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Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what tonnage of fertiliser was used in agriculture in the United Kingdom during 2002. [126237]

Data on fertiliser usage are not collected on a UK basis. The annual British Survey of Fertiliser Practice provides information on fertiliser use on the major crops and grass grown in mainland Britain. Data for 2002 are currently undergoing analysis and will not be available until the autumn.