HC Deb 31 January 1997 vol 289 c403W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many cases of illnesses connected with organophosphate toxicity have been reported to his Department in the last five years; and if he will make a statement. [13872]

Mrs. Browning

I refer the hon. Gentleman to my reply to him of 10 December 1996,Official Report, column 107. Numbers of incidents of human suspected adverse reactions to all veterinary medicines are contained in the annual reports of the appraisal panel for human suspected adverse reactions, all of which have been published and are available in the Library of the House. Since 1 January 1992 there have been 516 reports of human suspected adverse reactions to organophosphate veterinary medicines, of which 416 related to sheep dips.