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Monday, 27 September 1993
Page: 1236

(Question No. 519)

Senator Bell asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 19 August 1993:

  (1) Was the publication entitled Pesticides, Synonyms and Chemical Names produced by the department.

  (2) Was publication of this book stopped; if so, when and why.

  (3) Will it be updated and published again.

  (4) Will it be regularly updated.

  (5) Will future editions state what each proprietary product contains as well as the main or active ingredient.

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

  (1) Yes.

  (2) The most recent publication of this book is the eighth edition of 1987. It has not been updated and published again since that time due to changes in priorities and availability of resources for pesticide-related activities within the Department.

  (3), (4) & (5) Decisions on future publication of this book will be contingent on priorities and resources.