Peatlands - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:16 am on 22 February 2024.

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Photo of Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Conservative 11:16, 22 February 2024

My Lords, given the role that peatlands play in flood defences, as the noble Baroness said, will the Minister pay tribute to all those involved in the Slowing the Flow pilot scheme in Pickering? Will he ensure that more private sector funding, either from water companies or others, can also be factored in to speed up the programme to which he refers?