Environmental Protection

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:43 pm on 15th June 2020.

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Photo of Mark Pawsey Mark Pawsey Conservative, Rugby 6:43 pm, 15th June 2020

I spent my working career supplying food service packaging items, and I see today as a pretty sad day. Having sold many straws and plastic stirrers in my working career, I find it of concern that if I supply a plastic drink stirrer I am guilty of an offence and would be liable on summary conviction to a fine. I think that is a pretty disappointing state to be in. I thank the Minister for the delay, because for many of the suppliers of these products, their customers have not been able to use the products as a consequence of the hospitality sector being shut down. The delay that she has introduced is very welcome.