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Pesticides

Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what safety testing arrangements are required for adjuvants and other permitted additives in plant protection products; and if he will make a statement; [278562]

(2) whether the approval process for new plant protection products requires applicants to provide safety data on each component of new formulations; and if he will make a statement; [278563]

(3) what adjuvants are permitted for use in plant protection products in the UK; and if he will make a statement. [278564]

Huw Irranca-Davies: Plant protection products are subject to a rigorous, safety based, system of regulation. Council Directive 91/414/EEC established a harmonised framework for the authorisation of plant protection products in Europe. There is a two tier system with active ingredients being registered at community level and products containing these ingredients being registered at national level, but in accordance with common rules.

The directive provides detailed rules as to what data should be supplied for formulated plant protection products (Annex III). Guidance for member states as to how to evaluate these data and reach decisions is provided in annex VI to the directive.

The data required (on the formulation, including active ingredient and co-formulants), and subsequent regulatory risk assessments, for plant protection products cover issues such as physical and chemical properties; efficacy; toxicology; operator, worker and bystander (including resident) exposure; residues and consumer exposure; environmental exposure; and the risk to wildlife.

Full details of these requirements can be found in Directive 91/414/EEC. A copy of the directive (including annexes III and VI) is available on the website of the Health and Safety Directorate’s Chemicals Regulation Directorate at:

Plant protection products and their active ingredients are evaluated in the light of current scientific and technical knowledge based on the appraisal of a dossier supplied by the applicant. Each scientific evaluation will be specific to the formulation and use for which approval is being sought. Each case is treated on its individual merits there being no list of permitted co-formulants in pesticide formulations. Co-formulants with unacceptable toxicological properties would be identified in the overall toxicity of the formulation and would result in either a more restrictive level of classification or refusal for use as a plant protection product.

Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which UK-licensed plant protection products contain glyphosate as the active ingredient; and which adjuvants and other additives there are in each such product. [278565]

Huw Irranca-Davies: Excepting the identity and amount of active ingredient, and the type of formulation, the formulation details of plant protection products, including adjuvants and other co-formulants, are commercially confidentiality and cannot be released.


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At present there are 216 UK-licensed plant protection products which contain glyphosate as the active ingredient. The names of these are listed along with their registration numbers:


