Strychnine Hydrochloride

Treasury written question – answered on 27th June 2005.

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Photo of David Maclean David Maclean Opposition Chief Whip, Whips

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it will be possible to import strychnine hydrochloride into the UK for use in the destruction of moles after 1 September 2006.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity)

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For strychnine hydrochloride to be used in the UK to control moles it first requires a specific authorisation for that purpose under either the Plant Protection Products Directive (91/414/EEC) or the Biocidal Products Directive (98/8/EC). The requirement for a specific authorisation for use applies irrespective of the origin of the strychnine hydrochloride.

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