Mr Frank Anderson: asked the Prime Minister if the local management at Windscale works was wholly and solely responsible for the major decisions made during the time of the accident at Windscale on 10th October, 1957; or if submissions had to be made to the Atomic Energy Authority headquarters or some other authority before being announced to the public.
Mr Frank Anderson: Is the Prime Minister aware that there has been very strong condemnation in the locality of the lack of information early enough for people to understand what the position was? Will he in the course of the investigations which are taking place now take into consideration the fact that general information was given very late in the day?
Mr Frank Anderson: asked the Prime Minister if he has yet decided whether he will publish the Report of Sir Alexander Fleck on the Windscale accident of 10th October; and when the Report is likely to be ready.
Mr Frank Anderson: Will the Reports from Sir Alexander Fleck take into account the public relations side, which was sadly lacking in the case of the incident of 10th October?
Mr Frank Anderson: asked the Prime Minister (1) by whose decision the public generally was informed of the radioactivity dangers arising out of the accident to Windscale No. 1 Pile; and why the warning was not given to the public until almost 24 hours had elapsed; (2) on what date and at what time the school authorities in the Windscale area were informed of the radioactivity dangers arising from the accident...
Mr Frank Anderson: Is it not a fact that the decision could not be taken locally, as to when information should be given to the public but had first to be referred to the headquarters of the A.E.A.? May I ask if the responsibility for giving notice to the public rests entirely with the local management at Windscale?
Mr Frank Anderson: asked the Prime Minister whether he will make a statement on the accident at the Atomic Energy Establishment, Windscale, No. 1 pile, on Thursday, 10th October; and if he will favourably consider setting up an independent committee to investigate all the circumstances and conditions of this accident.
Mr Frank Anderson: Do we take it that the Prime Minister has not made up his mind yet about the question of an independent inquiry? Is he aware that the constitution of this investigation committee lacks the confidence of the people generally in the West Cumberland area? [An HON. MEMBER: "No."] I have been on the spot and I know. Is the Prime Minister aware that the general impression amongst the public has...
Mr Frank Anderson: (by Private Notice)asked the Secretary of State for Air if he will make a statement on the circumstances in which the Canberra bomber exploded on Ponsonby Fell, Cumberland, on Friday, 20th January, 1956.
Mr Frank Anderson: In view of the close proximity of this crash to the Windscale and Calder Hall atomic energy establishments—they were only about three and a half miles away—will the right hon. Gentleman endeavour to take the responsibility of inquiring how far it is reasonable for military or civil aeroplanes to be in close proximity to atomic energy establishments?
Mr Frank Anderson: If a young person is suffering from tuberculosis what rate of assistance will he get?
Mr Frank Anderson: Mr. Anderson rose—
Mr Frank Anderson: Before the right hon. Gentleman leaves the question, since he mentioned Calder Hall, do I understand that two more reactors are to be built in the Calder Hall area or in the Windscale area, or in both?
Mr Frank Anderson: Are we sure that the raw material will be available for these developments?
Mr Frank Anderson: asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the major improvements sanctioned for the county of Cumberland arising from the expanded road programme.
Mr Frank Anderson: I wish to take a few moments of the time of the House to speak from a parochial point of view. I believe that I am the first hon. Member to speak from this side of the House who has had actual experience of the working of the railways. I am also the first to speak as a representative of an area which is classed as a special area, and it is in that context that I want to discuss the new...
Mr Frank Anderson: asked the Minister of Labour how many persons are employed at the Remploy factory at cleator Moor; how many were employed 12 months ago; how many have been engaged during the last 12 months; how many have been discharged during the last 12 months; the reasons for their discharge; and why this factory is not working to full capacity.
Mr Frank Anderson: Can the Parliamentary Secretary say whether there has been any suspension of employment at the Remploy factory, and, if so, can he give the reason for it? Will the hon. Gentleman also say whether or not the factory is working to capacity?
Mr Frank Anderson: asked the Minister of Health the position arising from the subsidence at Meadow View Hospital, Whitehaven, and the evacuation of patients to Carlisle and Sunderland; if he is aware that there is dissatisfaction of relatives and friends owing to the long-distance journeys involved in visiting the patients, both as to cost, and the difficulty of transport; what are the reasons for not...
Mr Frank Anderson: May I ask the right hon. Gentleman, first, whether the availability of the sick quarters at Haverigg Aerodrome has been conveyed to the Special Areas Committee, and, if so, what has been the decision? Secondly, can he use his influence with the Special Areas Committee to make special arrangements for the relatives of these chronic patients to be conveyed to places like Carlisle, Sunderland...