§ Mr. Carol Johnson
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many applications he has received for aerial spraying of bracken and gorse in the Dartmoor National Park area; and whether the applications specify the chemicals to be used.
§ Mr. Onslow
Exemptions from the relevant provisions of Article 37 of the Air Navigation Order 1972 issued by the Civil Aviation Authority to enable agricultural aviation operators to carry out aerial spraying are not related to specific areas or operations. Such exemptions prohibit the use of parathion in any form and certain other specified chemicals other than in granular form.