Veterans: Radiation Exposure

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 4 March 2024.

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Photo of Lord Watson of Wyre Forest Lord Watson of Wyre Forest Labour

To ask His Majesty's Government on what date they requested access to the 150 documents held by the Atomic Weapons Establishment concerning blood tests taken from British troops during radiation experiments; how many of the files requested were provided; and how many were withheld.

Photo of Lord Watson of Wyre Forest Lord Watson of Wyre Forest Labour

To ask His Majesty's Government when they plan to inform Parliament of their findings from their review of documents related to blood tests taken from British troops during radiation experiments.

Photo of The Earl of Minto The Earl of Minto The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Minister for Defence People and Families (the Rt Hon Dr Andrrew Murrison) asked officials at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) to review the 150 documents to enable his review of that information shortly before the debate on Nuclear Test Veterans: Medical Records on 28 November 2023.

The Minister will personally assess all 150 documents when he visits AWE shortly and will consider their release into the public domain.

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