HC Deb 10 March 1986 vol 93 c355W
Mr. Hawksley

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if the pesticides safety precautions scheme has given approval for the use of Mowchem in public parks and on verges.

Mr. Gummer

Mowchem — active ingredient mefluidide — currently has provisional commercial clearance under the pesticides safety precautions scheme for use as a grass growth retardant on industrial and non-crop land. This clearance permits its use on verges and in amenity areas such as public parks.

Mowchem is also approved for efficacy under the agricultural chemicals approval scheme.