Japanese Knotweed - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:23 am on 16th May 2019.

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Photo of The Earl of Kinnoull The Earl of Kinnoull Crossbench 11:23 am, 16th May 2019

My Lords, I draw attention to my interests in the register. Of course, knotweed is not the only invasive alien species around. This is Invasive Species Week; indeed, the Minister has been seen in the newspapers digging up skunk cabbages. Can he confirm that the Government are intensifying their efforts to combat invasive alien species in general, and in particular the grey squirrel, which is doing so much, so distressingly, to kill our broad-leaf trees?