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Tree Pests and Diseases - Motion to Take Note (13 Feb 2020)

Lord Colgrain: ...persistent and vigorous invader that leaves a barren undercanopy that is hostile to all our native fauna and flora. Along with other plants introduced originally for Victorian gardens, such as Japanese knotweed, it is expensive and time-consuming to deal with and should be in the bull’s-eye for any new forestry grant programme that emanates from the Agriculture Bill. Last but by no means...

Business of the House (6 Feb 2020)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: My right hon. Friend the Chief Whip has just whispered to me that he is very concerned about Japanese knotweed. The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right to raise this important issue. The Government will shortly respond to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report on invasive species, and it may be a good subject for a debate once the response is published. We are committed to being leaders...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Question (28 Jan 2020)

Baroness Wilcox: To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in eliminating Japanese knotweed.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Japanese Knotweed (20 Jan 2020)

Lord Greaves: To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each of the last five years, (1) how many instances of infestation by Japanese Knotweed were recorded on Network Rail land and property, (2) how many complaints were received, and what was the cost to Network Rail of action taken to eradicate the species; (3) what action Network Rail takes in response to infestations and complaints about Japanese Knotweed;...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Japanese Knotweed (24 Oct 2019)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to prevent the growth of knotweed along railway lines.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Japanese Knotweed: North East (8 Oct 2019)

Ian Lavery: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the strategy to deal with invasive Japanese knotweed in (a) Wansbeck constituency, (b) Northumberland and (c) the North East.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Japanese Knotweed: North East (9 Sep 2019)

Ian Lavery: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the strategy to deal with invasive Japanese knotweed in (a) Wansbeck constituency, (b) Northumberland and (c) the North East.

Petition - Shelton Road Planning Application: Degraded Chalk Stream Environments (22 Jul 2019)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: ...climate becoming drier, interspersed with some very wet periods, has done the chalk streams no good at all. The river also faces other threats, including from invasive species such as the mink and Japanese knotweed, and that is on top of the extraction for public water supply and the pollution that results from the concentration as the flows become lower. I very much hope that this debate,...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Japanese Knotweed: Weed Control (17 Jul 2019)

Paul Farrelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that homeowners are aware of Japanese knotweed, and what guidance his Department provides to homeowners who are affected by that invasive species.

Brexit: Cross-party Discussions - Question (16 May 2019)

Lord Callanan: ...would be disastrous for our democracy. It must seem to people outside—going back to a previous answer from my noble friend Lord Gardiner—that leaving the EU is as difficult as eradicating Japanese knotweed.

Japanese Knotweed - Question (16 May 2019)

Japanese Knotweed - Question

Brexit: Plant and Animal Biosecurity - Motion to Take Note (15 May 2019)

the Duke of Montrose: ...of common interest across the UK. In my small, immediate area of the UK, I have experienced a great deal of the breakdown of biosecurity. We have seen invasive plant species such as giant hogweed, Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam, to mention a few. Then there are the current invasive plant diseases, in addition to those whose effects have been mentioned by noble Lords. We have seen...

Animal Health, Plant Health, Seeds and Seed Potatoes (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (13 May 2019)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...to find tolerant strains. Although, very sadly, there will be a large number of losses over time we should remain hopeful about how we can deal with retaining the ash in our landscape. Regarding Japanese knotweed, the noble Lord, Lord Greaves, has tabled a Question on that for Thursday and I look forward to it. However, I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Hylton, that we should take...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Japanese Knotweed: Weed Control (8 May 2019)

Lord Greaves: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they anticipate glyphosate to continue to be available for treating Japanese knotweed; and if not, what steps they are taking to ensure that effective alternatives are available.

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (22 Jan 2019)

Science and Technology: Japanese Knotweed in the built environment. 9:45 am; The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: ...Dr Daniel Jones, Managing Director, Advanced Invasives, and Honorary Researcher, Swansea University Sean Hathaway, Environment Officer, Swansea Council Ben Lindley, Sales and Marketing Director, Japanese Knotweed Ltd Dr Mark Diamond, Head of Ecology, Environment Agency John Baguley, Tangible Assets Valuation Director, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Matthew Jupp, Principal,...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Japanese Knotweed (27 Nov 2018)

Alison Thewliss: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to Network Rail to facilitate the removal of Japanese knotweed from railway embankments.

Roundup - Question (31 Oct 2018)

Lord Clark of Windermere: There are many species in Britain that threaten our environment. The Minister has just mentioned ground elder, and Roundup can be used to tackle such things as Japanese knotweed. Can he update us on the Government’s latest position on the application of weedkillers to tackle that problem?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Japanese Knotweed (22 Oct 2018)

Baroness Randerson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial implications of the invasion of Japanese Knotweed onto railway lines; and who is responsible for meeting the costs of clearing Japanese Knotweed from railway lines.

British Flora: Protection from Imported Diseases (27 Jun 2018)

Sue Hayman: ...right hon. Member for Newbury (Richard Benyon) all made important points. I share their concerns about the problems we have with the many invasive species. In our village, we have had to deal with Japanese knotweed, and we have huge issues with Himalayan balsam. Until I was elected to this place, I had a personal mission against Himalayan balsam encroaching on to our land, which I have now...


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