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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (21 Jul 2015)

Danny Kinahan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of options for controlling ash dieback other than through the destruction of saplings; and if she will take steps to support research into new means of controlling outbreaks of devastating diseases in plants and animals.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Trees: Imports (13 Jul 2015)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ..., administered by the Animal and Plant Health Agency. This data combines the number of notifications from the start of the scheme in January 2013. These notifications cover the species elm, oak, ash, pine, plane and sweet chestnut from the dates they were added to the statutory notification scheme. No notifications were received for ash, as movement restrictions have been in place...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (2 Jun 2015)

Lord Framlingham: ...biosecurity and quarantine, as was touched on briefly by the noble Duke, the Duke of Somerset. The ravages of Dutch elm disease, imported on logs from Canada in the 1960s, robbed us of all our great elm trees. Ash dieback is now threatening to have the same terrible effect, with diseased imported trees again involved and no remedy in sight except the depressing policy of “managed...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Agriculture (24 Mar 2015)

Kieran McCarthy: I thank the Minister for her statement this morning. Paragraphs 8 and 9 speak of the ash dieback scourge that arrived on this island a few years ago. Thankfully, it seems that that is on the road to eradication. Can the Minister give the Assembly any recent figures for incidents of ash dieback taking place here in the North of Ireland in recent times?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (26 Jan 2015)

Lord Framlingham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the incidence of ash dieback in the United Kingdom in the last year as compared with earlier years.

Natural Environment — Motion to Take Note (15 Jan 2015)

Lord Grantchester: ...has struggled to provide the required leadership. The noble Lord, Lord Framlingham, highlighted the role of trees. Can the Minister update the House on the protections that his Government are now taking following the importation last year of diseased stock with ash dieback? On wildlife protection, can the Minister update the House on legislation on the control of trade in endangered...

Kew Gardens — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (16 Dec 2014)

Angela Smith: ...chase external money.” There is real concern that, in a context of declining resources for animal and plant science, Britain will not be able to deal with potential risks or new outbreaks of plant disease. I refer specifically to the recent outbreaks of ash dieback and oak processionary moth. Earlier this year, the Natural Capital Committee said that the incidence of disease has...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council:  Agriculture (20 Oct 2014)

Michelle O'Neill: ...programme later this month. Ministers noted that DARD and DAFM have developed a protocol for the cross-border movement of larch logs infected with Phytophthora ramorum.  It was noted that an all-Ireland Chalara/ash dieback conference took place in May 2014 and that DARD and DAFM are in the process of summarising stakeholders’ responses to key questions.  That should assist...

Cycling: National Pollinator Strategy (16 Oct 2014)

David Heath: ...at the European level or elsewhere, but let us make sure that it happens. The second factor is the recruitment of the army of citizen scientists into the process. We saw how effective that was when dealing with ash dieback last year, and how useful it was to have people who would go out and look at what was happening. It is interesting that ash dieback has now been carried by the wind to...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (13 Oct 2014)

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the (a) geographical spread and (b) effect of ash dieback disease.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (13 Oct 2014)

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of how many and what proportion of ash trees are likely to die from ash dieback disease.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (13 Oct 2014)

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the ecological effect of ash dieback disease on the countryside.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (13 Oct 2014)

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department has made in identifying ash trees with resistance to ash dieback disease; and if she will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plant and Tree Health (17 Jul 2014)

Julie Hilling: The recent threat of ash dieback and indeed the horsemeat scandal show that the Food and Environment Research Agency plays a vital role in detecting and responding to threats to our natural environment and the food chain. Does the Secretary of State intend to continue with the privatisation of the research agency?

Infrastructure Bill [HL] — Second Reading (18 Jun 2014)

Lord Teverson: ...we will look at it further in Committee. On invasive and non-native species, biodefence and security—as I suppose one would call it—is clearly important for this country. We have seen this with everything from ash dieback disease to foot and mouth and the whole issue of Japanese knotweed, of which there is lots around where I live. This is a key area, and I very much welcome...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (16 Jun 2014)

Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of health of the UK tree population following the recent Ash Dieback epidemic.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council:  Agriculture (19 May 2014)

Michelle O'Neill: ...that the Departments have worked closely in developing the protocol for the cross-border movement of larch logs that are infected with P ramorum, which was planned to be finalised by Easter 2014.  It was noted that the all-Ireland Chalara ash dieback conference took place on 8 May.   Ministers welcomed the continued work on the delivery of an all-island animal health and...

Mango Import Ban (8 May 2014)

Dan Rogerson: ...plants in the wider environment is vital to our continued well-being. We are all aware of the damage that continues to be caused by the arrival in the UK in 2012 of Chalara fraxinea, the organism that causes ash dieback. That disease and the Government’s response to it prompted a review of our approach to plant health and to the risk posed by pests and diseases to our agriculture,...

Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Plant Biosecurity Strategy (30 Apr 2014)

Owen Paterson: ...has adopted in order to meet the taskforce recommendations. The strategy is being published alongside an update on operational activity to manage tree pests and disease, including Chalara fraxinea (ash dieback). The strategy is based on the principles that action taken must be risk-based; to make the most effective use of resources, and that Government, industry, non-governmental...


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