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Pesticides

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many new active ingredients of pesticides have been (a) received (b) approved and (c) rejected for each year since 1985.

The following information relates to new pesticides (active ingredients) for which my Department has responsibility.

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

(a) Received2628231215
(b) Approved (full/provisional/experimentalpermit)21121155
(c) Rejected0311

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food further to his answer to the hon. Member for South Shields of 11 December 1989, Official Report, columns 512–16, on what basis he has selected the pesticides for which a review is planned; and if he will make a statement.

The pesticides planned for review cover all those active ingredients approved prior to 1981.