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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Circuses: Wildlife more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications were received from travelling circuses to use wild animals in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019; and (i) how many animals and (ii) of which species were listed in each application. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sue Hayman more like this
star this property uin 219475 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>(a) In 2018 there were two separate applications.</p><p> </p><p>The first license application was for a total of five animals and included the following stocklist:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>One zebra (equus burchelli chapmani)</p></li><li><p>Two camels (camelus bactrianus)</p></li><li><p>Two reindeer (rangifer tarandus)</p></li></ul><p>The second license application was for a total of fourteen animals and included the following stocklist:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>One camel (camelus bactrianus)</p></li><li><p>Four reindeer (rangifer tarandus)</p></li><li><p>One fox (vulpes vulpes)</p></li><li><p>Three raccoons (procyon lotor)</p></li><li><p>Three zebras (equus burchelli chapmani)</p></li><li><p>One zebu (bos indicus)</p></li><li><p>One blue and gold macaw (ara ararauna)</p></li></ul><p>(b) In 2019 there has been one application to date.</p><p> </p><p>This license application was for five animals and included the following stock list:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>One zebra (equus burchelli chapmani)</p></li><li><p>Two camels (camelus bactrianus)</p></li><li><p>Two reindeer (rangifer tarandus)</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-02-14T16:56:40.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:56:40.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this
1058993
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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 Circuses: Animal Welfare more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will bring forward legislative proposals to end the use of wild animals in circuses in England; and what form that legislation will take. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sue Hayman more like this
star this property uin 219476 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>I refer the honourable member to the answer given to the honourable member for Oxford West and Abingdon, Layla Moran, on 16 October 2018 to PQ 176633.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-02-14T11:55:21.88Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this
1082130
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star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Safety more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that the UK aligns with the package of regulations set out under the EU's smarter rules for safer food proposals after the UK has left the EU. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sue Hayman more like this
star this property uin 228681 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 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been influential in the development of the Smarter Rules for Safer Food regulations since their inception and we are broadly supportive of them. Our approach to these regulations is guided by our commitment to maintaining both the highest standards of biosecurity in the UK and frictionless trade at the border.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>If Parliament approves the deal negotiated by the Government, the EU Plant Health and Official Controls regulations will start to apply in the UK during the implementation period, on 14 December 2019. The Animal Health regulation will apply in the EU from April 2021, after the end of the proposed implementation period, so it would not apply directly to the UK. In this situation, while we support the overall principles, we would review the final details to determine our overall approach to alignment.</p><p> </p><p>If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, our approach on alignment will be determined by taking account of the final details of the three regulations, including the associated tertiary legislation which is still being negotiated.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-03-11T14:47:20.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T14:47:20.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this
1082672
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Horse Passports: EU Law more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will publish his Department’s plans on how to implement EU Equine Passport Regulation – (EU) No. 2015/262; and whether his Department has developed alternative proposals for when the UK leaves the EU. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
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Emma Reynolds more like this
star this property uin 229186 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 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The EU Equine Passport Regulation, (EU) No. 2015/262, applies directly to the UK. Secondary legislation supplements and makes provision for its enforcement. Defra was responsible for introducing The Equine Identification (England) Regulations 2018, SI 2018 No. 761, which came into force on 1 October 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Since then, the Equine Identification (England) (EU Exit) regulations 2018 (SI 2018 No. 1409) and The Equine (Records, Identification and Movement)(Amendment)(EU Exit) Regulations 2019 have been introduced in order to make the necessary technical changes to retained EU legislation so that equine records, movements and identification remain operable upon the UK leaving the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-03-11T14:51:47.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T14:51:47.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
1125667
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 Animal Welfare more like this
star 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 the Government has plans to improve animal rights after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 252554 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 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>We will maintain and enhance our high animal welfare standards as we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>We recently laid legislation to ban travelling circuses from using wild animals and to tackle puppy farming by ending third party sales. We have made CCTV mandatory in slaughterhouses and are introducing one of the world’s toughest bans on ivory sales to protect elephants from poaching. Each of these measures goes further than EU rules require.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-05-14T16:03:41.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T16:03:41.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
1110824
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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 Food: Prices more like this
