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To ask the Scottish Government what arrangements it has put in place to ensure that action is being taken to eradicate Japanese knotweed on publicly-owned land.

Answered by Aileen McLeod (24/11/2015):

It is not our policy to eradicate Japanese knotweed in Scotland or to eradicate it from all publicly-owned land. That effort would be prohibitively expensive and is unlikely to be successful.

Where Japanese knotweed has been reported as causing a problem on land owned by Scottish ministers we will consider options for treatment or eradication. Where it is reported on local authority land, the local authority is responsible for assessing what should be done.

Current Status: Answered by Aileen McLeod on 24/11/2015
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