Sky Lanterns: Droughts

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 5th July 2018.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ban sky lanterns during periods of severe drought.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

There are currently no plans to bring forward legislation in this area.

There is a responsibility on individuals to recognise the impact these products can have, particularly on very dry land.

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