HC Deb 27 June 1978 vol 952 c490W
Miss Richardson

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has any plans to review the use of the herbicide 2,4,5-T in Great Britain; and, if so, if he will make a statement on his reasons for arriving at this decision.

Mr. Strang

I have asked the Advisory Committee on Pesticides for a further report on any health risks associated with the use of this herbicide with particular reference to recent allegations that such risks arise when plant material treated with the product is subsequently burnt. I aim to make a statement when the committee has rendered its report.