Moorland Burning

Part of Asylum Seekers and Permission to Work – in Westminster Hall at 5:19 pm on 18th November 2020.

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Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Conservative, Scarborough and Whitby 5:19 pm, 18th November 2020

We absolutely support any measures to re-wet some of our uplands, but, of course, the Minister needs to bear in mind that if we do make it more boggy, land managers would not be able to cut it with a tractor without getting bogged. The need to burn, combined with having a wetter moorland storing some of that water, is vital. As somebody who has got a tractor bogged on many occasions, I can attest to the difficulties on very wet land.