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Peatlands: Commercial Exploitation - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:37 pm on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Conservative 2:37 pm, 9th September 2019

My Lords, will my noble friend perhaps display a greater sense of urgency, considering that it takes 200 years to create a peat bog? Since there are flood prevention schemes, such as the Pickering pilot scheme, will the Government ensure that peat bogs are created as part of such restoration schemes and will they form part of the land management system under the eventual agriculture Bill?