§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will publish a list of those pesticides which he views as persistent and toxic and with a liability to bio-accumulate;
(2) if he will publish a list of those pesticides which are on his Red List for priority review.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 10 April, which included the initial list of priority substances posing a particular risk for the aquatic environment (the Red List) selected primarily on the basis of their toxicity, persistence, and liability to bio-accumulate. Of the substances on that list, the following have been or can be used as pesticides:
- Some Mercury compounds
- Tributyltin and triphenyltin compounds