HC Deb 02 April 1982 vol 21 c212W
Mr. Farr

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will ensure that no agricultural and horticultural pesticides and herbicides are imported for use before clearance under the pesticides safety precautions scheme.

Mrs. Fenner

It is a requirement under the pesticides safety precautions scheme that all agricultural and horticultural chemicals, whether manufactured in the United Kingdom or imported, should be screened for safety prior to their marketing for use here. We are currently considering whether further measures are necessary to support the scheme.