§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what evidence he has of the connection between pesticide exposure and neurological and other diseases.
§ Mrs. Browning
[holding answer 2 February 1995]The use of pesticides is closely regulated and monitored. There are no proven links between the use of pesticides, in accordance with their statutory conditions of approval, and neurological and other diseases. However, were any evidence of such links to emerge, the Advisory Committee on Pesticides would be consulted and Ministers would take any necessary action as a matter of urgency.