§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the annual turnover in pounds of herbicide in the United Kingdom; what proportion of land is sprayed annually; and, in undertaking such a task, what is the total tonnage of active ingredients used.
§ Mr. Wiggin
Figures on sales of herbicides are given in the latest annual report of the British Agrochemicals Association. The latest available information on the scale of spraying and the tonnage of active ingredient used in England and Wales can be found in tables 3.3 and 3.4 of the Royal Commission on environmental pollution's report " Agriculture and Pollution " (Cmnd. 7644).