§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when the advisory committee on pesticides last met; and what matters were discussed.
§ Mr. Maclean
The advisory committee on pesticides last met on 26 April.
The main items discussed were a request for approval of a new pesticide and reviews of four existing approvals. In addition, the committee considered tributylin esters in industrial wood preservatives and anti-fouling paints; home-made pesticides; mineral hydrocarbons in food; liaison with the Food Safety Directorate consumer panel and control of the Blandford fly.