§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will undertake a survey of all former armed forces personnel in order to identify possible medical conditions arising from the use of DDT during service.
§ Mr. Sackville
No. Surveys of people allegedly affected by events during their employment would not normally be undertaken by the Department. We are not aware of any reports of medical conditions in former armed forces personnel arising from the use of DDT during service. On the known toxicity of the pesticide, none would be expected in normal use.