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 Walpole Lord Walpole Crossbench 2:51 pm, 16th December 2008

My Lords, I want to follow on from what the noble Baroness, Lady Trumpington, said, and to say what I feel is happening now. Farmers or their staff used to do the spraying themselves, and we certainly told everyone where we were going to spray and, if possible, when. The new idea that all farmers should use contractors for everything means that contractors are much sloppier, and, judging by the way they are behaving around us, do not carry out these things properly.