Neonicotinoids:Written question - 34699

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(Brent North)
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Asked on: 19 April 2016
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Neonicotinoids
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for emergency authorisation for the use of neonicotinoids have been received since February 2016; and how many such applications have been granted.
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Answered by: George Eustice
Answered on: 25 April 2016

The Government has received two applications for emergency authorisation for the use of neonicotinoids since February 2016. These applications are currently being assessed according to the normal rules, which allow for limited and controlled use of a pesticide on an exceptional basis in emergency situations to control a danger which cannot be contained by any other reasonable means. No authorisations have been granted.

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