HC Deb 06 December 1989 vol 163 cc250-1W
Mr. Lofthouse

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what evidence he has of the link between the development of aplastic anaemia and lindane and pentachlorophenol.

Mr. Maclean

The Health and Safety Executive is currently reviewing lindane and is looking at the available evidence for a link between lindane and the development of aplastic anaemia. The Advisory Committee on Pesticides will be advising Ministers of the results of this review. I know of no evidence of a link between aplastic anaemia and pentachlorophenol.