HC Deb 14 January 1997 vol 288 c224W
23. Mr. Ainger

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if the current instructions given to Her Majesty's forces about the care of organophosphate pesticides have changed since January 1991; and if he will make a statement. [8993]

Mr. Soames

Instructions regarding the storage and use of organophosphate pesticides are included on the safety data sheets for pesticides which accompany every delivery of service stock. The instructions have therefore changed since 1991 in line with changes in the inventory of the UK armed forces.

Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list each of the toxic delousing powders or sprays used by British forces during Operation Granby indicating in each case(a) on whom and in what form it was used and (b) if it was licensed for use in the United Kingdom. [10641]

Mr. Soames

[holding answer 13 January 1997]: I refer the hon. Member to paragraphs 2.C.8 and 3.E.10 to 3.E.17 of the report of the organophosphate pesticide investigation team D/OPPIT/3 dated 6 December 1996, a copy of which is in the Library of the House.