The consultation for a Plant Biosecurity Strategy for Great Britain is now open and will remain open until Tuesday 30th November.
We want to know your views on how government, the plant industry, and the public can help improve plant biosecurity, and protect Great Britain from the risks of harmful plant pests and diseases.
Our plants are vital to our survival, but they are under threat from pests and diseases, and we need your help to protect them. Government and the plant sector are already addressing these threats, but we all play a role in keeping our plants healthy by practicing good biosecurity.
Specifically, we are seeking your views on:
• the effectiveness of our current plant and tree health regulations
• ways industry and government can work together to support a biosecure plant supply chain which ensures the safe sourcing of planting stock
• how we enhance the nation’s technical capability, using innovative science and technology to keep pace with emerging threats and ensure preparedness for the future
• tougher action to protect against biosecurity risks associated with trees susceptible to high-risk pests and diseases
Please use this link to the consultation to give us your views that will help inform the new GB Plant Biosecurity Strategy to be published in 2022.