§ Mrs. Ray Michie
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what plans he has to encourage manufacturers to produce dioxin-free disposable nappies and disposable paper products; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Forth
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on 28 November, at column96. I understand that the quantities of dioxin which may occur in these products are very small. I will consider the matter further when the expert advice from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the committee on toxicity at the Department of Health is available.