Heathland: Fires

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 22nd May 2020.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to amend the regulations on heather burning during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government has always been clear of the need to end burning of protected blanket bog to conserve these vulnerable habitats. We are looking at how legislation could achieve this and considering next steps.

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