HC Deb 12 May 1998 vol 312 c68W
Mr. Peter Bradley

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has to review approvals of pesticides; and if he will make a statement. [41892]

Mr. Rooker

As part of the national arrangements for the running review of past approvals of pesticides, I have agreed with my colleagues in the other regulatory Departments that there should be a review of those organophosphate pesticides approved for agricultural use under the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986. The review will not extend to sheep dips and other veterinary medicines which are authorised and subject to scrutiny under separate legislation. On the advice of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP) the review will also cover carbamate pesticides as these have similar modes of action.

I welcome the ACP's intention that the review should be informed by all relevant sources of information.