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star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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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 hansard heading St Helena: Aviation more like this
unstar 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 which organisation is responsible for the monitoring and collection of pollution data in and around Heathrow airport. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL992 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 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
star this property answer text <p>As I said in my answer to PQ HL7316 on 5 April this year, air quality monitoring data collected in and around Heathrow Airport is presented on the Heathrow AirWatch website which is funded via a joint working partnership consisting of Heathrow Airport Ltd, London Boroughs of Hillingdon and Hounslow, Slough and Spelthorne Borough Councils and British Airways. It is managed by the consultant Ricardo Energy and Environment.</p><p> </p><p>Two local monitoring sites are included in the Government’s national monitoring network (the Automatic Urban and Rural Network). All national air quality monitoring data is available on the Government’s UK-Air website.</p><p> </p><p>The two monitoring sites are London Hillingdon which is located in a suburban residential area approximately 30 metres from the M4 motorway and London Harlington which is located close to a minor road to the east of Harlington village.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL993 more like this
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less than 2016-07-19T16:20:25.2Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-19T16:20:25.2Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4230
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
533029
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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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 hansard heading Homelessness more like this
unstar 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 from how many air-pollution monitors official data on air quality within the perimeter of Heathrow airport are derived; and where those monitors are located. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL993 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 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
star this property answer text <p>As I said in my answer to PQ HL7316 on 5 April this year, air quality monitoring data collected in and around Heathrow Airport is presented on the Heathrow AirWatch website which is funded via a joint working partnership consisting of Heathrow Airport Ltd, London Boroughs of Hillingdon and Hounslow, Slough and Spelthorne Borough Councils and British Airways. It is managed by the consultant Ricardo Energy and Environment.</p><p> </p><p>Two local monitoring sites are included in the Government’s national monitoring network (the Automatic Urban and Rural Network). All national air quality monitoring data is available on the Government’s UK-Air website.</p><p> </p><p>The two monitoring sites are London Hillingdon which is located in a suburban residential area approximately 30 metres from the M4 motorway and London Harlington which is located close to a minor road to the east of Harlington village.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL992 more like this
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less than 2016-07-19T16:20:25.263Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-19T16:20:25.263Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4230
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
945606
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Food: Waste Disposal more like this
unstar 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 whether they plan to establish separate mandatory food waste collections in England by 2025 as recommended by the National Infrastructure Commission in its National Infrastructure Assessment 2018, published in July; and if so, when. more like this
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Baroness Featherstone more like this
star this property uin HL9735 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 2018-08-01more like thismore than 2018-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK government has committed to work towards no food waste being sent to landfill by 2030 in its Clean Growth Strategy, published in October 2017. 113 local authorities out of 326 in England currently offer a separate food waste collection service and we encourage all local authorities to consider introducing separate food waste collection when opportunities arise to include these in collection contracts.</p><p> </p><p>In the 25 Year Environment Plan, we committed to working to support an increase in the number of councils with separate food waste collections. We will outline our plans for this in our Resources and Waste Strategy, which will be published this autumn. This will include how we will fulfil our commitments to the circular economy package where bio-waste including food waste recycling must be offered for households.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the energy generation potential of food waste, when collected separately and sent to anaerobic digestion (AD), though we need to be conscious of some of the unintended consequences for air pollution that can arise.</p><p> </p><p>We will consider the recommendations of the 2018 National Infrastructure Assessment in the development of the Resources and Waste Strategy.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL9738 more like this
HL9739 more like this
HL9740 more like this
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less than 2018-08-01T12:23:46.773Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-01T12:23:46.773Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
945609
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Biofuels more like this
unstar 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 assessment they have made of the recommendation of the National Infrastructure Commission that mandatory food waste collections should be introduced in England to support the production of biogas. more like this
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Baroness Featherstone more like this
star this property uin HL9738 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 2018-08-01more like thismore than 2018-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK government has committed to work towards no food waste being sent to landfill by 2030 in its Clean Growth Strategy, published in October 2017. 113 local authorities out of 326 in England currently offer a separate food waste collection service and we encourage all local authorities to consider introducing separate food waste collection when opportunities arise to include these in collection contracts.</p><p> </p><p>In the 25 Year Environment Plan, we committed to working to support an increase in the number of councils with separate food waste collections. We will outline our plans for this in our Resources and Waste Strategy, which will be published this autumn. This will include how we will fulfil our commitments to the circular economy package where bio-waste including food waste recycling must be offered for households.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the energy generation potential of food waste, when collected separately and sent to anaerobic digestion (AD), though we need to be conscious of some of the unintended consequences for air pollution that can arise.</p><p> </p><p>We will consider the recommendations of the 2018 National Infrastructure Assessment in the development of the Resources and Waste Strategy.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL9735 more like this
