Uzbekistan: Cotton Manufacture

House of Lords written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Lord Jones of Cheltenham Lord Jones of Cheltenham Liberal Democrat

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What assessment they have made of the risks to human health, food standards and the world environment posed by the use by the state-controlled cotton sector in Uzbekistan of organophosphate defoliant butifos and other toxic chemicals, described in the Environmental Justice Foundation's report The Deadly Chemicals in Cotton.

Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) (NHS Reform)

We have not made any assessment of the risks to human health posed by the use of organophosphate defoliant butifos and other toxic chemicals in Uzbekistan.

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