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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 213316, tabled on 28 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides will include a strategy for (a) minimising overall pesticide use and (b) supporting the wider use of integrated pest management.

Answered on

31 January 2019

The Government intends to continue to develop its approach to pesticides, and we propose to consult on the future of pesticides policy later in 2019. Both the 25 Year Environment Plan and the National Action Plan emphasise the importance of Integrated Pest Management. This means not only that pesticides are used well, but that pesticide use is minimised and the uptake of alternatives is strongly encouraged.