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Herbicide Spray Drift

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether his advisory committee on agro-chemicals has studied the hazards suffered by horticultural crops as a result of herbicide spray drift.

In prescribing safeguards under the agricultural chemicals approval scheme and the pesticides safety precautions scheme the advisory committees concerned have regard to any husbandry or other risks which could arise from spray drift. Much obviously depends on occupiers taking commonsense precautions in circumstances such as my hon. Friend describes.