HC Deb 07 December 1971 vol 827 cc261-2W
24. Mr. Money

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if his attention has been drawn to recent incidents involving poisoning by paraquat; and what action he proposes.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

Yes; and as with all cases that have come to our notice nothing untoward would have happened if the prominent warnings on the manufacturer's containers had been observed. We have intensified our publicity, particularly against the practice of decanting chemicals of this kind into soft drink or other containers, but no Government action can be an effective substitute for common sense.

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