Simon Hart (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Conservative)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department requires trees found to be infected with ash dieback disease to be incinerated commercially or whether they can be used for domestic fuel.

David Heath (Somerton and Frome, Liberal Democrat)

Until further notice movement of all ash material off an infected site under a Statutory Plant Heath Notice is prohibited. We will review the measures for controlling movement of wood from infected trees once we have fully assessed the national disease situation. However, at the present time, the wood may only be used as fuel if it remains on the site covered by the Plant Health Notice.