Pesticides — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:51 pm on 16th December 2008.

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Photo of Lord Tyler Lord Tyler Spokesperson in the Lords, Ministry of Justice 2:51 pm, 16th December 2008

My Lords, I am not sure how grateful I am to the Minister for that Answer. Can I press him a step further? Would he agree that everybody wants to find a rapid solution to this problem? Indeed, there has been much co-operation already. Georgina Downs has worked with the NFU to try to find a solution, for example. Would he accept that indecision, uncertainty and lack of clarity is what everybody needs to avoid? Would he also accept that it is very important for his department to avoid the infamous reputation for dragging its feet that the old Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food had in the case of organophosphate pesticides?