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6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its peatland restoration plans. (S6O-01401)
Restoring peatlands will, as the minister said, “help us fight climate change, support biodiversity and provide good, green jobs ... in rural communities.” Those words are lifted straight from the Scottish Government’s website. I will also repeat what the minister said. On page 70 of the Scottish National Party’s 2021 manifesto, there is a promise to restore “250,000 hectares of ......
Will the minister take an intervention?
Conservative MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
Also represented South Scotland
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