HC Deb 07 December 1988 vol 143 c202W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will ban the use of the pesticide Aldrin immediately; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ryder

Three minor pesticide uses of aldrin are currently permitted until the end of 1992, when approval for these uses will be revoked. This interval is intended to permit alternative treatments to be developed and growers' stocks to be used up safely. No further opportunity can be allowed.