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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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 house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the 67 successful prosecutions brought by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority since the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 are related to "on-farm" activities; and how many were brought against the food supply industry. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL6614 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>As at 8 April 2014, 69 prosecutions have been undertaken against 44 individuals</p><p> </p><p>and companies that operated without a licence, one company that obstructed the</p><p> </p><p>Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) officers, and 24 individuals and</p><p> </p><p>companies that used the services of unlicensed gangmasters.</p><p> </p><p>A standard GLA licence allows a gangmaster to undertake activity in both</p><p> </p><p>agriculture and food supply. As a result, the GLA do not retain data on</p><p>whether individual prosecutions related to agriculture or food supply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3343
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
100078
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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
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 Floods: Somerset more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of (1) the feasibility of constructing a permanent flood defence barrage to protect the village of Westonzoyland in the Somerset Levels, and (2) the likely effectiveness of temporary demountable flood defences in the coming winter. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL2284 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>1. The Environment Agency is constructing a permanent scheme to replace temporary defences. Steps are being taken so that protection is maintained should there be an increased flood risk during construction.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2. Demountable defences were considered as an option. However, after consulting local residents the Environment Agency took the decision to construct a permanent solution.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T14:33:05.4841907Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:33:05.4841907Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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1137
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
100573
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Genetically Modified Organisms more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current stage in decision-making on European Parliament and United Kingdom regulations about permitting genetically modified organisms to be used in agriculture in the United Kingdom and other European countries. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL2310 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>Regulatory decisions on the use of genetically modified (GM) products are taken collectively at EU level. The EU has authorised the marketing of over forty different types of GM crop as imported food or feed products, and GM soya in particular is being widely used in the UK and across the EU as an animal feed ingredient. However only one type of GM crop is approved for commercial planting in the EU, an insect-resistant maize of no practical interest for UK farmers. That authorisation was granted in 1998, since when the EU has struggled to reach decisions on GM cultivation because of different views among the Member States. A proposal is being discussed that should make it easier to reach EU decisions, by giving Member States more national discretion to avoid GM cultivation in their own territory. The European Parliament is now considering the proposal and it could be adopted next year if the Parliament and Council can reach agreement on the specific provisions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T15:40:10.1796774Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T15:40:10.1796774Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2543
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
100587
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will bring forward the review of the Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL2324 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010 are not due for review until after they have been in force for five years, which will be April 2015. However, Defra is beginning to gather evidence on the operation of the regulations now, with a view to completing the review by summer 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:50:36.7293091Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:50:36.7293091Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
100618
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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
star this property hansard heading Seas and Oceans: Pollution more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to deal with plastic waste in the ocean through international co-operation, including programmes such as the United Nations Environmental Programme, the Intergovernmental Oceanic Commission and the International Maritime Organisation. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL2349 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>The primary focus of the UK’s international cooperation on marine litter is the OSPAR convention for the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic. In June 2014, OSPAR contracting parties agreed a regional action plan on marine litter. This plan fulfils requirements of the EU’s marine strategy framework directive for EU Member States to work together to address marine litter, and contributes to United Nations Environment Programme’s global partnership on marine litter. The UK also works within the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which has banned the discharge of plastic from shipping under MARPOL Annex V since 1988, and keeps MARPOL and its other Conventions under review.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T15:11:30.7781097Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T15:11:30.7781097Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2543
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
100970
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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
star this property hansard heading EU External Trade: Tunisia more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they and the European Union are making any special provision for access for imports from Tunisia, in particular for olives and tomatoes. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2426 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>Imports from Tunisia are subject to the terms of an Association Agreement with the EU, which provides for elimination of duties or preferential duties to be applied to the majority of Tunisian goods. Prepared or preserved olives are free of any import duties. Fresh tomatoes can also be imported into the EU without payment of import duties provided that the import price is equal to or greater than a fixed entry price.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T15:28:11.0373618Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T15:28:11.0373618Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
44564
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star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reassure consumers, who for religious or other reasons do not wish to consume halal or kosher meats, about the provenance of the meat they buy, in the absence of any informative labelling as to the method of slaughter used. more like this
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Lord Rana more like this
star this property uin HL6221 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government is of the view that consumers should have the necessary information available to them to make an informed choice about their food. Any method of slaughter labelling system needs to cover more than just the UK. We are awaiting the results of an European Commission study on method-of-slaughter labelling, which is due this summer. We will look at possible options in light of that report.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rana more like this
44609
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star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to support the proposed European Union regulations on the sale of seeds, plants and plant material. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL6266 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government does not support the proposed European Union regulation on the sale of plant reproductive material as currently drafted. The future of the proposals is uncertain following rejection by the European Parliament.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
44898
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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the breakdown of departmental spending in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on catering, hospitality and refreshments in (1) 2008–09, and (2) 2009–10. more like this
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Baroness Seccombe more like this
star this property uin HL6301 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>This table sets out the information requested, in respect of Core Defra.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>£</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2008-09</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009-10</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Catering and Hospitality</strong></p></td><td><p>426,317</p></td><td><p>545,253</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Refreshments</strong></p></td><td><p>18,574</p></td><td><p>7,114</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The figures for Catering and Hospitality include a subsidy paid to the Department's providers of in-house catering, hospitality and refreshments. The Department no longer pays such a subsidy.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2097
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Seccombe more like this
44899
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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the breakdown of departmental spending on Government Procurement Cards in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in 2009–10, including the name, merchant type, purchase date and transaction value. more like this
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Baroness Seccombe more like this
star this property uin HL6302 more like this
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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>Officials' spending on Government Procurement Cards (GPCs) in 2009-10 generated nearly 47,000 transactions totalling £3.9m.</p><p>The breakdown requested could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p>However, details of all GPC transactions with a value of £500 or above, incurred from 1 April 2010 onwards, are published online at <a href="http://data.gov.uk/dataset/defra-gpc-spend-over-500-pounds" target="_blank">http://data.gov.uk/dataset/defra-gpc-spend-over-500-pounds</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley 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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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2097
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Seccombe more like this