Agriculture: Metaldehyde

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 31st January 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb Conservative, Preseli Pembrokeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which EU countries have banned the use of metaldehyde for agricultural purposes.

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

The Netherlands has also prohibited outdoor use of metaldehyde. Denmark, Finland and Sweden did not agree with the approval of metaldehyde and have not authorised its use in agriculture.

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