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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
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Waste Management more like this
unstar 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 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 remove filter
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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star 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 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Forests more like this
unstar 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, with reference to the Answer of 10 April 2014, Official Report, column 394W, on forests, for what reasons the Government did not announce in the Queen's Speech legislative proposals to protect the public forest estate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy remove filter
star this property uin 200611 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 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There were many proposals competing for the limited space within the Fourth Session programme and the proposed forestry measures could not be accommodated.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government stands by its commitment to establish a new public body to hold the Public Forest Estate in trust for the nation, as set out in its Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement of January 2013, as soon as Parliamentary time allows.</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 2014-06-17T09:33:44.6194254Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T09:33:44.6194254Z
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star 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 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Food: Waste Disposal more like this
unstar 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 steps he is taking to enforce the waste hierarchy in managing food waste and to prioritise prevention and redistribution for human consumption ahead of anaerobic digestion and composting more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy remove filter
star this property uin 201037 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>In accordance with the waste hierarchy, voluntary agreements with business and the Waste and Resources Action Programme's (WRAP's) Love Food Hate Waste Campaign encourage action by households, food manufacturers, retailers and the hospitality and food service sectors to prevent food waste.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>If surplus food cannot be prevented, the next best option is to ensure it is redistributed for human consumption, and I have met with a number of companies and organisations which are looking at innovative ways to redistribute food.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Courtauld Commitment 3 supply chain target includes action on both prevention and redistribution. This dual target approach encourages redistribution as the most desirable route for any surplus food suitable for human consumption. Defra convened a Ministerial round table in July 2012 and requested WRAP to lead an industry working group to follow up on recommendations. As a key output of the group, WRAP has recently published research, guiding principles and good practice case studies to help industry take action. Further information is available at <a href="http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/foodredistribution" target="_blank">http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/foodredistribution</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There will always be some unavoidable food waste. The Government's Anaerobic Digestion Strategy is in place to reduce the amount of organic material going to landfill and drive the waste that is produced into energy recovery or recycling.</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 2014-06-23T10:01:25.7497193Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T10:01:25.7497193Z
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star 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 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Insects more like this
unstar 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 to the hon. Member for Truro and Falmouth of 14 May 2014, Official Report, column 614W, on insects, when the Government is likely to publish its final National Pollinator Straetgy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy remove filter
star this property uin 207613 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 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The National Pollinator Strategy is planned for publication this autumn. This enables us to consider its content in light of the findings of the Environmental Audit Committee’s report on the Strategy, which was published in July.</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 2014-09-04T09:44:26.0718821Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-04T09:44:26.0718821Z
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star 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 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
unstar 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 discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on renegotiating overseas fishing agreements with Guinea-Bissau and other countries along the West African coast. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy remove filter
star this property uin 196130 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-22more like thismore than 2014-04-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The fisheries agreement between the European Union and Guinea-Bissau has been inactive since 2012 when the protocol was suspended due to political tensions in the country. I am unaware of any further discussion about this agreement since that time.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>At present, the EU has active fisheries agreements with the following countries in Western Africa: Cape Verde,Côte d'Ivoire<em>,</em> Gabon, São Tomé e Príncipe and Mauritania. In addition, there are a number of agreements which are currently dormant.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK plays an active role within the EU when these agreements are negotiated. Our views are based on the following principles: that agreements allow EU fleets only to fish against genuinely surplus stocks; that best available scientific advice is taken into account to fish sustainably; that due consideration is given to human rights issues; and that agreements be financially beneficial to the EU and thethird country in question, with sufficient controls in place to ensure funds received by third countries are used in appropriate ways. Furthermore, the UK also believes that the financial burden of agreements should be moved towards vessel operators, from the EU taxpayer, taking into account the profitability of the stock.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice 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 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
