Oak Processionary Moth

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 25th October 2021.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee, Chair, Education Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many reports of oak processionary moth there have been in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area.

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

The table below shows the number of sites reported as infested with oak processionary moth and which were served a statutory plant health notice between 2017 and 2021, using data provided up until 5 October 2021.

Number of sites infested with oak processionary moth, 2017-2021:

Local authority

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Barking and Dagenham

3

5

1

Barnet

27

61

13

31

23

Basildon

4

6

Basingstoke and Deane

1

Bexley

9

18

19

45

34

Bracknell Forest

2

3

4

13

21

Brent

34

30

16

9

3

Brentwood

1

7

13

Bromley

25

36

6

31

13

Broxbourne

3

12

19

Buckinghamshire

6

6

7

28

27

Camden

14

23

3

3

2

Castle Point

3

Central Bedfordshire

1

Chelmsford

1

2

Cheshire West and Chester

1

City of London

1

City of Westminster

1

4

6

2

1

Crawley

1

1

Croydon

4

11

4

11

6

Dacorum

3

2

4

Dartford

7

6

7

6

Ealing

43

32

51

7

13

East Hertfordshire

3

10

15

16

Elmbridge

37

118

102

219

133

Enfield

2

6

11

12

13

Epping Forest

1

6

12

40

48

Epsom and Ewell

17

51

21

59

25

Gravesham

1

Greenwich

7

25

31

42

19

Guildford

34

87

62

80

111

Hackney

1

3

1

2

4

Hammersmith and Fulham

16

3

6

2

1

Haringey

5

19

9

21

6

Harlow

3

Harrow

3

15

4

14

15

Hart

1

Havering

1

3

11

21

34

Hertsmere

1

4

36

39

Hillingdon

9

29

19

60

35

Horsham

1

Hounslow

28

26

14

4

10

Islington

2

2

1

2

Kensington and Chelsea

4

1

3

1

Kingston upon Thames

68

27

59

7

20

Lambeth

7

9

3

7

3

Lewisham

4

9

4

8

1

Luton

1

Medway

1

1

1

Merton

47

14

28

12

12

Mid Sussex

1

Mole Valley

18

53

80

106

45

Newham

3

4

2

8

2

Reading

1

Redbridge

1

5

8

25

15

Reigate and Banstead

1

4

3

21

21

Richmond upon Thames

69

15

41

6

24

Runnymede

9

26

25

94

80

Rushmoor

4

12

12

Sevenoaks

5

4

12

12

Slough

4

10

2

12

2

Southend-on-Sea

1

1

Southwark

30

7

4

14

6

Spelthorne

10

21

17

48

12

St. Albans

6

13

22

Surrey Heath

5

17

22

Sutton

23

28

9

65

2

Tandridge

1

1

2

1

Three Rivers

3

18

10

Thurrock

3

3

5

17

20

Tower Hamlets

4

4

1

6

1

Waltham Forest

3

8

5

13

9

Wandsworth

38

9

23

12

10

Watford

1

2

2

Waverley

1

7

9

6

Welwyn Hatfield

2

5

12

West Oxfordshire

3

Windsor and Maidenhead

1

5

12

40

53

Woking

10

11

109

90

Wokingham

2

8

11

Total

676

908

845

1587

1252

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