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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
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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 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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unstar 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
star 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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star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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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: Statutory Instruments more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many statutory instruments in total the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) has laid before Parliament, and (2) is planning to lay, in relation to the UK leaving the EU; and how many such instruments have been approved by Parliament to date. more like this
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Lord Trees more like this
star this property uin HL13943 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 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>Defra has already laid a substantial number of the statutory instruments necessary in order to maintain a fully functioning statute book for our departure from the EU.</p><p> </p><p>As of 4 March, in relation to the UK leaving the EU, we have laid a total of 114 statutory instruments (23 of which were on behalf of Northern Ireland) before Parliament, and plan to lay a further 11 (3 on behalf of Northern Ireland). We have made a total of 63 SIs.</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 2019-03-05T12:40:36.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T12:40:36.983Z
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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 date less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
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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 Poultry: Slaughterhouses 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 (1) currents, (2) frequencies, (3) waveforms, and (4) current type, AC or DC, are used in the electrical waterbath stunning of chickens; and whether they are satisfied that the parameters used cause loss of consciousness without pain and that this loss of consciousness is maintained until death. more like this
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Lord Trees more like this
star this property uin HL3684 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 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
star this property answer text <p>The parameters, such as the currents and frequencies to be used for the electrical waterbath stunning of chickens, are set down in Annex I of European Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing. These parameters are based on a Scientific Opinion from the Animal Health and Welfare Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).</p><p> </p><p>It is a requirement of domestic and European law that stunning must be effective in rendering the animal unconscious and insensible to pain and that the animal must remain unconscious until death.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2016-12-13T14:30:43.86Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-13T14:30:43.86Z
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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 date less than 2016-10-26more like thismore than 2016-10-26
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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 Animals: Post-mortems 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, for each year since 2012, what is the number of (1) carcases, and (2) diagnostic samples, submitted to each of the Veterinary Investigation Centres and contractor post-mortem examination facilities. more like this
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Lord Trees more like this
star this property uin HL2711 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 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
star this property answer text <p>The number of carcases submitted to each of the Veterinary Investigation Centres and contractor post-mortem examination facilities for each year from 2012 to 27 October 2016 is shown in Table 1 attached.</p><p>The number of diagnostic samples submitted to each of the Veterinary Investigation Centres and contractor post-mortem examination facilities for each year from 2012 to 27 October 2016 is shown in Table 2 attached.</p><p>It should also be noted that since 2012 the number of Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) and non-APHA facilities has changed as a result of ‘Surveillance 2014’, the public consultation, Ministerial agreements and subsequent APHA project that made changes to the way veterinary scanning surveillance is delivered in England and Wales. As part of this some of the former Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency Regional Laboratory sites closed and the non-APHA facilities began operations from late 2014 to provide post-mortem examination (PME) services only. However, in addition to carcase submissions to the non-APHA contractor PME facilities, a small number of non-carcase diagnostic samples have also been received at these facilities.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2016-11-08T16:35:30.173Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-08T16:35:30.173Z
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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 PQ HL2711.pdf more like this
unstar this property title PQ HL2712 - Tables 1 and 2 more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-26more like thismore than 2016-10-26
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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 Animals: Post-mortems 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 the number of carcases and diagnostic samples submitted to each of the Veterinary Investigation Centres and contractor post-mortem examination facilities in each year since 2012 is representative of the animal populations in the areas they cover. more like this
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Lord Trees more like this
star this property uin HL2712 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 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
star this property answer text <p>The main aim of scanning surveillance activities performed by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) and the five non-APHA post-mortem examination partners in England and Wales is the timely detection and investigation of animal-related new and re-emerging diseases and threats in livestock and wildlife species. The representativeness of these surveillance activities with regard to the animal populations in the areas that they cover varies, and this is subject to a number of factors. Furthermore, scanning surveillance activities performed to achieve the main aim comprise more than just the throughputs and examination of carcases and diagnostic samples.</p><p> </p><p>The Surveillance Intelligence Unit of the APHA, which was established in 2014, now monitors engagement with the surveillance network and maps this by species as a ratio of each livestock population. The engagement across England and Wales is not uniform. Areas of higher livestock density for a particular species tend to have higher engagement ratios. The Quarterly Emerging Threats reports are available on the Government’s website on the APHA animal disease surveillance reports page.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2016-11-08T16:24:51.927Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-08T16:24:51.927Z
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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 date less than 2016-05-19more like thismore than 2016-05-19
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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 Marine Protected Areas more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to require all abattoirs to have CCTV recordings of the slaughter process in the interests of animal welfare, and to require storage of such recordings and access to them by third parties. more like this
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Lord Trees more like this
