Lords debates threats to native trees
13 February 2020
The House of Lords will debate the threats posed by pests and diseases to native trees in the UK on Thursday 13 February. Speakers include the chair of trustees for the National Community Land Trust and the president of the Kent Agricultural Society.
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- List of speakers (external website)
- Lords Library note - Native Trees: Pests and Diseases
This is a general debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Lord Hope of Craighead (Crossbench), former chair of the Botanic Cottage Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh and former President of the Supreme Court.
Members expected to take part include:
- Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville (Liberal Democrat), chair of trustees, National Community Land Trust
- Lord Colgrain (Conservative), president of the Kent Agricultural Society
- Baroness Jones of Whitchurch (Labour), member of the ClientEarth Development Committee
- Earl of Kinnoull (Non-affiliated), chair of the Red Squirrel Survival Trust
- Lord Trees (Crossbench), former professor of Veterinary Parasitology, University of Liverpool
Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Conservative), Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, will respond on behalf of the government.
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