§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his answer of 19 February,Official Report, column 636, regarding the British Agrochemicals Association, if the representations from the association included any relating to the taxation of (a) pesticides and (b) fertilisers; and if he will make a statement. 675W
§ Mrs. Browning
The British Agrochemicals Association's representations to my Department have included the fees and levy which fund the control and monitoring of pesticides but they have not related to the taxation of pesticides. No representations have been received from the association on the taxation of fertilisers.