HC Deb 27 April 1983 vol 41 c317W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what steps he is taking to ensure the safety of pesticides exported from the United Kingdom to developing countries;

(2) whether he has studied the report produced by Oxfam "A growing problem" concerning the control of the export of banned or restricted pesticides, a copy of which has been sent to him; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Raison

I shall study the report after I know the outcome of discussions next month between Oxfam, representatives of my Department, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and the British Agrochemical Association. Some of the recommendations Oxfam makes in the report are addressed to ODA and I will consider making a statement on these when technical discussions have been completed. These discussions include the safety of pesticide exports.