§ Mr. Harvey
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress is being made in research to find an alternative to organo-phosphorous sheep dips.
§ Mrs. Browning
Alternatives to organo-phosphorous sheep dips are already licensed for use in the United Kingdom. They include flumethrin dips, as well as pour-on and injectable products. The development and marketing of alternative products is a matter for the776W commercial judgment of the manufacturers concerned. The veterinary medicines directorate will do all that it can to complete the assessment of any such products as quickly as possible.