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Herbicides

Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what amounts in tonnage quantities of the following derivatives of 2,4,5-tri-chlorophenol were applied to Forestry Commission land during 1978 and 1979: 2,4,6-trichlorophenoxy acetic acid, noyl ester of 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy acetic acid, octyl ester of 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy acetic acid, iso-octyl ester of 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy acetic acid, butoxyethanol ester of 2,4,5 -trichlorophenoxy acetic acid, other esters of 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy acetic acid, amine salts of 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy acetic acid and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy proprionic acid and its derivatives.

This information is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proportion of Forestry Commission land is sprayed annually with herbicides of all description.