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Natural England: Manpower

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many qualified (a) lepidopterists, (b) botanists, (c) lichenologists, (d) bryologists and (e) mycologists are employed by Natural England. (287177)

With the exception of botany, there are no nationally-recognised qualifications in the fields covered by this question. Natural England employs the following numbers of nationally-recognised experts:

Number

(a) Lepidopterists

1

(b) Botanists

3

(c) Lichenologists

1

(d) Bryologists

1

(e) Mycologists

2