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Nuclear Power: Safety Measures

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 116056, tabled on 1 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has a policy on distributing stable iodine tablets to members of the public living near UK military and civil nuclear facilities; and if he will make a statement.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

7 February 2022

The distribution of stable iodine tablets to those in proximity to Defence nuclear sites and operational berths is the responsibility of local authorities, based on a number of factors including local geography, population, and other local requirements unique to their area.

The distribution of stable iodine tablets to those in proximity to Civil nuclear sites is the responsibility of local authorities, based on several factors including local geography, population, and other local requirements unique to the area.

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