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Pesticides: Industry

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL4220, tabled on 12 December 2022

To ask His Majesty's Government what support they are providing to the British bio-pesticide industry.

Answered on

19 January 2023

The Government is committed to supporting farmers and growers to control pests sustainably. This will require innovation, including the development of biopesticides, which often have a lower risk profile than conventional chemical pesticides

Manufacturers seeking authorisation of new biopesticide active substances benefit from tailored advice and reduced fees from the Health and Safety Executive through the Biopesticides Scheme.