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1141966
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Animal Welfare more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps he is taking to prevent animal cruelty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mansfield more like this
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Ben Bradley more like this
star this property uin 912192 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>This Government is leading the way in promoting animal welfare by bringing forward legislation that will increase the maximum custodial penalty for animal cruelty in England from 6 months’ to 5 years’ imprisonment. We have also made it a requirement for all slaughterhouses to have CCTV; updated and improved the laws regulating dog breeding and pet sales; and banned the third party sale of puppies and kittens.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 912197 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:37:14.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:37:14.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1141967
star this property registered interest false more like this
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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Climate Change 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 What steps the Government is taking to ensure that domestic climate change adaptation policy does not disproportionately affect low-income households. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 912194 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government considers the distributional impact of its interventions on different groups, including low income households, and our National Adaptation Programme sets out the steps the Government will be taking, until the next five year plan in 2023, to further adapt to climate change. Its central aim is to build resilience across the economy, and draws from across a large body of cross-Government work. To take just one example, the Government’s capital investment programme in flooding and coastal erosion is expected to provide over a ten-fold economic return on the initial outlay.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:47:59.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:47:59.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1141969
star this property registered interest false more like this
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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Animal Welfare 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 What steps he is taking to prevent animal cruelty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 912197 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>This Government is leading the way in promoting animal welfare by bringing forward legislation that will increase the maximum custodial penalty for animal cruelty in England from 6 months’ to 5 years’ imprisonment. We have also made it a requirement for all slaughterhouses to have CCTV; updated and improved the laws regulating dog breeding and pet sales; and banned the third party sale of puppies and kittens.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 912192 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:37:14.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:37:14.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1141970
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Animal Welfare 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 If he will bring forward legislative proposals to recognise animal sentience. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 912198 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>There has never been any question that this Government’s policies on animal welfare are driven by the fact that animals are sentient beings. However, the Government has been very clear that we will make any necessary changes required to UK law in a rigorous and comprehensive way to ensure animal sentience is recognised after we leave the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:44:16.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:44:16.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1140245
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Food: Allowances 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 assessment he has made of the potential merits of giving people a monthly allowance to spend on fresh, healthy and locally sourced food in a bid to (a) tackle obesity and (b) support the farming industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 278920 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>There are existing schemes that support the consumption of healthy food. For example, the Healthy Start scheme provides vouchers for lower income families which can be used to buy, or be put towards the cost of, fruit, vegetables, milk and infant formula.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, Defra has commissioned its lead non-executive director, Henry Dimbleby, to lead an independent review to develop a series of recommendations that will help shape a national food strategy. It will cover the entire food chain from field to fork, building on work already underway in the Agriculture Bill, the Environment Bill, the Fisheries Bill and the Childhood Obesity Plan. This will help ensure that our food system delivers healthy and affordable food and is built upon a resilient and sustainable agriculture sector.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:52:41.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:52:41.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1140303
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Sheep Meat: UK Trade with EU 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 the timetable is for listing the UK as a third country for the purposes of exporting sheep meat to the EU in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Darlington more like this
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Jenny Chapman more like this
star this property uin 278954 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>If the UK leaves the EU in a no deal scenario then it will be treated as a third country.</p><p> </p><p>In order to be prepared for all possible outcomes, the UK submitted its application for listing as a third country to continue exporting live animals and animal products to the EU after EU Exit. In the event of a no deal exit, without listed status exports of animal products, the export of most live animals to the EU could not take place.</p><p> </p><p>When the relevant EU committee (‘SCoPAFF’) met on 9 April, Member States unanimously voted to list the UK. This vote guaranteed that exports of live animals and animal products to the EU could have continued if the UK had left the EU without a deal on 12 April.</p><p> </p><p>The 9 April decision would only have come into force if the UK left the EU on 12 April. Following the Article 50 extension in April, the European Commission have confirmed a further SCoPAFF vote will be required to list the UK prior to a potential no deal EU Exit in the future. We are confident the UK will continue to meet the requirements for listing should that be required.</p><p> </p><p>We would expect the Commission to hold the further SCoPAFF meeting ahead of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:49:39.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:49:39.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Chapman more like this
1140331
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Horses: Animal Welfare more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will undertake a review of the effectiveness of prosecutions under the Protection Against Cruel Tethering Act 1988; what steps the Government is taking to ensure the implementation of adequate protections for tethered horses; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
