Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 24th October 2018
Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what meetings (a) he (b) his Ministers and (c) his officials have had with CPL Ltd over the last year; and if he will make a statement.
Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
My officials have met a variety of stakeholders including a range of fuel suppliers, chimney sweeps and other interested parties over the past year to develop proposals for reducing the impact of domestic burning on air quality. This has included meetings with coal merchants in April and wood suppliers in October. They met CPL in bilateral meetings in January, March and April this year. Ministers have not met CPL over the past year.