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star this property date less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Welfare: Microplastics more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 69988, whether her Department plans to make an assessment of the effect of microplastics on the welfare of land animals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 72012 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-05-02more like thismore than 2017-05-02
star this property answer text <p><B>The House of Commons was prorogued before the earliest date of answer for this Question.</B></p> more like this
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less than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
724557
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star this property date less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Ivory: Sales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 69979, for what reason that Answer does not refer to any assessment of the effectiveness of the ban on the sale of antique ivory objects made after 1947. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 72014 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-05-02more like thismore than 2017-05-02
star this property answer text <p><B>The House of Commons was prorogued before the earliest date of answer for this Question.</B></p> more like this
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less than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-21more like thismore than 2014-02-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has made to the EU Commission on the UK applying for and drawing down monies from the European Solidarity Fund following the recent flooding and storm damage; and what the deadline is for making any such bid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
star this property uin 188600 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>EU Solidarity Fund money is available to all Member States suffering from large-scale natural disasters, but is subject to a number of eligibility requirements, including on the level of direct damages. Comparing the damage today to the 2007 floods, and following contact with the Commission, the Government's assessment was that we had not met these conditions. The Regulation governing the EUSF sets the deadline for applications as ten weeks after the first damage caused by the disaster.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Weeds Act 1959 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of compliance with the Weeds Act 1959 across the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 211219 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>We have not made an assessment of the effectiveness of the Weeds Act 1959 across the UK. Natural England (the delegated authority for investigating complaints about injurious weeds) monitors compliance with the Act through the collection of data such as the number of enforcement notices issued per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There were 37 enforcement notices in 2013. However, we encourage communications between landowners and complainants to try and resolve any issues informally. In the vast majority of cases, this approach is successful.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T13:51:31.4945345Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T13:51:31.4945345Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Tree Felling more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2014 to Question 208409, what the maximum level of fine and sanction available for illegal tree felling was in each year since 1982; and when the level of fine or sanction was last reviewed and last increased under provisions in the Criminal Justice Act 1982. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Basingstoke more like this
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Maria Miller more like this
star this property uin 211724 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The penalty for felling a tree without the authority of a felling licence is prescribed by section 17 of the Forestry Act 1967. A person guilty of this offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale or twice the sum which appears to the court to be the value of the tree, whichever is the higher. The standard scale of fines was introduced into the Forestry Act by the Criminal Justice Act 1982.</p><p> </p><p>Changes to the standard scale are made the Ministry of Justice and apply uniformly across all offences using the standard scale. The level 4 fine maximum at present is £2,500.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since 1982, the standard scale has been revised as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Level:</p></td><td><p>1982:</p></td><td><p>1992 (as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1991):</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>£25</p></td><td><p>£200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>£50</p></td><td><p>£500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>£200</p></td><td><p>£1,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>£500</p></td><td><p>£2,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>£1,000</p></td><td><p>£5,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T14:48:32.6597314Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T14:48:32.6597314Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Maria Miller more like this
100702
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Waste Management more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress she has made towards meeting the recovery target for construction and demolition waste in the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC); and what steps she is taking to meet and enforce that target. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 211686 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The construction and demolition sector has made great strides in reducing the amount of waste that is sent to landfill. We are required to report on the recovery of construction and demolition waste across the UK, with a target of achieving a recovery rate of at least 70% by 2020. It is challenging to measure progress against this target and the methodology is being reviewed, but provisional estimates indicate that England is achieving a recovery rate that is comfortably above 70%, with the amount landfilled having decreased by over 40% between 2008 and 2012.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T14:47:17.5774306Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T14:47:17.5774306Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Finance Initiative more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many private finance initiative projects her Department contracted for in each year from 1997 to 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
