HC Deb 06 July 1983 vol 45 cc131-2W
Mr. Mason

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if his Department's committee on carcinogenicity of chemicals in food consumer products and the environment has now examined all the data available to assess the possible link between the use of chrysoidine dye and bladder cancer in anglers; what steps have already been taken by the committee to warn consumers of possible health hazards; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Patten

I refer the right hon. Member to the replies given to him by my hon. Friend the Member for Hampstead and Highgate (Mr. Finsberg) on 24 January—[Vol. 35, c.299]—by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Employment on 20 January — [Vol. 35, c. 171]—and on 19 April—[Vol. 141, c. 68]—and by the Under-Secretary of State for Trade on 19 April.—;[Vol. 41, c. 60.]