star this property uin 278918 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Protection Against Cruel Tethering Act 1988 was repealed by the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (“the 2006 Act”) and its provisions replaced with section 9 of the 2006 Act. This introduces a duty on people to ensure the welfare needs of animals for which they are responsible. Local authorities, the Animal and Plant Health Agency and the police all have powers of entry under the 2006 Act and can investigate allegations of poor welfare and take enforcement action where necessary. Furthermore, under the 2006 Act anyone is able to investigate allegations of poor welfare and take forward prosecutions. It is on this basis that the RSPCA successfully prosecute 800 to 1,000 people each year, including in relation to equines and equine tethering.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the 2006 Act is backed up by the statutory 'Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids' which has a specific Annex dedicated to tethering. RSPCA inspectors will use the code when investigating horse welfare incidents, such as inappropriate tethering, to check compliance. Although it is not an offence to breach the code, it can be used as evidence in court, for example if a case for inappropriate horse tethering was brought against the owner.</p><p> </p><p>We agree that more can be done to spread best practice amongst horse owners. On this basis, I recently hosted a horse tethering roundtable with key stakeholders including horse welfare groups, local authorities and the RSPCA. Following this we will continue to engage with key stakeholders to tackle this important issue.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T15:00:43.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:00:43.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this
1139697
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Sheep Meat: Import Duties more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Department for International Trade's draft tariff schedule, Temporary rates of custom duty, published on 13 March 2019, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on livestock farmers in the event that the EU matches the tariff on sheep meat proposed in that draft tariff schedule in the event that the UK leaves the EU without an agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 278535 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Consistent with World Trade Organisation rules, the EU must apply tariffs equally to imports from all countries where there is not a trade agreement or any other preferential arrangement in place. In the event of no deal, this includes the UK.</p><p> </p><p>We anticipate that the application of EU tariffs on UK exports would have a substantial negative impact across the UK farming sector, particularly for sheepmeat where those tariffs are high and around 30% of production is exported, approximately 95% of which goes to the EU. This is just one reason why delivering a negotiated settlement remains the Government’s top priority.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:58:06.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:58:06.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1139952
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Sheep 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 potential effect on the rearing and sale of lamb and mutton of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Darlington more like this
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Jenny Chapman more like this
star this property uin 278469 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>It is in everyone’s interests to secure a good deal with the European Union and that is exactly what we are committed to do. The Government recognises the concerns of stakeholders and is determined to get the best deal for the UK in our negotiations to leave the EU, including for our globally recognised sheep meat.</p><p> </p><p>As a responsible Government it is our duty to prepare for every eventuality, including that of no-deal. Significant work is underway to ensure that UK exporters can maintain access to EU markets. We are confident that we will achieve third country listing with the EU prior to our departure, as we did prior to the April date. This will allow the UK to export to the EU. A no-deal Brexit would mean that goods traded between the EU and the UK will be subject to the same tariffs as goods from third countries.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is the largest producer of sheep and by far the largest exporter of sheep meat in the EU. Around 30% of production is exported, with 95% of these exports going to the EU. The application of high EU tariffs on UK exports of sheep meat will have a substantial negative effect on the income of UK sheep farmers. At Defra, we are doing all we can to mitigate the challenges they face and we have contingency plans in place to minimise disruption. We will be monitoring the market situation closely and My Rt Hon friend, the Secretary of State, has made it clear that we will support our most vulnerable sectors, such as our sheep farmers.</p><p> </p><p>Government has also pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this parliament, expected in 2022. This includes all funding provided for farm support under both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 of the current CAP. This commitment applies to the whole UK.</p><p> </p><p>We are in regular dialogue with the farming unions, processors and allied industries about storage, feed and other supplies in the event of a no deal. These discussions have been constructive and will continue.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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278470 more like this
278471 more like this
278472 more like this
278473 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:57:22.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:57:22.283Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Chapman more like this
1139953
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Sheep: UK Trade with EU 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 contingency plans his Department has made in relation to sheep that are not sold to the EU in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Darlington more like this
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Jenny Chapman more like this
star this property uin 278470 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>It is in everyone’s interests to secure a good deal with the European Union and that is exactly what we are committed to do. The Government recognises the concerns of stakeholders and is determined to get the best deal for the UK in our negotiations to leave the EU, including for our globally recognised sheep meat.</p><p> </p><p>As a responsible Government it is our duty to prepare for every eventuality, including that of no-deal. Significant work is underway to ensure that UK exporters can maintain access to EU markets. We are confident that we will achieve third country listing with the EU prior to our departure, as we did prior to the April date. This will allow the UK to export to the EU. A no-deal Brexit would mean that goods traded between the EU and the UK will be subject to the same tariffs as goods from third countries.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is the largest producer of sheep and by far the largest exporter of sheep meat in the EU. Around 30% of production is exported, with 95% of these exports going to the EU. The application of high EU tariffs on UK exports of sheep meat will have a substantial negative effect on the income of UK sheep farmers. At Defra, we are doing all we can to mitigate the challenges they face and we have contingency plans in place to minimise disruption. We will be monitoring the market situation closely and My Rt Hon friend, the Secretary of State, has made it clear that we will support our most vulnerable sectors, such as our sheep farmers.</p><p> </p><p>Government has also pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this parliament, expected in 2022. This includes all funding provided for farm support under both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 of the current CAP. This commitment applies to the whole UK.</p><p> </p><p>We are in regular dialogue with the farming unions, processors and allied industries about storage, feed and other supplies in the event of a no deal. These discussions have been constructive and will continue.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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278469 more like this
278471 more like this
278472 more like this
278473 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:57:22.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:57:22.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Chapman more like this