Sky Lanterns

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 24th January 2014.

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Photo of Julian Sturdy Julian Sturdy Conservative, York Outer

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure people are better aware of the risks of Chinese lanterns.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We are working with retailers and manufacturers to help improve the standards of sky lanterns and to develop a code of practice for their safe use. We will also continue to work with the farming industry to provide clear advice to the public on how to use them responsibly.

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