§ 3.1 p.m.
§ Baroness Sharpies asked Her Majesty's Government:
§ Why, when the preliminary trials to control the Blandford Fly were successful, permission was not given for a full-scale treatment on the River Stour in April.
§ The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Trefgarne)
My Lords approval for full-scale treatment of the River Stour was issued on 12th March.
My Lords, I thank my noble friend for that unexpected reply: my information is somewhat different. Can my noble friend say how many sites on the River Stour will be attacked with BTI and how much the cost is estimated to be?
§ Lord Trefgarne
My Lords, approval has been given for treating eight sites on the River Stour at an estimated cost, I understand, of £70,000.