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Volume 180: debated on Monday 12 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to introduce a card system under which doctors would be required to report incidents of ill health in which pesticides may be implicated; and if he will make a statement.

Clear-cut cases of poisoning by pesticides are reported to the agricultural inspectorate of the Health and Safety Executive. A card system could be useful and a pilot study is being undertaken on behalf of the HSE.