New Forest East

HIGH HEDGES BILL – 2 April 2001

Dr Julian Lewis: As I recall, the High Hedges Bill – which deals with leylandii, in particular – has been racing against time to reach its completion. It has had strong Government and all-party support until now and addresses a problem that causes serious distress to a great many people. Will the Leader of the House [Margaret Beckett] kindly take a close look at the possibility of furthering progress on that Bill in the extra time that is now available?