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Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity

Inquiry status: Inquiry concluded and Report and Government response published

The aim of this inquiry is to explore whether Defra policies such as the Action Plan on Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity are fit for purpose. It will also ask whether there are sufficient resources and adequate management plans to effectively prevent disease outbreaks and, where necessary, to mitigate impacts.

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