Peat Bogs: Statutory Instruments

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th February 2021.

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Photo of Baroness Jones of Whitchurch Baroness Jones of Whitchurch Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask Her Majesty's Government when the statutory instrument to protect peatlands will be laid before Parliament; and whether it will be subject to the affirmative procedure.

Photo of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We intend to lay the relevant statutory instrument as soon as parliamentary time allows. It will be subject to the negative procedure.

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