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UK and EU Relations - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (12 Sep 2017)

Lord Framlingham: ...will, I am sure, remember Dutch elm disease, when an infected shipload of elm logs resulted in the loss of every elm tree in the country. You may also be aware of the problems caused in the more recent past by ash dieback, which was also imported on trees from Europe. What your Lordships may not know is just how many other tree diseases are present in Europe and which, unless we are...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease: North West (21 Mar 2017)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to help local authorities in the North West whose area is affected by ash dieback.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (20 Mar 2017)

David Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to help those local authorities most affected by ash dieback.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (20 Mar 2017)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to plant non-woodland trees to replace those trees lost to ash dieback.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (29 Nov 2016)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of tackling the recent outbreak of ash dieback disease; and if she will make a statement.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Agriculture (22 Nov 2016)

Michelle McIlveen: ...by officials from DAERA and DAFM in response to ongoing scientific and surveillance evidence; the research being undertaken to develop a population of Irish planting stock tolerant to the Chalara — ash dieback — disease; and the ongoing commitment to continue to work towards the shared objective of achieving and maintaining good plant health status on the island. Ministers...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (22 Nov 2016)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's most recent assessment is of the extent of the spread of ash dieback disease across UK woodland; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plants: Imports (15 Nov 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...and the public to reduce the risks of pests and diseases entering the country and the impact of newly established pests, including substantial programmes of work on the oak processionary moth and ash dieback.

Brexit: Environmental and Climate Change Policy - Motion to Take Note (20 Oct 2016)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: ...quality. We are just beginning to understand the impact of tiny plastic microbeads in our oceans on marine ecosystems. The threat to native species from habitat destruction, alien species, or diseases such as ash dieback is very real. The State of Nature 2016 report found that more than 10% of species are at risk of extinction in the UK and nearly 60% have declined since 1970. It seems to...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Trees: Disease Control (12 Sep 2016)

George Eustice: ...to tackle tree and plant disease is based on science, international best practice and advice of the UK Chief Plant Health Officer. We have also invested more than any other country in research on Ash Dieback and are conducting the world’s largest screening trials to identify a disease-tolerant tree. We are promoting biosecurity internationally, at UK borders, and inland targeted...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (21 Jul 2016)

Oliver Colvile: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding her Department is making available to replace trees that die of ash dieback disease.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (20 Jul 2016)

Jim Cunningham: ...of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2016 to Question 42035, how many projects her Department jointly funded to look into the ecological value of ash dieback; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (14 Jul 2016)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has spent on preventing the spread of ash dieback disease since that disease was first detected in the UK; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (13 Jul 2016)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the threat of ash dieback disease to biodiversity across the UK; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Forests (11 Jul 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: .... The Plant and Tree Notification System requirements relates to the movement of certain tree species from other EU member states and extends to oak, plane, sweet chestnut, pine, elm, prunus and ash trees (although no movements of ash trees are permitted at present, due to ash dieback restrictions). The scheme is intended to help the Animal and Plant Health Agency’s Plant Health...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future in the European Union (26 May 2016)

Claudia Beamish: ...collective management of land, sea, and air. Nature knows no boundaries, and it is completely logical that we make collective arrangements for its protection and for the health management of our natural resources. The ash dieback situation was an example of how quickly we can act on such issues as an EU member state. For many in South Scotland and in other coastal and rural communities,...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: *No heading* (4 Apr 2016)

Lord Jones of Cheltenham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the review from Keele University, published in the Journal of Ecology, warning that almost all ash trees in Europe will be wiped out due to the fungal disease ash dieback and the emerald ash borer beetle, and what plans they have to tackle these twin problems.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Trees: Diseases (4 Mar 2016)

Rory Stewart: ...in woodlands. Maps of the latest confirmed findings are available on its website: www.forestry.gov.uk/pestsanddiseases Defra has funded research to ‘Assess and address the impacts of ash dieback on UK woodlands and trees of conservation importance’. The published report includes a series of case studies on sites of ancient woodland and is available at: ...

Public Bill Committee: High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: Clause 30 - Trees (1 Mar 2016)

Robert Goodwill: ...looked at how we can best choose the species of tree that will be introduced as part of this massive planting programme. I have already mentioned the issue of the elm and Dutch elm disease, and the ash and ash dieback. We are also looking at some of the particularly valuable trees that will be lost. There is a famous pear tree—it was voted tree of the year last year—which...

Public Bill Committee: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill: Trees (1 Mar 2016)

Robert Goodwill: ...looked at how we can best choose the species of tree that will be introduced as part of this massive planting programme. I have already mentioned the issue of the elm and Dutch elm disease, and the ash and ash dieback. We are also looking at some of the particularly valuable trees that will be lost. There is a famous pear tree—it was voted tree of the year last year—which...


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