March 1983.

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Photo of Dr Shirley Summerskill Dr Shirley Summerskill , Halifax 12:00 am, 31st March 1983

As the British Medical Association has totally rejected the Minister's estimates of the number of deaths and the extent of disease and injuries in the event of a nuclear attack, is he aware that that casts serious doubt on all the other Home Office estimates and assumptions about survival in the event of a nuclear war and about the protection of the population?