HC Deb 29 February 1980 vol 979 c781W
Mrs. Ren—e Short

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what consideration has been given to the use of safer herbicides than 2,4,5-T.

Mr. Wiggin

Other chemicals cleared by the Advisory Committee on Pesticides could in some, but not all, circumstances be used as alternatives to 2,4,5-T, but they are less selective and more expensive. The Advisory Committee on Pesticides advised Ministers that 2,4,5-T is not unsafe if used correctly.

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