§ Mr. Michael Spicer
The Civil Aviation Authority employs eight investigation officers. These deal with all breaches of aviation regulations, not just with aerial spraying. On aerial spraying the CAA co-operates closely with the Health and Safety Executive's agricultural inspectorate, which has a larger number of investigators
§ Mr. John
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the areas of (a) agricultural land and (b) woodland sprayed in each year since 1977 by (i) fixed wing aircraft and (ii) helicopters; if he will give for each year the total number of aircraft involved; and if he will estimate for each year the proportion accounted for by pesticide application.