HL Deb 04 June 1996 vol 572 cc115-6WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What research has been done or is planned on the safety or otherwise of the standard prophylactic used on cattle against warble fly.

Lord Lucas

All veterinary medicines, including treatments for warble fly, are authorised in accordance with the statutory criteria of safety, quality and efficacy. The responsibility for undertaking research and providing information to meet these criteria rests with applicants for marketing authorisations. Safety in this context includes the safety of the treated animal, the user of the product, the consumer of products from treated animals, and the environment. Information on research provided by the applicant is evaluated as part of the authorisation process.