Neonicotinoids:Written question - 20503

(Bristol East)

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Asked on: 16 December 2015
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the process and timetable is for the European Food Safety Agency's review of its restrictions on the use of neonicotinoids; and what representations the UK has made on that review.
Answered by: George Eustice
Answered on: 05 January 2016

The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) recently completed the data collection phase of its review of restrictions on the use of neonicotinoids. EFSA has now been mandated by the Commission to deliver its conclusions by October 2016. The UK will contribute fully as it progresses. This is an important opportunity to produce an up-to-date assessment of this issue.

In the UK, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology are undertaking comprehensive field trials which will help inform the review

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