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Straw Burning

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received since his announcement on straw burning.

I have received 54 letters from right hon. and hon. Members and members of the public. Most expressed support for my decision to prohibit straw burning subject to strictly limited exemptions, on which I shall be consulting the industry.