asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the outcome of the Forestry Commission's application under the pesticide safety precautions scheme for the aerial application of glysophate on up to 500 hectares of land.
The Forestry Commission has not sought a clearance under the Pesticides Safety Precautions Scheme (PSPS) for the aerial application of glyphosate. However, an application has been made by a chemical company marketing glyphosate preparations, who were granted limited clearance under the PSPS in November 1984 for the treatment of up to 500 ha of forestry with glyphosate. The Forestry Commission will be seeking the company's agreement to use that limited clearance in order to treat commission land. It is envisaged that the treatment will take place in August/September 1985.