#BeeTheChange Update Autumn Equinox

This excerpt has been taken from the News From The Front (NFTF) Autumn Equinox article.

#BeeTheChange #BanUrbanPesticides

Government responded:

This response was given on 18 August 2023

The Government will not ban the sale of non-organic pesticides to amateur gardeners. Authorised pesticides, used carefully, are an acceptable way of managing the natural environment.

Read the response in full

The Government will not ban the sale of non-organic pesticides to amateur gardeners. Authorised pesticides, used carefully, are an acceptable way of managing the natural environment.

Authorised pesticides, used carefully, are an acceptable way of managing the natural environment. The UK National Action Plan on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (NAP) sets out Defraโ€™s ambition to minimise the risks and impacts of pesticides to human health and the environment. We will publish an updated NAP this year.

This Government supports integrated pest management (IPM) across sectors. We have demonstrated this through the package of research projects that we recently funded, that bring together scientific evidence on IPM. This work will support access to effective IPM tools and ensure that we understand changing trends in pest threats across the UK. We also introduced new paid actions within the SFI scheme to increase the uptake of IPM, such as the establishment and maintenance of flower-rich margins, blocks or in-field strips, and the use of companion cropping.

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

This is a revised response. The Petitions Committee requested a response which more directly addressed the request of the petition. You can find the original response towards the bottom of the petition page https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/624406

Original Government response

Authorised pesticides, used carefully, are an acceptable way of managing the natural environment. The UK National Action Plan on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (NAP) sets out Defraโ€™s ambition to minimise the risks and impacts of pesticides to human health and the environment. We will publish an updated NAP this year.

This Government supports integrated pest management (IPM) across sectors. We have demonstrated this through the package of research projects that we recently funded, that bring together scientific evidence on IPM. This work will support access to effective IPM tools and ensure that we understand changing trends in pest threats across the UK. We also introduced new paid actions within the SFI scheme to increase the uptake of IPM, such as the establishment and maintenance of flower-rich margins, blocks or in-field strips, and the use of companion cropping.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

This response was given on 6 June 2023. The Petitions Committee then requested a revised response, that more directly addressed the request of the petition.

Overdue Government response to petition chased by MPs

The Petitions Committee, the group of MPs who consider parliamentary petitions, has written to the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Thรฉrรจse Coffey MP, about the overdue Government response to this petition.

In the letter, the Chair of the Petitions Committee Catherine McKinnell MP asks the Government to provide a response to the petition and an explanation for the delay responding by Thursday 1 June.

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