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star this property date less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Timber: Imports 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 assessment they have made of the impact on the eco-system of importing timber with bark to the UK. more like this
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Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Revenue &amp; Customs collect and publish National Statistics for the United Kingdom on the level of imports of woodfuel under commodity code 44011000: ‘fuel wood in logs, billets, twigs, faggots or similar forms’. No record is made to differentiate the presence or absence of bark on imports of woodfuel.</p><p> </p><p>Figures for 2011-15, the latest figures for which complete data is available, are shown the Table attached.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that wood can be a pathway for the introduction and movement of harmful plant pests. That is why a new Statutory Notification Scheme for importing solid woodfuel (firewood) came into force on 1 January 2017. This requires importers bringing firewood into England and Scotland from outside the UK to provide the Forestry Commission with at least three days’ prior notification of its arrival if it is coming by sea, road or rail, and four hours’ notice if arriving by air. The Welsh Assembly Government is expected to introduce a similar regulation.</p><p> </p><p>The scheme will enable the Forestry Commission to gather information about the firewood importing trade, and to carry out risk-based and random inspections of a selection of imports. This will help to ensure that the firewood or its associated wooden packaging meets British plant health landing requirements.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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HL4933 more like this
HL4934 more like this
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less than 2017-02-07T15:07:32.107Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-07T15:07:32.107Z
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star this property file name HL4933 HL4934 HL4935 - firewood imports with bark - Table.pdf more like this
star this property title TABLE OF IMPORTS 2011-2015 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Clark of Windermere remove filter