HC Deb 19 January 1989 vol 145 c311W
24. Mr. Hardy

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to revise the official standards in regard to pesticide and other chemical residues in vegetables.

Mr. Ryder

The use of all pesticides is rigorously controlled in the United Kingdom by the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986. In addition to those controls on use, the House recently approved the setting of over 800 statutory maximum residue levels for pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables. These MRLs will be revised as and when appropriate.