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Herbicide 2,4,5,-T

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Prime Minister if she will ensure that the Advisory Committee on Pesticides reconsiders the safety of 2,4,5,-T when the Health and Safety Executive has completed its report on the case of Ms. Anna Noon; and if she will make a statement.

the Advisory Committee on Pesticides carried out full-scale reviews of the safety of 2,4,5,-T herbicides in 1979, 1980 and 1982. On each occasion its advice was that formulations of 2,4,5,-T cleared under the pesticides safety precautions scheme were safe for use as recommended. The Government accepted that advice. The committee continues to examine all important evidence on the safety of 2,4,5,-T herbicides.A report of the Health and Safety Executive's investigations of the case of Ms. Anna Noon will he made to the committee.