Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 1:29 pm on 25th January 2011.

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Photo of Martin Caton Martin Caton Labour, Gower 1:29 pm, 25th January 2011

I go a long way with my right hon. Friend, but I do not think that the precautionary principle should be applied regardless of the degree of doubt; I shall come on to that a little later. However, if there is substantial doubt and good scientific evidence to give rise to doubt, the precautionary principle certainly should kick in.