unstar 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 progress has been made on implementing a regional wildlife enforcement strategy in the Horn of Africa and addressing the illegal trade in shark fins. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy remove filter
star this property uin 196129 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Countries and stakeholders in the Horn of Africa held a wildlife trafficking workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 3 to 4 October 2012 to discuss the formation of a regional enforcement network to address the illegal wildlife trade. Participants concluded that a Horn of Africa Wildlife Enforcement Network (HAWEN) should be set up. Ethiopia, on behalf of Horn of Africa countries that attended the workshop, submitted a progress report to the Sixteenth meeting of the Conference of Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which took place in Bangkok from 3 to 14 March 2013.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The work of Wildlife Enforcement Networks was welcomed at the recent London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, chaired by my right honourable friend the Foreign Secretary. Action XVI in the Declaration adopted at the Conference commits participating governments to strengthening cross‐border and regional co‐operation, through better co‐ordination and full support for regional wildlife law enforcement networks. Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, all of which are members of HAWEN, attended the London Conference.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK Government is wholly opposed to the wasteful and unsustainable practice of shark finning, and the illegal trade in fins. We continue to lead the way in pressing for the adoption of appropriate fisheries and trade controls within bodies such as the Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) and CITES, in order to ensure any trade in shark products is rooted in sustainable fishing practices. At CoP16 the UK played a critical role in securing increased protection under CITES for five shark species, all of which form an important component of the shark fin trade. This now means that these species will be protected from unmanaged and unsustainable trade in their fins. UK officials continue to work closely with other likeminded countries and non-governmental organisations to help build capacity and ensure that the CITES rules are fully implemented.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice 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 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
unstar 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 discussions on IUU fishing took place at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels on 24 March 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy remove filter
star this property uin 196598 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Council of Ministers on 24 March agreed to list Belize, Guinea and Cambodia as non-cooperating third countries, acting insufficiently in fighting against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Under the EU IUU Regulation, any imports into the EU of any fisheries products caught by these flag state vessels will be banned. In addition, Ministers discussed the proposed review of the IUU Regulation and the Commission confirmed its intention to undertake the review next year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Food more like this
unstar 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, with reference to his Department's Sustainable Consumption Report, published in July 2013, what progress has been made on developing integrated healthy sustainable dietary guidelines to help health professionals, educators, businesses and the public make healthier and more sustainable food choices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy remove filter
star this property uin 199831 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Sustainable Consumption Report, published on 29 July 2013, was produced by a group of organisations following discussions facilitated by Defra. The report reflects the views of the stakeholders who were involved in its production; it does not represent Government policy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I met with the co-chairs of the working groups in March, and work has now started to peer review and publish the principles of a healthy and sustainable diet.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T14:14:36.3741241Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T14:14:36.3741241Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice 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 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Wildlife: Imports more like this
unstar 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 guidance his Department gives UK nationals on purchasing or acquiring (a) abalone, (b) coral, (c) conch, (d) shark fin, (e) sea turtle meat or shells, (f) bushmeat, (g) ivory and (h) rhino horn when overseas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy remove filter
star this property uin 203473 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The trade in endangered animal and plant species, and their import and export, is controlled by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Guidance on the provisions of CITES are published on GOV.UK at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/cites-controls-import-and-export-of-protected-species" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/cites-controls-import-and-export-of-protected-species</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T15:15:41.7549169Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T15:15:41.7549169Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice 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 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Cetaceans: Faroe Islands 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 discussions her Department has had with the government of Denmark about hunting cetaceans in the Faroe Islands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy remove filter
star this property uin 208168 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK continues to raise its opposition to the Faroese cetacean hunts at every appropriate opportunity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Most recently, in May 2014, the UK Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) wrote to the Danish and Faroese governments to reiterate our concerns over the welfare and sustainability of their hunts. Prior to this, the UK Ambassador to Denmark visited the Faroe Islands in April 2014 and raised the issue in a meeting with the Prime Minister and officials from their Fisheries Ministry.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-09-09T12:57:18.889544Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-09T12:57:18.889544Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this