Ash Dieback Disease

Part of Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:49 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 5:49 pm, 12th November 2012

The hon. Gentleman is being fair. With epidemiology there are never definite answers, but I hope he will agree that the distribution is not entirely consistent with the view that this came from imported seedlings—one would expect a much more rational distribution across the country than the eccentric distribution shown in the tests.