§ 14. Mrs. Joyce Butler
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will now ban the use of dieldrin as a seed dressing, in view of its continuing danger to birds and wildlife.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
Persistent pesticides of this kind are withdrawn when satisfactory alternatives become available. As yet there is no such alternative to dieldrin as a seed dressing. Meantime the Advisory Committee on Pesticides and Other Toxic Chemicals prescribes—and keeps under review—the precautions needed to safeguard wildlife.