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Pesticide Ban

Volume 163: debated on Monday 4 December 1989

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will issue a ban on Alar, Tecnazene. Maneb, Mancozeb and Zineb.

No. These substances are under review by the advisory committee on pesticide whose recommendations to Ministers are based on scientific evidence. The evidence to date does not indicate that approval for these substances should be withdrawn.