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Pesticides

Volume 122: debated on Tuesday 10 November 1987

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has to introduce a centralised system for co-ordinating the reports on pesticides poisoning; and if he will make a statement.

A number of recording systems exist which include reports of pesticide poisoning within their terms of reference. This reflects the different objectives of arrangements concerned with, for example, employment-related incidents, hospital admissions, and the advisory work of specialised poisons units. I am asking the advisory committee on pesticides to consider whether any improvements need to be made to such arrangements.