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Pesticides And Herbicides

Volume 21: debated on Friday 2 April 1982

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will ensure that no agricultural and horticultural pesticides and herbicides are imported for use before clearance under the pesticides safety precautions scheme.

It is a requirement under the pesticides safety precautions scheme that all agricultural and horticultural chemicals, whether manufactured in the United Kingdom or imported, should be screened for safety prior to their marketing for use here. We are currently considering whether further measures are necessary to support the scheme.