§ Mr. Colvin
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what research his Department has(a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the mutagenic and carcinogenic qualities of (i) E233 Thiabendazol, (ii) E231, (iii) E904 and (iv) E914. 
§ Mrs. Browning
My Department has not funded any research on mutagenicity and carcinogenicity in relation to these substances.
However, each of them has been evaluated by the Department of Health Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment, and the EU Scientific Committee for Food and classified as safe for use in food.