HC Deb 09 December 1986 vol 107 c110W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what action he is taking to discourage the use of nitrates on agricultural land in England and Wales.

Mr. Donald Thompson

My Department encourages farmers to assess the requirements of each crop for nitrogen fertiliser in accordance with good husbandry practice and to restrict application to those times when the crops can utilise the nitrogen.