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Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what plans the Foresty Commission has for aerial spraying of pesticides as part of forestry operations in the current year;(2) whether the Forestry Commission or any other statutory authority undertakes any monitoring of, or grant approval for, the aerial spraying of pesticides on forest land in the private sector.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether landholders adjacent to those areas of forest owned by the Forestry Commission which are subject to aerial pesticide spraying have the opportunity to view or receive a copy of the map which results from the print-out of the track flown by the spraying contractor.

Neighbouring landowners are notified in advance of spraying. Subsequent track point-outs may be inspected by them on request.