Potato Spraying (Arsenical Compounds)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd December 1957.

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Photo of Miss Elaine Burton Miss Elaine Burton , Coventry South 12:00 am, 2nd December 1957

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware that traces of arsenic were found recently in potatoes on sale in Coventry, and that this has engendered disquiet in the city; and if he will make a statement upon his Department's regulations covering the use of arsenite spray on potato plants prior to picking.