§ Mr. Robert B. Jones
The working party on the incidence of pesticides in water has today published its review on the monitoring of pesticides in water in the United Kingdom. I am placing a copy in the Library. It concludes thatthere is a basically sound system of monitoring and investigation that has emerged out of a long established intention to control pesticides effectively.However, it has identified some gaps in monitoring and it has made some recommendations for improvements.
This report provides a comprehensive summary of the data which is available on pesticides in water. A group, led by the Environment Agency, will be formed to ensure that there is an ongoing review of monitoring requirements and that monitoring efforts are most effectively directed.