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star this property date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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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
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution 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 have been taken to monitor current levels of air pollution from Central and Eastern Europe in the South and East of England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Mr David Blunkett more like this
star this property uin 228094 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>Defra uses both monitoring and modelling to assess air quality in the UK. Measurement data is updated hourly on our website at:</p><p><a href="http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk" target="_blank">http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk</a> for the 142 automatic monitoring sites across the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>While Defra does not monitor air pollution in central and eastern Europe, the UK air quality forecast provided by the Met Office takes account of European emissions and forecast weather conditions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra also operates a network that measures particle numbers, size and composition, providing additional information about sources of particulate pollution. Information is available at: <a href="http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/networks/network-info?view=particle" target="_blank">http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/networks/network-info?view=particle</a>.</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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-03-23T11:41:41.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blunkett more like this
226678
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Recycling: EU Action 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 her policy is on the European Commission's decision not to proceed with the circular economy package. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 227220 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to making better use of resources and minimising the environmental impact of waste, by sending less waste to landfill and increasing the recycling, reuse and prevention of waste.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Commission has announced its intention to bring forward new proposals this year that will set out a more ambitious approach to developing the circular economy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We look forward to working with the Commission, the European Parliament and other Member States to ensure a balanced package of proposals that is ambitious, evidence based and feasible for all Member States.</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 2015-03-19T09:30:20.357Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T09:30:20.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
227292
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Research more like this
star 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 amount her Department and its agencies spent on research and development in each year since 2010-11; and what proportion such spending was of total departmental spending. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 227559 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s Annual Report and Accounts set out details of spend on research and development by the Core Department and its agencies, and total Departmental spend each year. The table below shows the information requested in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2013-14 (the last financial year for which a set of accounts has been published).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Spend on Research and Development (£000)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion of Total Departmental Spending</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>106,232</p></td><td><p>4.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>108,998</p></td><td><p>4.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>101,623</p></td><td><p>4.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>92,304</p></td><td><p>4.3%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><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 2015-03-19T15:22:31.73Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:22:31.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
227293
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star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Antisocial Behaviour: Noise more like this
star 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 steps the Government plans to take to protect residents from persistently noisy neighbours. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 227573 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Noise Act 1996 already provide local authorities with the necessary powers to tackle problem neighbour noise. This legislation allows local authorities to serve notices to stop the noise and prevent it from happening again.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has also introduced more effective anti-social behaviour powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. One of the powers is the Community Protection Notice which the police and local authorities can use to tackle behaviour that is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of the community, is persistent or continuing and is unreasonable. In addition, apart from the statutory guidance, the Government has also published an information note highlighting how the new powers can be used to deal with noisy neighbours.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2015-03-19T11:39:25.063Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T11:39:25.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
227518
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star this property date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
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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
star this property hansard heading Conditions of Employment more like this
star 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 staff in her Department and its executive agencies and associated bodies were engaged off-payroll in each of the last five years up to the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Pamela Nash more like this
star this property uin 227599 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s Annual Report and Accounts set out the number of off-payroll workers employed by the Core Department, its Executive Agencies and Executive Non-Departmental Public Bodies each year. The table below shows the information requested in each financial year from 2009-10 to 2013-14 (the last financial year for which a set of accounts has been published).