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Tuesday, 31 August 1993
Page: 719

(Question No. 473)

Senator Coulter asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 29 July 1993:

  With reference to the report by the National Health and Medical Research Council entitled, Cyclodiene Insecticide Use in Australia, was the report endorsed by the full Council on 4 November 1992; if so, does it follow that the two year period within which recommendation 6 should be implemented ends on 4 November 1994.

Senator Richardson —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

  Council endorsed the report on 4 November 1992, including recommendation 6. Recommendation 6 states that the use of chlordane and heptachlor should be reviewed by a newly established working party in two years.