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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of the closure of the Border Inspection Post at Heathrow Airport on the bio-pharmaceutical industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
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Alistair Burt more like this
star this property uin 223437 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p>Border Inspection Posts (BIPs) that handle imported product of animal origin at UK ports and airports are provided by commercial operators. The BIP at Heathrow Airport is comprised of three separately managed inspection centres including one that handles imports of live animals. Norbert Dentressangle operates one of two inspection centres that are approved to handle different types of product of animal origin.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra has received representations from and on behalf of businesses that currently rely on the inspection centre currently operated by Norbert Dentressangle. Officials have responded informally to understand better these concerns.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I understand that the operator of the second animal product inspection centre at Heathrow has expressed an interest in providing alternative inspection facilities. Their facility will require some structural and other changes and these will need to be checked by the Animal and Plant Health Agency. Any fundamental change to the existing facility will also need to be approved by the Food and Veterinary Office of the European Commission. This could require an inspection of any new facilities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I also understand that the parties involved are also exploring contingency measures that could operate whilst any planning and building work is carried out. The aim is to ensure that there is a continuous Border Inspection capability for all types of product of animal origin at Heathrow.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I appreciate the importance that the bio-pharmaceutical industry and other importers attach to the maintenance of inspection facilities for animal product at Heathrow Airport. I welcome the discussions that are currently taking place between various interested parties. Defra will continue to follow developments closely and officials will provide any advice needed to assist the possible development the other animal product inspection centre at Heathrow Airport.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
223337 more like this
223338 more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T14:33:54.587Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T14:33:54.587Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
177846
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with Norbert Dentressangle on the closure of the Border Inspection Post at Heathrow Airport. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
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Alistair Burt more like this
star this property uin 223338 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p>Border Inspection Posts (BIPs) that handle imported product of animal origin at UK ports and airports are provided by commercial operators. The BIP at Heathrow Airport is comprised of three separately managed inspection centres including one that handles imports of live animals. Norbert Dentressangle operates one of two inspection centres that are approved to handle different types of product of animal origin.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra has received representations from and on behalf of businesses that currently rely on the inspection centre currently operated by Norbert Dentressangle. Officials have responded informally to understand better these concerns.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I understand that the operator of the second animal product inspection centre at Heathrow has expressed an interest in providing alternative inspection facilities. Their facility will require some structural and other changes and these will need to be checked by the Animal and Plant Health Agency. Any fundamental change to the existing facility will also need to be approved by the Food and Veterinary Office of the European Commission. This could require an inspection of any new facilities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I also understand that the parties involved are also exploring contingency measures that could operate whilst any planning and building work is carried out. The aim is to ensure that there is a continuous Border Inspection capability for all types of product of animal origin at Heathrow.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I appreciate the importance that the bio-pharmaceutical industry and other importers attach to the maintenance of inspection facilities for animal product at Heathrow Airport. I welcome the discussions that are currently taking place between various interested parties. Defra will continue to follow developments closely and officials will provide any advice needed to assist the possible development the other animal product inspection centre at Heathrow Airport.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
223337 more like this
223437 more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T14:33:54.83Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T14:33:54.83Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has assessed the feasibility of options to ensure the Border Inspection Post at Heathrow Airport remains open. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
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Alistair Burt more like this
star this property uin 223337 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p>Border Inspection Posts (BIPs) that handle imported product of animal origin at UK ports and airports are provided by commercial operators. The BIP at Heathrow Airport is comprised of three separately managed inspection centres including one that handles imports of live animals. Norbert Dentressangle operates one of two inspection centres that are approved to handle different types of product of animal origin.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra has received representations from and on behalf of businesses that currently rely on the inspection centre currently operated by Norbert Dentressangle. Officials have responded informally to understand better these concerns.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I understand that the operator of the second animal product inspection centre at Heathrow has expressed an interest in providing alternative inspection facilities. Their facility will require some structural and other changes and these will need to be checked by the Animal and Plant Health Agency. Any fundamental change to the existing facility will also need to be approved by the Food and Veterinary Office of the European Commission. This could require an inspection of any new facilities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I also understand that the parties involved are also exploring contingency measures that could operate whilst any planning and building work is carried out. The aim is to ensure that there is a continuous Border Inspection capability for all types of product of animal origin at Heathrow.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I appreciate the importance that the bio-pharmaceutical industry and other importers attach to the maintenance of inspection facilities for animal product at Heathrow Airport. I welcome the discussions that are currently taking place between various interested parties. Defra will continue to follow developments closely and officials will provide any advice needed to assist the possible development the other animal product inspection centre at Heathrow Airport.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
223338 more like this
223437 more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T14:33:54.68Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T14:33:54.68Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
star this property tabling member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this