HC Deb 13 February 1997 vol 290 c308W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the summer use of(a) organophosphates and (b) pyrethroids on the numbers and range of songbirds. [14677]

Mr. Kynoch

[holding answer 12 February 1997]: The Department of the Environment and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee commissioned a consortium, comprising Oxford University and a number of nature conservation organisations including the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, to carry out a review of available information on the indirect effects of pesticides on farmland birds. The results are expected to be published later this year.

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