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Organisation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009-10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Core Defra</p></td><td><p>362</p></td><td><p>119</p></td><td><p>73</p></td><td><p>73</p></td><td><p>91</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Executive Agencies:</em></p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (see Note)</p></td><td><p>133</p></td><td><p>56</p></td><td><p>104</p></td><td><p>93</p></td><td><p>90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food and Environment Research Agency (see Note)</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rural Payments Agency</p></td><td><p>320</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>206</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Veterinary Medicines Directorate</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Executive Non-Departmental Public Bodies:</em></p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (see Note)</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>73</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>38</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Consumer Council for Water</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Environment Agency</p></td><td><p>868</p></td><td><p>349</p></td><td><p>687</p></td><td><p>764</p></td><td><p>403</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Joint Nature Conservation Committee</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Marine Management Organisation</p></td><td><p>59</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>National Forest Company</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Natural England</p></td><td><p>183</p></td><td><p>124</p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>135</p></td><td><p>181</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>48</p></td><td><p>36</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sea Fish Industry Authority</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Note: the figures for the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency reflect the organisation’s then structure, which was created from a merger of the Animal Health agency and the Veterinary Laboratories Agency on 1 April 2011. The figures do not reflect the restructuring into the Animal and Plant Health Agency on 1 October 2014, when some areas of work undertaken previously by Fera (Food and Environment Research Agency) were brought into the new organisation.</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 2015-03-19T11:36:06.853Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T11:36:06.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
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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
star this property hansard heading National Parks 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 factors her Department uses to determine the relative level of central Government funding given to each National Park authority; and what weight is given in that process to the minimum funding required to operate planning functions in the least well-funded National Parks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwick-upon-Tweed more like this
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Sir Alan Beith more like this
star this property uin 227721 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>Overall funding levels for national park authorities are calculated based on a range of demographic and other factors relevant to delivery of the national parks’ statutory purposes and their planning function. Factors include the size of the park, the population and the number of planning cases. Within that, national park authorities are independent bodies and it is for them to decide how best to allocate their funding to deliver their functions and the locally determined priorities as set out in their Management Plans.</p><p> </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 2015-03-19T11:26:56.817Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T11:26:56.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
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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
star this property hansard heading ICT 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, which news applications staff in her Department are authorised to download and use on their work-provided phones and tablets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 227825 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>Core Defra staff are not authorised to download and use any news applications on their work-provided phones and tablets.</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 2015-03-19T15:25:14.63Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:25:14.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
227803
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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
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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
star this property hansard heading Staff 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 and what proportion of employees in her Department identify as (a) white or white British, (b) Asian or Asian British, (c) Black or Black British, (d) mixed or multiple ethnic group and (e) another ethnicity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 227959 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the number and proportion of core Defra employees in each ethnicity category as at 28 February 2015. This includes people who have declared their ethnicity status only.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Ethnicity</p></td><td><p>White</p></td><td><p>Asian</p></td><td><p>Black</p></td><td><p>Mixed</p></td><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>No. of staff</p></td><td><p>1237</p></td><td><p>92</p></td><td><p>118</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>1478</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>%</p></td><td><p>83.7%</p></td><td><p>6.2%</p></td><td><p>8.0%</p></td><td><p>1.6%</p></td><td><p>0.5%</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><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 2015-03-19T15:28:02.51Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:28:02.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Surveys 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 proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in her Department reported experiencing bullying or harassment at work in the most recent Civil Service People Survey. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 227152 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The Civil Service People Survey asks the question “Do you have any long-standing physical or mental health condition, illness, impairment or disability?” The survey does not include a question that specifically identifies disability status.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In the 2014 People Survey, 17% of core Defra respondents declaring a long-standing physical or mental health condition, illness, impairment or disability reported that they had personally experienced bullying or harassment at work in the past 12 months.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>7% of core Defra respondents declaring that they did not have a long-standing physical or mental health condition, illness, impairment or disability reported that they had personally experienced bullying or harassment at work in the past 12 months.</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 2015-03-18T15:29:17.203Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-18T15:29:17.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Advertising 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 much her Department spent on (a) television advertising, (b) radio advertising, (c) national newspaper advertisements, (d) local newspaper advertisements, (e) social media advertising and (f) other types of advertising in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 227297 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not record information at the level of detail requested, and to determine such information would incur disproportionate cost. However, the Department’s Annual Report and Accounts set out details of total spend on publicity, marketing and promotion each year. The table below shows such spend in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2013-14 (the last financial year for which a set of accounts has been published).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Spend on Publicity, Marketing and Promotion (£000)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>1,659</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>869</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>1,217</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>1,060</p></td></tr></tbody></table><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 2015-03-18T15:20:01.52Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-18T15:20:01.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this