star this property uin HL147 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 2016-06-03more like thismore than 2016-06-03
star this property answer text <p>The primary responsibility for protecting animal welfare in slaughterhouses rests with business operators, who must have operating procedures in place to prevent animals suffering avoidable pain, suffering and distress. Business operators must also have appropriate monitoring procedures in place.</p><p>The vast majority of animals are slaughtered in slaughterhouses which have CCTV present, so the Government is not currently persuaded of the case for introducing regulation which would require all abattoirs to have CCTV, but we are keeping the issue under review.</p><p>In their report last year, the Farm Animal Welfare Committee recommended that CCTV should be retained, by the slaughterhouse, for a period of at least three months and the Government supports that recommendation. Official Veterinarians of the Food Standards Agency are present in all approved slaughterhouses to monitor and ensure operators comply with strict animal welfare regulations and have the power to seize CCTV footage if they suspect a breach of welfare standards.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2016-06-03T11:37:46.627Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-03T11:37:46.627Z
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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 date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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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 Reptiles more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage adoption of the Code of Practice for Reptiles developed by the British Veterinary Zoological Society. more like this
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Lord Trees more like this
star this property uin HL5457 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>I am delighted that the hard work and co-operation of keepers, industry and welfare organisations has led to the development of the Good Practice Guidelines for the Welfare of Privately Kept Reptiles and Amphibians. Along with the six care sheets for six of the commonly kept species, we hope this code will provide valuable information to promote the welfare of these animals and encourage keepers to source captive bred animals wherever possible. The Government will explore with the interested parties how the code can be best promoted. I am placing copies of the documents in the libraries of the House.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-03-16T15:26:31.593Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T15:26:31.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Animal Welfare: Prosecutions more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions were made under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in the last year for which complete records are available; and who instigated those prosecutions. more like this
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Lord Trees more like this
star this property uin HL5458 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 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>1,894 defendants were proceeded against at magistrates’ courts in England and Wales for offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in 2013 (latest available).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice court proceedings database cannot separately identify whether or not a prosecution is brought by the Crown Prosecution Service, or by a private authority. This information may be held by the relevant courts in England and Wales, and can only be discerned at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-03-16T17:40:10.95Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T17:40:10.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Birds of Prey more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will respond to the recent licensing of the drug diclofenac in two Member States of the European Union; and what assessment they have made of its toxicity to vultures. more like this
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Lord Trees more like this
star this property uin HL1051 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Authorisation of a veterinary medicine involves an assessment of the benefits of a product against its risks. Potential risks include risks to the animal, to the user, the consumer and to the environment. The environmental risk is assessed to establish the extent of exposure. If the environmental exposure is not extensive, then no further assessment is required. Without exposure, there is no risk irrespective of the toxicity. If there is information in the public domain to indicate that despite low exposure there may be a potential risk, then the competent authority – the body that authorises veterinary medicines - can request a further assessment of the issues identified.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Products containing Diclofenac are a risk to vultures if there is any exposure of the birds to carcasses of animals containing residues of the veterinary medicine. The toxicity of Diclofenac to vultures is well documented. In Europe there are laws which provide for the disposal of fallen stock. The risk of exposure is therefore minimal as dead farmed animals are not left in the fields. Risk mitigation measures (instructions to the users) could be used to eliminate exposure by instructing users not to feed carcasses of animals treated with Diclofenac to vultures. This is something for the competent authorities of those Member States that have authorised the veterinary use of Diclofenac. The Government has no evidence that there is a serious risk to vultures posed by the authorisation of Diclofenac and therefore does not plan to trigger a referral procedure.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL1052 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T12:02:30.3786344Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T12:02:30.3786344Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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 Birds of Prey 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 they plan to trigger a European Union referral procedure for the drug diclofenac in view of its recent registration in two Member States of the European Union and its toxicity to vultures. more like this
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Lord Trees more like this
star this property uin HL1052 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Authorisation of a veterinary medicine involves an assessment of the benefits of a product against its risks. Potential risks include risks to the animal, to the user, the consumer and to the environment. The environmental risk is assessed to establish the extent of exposure. If the environmental exposure is not extensive, then no further assessment is required. Without exposure, there is no risk irrespective of the toxicity. If there is information in the public domain to indicate that despite low exposure there may be a potential risk, then the competent authority – the body that authorises veterinary medicines - can request a further assessment of the issues identified.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Products containing Diclofenac are a risk to vultures if there is any exposure of the birds to carcasses of animals containing residues of the veterinary medicine. The toxicity of Diclofenac to vultures is well documented. In Europe there are laws which provide for the disposal of fallen stock. The risk of exposure is therefore minimal as dead farmed animals are not left in the fields. Risk mitigation measures (instructions to the users) could be used to eliminate exposure by instructing users not to feed carcasses of animals treated with Diclofenac to vultures. This is something for the competent authorities of those Member States that have authorised the veterinary use of Diclofenac. The Government has no evidence that there is a serious risk to vultures posed by the authorisation of Diclofenac and therefore does not plan to trigger a referral procedure.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL1051 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T12:02:31.0662145Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T12:02:31.0662145Z
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