§ The Countess of Mar
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What quantities of Actellic D liquid and Actellic dust were applied to harvested grain and oilseeds in the United Kingdom in 1971, 1988 and for each year since 1992, and what were the tonnages of grain and oilseeds to which these chemicals were applied.
No use of Actellic Dust and Actellic D was recorded in 1971 in England and Wales. No survey was carried out for 1971 in Scotland. Surveys were not carried out in England and Wales or Scotland following the 1988, 1992, 1993 and 1995 harvests. Figures for a survey of farm stores carried out in England and Wales following the 1990 harvest are as follows:
Weight of treated grain Weight of product used Estimated amount of grain treated with Actellic Dust— 0.76 million tonnes 103.0 tonnes Actellic D— 0.27 million tonnes 3,808.0 litres Estimated amount of oilseeds treated with Actellic Dust— 10,700 tonnes 3,650.0 kg Actellic D— 3,400 tonnes 172.0 litres
Provisional figures following the 1994 harvest in Scotland record a minimal use of Actellic D and no use of Actellic Dust in farm grain stores. Provisional figures for England and Wales are as follows:
Weight of treated grain Weight of product used Estimated amount of grain treated with Actellic Dust— 0.92 million tonnes 74.7 tonnes Actellic D— 0.09 million tonnes 1,100.0 litres Estimated amount of oilseeds treated with Actellic Dust— 42,600 tonnes 2.9 tonnes Actellic D— 1Nil — Grain surveyed in commercial stores: Estimated amount treated with Actellic Dust— 0.18 million tonnes 65.0 kg Actellic D— 0.10 million tonnes 1,188.0 litres Oilseeds surveyed in commercial stores: Estimated amount treated with Actellic Dust— 7,000 tonnes 20.0 kg Actellic D— 12,000 tonnes 364.0 litres Surveys of stored grain or oilseeds are not undertaken in Northern Ireland. 1 Actellic D may have been used on oilseeds in farms stores during the year but no use was recorded from the sample of farms surveyed.