Equine Welfare (Ragwort Control) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:41 am on 21st March 2003.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 11:41 am, 21st March 2003

My hon. Friend is particularly gracious to give way twice. Can he inform the House what procedures will take place in view of the fact that local authorities have often been the perpetrators of the greatest ragwort crimes? How will it be possible to prosecute local authorities?