A ban on peat compost and the reintroduction of beavers are among some of the environmental pledges the Tories failed to fulfil ahead of July’s general election.

Nature groups have accused the Government of being “lethargic” as the sudden dissolution of Parliament places swathes of green policies in jeopardy.

Parliament was officially prorogued on Friday, meaning MPs will no longer sit in the House of Commons and any draft legislation that is yet to become an Act will fail.