HC Deb 08 March 1983 vol 38 cc333-4W
Mr. Torney

asked the Minister for Trade if he will expedite the steps so far taken to make anglers aware of the potential carcinogenicity of chrysoidine dye, in view of the death of Mr. Clive Smith.

Dr. Vaughan

My Department has already written to the editors of five periodicals catering for coarse fishing interests asking them to draw their readers' attention to the advice of the DHSS committee on carcinogenicity about not putting chrysoidine-treated maggots into the mouth. This advice has also been passed to the British Association of Fishing Tackle Makers and Distributors, the National Anglers Council and the National Federation of Anglers with a view to their informing their members.