Results 161–180 of 190 for japanese knotweed

Public Bill Committee: Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill: Clause 49 - Sale etc. of invasive non-native species (28 Jun 2005)

Colin Breed: ...able to go to so many different places—in fact, the more exotic, the better—we are under threat from things that we do not even know about now. Our weak border controls might land us in another Japanese knotweed situation before we know it. I am pleased that the Government are taking the problem seriously. I take it as a commitment, albeit one to make progress. They need to be...

Orders of the Day — Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill (6 Jun 2005)

Norman Baker: ..., providing that they were properly recompensed, or to natural England to ensure that further ingression did not occur. We must roll some of it back, particularly with respect to species such as Japanese knotweed. Far too little has been done so far. Clause 49 should go further, as we shall explain in greater detail in Committee. I should also mention the Forestry Commission. The...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Japanese Knotweed (4 Oct 2004)

Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what public protection guidance her Department has offered local authorities with regard to the use of Tordon 22k to combat Japanese knotweed.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Japanese Knotweed (30 Apr 2004)

Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has for a coordinated and strategic approach to the problem of Japanese knotweed.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Japanese Knotweed (12 Nov 2003)

Mike Hancock: ...ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make it her policy to amend the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to make it a legal obligation on landowners to clear Japanese knotweed when it spreads within a site.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Japanese Knotweed (28 Oct 2003)

Mike Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the spread of Japanese knotweed; and if she will make a statement.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Environment: Environment (29 Sep 2003)

Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to reduce the incidence of Japanese knotweed.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Non-native Species (1 Sep 2003)

Ben Bradshaw: ...on their own programmes of control of invasive non-native plants. For example, a consortium led by Cornwall county council is undertaking a four year project researching the biological control of Japanese knotweed. This Department was approached and agreed to join the consortium and assist with funding the research. Guidance on control and disposal is provided by English Nature and the...

Ragwort Control Bill: Clause 1 — Control of Ragwort (11 Jul 2003)

Norman Baker: I know that the Department is trying to deal with other invasive weeds, such as Japanese knotweed and other unwelcome countryside species. Will that work run in parallel with the Bill's progress?

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Invasive Weeds (3 Jul 2003)

Elliot Morley: ...to discharge this duty of care. The provisions of the 1990 Act mentioned above apply to household, industrial and commercial waste—collectively defined as "controlled waste". Material containing Japanese knotweed is treated as controlled waste to help prevent its further spread. No specific obligation is placed on local authorities under these controls to dispose of invasive weeds more...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Invasive Weeds (12 Jun 2003)

Elliot Morley: ...disposal of non-native plants is made available by the Environment Agency and English Nature. Fuller details are given in the response to my hon. Friend's separate question 117799. Waste containing Japanese knotweed is controlled under the Environment Protection Act 1990.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Invasive Weeds (12 Jun 2003)

Elliot Morley: ...for national control programmes for various invasive species, including invasive non-native plants, by way of illustration of the issue. For example, the report included estimates that a national Japanese knotweed eradication programme using current techniques would cost approximately £1.56 billion. At this level of cost, national control programmes are unlikely to be feasible. This shows...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Invasive Weeds (12 Jun 2003)

Elliot Morley: ...alternatives to chemicals. The Department is contributing with Cornwall county council, the Environment Agency and others, to research into biological control of one of the problem species—Japanese knotweed. The study will undertake the necessary research to establish whether biological control is a feasible method for the long-term, sustainable management of Japanese knotweed in the UK....

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Invasive Weeds (11 Jun 2003)

Elliot Morley: An overall assessment of the impact of non-native species was undertaken in the Review of Non-Native Species Policy, which included case studies on Japanese knotweed and New Zealand pigmyweed (also known as Australian swamp stonecrop). More detailed, site-specific environmental assessments have also been undertaken by English Nature and the Environment Agency. English Nature commission work...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Invasive Plants (7 Mar 2003)

Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what strategy she has adopted to deal with (a) Australian swamp stonecrop, (b) Japanese knotweed and (c) other invasive plants.

Japanese Knotweed (18 Dec 2002)

Baroness Sharples: asked Her Majesty's Government: What they are doing to stop the spread of Japanese knotweed.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Japanese Knotweed (10 Jul 2002)

Mr Colin Pickthall: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's policy is on controlling the spread of Japanese Knotweed.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Japanese Knotweed (25 Jun 2002)

Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research the Government are conducting into tackling Japanese knotweed, with particular reference to natural biological methods of control.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Hedges: Hedges (12 Mar 2002)

Allan Wilson: ...) Act 1997 provides local authorities with powers to take action in circumstances where the amenity of an area is affected by the presence of invasive plants such as, for example, Giant Hogweed and Japanese Knotweed. In natural heritage terms, leylandii (leyland cypress) is not regarded as posing a significant threat to the countryside. The problems associated with leylandii and other high...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Weeds Act 1959: Weeds Act 1959 (5 Feb 2002)

Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider extending the scope of section 1 of the Weeds Act 1959 to include Japanese Knotweed.


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