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Volume 226: debated on Wednesday 16 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what investigations are being carried out into the impact of the use of Benomyl and related products on the environment.

Benomyl and related fungicides are used on a wide variety of crops to prevent certain fungal diseases. They have been used for many years without any detrimental effects on the environment being observed. The pesticide will be reviewed in due course at European Community level under the new Pesticides Directive, 91/414/EEC.