HC Deb 27 July 1993 vol 229 c905W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what controls have been introduced by his Department on the use of methyl bromide within the United Kingdom; and what plans he has to ban methyl bromide imports into the United Kingdom.

Mr. Yeo

Use of methyl bromide as a fumigant is controlled under the Control of Pesticide Regulations 1986. The guidelines for its use as a soil fumigant are being revised. I have no plans at present to ban its import into the United Kingdom, but imports will be controlled under an EC regulation currently under discussion.