§ Mrs. Ray Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what research has been carried out into the effect of pesticides on the health of agricultural workers; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholls
The Health and Safety Executive has commissioned three research projects into agricultural pesticides and human health. There is an extensive scientific literature relevant to the subject, both from this country and from abroad, and the executive keeps in close touch with research developments.