HC Deb 29 April 1964 vol 694 cc55-6W
7. Sir J. Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the Report on Persistent Organochlorine Pesticides, and in particular paragraph 58 thereof, he will give an assurance that the existing sheep dips will be available until an equally efficient dip is discovered which does not involve extra expense to sheen farmers and gives equal protection against suffering by sheep.

Mr. Noble

No. The Government have accepted that certain uses of aldrin and dieldrin should be brought to an end with the least possible delay. Indefinite postponement of the withdrawal of sheep dips containing these poisons would not accord with this aim.