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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on the Lower Thames Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Further to my answer to the hon. Member for Windsor on Monday, 24 February 2014, Official Report column 83W, the Environment Agency is continuing to work with partners to develop the River Thames Scheme (Datchet to Teddington). This includes flood channel capacity improvements, property level protection measures and the construction of three new channels.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Preparatory work, which is under way, includes establishing appropriate consents and approval needed with planning authorities, undertaking surveys needed to gain consents, and the development of a funding package with other risk management authorities. The Environment Agency is planning to submit its Strategic Outline Case for this project to Defra as part of the HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office's Major Projects Authority approvals process.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency aims to start the work on improving weir capacity in 2016.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Full appraisal and outline design of the flood channel and capacity improvements will commence this summer. It is expected that this will take three to four years to enable the proposal for the new flood channels to be submitted for planning consents and authorisations. It is estimated that the construction of the flood channel will commence in 2020 and will take five to six years to complete.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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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
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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, if he will make it his policy either that carrier bags containing a defined percentage of recycled plastics should be exempt from a levy on plastic bags, or that there should be no such exemptions at all. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Elmet and Rothwell more like this
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Alec Shelbrooke more like this
star this property uin 196982 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>We do not intend to exclude plastic bags containing a defined percentage of recycled plastics from the proposed levy on plastic bags. In addition to measures to reduce usage, we will continue to encourage the recycling of plastic bags and we welcome efforts to increase their recycled content.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alec Shelbrooke more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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
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 effect of prong collars on the welfare of dogs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 196297 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government has made no specific assessment on the use of prong collars on dogs. However, it would be an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to cause any unnecessary suffering to a dog by using a prong collar. Such an offence would be punishable by a fine of up to £20,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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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
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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 facilities exist for the retention and care of non-native wildlife species confiscated in the UK; where those facilities are located; and how many times such non-native wildlife species confiscated have been returned to the people or location where they were first confiscated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
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Angela Smith more like this
star this property uin 193703 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Non-native wildlife specimens (including plants) may be retained for various reasons by the Police, UK Border Force (UKBF), Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (RBG Kew), local authorities and other organisations such as the RSPCA.</p><p>RBG Kew has a Plant Quarantine Unit and keeps records of all plant material entering its collections but not records of confiscated specimens that are returned to the people or location they were confiscated from.</p><p> </p><p>UKBF re-homes seized wildlife after having consulted with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, the UK's CITES scientific authority for fauna, on appropriate location. It has not been UK practice to return wildlife to countries of export as there is no guarantee of its return to the wild or that it will not re-enter illegal trade. UKBF does not disclose publically the locations where seized items are held. All seized animals remain the property of the crown.</p><p>No police-run facilities exist for the retention and care of non-native wildlife species confiscated in the UK: each case is dealt with on an ad-hoc basis. Information about returned specimens is not held centrally.</p><p>Defra does not hold information about holding facilities used by local authorities and other organisations.</p><p> </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 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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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
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 whether the three crop rule included in the new Common Agricultural Policy relates to single parcels of land owned or rented by one person or company, or whether the entire holding can be treated as one parcel of land. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL6564 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The requirements of the crop diversification measure of greening, also known as the “three crop rule”, apply to the total arable area of a holding.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Farmers with between 10ha and 30ha of eligible arable land will usually need to grow at least two crops. Farmers with over 30ha of eligible arable land will usually need to grow at least three crops. Compliance with the measure will be assessed at the holding level, not the parcel level.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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
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 of the 67 successful prosecutions brought by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority since the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 are related to "on-farm" activities; and how many were brought against the food supply industry. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL6614 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>As at 8 April 2014, 69 prosecutions have been undertaken against 44 individuals</p><p> </p><p>and companies that operated without a licence, one company that obstructed the</p><p> </p><p>Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) officers, and 24 individuals and</p><p> </p><p>companies that used the services of unlicensed gangmasters.</p><p> </p><p>A standard GLA licence allows a gangmaster to undertake activity in both</p><p> </p><p>agriculture and food supply. As a result, the GLA do not retain data on</p><p>whether individual prosecutions related to agriculture or food supply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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
