Neonicotinoids

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 13th December 2017.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of crops on which neonicotinoids have been used; and if he will list those crops.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The three neonicotinoids covered by the EU restrictions are currently authorised for use in the UK on the following 25 crops: wheat; barley; oats; rye; durum wheat; triticale; sugar beet; fodder beet; potato; carrot; swede; ornamental plants; forest nursery; broccoli/calabrese; brussels sprout; cabbage; oriental cabbage; cauliflower; endive; kale; lettuce; apple; pear; hops and nursery fruit trees.

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