Ash Dieback Disease

Part of Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:15 pm on 12th November 2012.

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Photo of David Heath David Heath The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 5:15 pm, 12th November 2012

I can indeed confirm that. Ministers or officials from all three Administrations have been involved in every one of our consultation meetings on the subject. We want to ensure that they have access to all the information we have, and that we have all the information they have. I ought to mention that we have been working closely with the Government of the Republic of Ireland, because we obviously need to co-ordinate our efforts to ensure that we understand how to treat cases, and particularly those in the wider environment, and how to preserve as far as possible the whole of the British Isles as a disease-resistant or disease-free area.