Brexit: Non-chemical Farming Methods - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:44 pm on 6th November 2017.

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Photo of Lord Naseby Lord Naseby Conservative 2:44 pm, 6th November 2017

My Lords, as one who lives in rural Bedfordshire and used to look after rural Northamptonshire, is it not a fact that there are very strict regulations on the use of spraying materials, when crops are sprayed with pesticides and herbicides? Given that Brexit is on the horizon, is this not entirely the wrong time to have an overall review of the role of pesticides? Can we not have complete faith in what our farmers and horticulturists are doing today and have done in the recent past?