Saddleworth Moor and Tameside: Ongoing Fire

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:17 pm on 2nd July 2018.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex 4:17 pm, 2nd July 2018

Because of the extreme drought and dryness in these magnificent and very important areas, will the Minister work with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to see whether there is a case for a comprehensive review of the trigger points on the fire severity index to develop a better framework for managing such situations? In addition to his rightful praise for our superb firefighters and the Army, will he also congratulate local farmers, gamekeepers and many others who live and work on the moors whose knowledge, equipment and expertise have greatly assisted the professional help?