star this property uin 212097 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department entered into one private finance initiative (PFI) project in February 2001.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:12:35.6410294Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:12:35.6410294Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Oil: Refineries more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when all licensed import and distribution terminals will be fully post-Buncefield compliant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
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John Robertson more like this
star this property uin 212190 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>In 2008 the Competent Authority (CA) published the containment policy, a framework for upgrading existing fuel sites so far as is reasonably practicable. Upgrades are being prioritised at higher risk sites and where measures are aimed at preventing release of fuel from tanks. In order to avoid disrupting operations and supplies, the upgrading work is being phased. All necessary upgrades are expected to be complete by 2028.</p><p>The 87 fuel terminals and 7 refineries have already completed many of the high risk and low cost improvements required. Improvement plans for upgrading storage tanks at the fuel terminals have also been agreed with the CA and progress against plans is monitored on an annual basis. A new risk assessment method for the very large tanks at the oil refineries was agreed with the CA in October this year and the refineries will submit their upgrading plans for approval by March 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T16:33:56.5889285Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T16:33:56.5889285Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this
101547
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Flood Control more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to promote flood defences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Esher and Walton more like this
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Mr Dominic Raab more like this
star this property uin 905750 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>We are spending more than £3.2 billion over period of this parliament, compared to £2.7 billion in the previous five years. By March 2015, we will have improved the level of protection to more than 165,000 households.</p><p>We have also improved the funding approach to encourage others to invest in flood defences, so even more schemes can be delivered.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T17:49:17.1932667Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:49:17.1932667Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
101548
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Sewers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of stormwater drainage in residential areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chippenham more like this
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Duncan Hames more like this
star this property uin 905747 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Stormwater drainage is a matter for local authorities in their capacity as lead local flood authorities, and it is their responsibility to make an assessment of the risk. Local authorities are accountable to local people for the adequacy of the drainage infrastructure in their areas.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T17:43:42.5787987Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:43:42.5787987Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Duncan Hames more like this
101550
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Landfill: Hazardous Substances more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, under what statutory instruments the Government can regulate historic landfill sites if it is suspected that they could be contaminated with poisonous gases or chemicals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Spelthorne more like this
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Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
star this property uin 212427 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Landfill sites are regulated by the Environment Agency under an environmental permit. Historic landfills are those that have never been or are no longer regulated under an environmental permit. The responsibility for investigating historic landfills and other land that may be contaminated rests with the local authority under the provisions of Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:46:50.3916652Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:46:50.3916652Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Opinion more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department spent on (a) focus groups and (b) surveys in (i) 2013 and (ii) 2014 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 212500 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Due to the way spend is recorded in the Department’s finance systems, this information can only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:42:49.2096639Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:42:49.2096639Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Flood Control: Humber Estuary more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the merits of recent proposals to strengthen flood defences in the Humber Estuary. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cleethorpes more like this
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Martin Vickers more like this
star this property uin 905754 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The proposals for flood defence improvement projects on the Humber Estuary are being considered as part of the six-year capital investment programme, which will be published with the Autumn Statement.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency is also reviewing the Humber Flood Risk Management Strategy, which will consider future investment needs across the estuary. It will take account of data gathered following the east coast tidal surge of December 2013.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T17:44:43.3261007Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:44:43.3261007Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Vickers more like this
101842
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the mode of storage and containment of water that has been used for the hydraulic fracking permitted by the Government to date; and whether any sites have been designated for this purpose. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
star this property uin 212768 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Flowback fluids from hydraulic fracturing operations are deemed to be a mining waste and therefore require an environmental permit from the Environment Agency for temporary storage on site. Subsequent treatment and disposal of the fluid at a waste treatment facility is also regulated by the Environment Agency. Waste waters must be stored in sealed tanks on bunded storage areas. The storage of wastewaters in open lagoons, as has sometimes been practised in the US, would not be permitted in this country.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:58:14.0637123Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:58:14.0637123Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Bryant more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what courses of action are available for people to raise concerns about suspected contamination of water as a result of fracking. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
