Horticulture sector reacts to legislative programme set out in Queen’s speech | Horticulture Week

A clearer picture of how the new Government’s plans will affect the horticulture industry is unfolding thanks to a series of announcements made as the new Parliament opened this week.

On Tuesday The Queen’s Speech outlined the new legislative programme – including an Energy and Green Economy Bill – of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition under which its plans for the country will be rolled out.

Some of these plans, such as the introduction of measures to protect wildlife and promote green spaces, mark good news for the sector but a question mark hangs over how well they will be delivered due to the Government’s overriding priority to make £6bn in savings in 2010/11 – making it necessary to slash the funds of most of its departments.

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