HC Deb 28 October 1999 vol 336 c946W
Miss Geraldine Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what progress his Department has made regarding measures to control the planting of leylandii trees around boundaries. [96210]

Mr. Mullin

The voluntary code of practice on the information to be provided on the sale of hedging plants, drawn up by the Leylandii Working Group, was launched to the horticultural and landscape industry on 15 June. Otherwise, the position remains as set out in the reply given to the hon. Member for Colchester (Mr. Russell) on 17 November 1998,Official Report, column 473.