Topical Questions

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

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

Further to the previous question, the Climate Change Committee warned this week that the area of land suitable for peat-forming vegetation in the uplands could decline by 50% to 65% by the 2050s through the effects of climate change alone, potentially dramatically increasing UK carbon emissions. How is the Secretary of State planning to amend the “England Peat Action Plan” to bring forward plans for peat protection and restoration in light of the Committee’s damning report?