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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 area was set aside for the growth of beet for biogas production in the United Kingdom, in each of the last three years. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL6612 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-16more like thismore than 2014-04-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Official statistics on the area of sugar beet used to produce biogas, or energy produced from UK sugar beet are not currently available. The data below shows the production of bioethanol from sugar beet and the land used.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Bioethanol (million litres)</strong>1</p></td><td><p><strong>Land used (thousand hectares)</strong>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>15 April 2010 – 14 April 2011</strong></p></td><td><p>68.5</p></td><td><p>13.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>15 April 2011 – 14 April 2012</strong></p></td><td><p>21.8</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>15 April 2012 -14 April 2013</strong></p><p>(provisional) 3</p><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p>59.9</p></td><td><p>10.4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>1 All sugar beet volumes above were grown on previously cropped land</p><p>2 Source: Defra June Survey of Agriculture. UK area at year n-1.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/structure-of-the-agricultural-industry" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/structure-of-the-agricultural-industry</a></p><p>3 (e) Figures for 2012-13 (Year 5) are as of 15 September 2013 and are not final.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OfGEM) records have identified two operational anaerobic digestion plants which only use sugar beet to produce biogas for electricity generation.</p><p>Defra published an experimental statistics release on the use of crops for bioenergy in December 2013.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/289168/nonfood-statsnotice2012-12mar14.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/289168/nonfood-statsnotice2012-12mar14.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6613 more like this
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less than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much energy was produced from beet grown in each of the last three years in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL6613 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-16more like thismore than 2014-04-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Official statistics on the area of sugar beet used to produce biogas, or energy produced from UK sugar beet are not currently available. The data below shows the production of bioethanol from sugar beet and the land used.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Bioethanol (million litres)</strong>1</p></td><td><p><strong>Land used (thousand hectares)</strong>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>15 April 2010 – 14 April 2011</strong></p></td><td><p>68.5</p></td><td><p>13.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>15 April 2011 – 14 April 2012</strong></p></td><td><p>21.8</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>15 April 2012 -14 April 2013</strong></p><p>(provisional) 3</p><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p>59.9</p></td><td><p>10.4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>1 All sugar beet volumes above were grown on previously cropped land</p><p>2 Source: Defra June Survey of Agriculture. UK area at year n-1.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/structure-of-the-agricultural-industry" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/structure-of-the-agricultural-industry</a></p><p>3 (e) Figures for 2012-13 (Year 5) are as of 15 September 2013 and are not final.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OfGEM) records have identified two operational anaerobic digestion plants which only use sugar beet to produce biogas for electricity generation.</p><p>Defra published an experimental statistics release on the use of crops for bioenergy in December 2013.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/289168/nonfood-statsnotice2012-12mar14.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/289168/nonfood-statsnotice2012-12mar14.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6612 more like this
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less than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what regulations apply to smallholders with flocks of less than 50 laying hens if they (1) want to sell their eggs to the public, (2) want to sell products to the public such as cakes made from the eggs laid by their hens, and (3) want to sell their eggs to third parties who wish to make cakes from them for resale at venues such as country markets and farmers' markets; whether the regulations covering the third category are national regulations, and if so, which regulations; and whether those regulations are liable to local authority interpretation. more like this
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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
star this property uin HL6691 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The sale of eggs in England (equivalent regulations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) is regulated by the Eggs and Chicks (England) Regulations 2009, the Control of Salmonella in Poultry Order 2007 and European Union food hygiene and food safety regulations. Any exemption from the legislation is subject to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) 178/2002.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>1) Exemption from rules on quality and grading is available to smallholders with fewer than 50 laying hens providing their eggs are sold at the production site, door-to-door or directly in local markets without any marketing indication (e.g. grading) directly to the final consumer. Producers supplying fewer than 360 eggs per week (Food Standards Agency (FSA) guidance) directly to consumers or to local retailers and caterers are exempt from the requirements of Regulation (EC) 852/2004, which establishes basic food hygiene requirements for registered food businesses.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2) Smallholders with fewer than 50 laying hens who use their own eggs for cakes and other food products sold to the public as part of a regular and organised operation are required to register as a Food Business Operator with the local authority and comply with the food hygiene regulations. The FSA has issued advice for local authorities as to which operations require registration to ensure that charity and community food operations are not disproportionately burdened.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>3) There is no obligation on smallholders with fewer than 50 laying hens to ascertain what use customers will make of their eggs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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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
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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 was the breakdown of departmental spending on Government Procurement Cards in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in 2009–10, including the name, merchant type, purchase date and transaction value. more like this
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Baroness Seccombe more like this
star this property uin HL6302 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Officials' spending on Government Procurement Cards (GPCs) in 2009-10 generated nearly 47,000 transactions totalling £3.9m.</p><p>The breakdown requested could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p>However, details of all GPC transactions with a value of £500 or above, incurred from 1 April 2010 onwards, are published online at <a href="http://data.gov.uk/dataset/defra-gpc-spend-over-500-pounds" target="_blank">http://data.gov.uk/dataset/defra-gpc-spend-over-500-pounds</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Seccombe more like this