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Thursday, 2 May 1957

Mr FOX (HENTY, VICTORIA) - Has the Minister for Supply seen a report attributed to the Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Linus Pauling, which stated that Britain's proposed hydrogen bomb tests could cause 1,000 fatal cases of leukemia throughout the world? The report further stated that if hydrogen weapon tests were not banned, the coming generation would give birth to an additional 200,000 feebleminded children. As this report must have caused the deepest distress to the relatives or parents of leukemia victims who have undergone extreme suffering before death, will the Minister please make the necessary inquiries at the highest level so that all may know the truth or otherwise of this distressing report?

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