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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Diseases remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, what steps they are taking to encourage the planting of homegrown stock to address concerns about the importation of tree diseases. more like this
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Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL16740 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Defra has provided support for the Woodland Trust’s nursery accreditation scheme which helps to promote UK sourced and grown planting stock and the now separate UK Grown in Britain scheme. To reduce the risk of importing tree diseases, Defra encourages a policy of safe sourcing and has been working with the Horticultural Trades Association to launch the ‘Plant Healthy’ management standard in January.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:07:47.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:07:47.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Framlingham more like this
1135420
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Diseases remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in the last 12 months to pursue the possibility of a quarantine system for all imported trees. more like this
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Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL16741 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>In May 2018 the Secretary Of State published the Tree Health Resilience Strategy and a National Action Plan which included a commitment to consult on the potential for quarantine for high risk plant species. We have recently completed an informal phase of engagement with the Tree Health Policy Group on this issue, and are now conducting research to help shape a formal consultation phase. The research aims to increase the evidence base for the volume and type of plants which enter the UK and identify what specific pest/host combinations pose the highest risk and may be suitable for quarantine measures.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T15:29:37.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:29:37.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Framlingham more like this
1135421
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Diseases remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase public awareness at all points of entry into the UK of the dangers of introducing tree disease on plants of any kind brought into the UK. more like this
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Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL16742 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Last year, the Government launched the Don’t Risk It communications campaign to encourage the travelling public not to risk bringing plant pests and disease into the UK. This summer, advertising space has been secured at the departure lounges of two of the UK’s busiest airports, Gatwick and Manchester, in addition to the plant health messaging at the Border Force arrivals channels. The Don’t Risk It campaign has featured in the Brittany Ferries passenger magazine which has an estimated reach of over 300,000 travellers, and is also being highlighted in the July edition of the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) The Garden magazine. This will be accompanied by a social media campaign and a visible public presence that includes all RHS shows as well as important regional events such as the Royal Welsh Show.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T14:12:33.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T14:12:33.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Framlingham more like this
1130849
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Diseases remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the threats from disease to hornbeam trees (Carpinus betulus) in England and Wales. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL16216 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>Details of pest and disease threats to hornbeam (<em>Carpinus betulus</em>), along with other plant and tree species, are included on the UK plant health risk register, which can be accessed here: <a href="https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/phiw/riskRegister/" target="_blank">https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/phiw/riskRegister/</a>. Of the 1,040 entries on the risk register, ten of these have hornbeam specifically listed as a major host species, although hornbeam may be a minor host in relation to certain other pests and diseases listed (e.g. those which are polyphagous in nature on broadleaved trees). The risk register includes information about current mitigations in place and priorities for future actions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:55:15.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:55:15.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Diseases remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many incidences of each notifiable tree disease have been reported to his Department; what species of tree was affected by each disease; and when the notifications were made. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 199775 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The Tree Health Diagnostic and Advisory Service (THDAS) at Forest Research provides advice and where possible diagnosis and identification of tree pests and pathogens. The Forestry Commission has developed TreeAlert, an online tool to help gather information about the health of the nation's trees, woodlands and forests, which allows individuals to report any suspected tree pests and diseases. Over half of the enquiries received at THDAS come through TreeAlert. The rest of the enquiries come via email, letter, telephone or visitors.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>From 2015 to 30 September 2018, THDAS identified 1820 cases of notifiable trees pests and diseases. Of these, ash dieback and oak processionary moth were the most frequently reported notifiable pests and diseases. The reports received included a range of different tree species affected by pests and diseases.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T15:24:46.497Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T15:24:46.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Diseases remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries in mainland Europe, if any, have tree diseases not present in the UK. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL8301 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-18more like thismore than 2018-06-18
star this property answer text <p>While there is no comprehensive database which records all tree diseases within individual countries, the UK Plant Health Risk Register has 347 entries of pests and diseases which are present in Europe, but not in the UK, of which 126 are known to affect either coniferous or broadleaved trees or both.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-06-18T12:14:31.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-18T12:14:31.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Diseases remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to offer funding for the observation of tree health after the UK has left the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 124552 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>Our extensive tree health surveillance programme involves government, industry, conservation groups and the public. It includes aerial and ground based surveillance activity by the Forestry Commission; risk based inspections at nurseries and retail sites to detect any issues at an early stage; and the ‘Observatree’ network of volunteer tree health surveyors trained by Forest Research and the Woodland Trust.</p><p>Funding for this approach will continue after the UK has left the EU.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-01-29T11:57:19.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T11:57:19.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Diseases remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the major disease threats to UK trees, woodlands and forests are; and if he will make a statement? more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 115809 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The publically available UK Plant Health Risk Register, records and rates risks to UK crops, trees, gardens and ecosystems from plant pests and pathogens. It forms an agreed, evidence based framework for decisions on major pest and disease threats. The major threats to trees include <em>Phytophthora ramorum</em>, emerald ash borer, ash dieback and acute oak decline.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T11:29:26.02Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T11:29:26.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-01more like thismore than 2016-11-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Diseases remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to assess the potential threat to chestnut trees from moth-borne diseases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 51294 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to doing all we can to prevent plant pests and diseases reaching our borders and to build the resilience of our trees and plants. From 2012 to 2019 we will have invested more than £37 million into tree health research, including studying the interactions between horse chestnut leaf miner and other pests.</p><p> </p><p>Our approach, led by the Government Chief Plant Health Officer, involves the systematic, proactive screening of potential new and emerging risks, which are listed in the Plant Health Risk Register.</p><p> </p><p>This includes pests and diseases which can affect horse chestnut trees, such as moths like the horse chestnut leaf miner. This is listed in the Risk Register with, after current mitigations, a relative risk rating of 24 (out of a possible 125). Horse chestnut leaf miner larvae can damage horse chestnut leaves on an annual basis, causing leaves to turn brown and fall earlier than usual. However, on its own the pest does not significantly impair trees' health and affected trees will usually grow normally the following spring. Removing fallen leaves during autumn and winter and composting or covering them can help reduce damage by destroying pupae and preventing adult moths emerging the next spring.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2016-11-07T11:44:39.77Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-07T11:44:39.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-01more like thismore than 2016-03-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Diseases remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of tree disease on (a) existing woodland and (b) the restoration of planted ancient woodland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
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Rebecca Pow more like this
star this property uin 29051 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-04more like thismore than 2016-03-04
star this property answer text <p>Protecting our country from plant and tree pests and diseases is important for our economy, the environment and our health. Defra is committed to protecting our borders from pests and building the resilience of our trees and plants.</p><p> </p><p>We assess the impacts of pests and disease threats on trees and plants and take a risk-based approach to ensure that our response is directed towards priority pests and diseases and their respective pathways. We have produced a prioritised plant health risk register which is used to identify risks and agree priorities for action.</p><p> </p><p>The Forestry Commission has a comprehensive monitoring and surveillance programme in place for tree pests and diseases in woodlands. Maps of the latest confirmed findings are available on its website:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pestsanddiseases" target="_blank">www.forestry.gov.uk/pestsanddiseases</a></p><p> </p><p>Defra has funded research to ‘Assess and address the impacts of ash dieback on UK woodlands and trees of conservation importance’. The published report includes a series of case studies on sites of ancient woodland and is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/5273931279761408" target="_blank">http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/5273931279761408</a></p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2016-03-04T16:22:36.347Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-04T16:22:36.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this