§ Sue Doughty
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment has been made of the voluntary package of measures to reduce the environmental damage of pesticide use implemented by the industry and other stakeholders in April 2001; if she will place copies of related documentation in the Library; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Meacher
The first progress report from the Steering Group of the Pesticides Voluntary Initiative was received in February and assessed by the Government to inform the 2002 Budget (Budget Report 20022014;Chapter 7).
I am placing a copy in the Library of the House.