HC Deb 08 July 1991 vol 194 c252W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the pesticide active ingredients for which the agro-chemical companies are not submitting data for review, giving the year of their initial approval; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gummer

Agro-chemical companies have, so far, taken commercial decisions not to submit data for review in respect of 20 pesticide active ingredients:

Active ingredient Date of first approval
Aluminium Silicate 1969
Anthraquinone 1962
Barban 1980
Benzethonium Chloride Pre 1986
Carbophenothion 1966
Chlorthiamid 1962
2, 4-DES 1968
Di-allate 1978
Ditalimfos 1974
Fenchlorphos 1975
Fenoprop 1965
Flamprop-methyl 1980
Fluoroacetamide 1980
Mevinphos 1980
Oxine Copper 1961
Quinonamid Pre 1979
2, 4, 5-T 1962
Tar acids 1970
Thionazin 1981
Thiourea 1983

Approval for the advertisement, sale, supply, storage and use by the approval holders—and their agents—of pesticides based on these active ingredients was revoked on 1 March 1991. Since no safety concerns relating to approved uses of these pesticides have been identified, approval for up to two years has been given to allow stocks already on the market to be used or disposed of safely.

Where necessary, action will be taken to revoke approvals for any products where reasonable steps are not taken to support continuing use.