HC Deb 22 February 1990 vol 167 c906W
Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will introduce measures to prevent the use of alphachloralose for the purpose of the illegal poisoning of wild birds.

Mr. Maclean

Alphachloralose is widely available, not just as a pesticide. The Government seek to deter illegal poisoning of wildlife by investigating every notified incident and pursuing those where the evidence suggests that pesticides have been abused. The cost of this is defrayed from the levy on holders of pesticide approvals.