§ Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether, following the use of 245-T weedkiller by British Rail employees at Willand, Devon in such a way that it affected a neighbouring vegetable garden, he will discuss with British Rail procedures to ensure the immediate and total withdrawal of this substance within British Rail.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
British Railways ceased to use weedkiller containing 245-T in 1980. However, a drum containing this weedkiller remained undetected in a store and was used in error at Willand. BR are urgently examining all their stores to ensure that no further stocks remain.