Antimicrobial Resistance

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall am 4:42 pm ar 17 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of Richard Foord Richard Foord Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Defence) 4:42, 17 Ebrill 2024

I am grateful to the Minister for giving way and I pay tribute to Will Quince for securing the debate. On a brilliant Radio 4 documentary called “Swimming in Superbugs”, Dr Anne Leonard of the University of Exeter Medical School talked about her Beach Bums project and said that people who use the sea are three times more likely to have antibiotic bacteria in their gut. Does the Minister agree that we should not import human sewage sludge to spread on farmland, given that we think traces of antibiotic resistance material might have ended up in the sea?