star this property uin 212770 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Concerns about any suspected contamination incidents, irrespective of source, should be raised with the Environment Agency via its incident hotline, details of which are available on the GOV.UK website.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As far as fracking is concerned we have robust regulatory controls in place. Shale gas wells must be designed, built and operated to standards set in the regulations governed by the Health and Safety Executive, and the Environment Agency will not permit the use of substances hazardous to groundwater to be used in hydraulic fracturing where they may enter groundwater and cause pollution. Industry practice, underpinned by regulations, ensures monitoring will be required prior to, during and post-operation of the site.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>As with any activity, the Environment Agency can take enforcement action to prevent or remedy pollution of groundwater caused by the actions of operators.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T16:06:28.3530291Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T16:06:28.3530291Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Bryant more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what chemical additives with a prospective use in hydraulic fracturing have been assessed for toxicological risk and other prospective health hazards by the Joint Agencies Groundwater Directive Advisory Group (JAGDAG); and if he will publish the URL where the minutes of JAGDAG meeting may be found. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 212543 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>In England, for the purposes of the Water Framework Directive and Groundwater Directive, the Environment Agency has the responsibility for making determinations of substances that may be hazardous in groundwater. It will not permit the use of ‘hazardous substances’ for any activity, including hydraulic fracturing, where they would or might enter groundwater and cause pollution.</p><p>Hazardous substances are defined as those that are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic, or, for the Directives, where there are ‘equivalent levels of concern’. The Joint Agencies Groundwater Directive Advisory Group (JAGDAG) carries out peer reviews of these determinations, before recommendations are then put to public consultation. Substances that were proposed for use for hydraulic fracturing of shales in Lancashire have been assessed and were determined as non-hazardous. These were consulted on in 2012 following peer review by JAGDAG.</p><p>Information about JAGDAG, including minutes of meetings, can be found at: <a href="http://www.wfduk.org/stakeholders/jagdag-work-area-0" target="_blank">http://www.wfduk.org/stakeholders/jagdag-work-area-0</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T17:59:21.2648302Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T17:59:21.2648302Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she next plans to meet farming organisations in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Antrim more like this
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Ian Paisley more like this
star this property uin 212547 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>We work closely with farming organisations across the UK and look forward to meeting representatives in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:20:53.197006Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:20:53.197006Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Paisley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Insecticides more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to check and certify the online selling of Chlorpyrifos. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newbury more like this
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Richard Benyon more like this
star this property uin 212586 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>Plant protection products (essentially agricultural and horticultural pesticides) may not be placed on the market or used unless they have been authorised. Authorisations include statutory conditions of use which must be followed to ensure that these products are used safely.</p><p> </p><p>National pesticides legislation subjects internet sales of pesticides to all the same legal obligations as over-the-counter sales. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), as the UK pesticides regulator, follows up any concerns raised on internet sales with sellers where possible, to ensure internet sales comply with legal requirements. In order to support compliance with the law, the pesticides distribution sector has produced best practice guidance to raise awareness amongst distributors selling pesticides on the internet.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T16:57:13.5494198Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T16:57:13.5494198Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Benyon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Lighting more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to implement a replacement programme to introduce LED lighting throughout her Department's buildings and sites; if she will estimate the proportion of lighting in her Department which is LED; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 212624 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>LED lighting is considered as part of all building refurbishment projects and installed where investment over the projected life time of the building demonstrates value for money.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2011, Core Defra’s HQ building, Nobel House, was refurbished and LED lighting installed, with Passive Infra-Red (PIR) daylight and motion sensors.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Core Defra’s properties at York and Alnwick were refurbished in 2009 with energy efficient T5 fluorescent tube lighting with PIR daylight and motion sensors. LED lighting for office spaces was not considered value for money at that time. Future projects at these properties would consider upgrades to LED lighting.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Core Defra estate has an estimated 40% LED lighting.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T16:13:50.4215528Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T16:13:50.4215528Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Biofuels: Air Pollution more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2014 to Question 211199, for what reason a decision was taken not to routinely assess the social costs of air pollution; and if she will now assess the social costs of biomass heat. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackley and Broughton more like this
