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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Climate Change and Environment Protection: Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the teaching of (a) environmental protection and (b) climate change in schools. more like this
tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
tabling member printed
Jonathan Ashworth more like this
uin 243453 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
answer text <p>The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, published in January 2018, sets out the ambition to improve the environment within a generation. As part of the plan the Department for Education (DfE) has worked with Defra and Natural England on the Children and Nature Programme, a £10 million programme which aims to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds to have better access to the natural environment. The programme has been designed to make it possible for schools to undertake a range of activities in natural spaces, such as learning about nature and how to care for the natural environment. This programme complements the scope that already exists to study environmental issues throughout the curriculum, in particular in science and geography lessons.</p><p> </p><p>Defra and the DfE regularly work together on ways to make children aware of issues that impact on the environment and how they can help tackle them. There is scope to study environmental issues throughout the curriculum. For example, in primary school science, pupils are taught that environments can change and this can pose a danger to living things. In geography at key stage 3, pupils will look at how human and physical processes interact to influence and change landscapes, environments and the climate. In GCSE, science pupils will consider the evidence and uncertainties in evidence, for additional anthropogenic causes of climate change. In 2017, we introduced new environmental science A level for those students who want to study this area of science in more detail.</p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-18T10:03:31.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-18T10:03:31.277Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4244
label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this
1111120
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Seas and Oceans: Conservation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve global ocean conservation. more like this
tabling member constituency Solihull more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Knight more like this
uin 243489 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
answer text <p>The UK is working both domestically and internationally to improve global ocean conservation in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG14. Internationally, we are leading calls to protect 30% of the world’s ocean by 2030. We are on track to protect 4 million square kilometres of ocean across our Overseas Territories by 2020, and are backing an Ascension Island bid to protect 100% of its offshore waters. To support achievement of the “30by30” target, the UK is working hard to secure the agreement of a new Implementing Agreement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction in 2020.</p><p> </p><p>Domestically, 36% of English inshore and offshore waters are protected within Marine Protected Areas. In addition, we have consulted on a further 41 Marine Conservation Zones. Sites to be designated will be in place by 7 June.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are also working to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean and are leading global efforts to tackle the problem through our support of the G7 Oceans Plastics Charter, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy and the Commonwealth Blue Charter. In April 2018, we launched the Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance (CCOA), which we co-lead with Vanuatu. The CCOA encourages its 25 member countries to take steps to eliminate avoidable single-use plastics, significantly reduce single use plastic carrier bags by 2021 and implement a ban of microbeads in rinse-off personal care products by 2021.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s forthcoming International Ocean Strategy will set out our plan to work with our international partners to secure a sustainable, prosperous and secure ocean future.</p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-18T10:11:46.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-18T10:11:46.89Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4410
label Biography information for Julian Knight more like this
1111141
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Boats more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what impact assessment has been undertaken to examine the effect of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s proposals for older passenger boats on trends in the level of Environment Agency lock fees. more like this
tabling member constituency Brentford and Isleworth more like this
tabling member printed
Ruth Cadbury more like this
uin 243484 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
answer text <p>The Environment Agency’s (EA) boat registration charge proposals for 2019-2021 were approved by Ministers in October 2018, before the Maritime and Coastguard Agency published its consultation on proposed amendments to the technical requirements applicable to UK domestic passenger vessels.</p><p> </p><p>EA charge proposals from 2021 will be subject to a full public consultation and also a business impact target assessment. The EA has committed to involving stakeholders in developing these proposals, in particular engaging the marine trade, through British Marine – the UK industry body which represents the interests of passenger boat operators.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-18T09:56:03.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-18T09:56:03.373Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4389
label Biography information for Ruth Cadbury more like this
1111147
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Chemicals: Regulation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many full-time equivalent staff have been allocated to work under the UK-REACH IT system. more like this
tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Creagh more like this
uin 243376 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
answer text <p>In a no deal scenario, Defra, the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency will require an estimated 170 full-time equivalent staff across the three organisations to deliver a functioning regulatory framework for chemicals, including the operation of a UK REACH IT system.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T11:18:47.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T11:18:47.157Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1579
label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
