§ Mr. Iremonger
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress has been made towards implementing the recommendation of the Working Party on Toxic Chemicals in Agriculture, that manufacturers and distributors should notify Ministers of proposals for the use of new toxic chemicals in agriculture or for new uses of existing products.
A scheme for the voluntary notification of such proposals has now been agreed between representatives of the industry and the Advisory Committee on Poisonous Substances used in Agriculture and Food Storage, and has been approved by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and myself. I should like to express my appreciation of the co-operation given by the associations representing the industry and also of the contribution made by Sir Sally Zuckerman and his Working Party and Advisory Committee.