§ Mr. Willie W. Hamilton
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received from the organisation Friends of the Earth advocating banning aerial spraying of crops with pesticide; and what reply he has sent.
§ Mrs. Fenner
I have received no representations from Friends of the Earth advocating banning aerial spraying of crops. Friends of the Earth were consulted in the summer, prior to preparation of the Food and Environment Protection Bill, and indicated that they would be making detailed proposals for stricter controls over aerial spraying to the Ministry later. None has been received.