HC Deb 16 July 1984 vol 64 c4W
Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether, following the use of 245-T weedkiller by British Rail employees at Willand, Devon in such a way that it affected a neighbouring vegetable garden, he will discuss with British Rail procedures to ensure the immediate and total withdrawal of this substance within British Rail.

Mr. David Mitchell

British Railways ceased to use weedkiller containing 245-T in 1980. However, a drum containing this weedkiller remained undetected in a store and was used in error at Willand. BR are urgently examining all their stores to ensure that no further stocks remain.