Skip to main content

The use of disposable barbecues in public places

EDM (Early Day Motion) 629: tabled on 18 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the recent fires in Wareham Forest and Castle Hill that are alleged to have been caused by disposable barbecues; recognises that many people enjoying the countryside and good weather use disposable barbecues responsibly; acknowledges that a small minority do not use them responsibly; notes that fires caused by abandoned disposable barbecues destroy many acres of protected land that can take several decades to fully recover, lead to the death of thousands of animals and endanger human life and property; expresses concern that fire fighters throughout the country receive a large numbers of calls each year related to fires started by disposable barbecues; and calls on the Government to ban the use of disposable barbecues in public places such as woods, parks and moorland and to engage with environmental organisations, supermarkets and the producers of disposable barbecues to encourage more responsible use of disposable barbecues on private land.