§ Mr. Rooker
Since 1 May 1997, the approvals for all of the uses of 218 pesticide products have been revoked. Of these, eight were revoked for safety reasons or for failure to support the pesticide following a review, and no use is now permitted. A further 84 approved pesticides were also revoked for safety reasons or failure to support the pesticide following a review, but use continues to be approved for a further two years as the safest means of disposing stocks already distributed.
Twenty-seven approved pesticides have been revoked for commercial reasons with no use now permitted. Ninety-nine approved pesticides were revoked for commercial reasons, but where uses continue to be approved for a further two years.
I have placed a list of all these pesticide products in the Library of the House.
A number of specific pesticide uses have also been withdrawn since 1 May. Details of these could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, they are reported in the monthly Pesticides Register published by the Stationary Office.