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Gardens: Peat

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL15216, tabled on 22 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ban the sale of horticultural garden peat; and if so, when.

Answered on

29 April 2021

We are committed to phasing out the use of peat in horticulture in England. The biggest user of peat is the amateur sector, and this is an important part of our policy focus. We signalled to the industry that if we have not seen sufficient movement to peat alternatives by 2020, then we would look at further measures that could be taken. We are working towards publishing a formal consultation this year on further measures to end the use of peat in horticulture.