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Herbicide 2,4,5-T

Volume 981: debated on Monday 24 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if the Health and Safety Executive has received copies of the reports of Dr. Blank and Dr. Ward provided for Coalite and Chemical Products in their inquiries into the effects of 2,4,5-T.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what regulations there are for the use of 2,4,5-T in the United Kingdom by (a) the Forestry Commission and (b) private users; whether such regulations are mandatory; and, if so, how they are enforced.

[pursuant to his reply, 21 March 1980, c. 300]: I have been asked to reply.There are no regulations dealing specifically with the use of 2,4,5-T.Safe use at work of these and all other pesticides is governed in Great Britain by the general duties provisions of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and in Northern Ireland by the general duties provisions of the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978. Compliance with these requirements is enforced by the Health and Safety Executive in Great Britain and in Northern Ireland by the Health and Safety Inspectorate of the Department of Manpower Services of the Department of Agriculture in Northern Ireland.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether regulations for the use of 2,4,5-T in the United Kingdom have been modified during the last 10 years; if so, when; and in what respect the regulations were modified.

[pursuant to his reply, 20 March 1980, c. 264]: No. There are no regulations dealing specifically with the use of 2,4,5-T in the United Kingdom.