Debates between Lord Clark of Windermere and Lord Gardiner of Kimble during the 2019 Parliament

Thu 12th Mar 2020

Japanese Knotweed

Debate between Lord Clark of Windermere and Lord Gardiner of Kimble
Thursday 12th March 2020

(2 years, 3 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Lord Gardiner of Kimble Portrait Lord Gardiner of Kimble
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My Lords, the UK experts participated in the European Food Safety Authority’s recent assessment of glyphosate and supported its conclusions. The Government therefore agree with the continuing approval of glyphosate. Of course, we always base our considerations on the best available advice and that is what we will continue to do.

Lord Clark of Windermere Portrait Lord Clark of Windermere (Lab)
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My Lords, are the experiments using derivatives of Japanese knotweed to tackle the growing problem of Lyme disease pertinent to this country? If they are, will the noble Lord put the details in the Library?

Lord Gardiner of Kimble Portrait Lord Gardiner of Kimble
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I certainly shall. As I said to the noble Baroness, obviously, we want to use nature- based solutions to many of the diseases and problems that humans, and indeed animals, have. I shall certainly put a copy of any information that I have in the Library and send a note to the noble Lord.