HC Deb 28 November 1989 vol 162 c165W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce new regulations to ensure that local authorities have powers to intervene to inspect, and, if necessary, enforce action on poppy farms.

Mr. Moynihan

Planning permission is not needed for growing poppies. If the hon. Member is concerned about other aspects of poppy farms, perhaps he would write to me, or to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.