1111149
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Chemicals: Regulation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which company has been awarded the contract to build the UK REACH IT database system. more like this
tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Creagh more like this
uin 243377 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
answer text <p>The UK REACH-IT service is being developed by Defra’s Internal Digital Data and Technology Services directorate with support from contingent labour and suppliers.</p><p> </p><p>Suppliers include Kainos, Microsoft and Keep IT Simple.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-15T11:54:26.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T11:54:26.603Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1579
label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
1111153
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Waste Disposal: Crime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the environmental cost of waste crime in England and Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 243364 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
answer text <p>The Environment Agency has published an evaluation of the effect of additional funding on tackling waste crime, identifying £5 worth of potential benefits for each £1 invested. This included an estimated environmental cost of £1.86-£1.88 per tonne of waste on illegal waste sites.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/waste-crime-interventions-and-evaluation" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/waste-crime-interventions-and-evaluation</a></p><p> </p><p>Additionally, Rethinking Waste Crime, published by the Environmental Services Association in 2017, estimated the economic impact of waste crime in England at over £600 million. This includes wider economic impacts and is not limited to environmental costs.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.ciwm-journal.co.uk/downloads/Rethinking_Waste_Crime.pdf" target="_blank">www.ciwm-journal.co.uk/downloads/Rethinking_Waste_Crime.pdf</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T09:35:41.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T09:35:41.05Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1111171
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Food: Waste more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on reducing food waste in schools throughout the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 243365 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
answer text <p>In December 2018, the Government launched its Resources and Waste Strategy which sets out a new approach to address food waste from farm to fork. Within the food waste chapter, the Government committed to tackling food waste in schools. Through the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) guidance will be developed and widely promoted.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-15T11:03:00.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T11:03:00.783Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1111172
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Flood Control: Fylde more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of houses protected in the Fylde constituency as a result of (a) work done to Dock Road pumping station and (b) the Church Scar Coast Protection Scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Fylde more like this
tabling member printed
Mark Menzies more like this
uin 243402 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
answer text <p>The number of houses better protected from flooding as a result of (a) work done to Dock Road pumping station is 652 and (b) the Church Scar Coast Protection Scheme is 2,347.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-18T09:48:55.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-18T09:48:55.387Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
3998
label Biography information for Mark Menzies more like this
1111175
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Flood Control: Lancashire more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2019 to Question 218283, what funding has been allocated to the flood defence works in that Answer and related works in (a) the Fylde Coast and (b) Lancashire. more like this
tabling member constituency Fylde more like this
tabling member printed
Mark Menzies more like this
uin 243403 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
answer text <p>Funding has been allocated as follows to the flood defence works referenced in the answer of 7 February 2019 to PQ 218283:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>£22,000 to the completed embankment improvements to the south of Moss Side, and £15,000 to embankment improvements to the north of Moss Side, which are planned for April 2019.</p></li><li><p>£138,000 for forecast maintenance costs in 2019/20 in areas such as Main Drain and Liggard Brook, including £57,000 for channel maintenance and £81,000 operating costs for pumping stations and tidal outfalls.</p></li><li><p>Over £20 million to the Fairhaven and Church Scar Coast Protection Scheme.</p></li><li><p>£1.2 million to the Starr Hill Sand Dunes project.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency is delivering a joint capital programme with other Risk Management Authorities to better protect over 34,000 homes from flooding in Lancashire between 2015 and 2021 at an estimated cost of £100 million. This programme has already delivered better protection to nearly 28,000 homes and over 1,000 businesses.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the capital programme, in 2018/19 £3 million was allocated in Lancashire for maintaining flood risk assets such as flood basins and embankments. This level of investment is expected to continue until 2021 to ensure these assets are in the right condition to protect people and homes.</p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-18T09:22:50.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-18T09:22:50.177Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
3998
label Biography information for Mark Menzies more like this
1111207
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Public Footpaths: Bicycles more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will provide guidance on the rights of cyclists to walk a bicycle along a public footpath. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 243417 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
answer text <p>There are no current plans to provide guidance of this nature. Management of rights of way, including footpaths, rests with the relevant local authority. The expectation is for local authorities, whenever possible, to look at the needs of all users including cyclists.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-18T09:11:58.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-18T09:11:58.737Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this