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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...

Public Bill Committee: High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: Clause 20 - Deemed planning permission (1 Mar 2016)

Robert Goodwill: ...project. I spent the best part of an afternoon talking about tree species and how we can take this opportunity to work with those seeking to produce elm trees resistant to Dutch elm disease and ash trees resistant to ash dieback and re-establish those species. I understand the importance attached to environmental considerations. Whether we are talking about pipistrelle bats,...

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

Robert Goodwill: ...project. I spent the best part of an afternoon talking about tree species and how we can take this opportunity to work with those seeking to produce elm trees resistant to Dutch elm disease and ash trees resistant to ash dieback and re-establish those species. I understand the importance attached to environmental considerations. Whether we are talking about pipistrelle bats,...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (25 Feb 2016)

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of (a) the geographical extent of ash dieback disease and (b) its effect upon woodland and the number of ash trees in the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (25 Feb 2016)

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the ecological effect of ash dieback disease in rural areas.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (25 Feb 2016)

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department has made in identifying ash trees with resistance to ash dieback disease; and if she will make a statement.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Agriculture (10 Feb 2016)

Michelle O'Neill: ...commissioned a targeted review of the pest risk analysis report to further investigate the role of wood as a means of spreading the disease. Key conclusions of the report indicate that the eradication of ash dieback in both jurisdictions is not possible. It recommends a policy change from eradication to containment and management. That policy change is being jointly progressed. The...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease (19 Jan 2016)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to reduce the occurrence of ash dieback disease.

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Protection of Ancient Woodland and Trees (10 Dec 2015)

George Eustice: ...that we get a decision right. Finally, a number of hon. Members mentioned the issue of pests and disease, which is a challenge we take very seriously. The Animal and Plant Health Agency monitors diseases such as ash dieback, or chalara, which is of particular concern at the moment. It is true that older trees can often survive infection for a number of years; in some cases older trees are...


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