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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Wild Boar 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 measures they are taking to monitor the numbers and distribution of feral boar in the UK; and what steps are being taken to control their numbers. more like this
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Lord Trees more like this
star this property uin HL17548 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Wildlife management in the UK is a devolved issue.</p><p>In England, the majority of feral wild boar are thought to reside within the Forest of Dean. This public forest estate is managed by the Forestry Commission which undertakes an annual population survey of the feral wild boar in the Forest of Dean public estate, the results of which are on their website.</p><p>Forestry England rangers cull feral wild boar in the Forest of Dean public estate to stop the growth of the population.</p><p>On other land, feral wild boar population management is the responsibility of the landowner. The Government can support landowners by providing advice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T11:43:45.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T11:43:45.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trees more like this
1142452
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Squirrels 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 estimate they have made of the size of the red squirrel population in England. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL17526 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 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
unstar this property answer text <p>There is insufficient data to give an accurate figure however the recent Review of the Population and Conservation Status of British Mammals (2018), a report by The Mammal Society under contract to Natural England, Natural Resources Wales and Scottish Natural Heritage, estimated the red squirrel population in England to be in the region of 39,000.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T11:40:59.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T11:40:59.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4303
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1141172
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Dutch Elm Disease 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, if any, was the policy for planting new trees after the losses caused by Dutch elm disease. more like this
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Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
star this property uin HL17355 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 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
unstar this property answer text <p>The National Tree Planting Year of 1973, with its slogan of Plant a tree in ’73, was the Government-sponsored tree planting campaign initiated to compensate for the loss of trees caused by Dutch elm disease. The Forestry Commission donated some 90,000 trees to schools and a further 70,000 for joint projects with local authorities, as did other organisations including the Crown Estate Commissioners.</p><p> </p><p>It also led to the founding of the Tree Council, with Government backing, as the umbrella body for organisations involved in tree planting, care and conservation.</p><p> </p><p>The Forestry Commission has an ongoing programme of grants schemes available for planting, subject to specific criteria and subject to an obligation to manage woodlands with sound forestry practice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T14:24:39.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T14:24:39.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
1141171
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Dutch Elm Disease 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 steps they have taken to develop a strain of English elm which is resistant to Dutch elm disease; and what success they have had. more like this
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Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
star this property uin HL17354 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 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
unstar this property answer text <p>English Elm (a form of <em>Ulmus minor</em>) is not a native tree and was likely introduced to Britain from Italy by the Romans. The most successful breeding programmes for resistant elms currently operate in Italy, Spain and North America. Resistant elm cultivars have been available for some time, including a series of cultivars of <em>U. minor</em> produced by the Spanish elm breeding programme which show high resistance to Dutch elm disease. Trials of resistant elms in the UK were initiated in Hampshire in 2000. The most recent report from these trials was produced by Butterfly Conservation this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T12:03:18.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T12:03:18.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
1141170
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Trees: Diseases 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 lessons were learnt as a result of the loss of English elm trees as a result of Dutch elm disease; and whether those lessons are being applied to ash dieback. more like this
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Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
star this property uin HL17353 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
unstar this property answer text <p>Safeguarding plant health remains one of Defra’s top priorities. The full findings from Government funded research into the lessons learned from the UK Dutch elm disease outbreak were published by Imperial College in 2011 and an independent taskforce on Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity was convened after the arrival of ash dieback in 2012. The Government has implemented all of the recommendations of the taskforce, including appointment of the Chief Plant Health Officer, development of a prioritised risk register, strengthened border security, import regulations and governance arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>The Tree Health Resilience Strategy - the first major publication to come out of the 25-Year Environment Plan sets out a new proactive approach to tree health, with landowners, charities, the public and government working together to take actions to build resilience against pests and diseases to protect the nation’s trees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T12:02:46.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T12:02:46.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
1140469
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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 Sheep Meat: UK Trade with EU 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 assessment they have made of warnings from the National Farmers’ Union that leaving the EU without a deal could lead to sheep farmers going out of business and slaughtering their flocks; and what steps they intend to take in response. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL17302 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 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The government recognises the particular concerns of our UK sheep farmers and is determined to support them as we leave the EU. The UK is one of the largest producers of sheep in the world and by far the largest exporter of sheepmeat in the EU.</p><p> </p><p>Tariffs on trade are ultimately a tax on consumers, and economic modelling shows that if the EU were to apply the full Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff on the sheep sector, lamb prices in the EU are likely to rise. This may dampen demand in the EU resulting in more lamb seeking a market in the UK. Other leading producers like New Zealand may also retreat from the UK market and focus instead on the European market.</p><p><br> Analysis by the NFU suggests that the total cost to the sheep industry in year one under a no deal scenario would be approximately £150 million. Defra is designing contingency plans to ensure that we have the option to provide income support to farmers in the aftermath of a ‘no deal’ exit to mitigate this effect.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T12:03:30.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T12:03:30.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1140454
