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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether permission has been granted for the spraying of 500 acres of oil seed rape in North Hampshire with a chemical named Gamma Col; and whether account was taken of the damage which will be caused by such spraying to bees and other livestock.
Authority to use this product for aerial spraying of oil seed rape has been confined to trials for which strict safeguards were prescribed. However, the application for these trials has since been withdrawn, reflecting a common desire among all interests to preclude any possibility of inadvertent damage of the kind to which my hon. Friend refers.