§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the locations within the three counties of Yorkshire and Humberside that are affected with heracleum montegazzianum; and what advice has been issued in these counties to warn public of the dangers of coming into contact with heracleum montegazzianum.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
I have been asked to reply.
My Department has no detailed information on this subject but my advice from the Nature Conservancy Council is that the species is scarce in these areas. I am not aware that any advice has been issued about the dangers to the public of coming into contact with it.