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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 Plastics: Compost 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 steps they are taking to replace biodegradable plastic with compostable plastic. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL17287 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government published a call for evidence on standards for bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics. We want to gain a better understanding of the overall sustainability of these materials and whether product standards could provide reassurance of this. The call for evidence will run until 14 October and a Government response will be published taking the responses into account.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:09:14.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:09:14.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
1140453
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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 Water: Pipelines 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 how many water leaks have been recorded by each water company in each of the last five years. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL17286 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 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency’s records for water company leakage are in the table:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Total leakage Ml/d</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Affinity Water</p></td><td><p>178.70</p></td><td><p>182.64</p></td><td><p>179.57</p></td><td><p>171.68</p></td><td><p>173.92</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Anglian Water</p></td><td><p>192.72</p></td><td><p>192.00</p></td><td><p>182.65</p></td><td><p>184.72</p></td><td><p>182.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bristol Water</p></td><td><p>43.65</p></td><td><p>45.11</p></td><td><p>44.22</p></td><td><p>46.42</p></td><td><p>46.64</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cambridge Water</p></td><td><p>12.71</p></td><td><p>13.53</p></td><td><p>13.24</p></td><td><p>14.32</p></td><td><p>14.39</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Essex &amp; Suffolk Water</p></td><td><p>58.39</p></td><td><p>60.86</p></td><td><p>62.42</p></td><td><p>68.08</p></td><td><p>66.17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northumbrian Water</p></td><td><p>134.04</p></td><td><p>136.79</p></td><td><p>134.66</p></td><td><p>133.82</p></td><td><p>137.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Portsmouth Water</p></td><td><p>29.50</p></td><td><p>28.85</p></td><td><p>28.06</p></td><td><p>30.37</p></td><td><p>32.87</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bournemouth Water</p></td><td><p>20.67</p></td><td><p>20.56</p></td><td><p>19.63</p></td><td><p>19.11</p></td><td><p>19.11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Severn Trent Water</p></td><td><p>441.00</p></td><td><p>440.40</p></td><td><p>429.39</p></td><td><p>423.56</p></td><td><p>445.52</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East Water</p></td><td><p>92.56</p></td><td><p>92.43</p></td><td><p>88.11</p></td><td><p>88.63</p></td><td><p>87.69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Staffordshire Water</p></td><td><p>66.88</p></td><td><p>69.22</p></td><td><p>69.88</p></td><td><p>69.85</p></td><td><p>72.41</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West Water</p></td><td><p>84.07</p></td><td><p>84.36</p></td><td><p>83.75</p></td><td><p>84.40</p></td><td><p>88.13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Southern Water</p></td><td><p>84.59</p></td><td><p>81.69</p></td><td><p>83.91</p></td><td><p>88.11</p></td><td><p>88.16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sutton &amp; East Surrey Water</p></td><td><p>23.93</p></td><td><p>24.16</p></td><td><p>24.17</p></td><td><p>24.30</p></td><td><p>24.16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames Water</p></td><td><p>648.14</p></td><td><p>657.39</p></td><td><p>645.90</p></td><td><p>667.84</p></td><td><p>685.38</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>United Utilities</p></td><td><p>451.90</p></td><td><p>453.89</p></td><td><p>451.96</p></td><td><p>439.34</p></td><td><p>453.76</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wessex Water</p></td><td><p>69.33</p></td><td><p>68.57</p></td><td><p>68.35</p></td><td><p>68.35</p></td><td><p>67.68</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire Water</p></td><td><p>282.29</p></td><td><p>288.32</p></td><td><p>285.11</p></td><td><p>295.17</p></td><td><p>300.28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>England total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2916.19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2941.89</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2896.35</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2918.07</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2986.47</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Water company leakage records for the last three years are published on the Discover Water website. This will shortly include leakage records for 2018-19.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:08:57.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:08:57.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
1140452
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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 Water Abstraction 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 whether a timetable has been set for the implementation of the water abstraction plan, published on 15 December 2017; and what progress has been made on that plan to date. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL17285 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government’s report on the progress made in reforming the arrangements for managing water abstraction in England presented to Parliament in May 2019 included a timetable for completion of the water abstraction plan, which is progressing on schedule.</p><p> </p><p>The report is published and is attached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:08:45.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:08:45.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property file name Abstraction Reform Report 2019.pdf more like this
star this property title Abstraction Reform Report 2019 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
1140023
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 Water Supply: Ickenham 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 assessment they have made of the case for the Ickenham water pumping station to be reopened. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL17258 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 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
unstar this property answer text <p>No assessment has been made. The Environment Agency has not received any notification or supporting risk assessments from the water company regarding reopening the Ickenham water pumping station.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T15:58:07.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T15:58:07.943Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this