HL9739 more like this
HL9740 more like this
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less than 2018-08-01T12:23:46.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-01T12:23:46.833Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property tabling member
1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
945610
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Food: Waste Disposal more like this
unstar 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 assessment they have made of the figure provided in the National Infrastructure Commission's National Infrastructure Assessment 2018, published in July, that introducing mandatory separate food waste collections in England by 2025 would save (1) up to £400 million in capital costs, and (2) £1.1 billion in operational costs for local authorities in total between 2020 and 2050, including the cost of weekly collections. more like this
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Baroness Featherstone more like this
star this property uin HL9739 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 2018-08-01more like thismore than 2018-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK government has committed to work towards no food waste being sent to landfill by 2030 in its Clean Growth Strategy, published in October 2017. 113 local authorities out of 326 in England currently offer a separate food waste collection service and we encourage all local authorities to consider introducing separate food waste collection when opportunities arise to include these in collection contracts.</p><p> </p><p>In the 25 Year Environment Plan, we committed to working to support an increase in the number of councils with separate food waste collections. We will outline our plans for this in our Resources and Waste Strategy, which will be published this autumn. This will include how we will fulfil our commitments to the circular economy package where bio-waste including food waste recycling must be offered for households.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the energy generation potential of food waste, when collected separately and sent to anaerobic digestion (AD), though we need to be conscious of some of the unintended consequences for air pollution that can arise.</p><p> </p><p>We will consider the recommendations of the 2018 National Infrastructure Assessment in the development of the Resources and Waste Strategy.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL9735 more like this
HL9738 more like this
HL9740 more like this
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less than 2018-08-01T12:23:46.897Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-01T12:23:46.897Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property tabling member
1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
945611
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Food: Waste Disposal more like this
unstar 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 steps they are taking to encourage local authorities who have waste contracts to renew in the next three years to introduce mandatory separate food waste collections following the recommendations of the National Infrastructure Commission's National Infrastructure Assessment 2018, published in July. more like this
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Baroness Featherstone more like this
star this property uin HL9740 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 2018-08-01more like thismore than 2018-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK government has committed to work towards no food waste being sent to landfill by 2030 in its Clean Growth Strategy, published in October 2017. 113 local authorities out of 326 in England currently offer a separate food waste collection service and we encourage all local authorities to consider introducing separate food waste collection when opportunities arise to include these in collection contracts.</p><p> </p><p>In the 25 Year Environment Plan, we committed to working to support an increase in the number of councils with separate food waste collections. We will outline our plans for this in our Resources and Waste Strategy, which will be published this autumn. This will include how we will fulfil our commitments to the circular economy package where bio-waste including food waste recycling must be offered for households.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the energy generation potential of food waste, when collected separately and sent to anaerobic digestion (AD), though we need to be conscious of some of the unintended consequences for air pollution that can arise.</p><p> </p><p>We will consider the recommendations of the 2018 National Infrastructure Assessment in the development of the Resources and Waste Strategy.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL9735 more like this
HL9738 more like this
HL9739 more like this
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less than 2018-08-01T12:23:46.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-01T12:23:46.96Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
532348
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Crisis Care Concordat Steering Group more like this
unstar 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 how many species of bumblebee there are in the UK, and what assessment they have made of the challenges faced by those species. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL945 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 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
star this property answer text <p>There are 25 species of bumblebee resident in the UK, including the short-haired bumblebee which is currently being re-introduced under Natural England’s Species Recovery Programme.</p><p> </p><p>In 2014 Defra published independent research on the status of pollinators in the UK. The study identified an overall decline in wild bee diversity over the last 50 years. This concluded that bumblebee species that have become less widespread are associated with the loss of flower-rich habitat, driven by changes in agricultural land use and urbanisation.</p><p> </p><p>Both Environmental Stewardship and now the new Countryside Stewardship schemes fund the provision of food and habitat for wild pollinators. The new scheme in particular incorporates a Wild Pollinator and Farm Wildlife package which provides year-round food, winter shelter and nesting places essential for pollinators.</p><p> </p><p>Although honeybees face many of these environmental pressures their population is driven by the number of beekeepers willing and able to keep bees. There is some evidence that the number of beekeepers, and therefore the number of honey bees, may have increased since 2009 as more keepers are registered on the National Bee Unit’s BeeBase and with beekeeping associations.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL946 more like this
