HC Deb 29 February 2000 vol 345 c204W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to phase out the use of peat compost in gardens(a) owned and (b) tended by his Department; and if he will make a statement. [110721]

Mr. Ingram

No peat or products containing peat are used in gardens owned or tended by my Department, except for recycled peat, such as spent mushroom compost, or peat needed for ericaceous planting where specifically indigenous to the habitat.