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unstar 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
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 Agriculture: Northern Ireland more like this
unstar 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 remove maximum value filtermore 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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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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4129
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Paisley more like this
101549
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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
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 Solar Power: Agriculture more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, with reference to her Department's press release of 19 October 2014 entitled Subsidies for solar farms to be cut to help safeguard farmland, whether her Department holds evidence that shows that solar farms compromise the success of the UK agriculture industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 212382 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Solar farms significantly compromise agricultural production on the land that they occupy because they deprive crops of light, make access for machinery difficult and make it harder to keep the land in a productive condition.</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 2014-11-03T16:58:33.5560779Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:58:33.5560779Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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4127
unstar this property label Biography information for Julie Elliott more like this
101385
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Japanese Knotweed more like this
unstar 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 assess and mitigate the effect of Japanese knotweed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Down more like this
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Ms Margaret Ritchie more like this
star this property uin 212225 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>It is well known that Japanese knotweed can have ecological impacts related to the alteration of habitat structure and biological communities, and can also pose some structural, management and access concerns if left uncontrolled. The plant is listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which makes it an offence to allow the plant to escape or cause it to grow in the wild. When disposing of contaminated soil from development sites it is a legal requirement that the spoil must be disposed of as controlled waste.</p><p>Since 2011, Defra has provided grant aid to several local action groups throughout England to reduce or eradicate invasive non-native species, including Japanese knotweed in local areas.</p><p>Additionally, Defra has funded rigorous laboratory testing to identify a possible biocontrol agent to control the plant and has identified the psyllid, <em>Aphalara itadori.</em> A closely monitored licensed trial release programme has been undertaken since 2010 to assess the impact of this psyllid, although no significant and sustainable impacts have yet been seen because only small populations of the psyllid have survived. This year the project has conducted caged field trials releasing larger numbers to establish higher population densities and we are awaiting the results.</p><p>The recent provision of Community Protection Notices, provided for in the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, are now available for use by local authorities to control or prevent the growth of Japanese knotweed.</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 2014-11-03T16:30:01.5452074Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:30:01.5452074Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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4130
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Margaret Ritchie more like this
101386
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Countryside more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, if she will have discussions with the National Gamekeepers Association, the Countryside Alliance and the Land Access and Recreation Association on the protection of moorland and peat bogs where fishing takes place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 212273 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>We would be happy to consider holding such discussions upon receipt of further information from the Member for Strangford about these issues.</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 2014-11-03T17:16:53.9516906Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:16:53.9516906Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
101118
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Solar Power more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 number of solar farms in the UK that include livestock grazing; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 211998 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>We estimate that there are currently around 250 solar farms in the UK, and with numerous others in the planning system, we estimate there will be over 1000 by the end of the decade. This would remove a large amount of farmland from agricultural production. While some developers claim as part of their planning applications that they intend to graze livestock under solar panels, in practice many are reluctant to allow livestock to be co-located with expensive capital equipment. Land covered by solar panels can no longer have agricultural production as the primary activity on it and is therefore not eligible for the BPS payments.</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 2014-10-30T17:30:51.8022036Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:30:51.8022036Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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4127
unstar this property label Biography information for Julie Elliott more like this
101119
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Private Finance Initiative more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 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 remove maximum value filtermore 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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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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3929
unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
101121
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 White Fish: Conservation more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, if she will take unilateral steps to manage bass stocks in UK waters until EU agreement is reached; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 212128 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government are continuing to push for effective EU-wide conservation measures that will ensure the stock recovers and becomes sustainable by working with the Commission and interested Member States. We expect EU bass management proposals to be agreed before the end of the year, to apply in 2015.</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 2014-11-03T15:47:07.5933614Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:47:07.5933614Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
101122
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Environmental Protection: EU Action more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 information her Department holds on which EU member states are leading on the EU Make It Work initiative; which industries are providing input; what the timetable is for public consultation; and what the objectives of the UK are in relation to that initiative. 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 212067 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Netherlands, UK and Germany have established the Make it Work initiative to promote a European dialogue on improving EU environmental legislation.</p><p>The UK’s ambition, shared by others involved, is to make it easier for business and others to comply with environmental requirements whilst continuing to maintain environmental protections. The aim is to establish a network of Member States committed to supporting actions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of EU environmental legislation through sharing best practice and investigating opportunities for simplification. In addition the initiative will seek to establish an expert group to exchange views on improving the quality and coherence of the EU environmental acquis as a whole and develop guiding principles for “smart” EU environmental legislation both generally and on specific topics.</p><p>The following EU Member States attended one or both of the workshops that have been held so far: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain. In addition, there have been contacts with others such as France. The European Commission and the European Union Network for the Implementation of Environmental Law (IMPEL) were also represented.</p><p>There have been some informal discussions with stakeholders but formal input has not been sought from business or other stakeholders though it is planned to do this in future.</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 2014-11-03T17:09:12.5601731Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:09:12.5601731Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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3930
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
101123
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Sugar more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 assessment she has made of the prospects of the Government seeking a more advantageous arrangement for cane sugar refiners in its negotiations with the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 212112 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>During negotiations of the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy last year, which led to the agreement to end sugar beet production quotas in 2017, the UK pushed for the full liberalisation of the sugar regime in order to allow the sugar cane refiners to compete with the beet producers on an equal footing.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Disappointingly, there was insufficient support from other Member States to secure the necessary changes as part of that exercise. However, we remain committed to working with the European Commission to address this issue through forthcoming EU trade agreements.</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 2014-10-30T15:37:24.0940691Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T15:37:24.0940691Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
101547
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Flood Control more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 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 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>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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star 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