Organophosphate Working Group: Membership of Professor Blain

House of Lords written question – answered on 25th January 2000.

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Photo of The Countess of Mar The Countess of Mar Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In the light of the statement by the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment in their report Organophosphates that "It was considered important . . . that members of the Working Group should not be involved with pending litigation concerning OP's", why Professor P G Blain was appointed a member of the Working Party.

Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

Professor Blain was appointed as a member of the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment's Working Group on Organophosphates because he had appropriate expertise and was not involved with any pending litigation.

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