HC Deb 10 December 1990 vol 182 c267W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his reply of 22 November,Official Report, columns 188–89, to the hon. Member for Caerphilly (Mr. Davies), what further consideration Her Majesty's Government are giving to the issues raised by peat extraction and nature conservation.

Mr. Yeo

The noble Lord Reay's response to the debate on peatland issues, which took place in another place on 9 May 1990, indicated the issues which should be addressed and how they were to be carried forward. Work on these is progressing both in my Department and elsewhere, but is not yet completed. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State hopes to be able to make a statement about the issues raised by peat extraction and nature conservation in due course.