§ 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.