The Law Commission has published its report on the control of Japanese Knotweed and other invasive non-native species. DEFRA asked them to look at this issue so they could decide whether to introduce legislation on invasive non-native species.
They conclude that:
- Invasive non-native species pose a significant threat.
- Existing law is not sufficient for the control or eradication of such species.
Their report includes detailed recommendations for a system of orders to control such species in England and Wales.