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less than 2016-07-18T16:55:43.857Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-18T16:55:43.857Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4303
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
532349
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Bath University: Pay more like this
unstar 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 assessment they have made of the challenges facing honeybees in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL946 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 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
star this property answer text <p>There are 25 species of bumblebee resident in the UK, including the short-haired bumblebee which is currently being re-introduced under Natural England’s Species Recovery Programme.</p><p> </p><p>In 2014 Defra published independent research on the status of pollinators in the UK. The study identified an overall decline in wild bee diversity over the last 50 years. This concluded that bumblebee species that have become less widespread are associated with the loss of flower-rich habitat, driven by changes in agricultural land use and urbanisation.</p><p> </p><p>Both Environmental Stewardship and now the new Countryside Stewardship schemes fund the provision of food and habitat for wild pollinators. The new scheme in particular incorporates a Wild Pollinator and Farm Wildlife package which provides year-round food, winter shelter and nesting places essential for pollinators.</p><p> </p><p>Although honeybees face many of these environmental pressures their population is driven by the number of beekeepers willing and able to keep bees. There is some evidence that the number of beekeepers, and therefore the number of honey bees, may have increased since 2009 as more keepers are registered on the National Bee Unit’s BeeBase and with beekeeping associations.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL945 more like this
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less than 2016-07-18T16:55:43.917Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-18T16:55:43.917Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4303
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
923160
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star this property date less than 2018-06-13more like thismore than 2018-06-13
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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 hansard heading Tree Felling: Sheffield more like this
unstar 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 powers the Tree Champion will have to deal with the Sheffield City Council tree felling programme. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL8624 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 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The Tree Champion’s appointment does not have any statutory powers. The Terms of Reference for the Tree Champion, published on 13 June, set out that Sir William Worsley will:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Support the introduction of a new duty for local councils to consult before felling street trees;</p></li><li><p>Support the Government to deliver its objective of planting 1m urban trees by 2022;</p></li><li><p>Bring together Mayors, city leaders, and other key players across government to promote the value of trees and promote local authorities development of comprehensive Tree and Woodland Strategies;</p></li><li><p>Explore how local authorities can improve their reporting on tree felling and re-planting, and</p></li><li><p>Encourage more effective approaches to tree management that promote and preserve the benefits of street trees while managing the health and safety risks of diseased trees</p><p> </p><p>Since his appointment, Sir William Worsley has requested information from officials on tree felling in Sheffield.</p><p> </p><p>Separately, the Forestry Commission is currently investigating the tree felling being undertaken by Sheffield City Council as part of the Streets Ahead programme using powers to control tree felling as set out in Part II of the Forestry Act 1967. We are not able to provide any further information on this investigation whilst it is ongoing.</p></li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL8625 more like this
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less than 2018-06-28T13:49:29.657Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T13:49:29.657Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4333
star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
923161
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-13more like thismore than 2018-06-13
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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 hansard heading Tree Felling: Sheffield more like this
unstar 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 whether they have asked the Tree Champion to intervene in the tree felling programme in Sheffield as a matter of urgency. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL8625 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 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The Tree Champion’s appointment does not have any statutory powers. The Terms of Reference for the Tree Champion, published on 13 June, set out that Sir William Worsley will:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Support the introduction of a new duty for local councils to consult before felling street trees;</p></li><li><p>Support the Government to deliver its objective of planting 1m urban trees by 2022;</p></li><li><p>Bring together Mayors, city leaders, and other key players across government to promote the value of trees and promote local authorities development of comprehensive Tree and Woodland Strategies;</p></li><li><p>Explore how local authorities can improve their reporting on tree felling and re-planting, and</p></li><li><p>Encourage more effective approaches to tree management that promote and preserve the benefits of street trees while managing the health and safety risks of diseased trees</p><p> </p><p>Since his appointment, Sir William Worsley has requested information from officials on tree felling in Sheffield.</p><p> </p><p>Separately, the Forestry Commission is currently investigating the tree felling being undertaken by Sheffield City Council as part of the Streets Ahead programme using powers to control tree felling as set out in Part II of the Forestry Act 1967. We are not able to provide any further information on this investigation whilst it is ongoing.</p></li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL8624 more like this
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less than 2018-06-28T13:49:29.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T13:49:29.72Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4333
star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this