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Product

M13390

Accelerate

M14254

Acomac

M12677

Acrion

M14131

Amega Duo

M13358

Amega Duo

M13000

Amenity Glyphosate 360

M14238

Asda Concentrated Glyphosate WeedKiller with Systemic Action

M13096

Asda Systemic Path and Patio WeedKiller Spray

M13088

Asda Systemic Weed Killer Spray

M11118

Asteroid

M13915

Asteroid BioCare

M12666

Azural

M14361

Azural

M10379

B&Q Complete Weed Killer

M14237

B&Q Concentrated Glyphosate WeedKiller with Systemic Action

M14205

B&Q Value Weed Killer

M12714

Barclay Barbarian

M12659

Barclay Gallup 360

M13250

Barclay Gallup Amenity

M12660

Barclay Gallup Biograde 360

M12716

Barclay Gallup Biograde Amenity

M12661

Barclay Gallup Hi-Aktiv

M12715

Barclay Garryowen

M13683

Beds and Borders Spot Weeder

M13236

Bramble Killer Ultra

M12951

Buggy XTG

M12586

CDA Vanquish Biactive

M14107

Charger

M14269

Charger B

M14216

Charger C

M12913

Cleancrop Hoedown

M13049

Cleancrop Tungsten

M12678

Clinic

M14040

Clinic Ace

M12980

Clinic Ace

M13703

Clinic RTU

M13217

Clipper

M12825

Complete WeedKiller

M12826

Complete WeedKiller Concentrate

M13032

Credit

M14066

Credit DST

M13822

Credit DST

M13150

Deep Root Path and Patio WeedKiller 2

M13845

Deep Root Ultra

M13239

Deep Root Ultra Path and Patio Killer

M12856

Discman Biograde

M14158

Doff Concentrated Glyphosate WeedKiller with Systemic action

M13094

Doff knockdown Systemic Path and Patio

M13097

Doff knockdown Systemic WeedKiller

M12581

Doff Knockdown WeedKiller

M12560

Doff Knockdown WeedKiller Spray

M14243

Doff tough Weeds and brushwood Killer

M12720

Dow AgroSciences Glyphosate 360

M13786

Elimin8

M10569

Envision

M12146

Fast Action Roundup ready-to-use WeedKiller

M14481

Fast Action Roundup ready-to-use WeedKiller

M14012

Fast Action Roundup XL

M14485

Fast Action Roundup XL

M12759

First Line

M13095

Focus Systemic Path and Patio WeedKiller Spray

M13099

Focus Systemic WeedKiller Spray

M12845

Gallup Biograde WeedKiller RTU

M12898

Gallup Hi-Aktiv Amenity

M13233

Gem Glyphosate Weed and Root WeedKiller

M12990

Glister

M12679

Glydate

M14006

Glyder360

M13940

Glyfo-TDI

M10995

Glyfos

M12499

Glyfos Care Concentrate

M12498

Glyfos Care RTU

M13054

Glyfos Dakar

M13147

Glyfos Dakar pro

M14297

Glyfosat 36

M12994

Glymark

M13870

Glymark

M13105

Glyper

M14383

Glyper

M13882

Glypho-Rapid 450

M12668

Glyphogan

M12827

Glyphosate

M12669

Glyphosate 360

M12680

Glyphosate 360

M12828

Glyphosate ready-to-use

M13013

Glyphosate Spot Weeder

M12063

Glyphosate Systemic WeedKiller

M12065

Glyphosate Systemic WeedKiller Concentrate

M13787

Glypoo

M14444

GlyWeed

M12718

Greenaway GLY-490

M14001

Ground Clear

M13518

Growing Success Bramble Killer 2

M12717

Habitat

M12922

Hilite

M13871

Hilite

M13237

Instore Glyphosate WeedKiller

M13293

Instore Home and Garden Glyphosate WeedKiller

M10993

Kernel

M12009

KN540

M13977

Landgold Glyphosate 360

M14110

Long Lasting Ground Clear

M11041

Manifest

M12664

Mon 79376

M12663

Mon 79545

M12582

Mon 79632

M13907

Nomix Blade

M12370

Nomix Conqueror

M13420

Nomix Dual

M12921

Nomix G

M13872

Nomix G

M12920

Nomix Nova

M13873

Nomix Nova

M12993

Nomix Revenge

M13874

Nomix Revenge

M12699

Nufosate

M13794

Nufosate Ace

M13195

Path WeedKiller

M13388

Path WeedKiller Concentrate

M12599

PathClear Easymix

M12896

PathClear Gun! Season Long

M14137

PathClear Gun! WeedKiller

M12900

PathClear Season Long

M12476

PathClear Ultra

M12557

PathClear Ultra Gun!

M14143

PathClear WeedKiller LC

M14138

PathClear WeedKiller PC

M13684

Paths and Patios Spot Weeder

M12173

Pistol

M12733

Pontil 360

M14322

Pontil 360

M12756

Preline

M12757

Peline Plus

M13670

Proliance Quattro

M12632

Rambo Bio

M12633

Rambo Bio RTU

M13676

Resolva 24h

M13700

Resolva 24h

M13671

Resolva 24h Concentrate

M13699

Resolva 24h Concentrate

M12681

Romany

M14104

Rosate 36

M14459

Rosate 36

M12645

Roundup

M12772

Roundup Ace

M12672

Roundup Amenity

M10320

Roundup Biactive

M13409

Roundup Biactive 3G

M12646

Roundup Biactive Dry

M12945

Roundup Energy

M12526

Roundup Express

M14013

Roundup Fast action Path and Drive WeedKiller

M14483

Roundup Fast action Path and Drive WeedKiller

M12915

Roundup GC

M10975

Roundup Gold

M12731

Roundup Greenscape

M12866

Roundup Klik

M12952

Roundup Max

M13989

Roundup Metro

M14484

Roundup Path and Drive

M12337

Roundup Path and Drive

M14198

Roundup Path and Drive Liquid Concentrate

M10330

Roundup Pro Biactive

M11907

Roundup Pro-Green

M12778

Roundup ProBiactive 450

M12953

Roundup Provide

M12671

Roundup Rail

M13850

Roundup Tree Stump and Root Killer

M12774

Roundup Ultimate

M13081

Roundup Ultimate

M08172

Roundup Ultra 3000

M12732

Roundup Ultra ST

M14133

Routeone Glyphosate 360

M14458

Routeone Glyphosate 360

M13889

Routeone Rosate 36

M13659

Routeone Rosate 360

M13661

Routeone Rosate 360

M12674

Samurai

M12673

Scorpion

M12968

Sip31519RTU

M14505

Slingshot

M12675

Stacato

M13079

Statis

M12923

Stirrup

M13875

Stirrup

M14221

Super Strength Glyphosate

M13151

Tesco complete WeedKiller Spray

M13848

Tesco Glyphosate Concentrated WeedKiller

M13092

Tesco Systemic Path and Patio WeedKiller Spray

M13091

Tesco Systemic WeedKiller Spray

M14102

Thunderbolt

M10608

Touchdown quattro

M14226

Tree Stump Killer

M12897

Trustee Amenity

M12662

Trustee Elite

M12775

TumbleWeed

M12729

TumbleWeed pro-active

M12887

TumbleWeed ready to use

M12932

Typhoon 360

M12780

UKS 183b

M13139

Weed Buster

M13218

Weed Buster

M13701

Weed Buster Concentrate

M13702

Weed Buster Concentrate

M13791

Weed Easy

M14384

Weed Easy

M13498

WeedBuster Super Concentrate

M13499

WeedBuster Super Concentrate

M13238

Weedfree RTU

M13669

Weedwallop

M14235

Wilko Concentrated Glyphosate WeedKiller with Systemic action

M13235

Wilko Glyphosate Killer

M13292

Wilko Glyphosate WeedKiller RTU

M13089

Wilko Systemic Complete WeedKiller Spray

M13093

Wilko Systemic Path and Patio WeedKiller Spray

M13819

Woolworths Path and Patio WeedKiller Spray


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