Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th April 2019.

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Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire Conservative, East Devon

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Natural England on its revised policy on heather management.

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

The most recent statement Natural England (NE) has put out in relation to heather management, has been their position statement on “Burning as a tool for the restoration of upland blanket bog”. On 24 January, NE informed Defra Ministers that a position statement would be published.

On 11 February, NE published the position statement.

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