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Volume 21: debated on Thursday 1 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish the results of analyses of dead birds and other wildlife carried out in the agricultural laboratories controlled by his Department in 1979, 1980 and 1981, indicating how many of each species had died as a result of poisoning by Mevinphos; and if he will make a statement.

The following table shows the number of cases submitted to the laboratories of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland in which mevinphos was found to be present.

Common Buzzard272
Golden Eagle12
White-tailed Eagle1
Great Black Backed Gull1
Herring Gull11
Black Headed Gull1
Marsh Harrier1