§ Mr. Ron Davies
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what studies his Department has made of information regarding the application of organochlorine pesticides to timber in roof spaces and other enclosed situations; and what action his Department has taken as a result.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The Health and Safety Executive, as a participant in the pesticides safety precautions scheme, studies all relevant information when considering a pesticide for clearance. Clearances are reviewed in the light of any significant new information. As a result, the clearance for use of certain organochlorine pesticides has been withdrawn and the use of others severely restricted.