HC Deb 26 April 1990 vol 171 c300W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what research has been carried out to establish the incidence of death among wild birds attributable to metaldehyde; what have been the results of the research; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Trippier

Deaths of wild birds from pesticides are investigated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food's wildlife incident scheme. I understand that of the 900 such incidents investigated between 1984–1989, only six were found to involve metaldehyde.

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