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Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what measures the Government have taken since 1979 to control the supply and use of pesticides.

[pursuant to his reply, 8 May 1987]: The Government have taken powers to control the supply and use of pesticides in Part III of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 and have implemented these powers through the Control of Pesticide Regulations 1986. These regulations prohibit the sale, supply, storage,use and advertising of any pesticide in the United Kingdom unless it has an approval, and imposed further conditions by means of consents and approvals made under the regulations.