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Pesticides

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he last met representatives from the Pesticide Exposure Group of Sufferers; and if he will make a statement.

I met representatives of the Pesticide Exposure Group of Sufferers on 3 September 1992. A number of incidents relating to the safety of pesticides and sheep dips were discussed. I emphasised that it was important that those who discussed. I emphasised that it was important that those who believed themselves to have been adversely affected by exposure to pesticides should report the incident immediately to their local Health and Safety Executive office or, in the case of sheep dips, to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate—telephone No. 0932 336911 Ext 3040—and provide as much evidence as possible. It was only in this way that an incident could be properly investigated.