Topical Questions

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 17th June 2021.

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Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The hon. Gentleman makes an important point. The Government are clear that we will consult on a ban on horticultural peat, and we will shortly bring forward the legislation that will implement a new ban on the burning of heather on blanket bog. It is our intention to treble the rate of peatland restoration, for all the reasons he said.[This section has been corrected on 21 June 2021, column 8MC — read correction]