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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 Trees: Sheffield City Region 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 is taking to promote the use of the Urban Tree Manual announced by Government Tree Champion Sir William Worsley on 19 October 2018 in (a) Sheffield city region and (b) Barnsley. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 190893 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Urban Tree Manual was written with input from professional bodies representing Local Authority tree officers. The Manual has been promoted to national and regional press, including in an article by the Tree Champion in the Yorkshire Post announcing the launch of the Manual, and Forestry Commission will promote the manual further to Local Authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T17:49:10.493Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:49:10.493Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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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 Common Agricultural Policy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential economic effect on rural communities of the UK's withdrawal from the Common Agricultural Policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis 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 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>The government is undertaking a wide range of analysis in support of our EU exit negotiations and preparations. We will ensure that Parliament is presented with appropriate analysis ahead of the vote on the final deal, and in impact assessments accompanying legislation, where appropriate.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>On leaving the EU, the UK will have an independent trade policy and a new agriculture policy to replace the Common Agricultural Policy. As a result, the impact of the UK’s leaving the EU on rural communities will depend not just on the shape of a UK-EU trade agreement but also on the government’s future trade and agriculture policies.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T12:39:21.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T12:39:21.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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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 Common Agricultural Policy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential economic effect on coastal communities of the UK's withdrawal from the Common Fisheries Policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 195076 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 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Whilst no specific assessment has been carried out on the potential economic impact of leaving the Common Fisheries Policy, the Government’s White Paper on Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations sets out our vision for the fishing fleet and the coastal communities that it supports. This includes seeking to secure increased fishing opportunities through the annual fisheries negotiations and moving away from relative stability towards a fairer and more scientific method for future TAC (total allowable catch) shares as a condition of future access.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T10:27:42.663Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T10:27:42.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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 Hunting more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle trophy hunting across the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 199874 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 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the conservation of species seriously and we will always do whatever we can to protect the world’s most iconic species. The UK is a Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) a global environmental agreement which aims to protect wildlife from unsustainable trade. Trophy hunting is not banned under CITES but Parties are required to have strict controls in place when trade in hunting trophies takes place. A permit will only be issued if no detrimental impact on the sustainability of endangered species can be shown and the trophy has been obtained from a legal and sustainable hunting operation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Some conservation non-governmental organisations have set out how, in certain limited and rigorously controlled cases, scientific evidence shows that trophy hunting can be an effective conservation tool.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T18:13:39.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T18:13:39.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff were employed in his Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 204541 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 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>The total number of staff employed by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 31 May 2016, 30 June 2016 and 30 November 2018 are shown below;</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Month/Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Headcount</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>31 May 2016</p></td><td><p>1,693</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>30 June 2016</p></td><td><p>1,693</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>30 November 2018</p></td><td><p>4,168</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Staff in Post Data is only run as at the end of each month in order to provide information for published statutory returns. The data provided is in line with the figures published at <a href="https://data.gov.uk/dataset/workforce-management-information-defra" target="_blank">Data.gov.uk - https://data.gov.uk/dataset/workforce-management-information-defra</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Along with other public sector employers, the department provides data to the Office of National statistics for the “Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey”. The most recent publication was 11 December showing data as at the end of September 2018 and can be found here - <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/publicsectorpersonnel/bulletins/publicsectoremployment/september2018" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/publicsectorpersonnel/bulletins/publicsectoremployment/september2018</a> .</p><p> </p><p>ONS data for earlier reference dates can be found here – <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/publicsectorpersonnel/bulletins/publicsectoremployment/previousReleases" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/publicsectorpersonnel/bulletins/publicsectoremployment/previousReleases</a></p><p> </p><p>The Staff in Post data has to go through a lengthy resource intensive verification process to eliminate a high proportion of errors. To provide data as at 20 December would incur disproportionate costs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-01-11T13:00:36.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T13:00:36.