HC Deb 20 December 1955 vol 547 cc302-3W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) if he will permit anti-blight spray to be added to the spray used by his contractors against Colorado beetle, as and when required by the farmer;

(2) if he will instruct his contractors for spraying against Colorado beetle to give more ample notice to farmers before going on to their land;

(3) if he is aware of the damage done by his spraying contractors when spraying against Colorado beetle, by the use of wide rubber tyres which not only pan the land but damage the potato haulm; if he will take steps to prevent this in future and see that a standard 30 ft. boom is used to help prevent the wide damage.

Mr. Amory

The future of the Colorado beetle spraying campaign is at present under consideration, and I shall be glad to bear in mind the points raised by my hon. Friend. I should also like to take this opportunity of recording my appreciation of the very co-operative attitude of farmers and their organisations in the conduct of this campaign.

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