HC Deb 23 May 1985 vol 79 c524W
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 As a result, the clearance for use of certain organochlorine pesticides has been withdrawn and the use of others severely restricted.