HC Deb 24 February 1964 vol 690 c15W
84. Mrs. Butler

asked the Minister of Labour what regulations cover the manufacture of poisonous substances used in agriculture; when such regulations were made; and if he is satisfied that inspection of the premises concerned is adequate to prevent industrial accidents.

Mr. Godber

The manufacture of poisonous substances used in agriculture is not subject to special regulations but is covered by health and safety provisions in the Factories Act and Regulations made under the Act which are of more general application. Cases of accident and poisoning to persons employed in the manufacture of these substances are very infrequent, and I am satisfied that the normal inspection arrangements are adequate to ensure compliance with the law.