HC Deb 13 June 2002 vol 386 c1361W
Mr. Breed

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when peat cutting will end at(a) Thorne Moor, (b) Wedholme Flow and (c) Hatfield Manor. [61172]

Mr. Meacher

Commercial peat cutting has already ceased on sites previously operated by the Scotts Company (UK) Ltd at Thorne Moor and Wedholme Flow. Peat cutting on Hatfield Moor will cease by 30 September 2004. Until then cutting of peat at Hatfield Moor will be subject to revised operating protocols agreed between the operator and English Nature that will be set so as to achieve enhanced restoration of the site.