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the additional staff required by his Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 205317 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>Over 80% of Defra’s agenda is affected by the UK’s departure from the European Union and as a result many roles across the Defra group are now supporting work related to our departure from the EU, either directly or indirectly. We are unable to disaggregate between ‘deal’ and ‘no deal’ planning work.</p><p> </p><p>As at the end of November, Defra group has recruited over 2300 staff including fixed term appointments, interims and staff redeployed from elsewhere in the group, to work on the UK’s departure from the EU. Over 2100 are already in post with the remainder working through pre-employment processes.</p><p> </p><p>We are continuing to recruit further additional staff to support work related to leaving the EU and we are currently advertising or selecting to fill an additional 250 posts.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Resourcing activity is expected to be on-going through 2019/20 however we are currently in the process of finalising our total people resource requirements for the year following receipt in late December of a further £410m of Government funding to enable us to prepare to leave the EU on either a deal or a no deal basis.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T12:46:27.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T12:46:27.487Z
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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 Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the practice of horse tethering. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis 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 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (the 2006 Act), it is an offence to fail to provide for an animal’s welfare or to cause it any unnecessary suffering. The 2006 Act is backed up by the statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids (the Code). The Code provides owners and keepers with information on how to meet the welfare needs of their horses and includes a specific section on how to tether a horse. Local authorities have powers under the 2006 Act to investigate allegations of cruelty or poor welfare. In addition, welfare organisations such as the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare (WHW) may also investigate such matters. If anyone is concerned about the way a horse has been tethered, they should report the matter either to the relevant local authority, or to the RSPCA or WHW who can investigate. If a horse is found not to be tethered appropriately, this could lead to a prosecution under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. I consider that existing legislation and guidance in place in respect of tethering horses ensures their welfare needs are met appropriately.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-01-15T15:32:58.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T15:32:58.54Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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: Waste Disposal more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to announce the successful bids for the redistribution organisation fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis 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 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>The grant opportunity for increasing surplus food redistribution through overcoming financial barriers launched on 11 January this year. Successful bids are due to be announced in April with projects due to begin in early May.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T10:50:19.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T10:50:19.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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 Horse Racing: Animal Welfare more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of veterinary research funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board on the welfare of horses since 2000. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 269623 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government considers that veterinary research is vital to improving the lives of all horses.</p><p> </p><p>The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) is a non-departmental public body which was established to administer the Horserace Betting Levy, under which betting operators pay 10% of their profits on British racing back to support the sport.</p><p> </p><p>One of the statutory objectives of the HBLB is focused on the advancement or encouragement of veterinary science or veterinary education. To this end, the HBLB have invested over £35 million since 2000 in veterinary research and education, which I understand supports the welfare of all equines in Great Britain as well as thoroughbreds. Specific projects undertaken include the development of a novel technique for assessing and improving respiratory performance in racehorses.</p><p> </p><p>The Government welcomes these initiatives and acknowledges the importance of continued veterinary research to the welfare of horses.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T13:40:44.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T13:40:44.897Z
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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 Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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 Horse Racing: Animal Welfare more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Horse Welfare Board in improving the standards of welfare in horseracing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 269624 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government is keen that the welfare needs of racehorses are well met, both during their racing lives and afterwards. On 14 May, I met the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) as well as the new independent Chair of the BHA’s newly appointed Horse Welfare Board. This Board was formed in March 2019 and includes members from across the racing industry, veterinarians and animal health and welfare specialists. This was a constructive meeting where the number of fatalities of racehorses was acknowledged and both sides agreed that further action is required to tackle avoidable harm and make the sport safer.</p><p> </p><p>The Board committed to doing all it can to improve welfare outcomes and is working on producing an equine welfare manifesto, outlining the industry’s priorities in this area. I stressed the need for the BHA to develop a robust action plan that will deliver tangible results, and will continue to stay in regular contact with both the BHA and the newly appointed Horse Welfare Board to monitor progress of key actions and to press for further improvements in racehorse welfare.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T13:49:17.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T13:49:17.757Z
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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 Mr Laurence Robertson more like this