§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if she will initiate research into health risks associated with dressings used for warble fly; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Soames
Any potential human health risks from the use of veterinary medicines are fully assessed with applications for product licences are considered against the scientific criteria of safety, quality and efficacy laid down in EC and United Kingdom legislation. Provided that the label instructions are properly followed, the use of licensed warble fly treatments should pose no risk to human health.