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Graham Stringer more like this
star this property uin 212724 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Decisions on evidence needs are taken on a case by case basis taking account of our policy development requirements. In light of this, there are no current plans to investigate the social cost of biomass.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:52:19.2439993Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:52:19.2439993Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stringer more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Environment Agency more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the average time taken between a receipt of application and the granting of (a) groundwater permits, (b) mining waste disposal permits, (c) water discharge activity permits, (d) water abstraction licences, (e) radioactive substances activity permits and (f) industrial emissions permits by the Environment Agency in the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Tom Greatrex more like this
star this property uin 212836 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency is required to determine 95% of development consent applications in 91 days or less subject to agreed exceptions. The Environment Agency continues to meet this target.</p><p>The table below sets out the average time taken between receipt of application and the determination for applications under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR, covering activities (a),(b),(c) and (f)), and for water abstraction (d).</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>2011</p><p>(Avg time in days)</p></td><td><p>2012</p><p>(Avg time in days)</p></td><td><p>2013</p><p>(Avg time in days)</p></td><td><p>2014</p><p>(Avg time in days)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>EPR average (a,b,c,f )</p></td><td><p>79.3</p></td><td><p>81.1</p></td><td><p>61.8</p></td><td><p>53.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Water abstraction (d)</p></td><td><p>127.5</p></td><td><p>90.9</p></td><td><p>75.8</p></td><td><p>49.4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The following table provides the average times taken for each EPR activity. Information is not held centrally for ground water applications or radioactive substances.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><br><p> </p></td><td> </td><td><p>2011</p><p>(Avg time in days)</p></td><td><p>2012</p><p>(Avg time in days)</p></td><td><p>2013</p><p>(Avg time in days)</p></td><td><p>2014</p><p>(Avg time in days)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(a) &amp; (c)</p></td><td><p>Water discharge applications (including ground water discharges)</p></td><td><p>41.3</p></td><td><p>45.3</p></td><td><p>34.0</p></td><td><p>35.4</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>All Waste permits (inc mining waste)</p></td><td><p>125.6</p></td><td><p>92.3</p></td><td><p>79.8</p></td><td><p>64.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(b)</p></td><td><p>Mining waste permitting</p></td><td><p>42.5</p></td><td><p>116.4</p></td><td><p>78.9</p></td><td><p>65.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(e)</p></td><td><p>Radioactive Substances</p></td><td colspan="4"><p>Based on the 14/15 half-year figures - 98.5% are determined in under 91 days</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(f)</p></td><td><p>Industrial Emissions Permits</p></td><td><p>82.7</p></td><td><p>102.9</p></td><td><p>74.5</p></td><td><p>62.4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T16:13:36.701679Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T16:13:36.701679Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Greatrex more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Wales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she next plans to meet farming organisations in Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberconwy more like this
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Guto Bebb more like this
star this property uin 212928 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State met with a number of Welsh farming organisations when she visited the Royal Welsh Show on 21 July. We work closely with farming organisations across the UK and look forward to meeting representatives in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T16:11:33.1724207Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T16:11:33.1724207Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Timber: Imports more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the EU Timber Regulation in preventing the import of illegally-harvested timber; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 212926 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) prevents the trade of illegally-harvested timber in the EU by laying obligation on operators who place timber and timber products on the market, and those who subsequently trade in them. It was implemented in the UK by the Timber and Timber Products (Placing on the Market) Regulations in March 2013.</p><p>Independent assessments by the European Commission and WWF rank the UK’s efforts on tackling the trade in illegal timber and our domestic implementation of the EUTR as amongst the best in EU Member States.</p><p>To be fully effective in keeping illegally harvested timber and timber products out of the EU all Member States need to implement the EUTR. We are working closely with the Commission and other Member States on this and have offered to share the UK’s experience with them.</p><p>The review next year will provide us with an opportunity to improve the effectiveness of the EUTR.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T12:12:10.7345844Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T12:12:10.7345844Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
105923
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star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Timber: Imports more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps she has taken with her EU counterparts to prevent shipments of illegal timber from sawmills in the Brazilian Amazon entering the European market; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 212927 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) prevents the trade of illegally-harvested timber in the EU by laying obligation on operators who place timber and timber products on the market and those who subsequently trade in them. It was implemented in the UK by the Timber and Timber Products (Placing on the Market) Regulations in March 2013. The legislation applies to all timber and timber products in scope of the regulation, including illegally-harvested timber from the Brazilian Amazon.</p><p>In the UK, the National Measurement Office (NMO) is the competent authority for the EUTR. The NMO is working closely with its EU counterparts to prevent any shipments of illegal timber entering the EU market.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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