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star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 levels of stock his Department holds of (a) stationery, (b) printer cartridges, (c) treasury tags and other fasteners and (d) other office consumables. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wokingham more like this
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Mr John Redwood 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>Core Defra does not hold this information because some stocks are held locally and some are ordered centrally.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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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 John Redwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of which countries in Africa (a) have the highest incidence of illegal killing of wildlife and (b) have the largest illegal trade in wildlife with China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon 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>As a Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the UK supports work to monitor the illegal killing of wildlife. My Department has provided £270,000 since 2009 to support the CITES Secretariat to undertake such work, including the MIKE (Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants) project and ETIS (Elephant Trade Information System).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In response to assessments made of illegal killing, the CITES Secretariat has identified the following African counties as primary source countries for ivory: Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the United Republic of Tanzania. Assessments have also shown that illegal killing poses a significant threat to rhinoceros populations, particularly in Zimbabwe and South Africa.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These countries are taking action under CITES, such as producing National Ivory Action Plans, but many are going beyond this. For example,Botswana, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon and Tanzania announced the Elephant Protection Initiative at the London Conference in February. This initiative aims to secure new funding from private and public sources for the implementation of the African Elephant Action Plan. Other recent developments include Gabon announcing plans to impose new penalties for poachers and traffickers, and Ethiopia committing to destroying its ivory stockpiles.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Further knowledge is needed about the trafficking of the products of poaching of wildlife from source countries to consumer countries, particularly in Asia. The Declaration adopted at the recent London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade took an important step forward in relation to this, with over 40 countries agreeing to undertake further assessment, initially over the next twelve months, of the markets and dynamics of the illegal wildlife trade, and the progress made in combatting it.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions Ministers in his Department have had with their counterparts in (a) Malta, (b) Cyprus and (c) Greece about measures to reduce the killing of songbirds. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon 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>No discussions have taken place with counterparts in Malta, Cyprus or Greece about measures to reduce the killing of songbirds.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to protect each of the 26 species of bee that are under threat in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon 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>Conservation of biodiversity is a devolved matter. Action in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a matter for the devolved administrations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>England's biodiversity strategy, <em>Biodiversity 2020, </em>takes an integrated, large-scale approach to biodiversity conservation, exemplified by our Nature Improvement Areas initiative. This approach is designed to meet the habitat needs of many species, including threatened species of bee.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The strategy recognises that there will also be a need to take targeted action for the recovery of certain priority species, including certain bee species, whose conservation is not delivered through wider, habitat-based measures. These species are catered for through Natural England's Species Recovery Programme. The recent reintroduction of the short-haired bumblebee in the South East of England is one such example.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Incentives for farmers and other land managers to conserve and enhance important wildlife habitats, including those for bees, are provided under Environmental Stewardship schemes. Following a review, new payments were introduced from 1 January 2013 to improve habitats and food for pollinators, including bees. These payments provide for the addition of wildflowers to buffer strips and field corners, and the provision of legume-rich and herb-rich swards.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For the future, we are currently considering the scope for further enhancements for bees and other pollinators as part of wider environmental delivery through the reformed Common Agricultural Policy. Over £3.1 billion will be available up to 2020 to protect and enhance biodiversity under the New Environmental Land Management Scheme.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra is also developing the National Pollinator Strategy for England to reflect the importance of bees and other insect pollinators to agriculture and biodiversity and in recognition that they face many pressures. A public consultation was launched in March 2014 and the final Strategy will be finalised in summer 2014.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of prong collars on the welfare of dogs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 196297 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>The Government has made no specific assessment on the use of prong collars on dogs. However, it would be an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to cause any unnecessary suffering to a dog by using a prong collar. Such an offence would be punishable by a fine of up to £20,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the additional £5 million for tackling waste crime announced in the budget statement will reduce in the planned workforce and associated workload in the enforcement and legal department of the Environment Agency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
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Maria Eagle 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>Defra and the Environment Agency have been working together to ensure that the additional funding is targeted effectively to tackle waste crime. A decision on how the additional £5 million will be spent is subject to Defra Ministerial approval.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Depending on how the £5 million is to be spent, the Environment Agency will review its planning assumptions to determine the impact on its workforce and associated workload</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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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 Maria Eagle more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what date cage trapping and shooting of badgers was implemented alongside the free-shooting of badgers in the pilot badger cull in Somerset in 2013; and on what date free shooting had started in that cull. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
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Maria Eagle more like this
star this property uin 196191 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>Cage trapping was used from the outset in each of the pilot areas. Under the licence issued to each area, cage trapping and shooting and controlled shooting are both permitted control methods. No further authorisation from the Department was required.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Guidance issued to Natural England on issuing licenses to kill or take badgers for the purpose of preventing the spread of bovine TB under section 10(2)(a) of the Protection of Badgers Act 1992, and the Government's policy document on Bovine TB and badger control in England, both state ‘in order to ensure humaneness, only two culling methods will be permitted (which can be used in combination, or as single control methods): i. cage-trapping followed by shooting; and ii. controlled shooting.' Both of these documents were published on 14<sup>th</sup> December 2011.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 196192 more like this
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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 Maria Eagle more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how soon the cage trapping and shooting of badgers was implemented alongside the freeshooting of badgers after the commencement of the pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire in 2013; and what authorisation from the Department was required. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
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Maria Eagle 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>Cage trapping was used from the outset in each of the pilot areas. Under the licence issued to each area, cage trapping and shooting and controlled shooting are both permitted control methods. No further authorisation from the Department was required.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Guidance issued to Natural England on issuing licenses to kill or take badgers for the purpose of preventing the spread of bovine TB under section 10(2)(a) of the Protection of Badgers Act 1992, and the Government's policy document on Bovine TB and badger control in England, both state ‘in order to ensure humaneness, only two culling methods will be permitted (which can be used in combination, or as single control methods): i. cage-trapping followed by shooting; and ii. controlled shooting.' Both of these documents were published on 14<sup>th</sup> December 2011.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 196191 more like this
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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 Maria Eagle 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
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the geographical spread in the UK of the bacterium melissococcus plutonius. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dewsbury more like this
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Simon Reevell more like this
star this property uin 196047 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>The bacterium is widespread across England and Wales. A recently completed two-year random survey of 4,600 apiaries estimated <em>Melissococcus plutonius </em>as being present in 1.6% in Year 1 (2009/10) and 1.3% in Year 2 (2010/11).</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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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 Simon Reevell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to protect the UK's honeybee population. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham 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>Recent steps taken by Defra to protect the UK's honeybee population include the launch of the National Pollinator Strategy and conducting a 12 month policy review, in collaboration with stakeholders, on the pests and diseases affecting honeybees. Longer term initiatives include the Healthy Bees Plan and continued funding of the National Bee Unit.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this