Lords debates threats to native trees

14 February 2020

The House of Lords debated the threats posed by pests and diseases to native trees in the UK on Thursday 13 February. Speakers included the chair of trustees for the National Community Land Trust and the president of the Kent Agricultural Society.

This was 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 who took part included:

Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Conservative), Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, responded on behalf of the government.

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