HC Deb 10 December 1971 vol 827 c416W
Mr. Terry Davis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people have died during each of the last 10 years as a result of drinking paraquat.

Mr. Alison

In the past 10 years in England and Wales deaths where paraquat was mentioned numbered one in 1966; four in 1968; 11 in 1969; and (provisionally) three in 1970. Of these 19 deaths, six are known to have been accidental.