§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland where the Forestry Commission will be seeking approval to spray by aerial means 500 hectares of land with glyphosphate; and why alternative means of application have been discounted.
§ Mr. John MacKay
The programme that has now been drawn up covers less than 500 hectares of land. The areas to be sprayed are as follows:
Conservancy Forest district Area (hectares) North England Bellingham 100 East England Sherwood 98 Wales Llanwynno 200
In addition, an area of 46 hectares may be sprayed in the Brecon forest district of Wales Conservancy.
Aerial spraying is the most efficient means available for applying glyphosphate on these areas.