§ Mr. Douglas-Mann
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received about spraying of crops from aircraft; and whether he is satisfied that existing controls are adequate.
§ Mr. Wiggin
There have been 10 representations, comprising six letters from hon. Members, most of which include correspondence from constituents, and four approaches to officials from members of the public. Half these representations were not confined to aerial spraying, but concerned crop spraying in general. Existing controls are being reviewed in the light of the recommendations in the report last year of the Royal Commission on environmental pollution. The conclusion will be included in the Government's response to the report.