star 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 contingency plans the Government has in place to support vulnerable people in the event food prices rise significantly in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 242750 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 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a high degree of food security, built on access to a range of sources including strong domestic production and imports from other countries. This will continue to be the case when we leave the EU, with or without a deal. The size and diversity of the industry is a key factor in enabling the food sector to remain resilient to food supply chain disruptions.</p><p>The Government has well established ways of working with the food industry to minimise potential disruption. This includes working with Defra’s long established Food Chain Emergency Liaison Group (FCELG), which allows Government and industry to work together to plan for and respond to any food supply disruption. This industry group’s membership is drawn from across the agri-food chain sector and includes other relevant government departments, Devolved Administrations and agencies.</p><p> </p><p>On food prices, we have observed that the most important drivers of change in the cost of food are global food commodity prices, exchange rates and oil prices. This will continue to be the case once the UK has left the EU.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 242751 more like this
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less than 2019-04-16T15:20:01.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T15:20:01.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
1110826
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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 Food Supply more like this
star 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 steps his Department is taking to (a) minimise food disruption and (b) consider the possible effects food shortages could have on vulnerable groups in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 242751 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 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a high degree of food security, built on access to a range of sources including strong domestic production and imports from other countries. This will continue to be the case when we leave the EU, with or without a deal. The size and diversity of the industry is a key factor in enabling the food sector to remain resilient to food supply chain disruptions.</p><p>The Government has well established ways of working with the food industry to minimise potential disruption. This includes working with Defra’s long established Food Chain Emergency Liaison Group (FCELG), which allows Government and industry to work together to plan for and respond to any food supply disruption. This industry group’s membership is drawn from across the agri-food chain sector and includes other relevant government departments, Devolved Administrations and agencies.</p><p> </p><p>On food prices, we have observed that the most important drivers of change in the cost of food are global food commodity prices, exchange rates and oil prices. This will continue to be the case once the UK has left the EU.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 242750 more like this
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less than 2019-04-16T15:20:01.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T15:20:01.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
1123238
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Game: Birds more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many game birds are kept in barren cages; and what legal recourse is available in relation to people caught keeping game birds in those cages. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
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Ian Lavery more like this
star this property uin 247714 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government shares the public’s high regard for animal welfare and the welfare of our farmed livestock is protected by comprehensive and robust legislation.</p><p> </p><p>The welfare of gamebirds is protected by the Animal Welfare Act 2006 which makes it an offence to cause unnecessary suffering. This is backed up by the statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Gamebirds Reared for Sporting Purposes, which recommends that barren cages should not be used for breeding birds. Keepers are required by law to have access to, and be familiar with this code, which encourages the adoption of high standards of husbandry. Failure to observe the provisions of a code may also be used in support of a prosecution.</p><p> </p><p>Whatever the system of production, the most important factor in determining animal welfare is good stockmanship and the correct application of husbandry standards. This reflects the advice of our expert body, the Farm Animal Welfare Committee.</p><p> </p><p>Data on numbers of gamebirds kept in barren cages is not held centrally by Defra.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-04-30T15:47:58.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T15:47:58.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this
1123239
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Game: Birds more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many inspections of game bird farms were undertaken by (a) the Animal and Plant Health Agency and (b) local trading standards in 2018; and how many of those visits resulted in an animal welfare prosecution. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
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Ian Lavery more like this
star this property uin 247715 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 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>a) The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) does not undertake routine inspections of game bird establishments, however inspections will be carried out if specific welfare issues are reported.</p><p> </p><p>During the year 2018 APHA completed 23 welfare inspections on game bird farms in England, Scotland and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>The breakdown is as follows:</p><p> </p><p><strong>England 8</strong></p><p><strong>Scotland 13</strong></p><p><strong>Wales 2</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Total</strong> <strong>23</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>b) APHA is unable to provide a response on behalf of local authorities. Local authority trading standards services do not have a statutory duty to undertake inspections of game bird facilities, although they may undertake some based on their internal risk analysis and local decision making. In order to ascertain the number of inspections carried out, it would be necessary to approach each individual local authority in England and request this information.</p><p> </p><p>Prosecutions made under the Animal Health Act 1981 and incidences of disease are published in Section 80 of the Act. These also include all prosecutions made by local authorities under farmed animal welfare legislation. The report for 2018 can be found here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/section-80-report-for-2018-under-the-animal-health-act-1981" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/section-80-report-for-2018-under-the-animal-health-act-1981</a></p><p> </p><p>Brief details of successful prosecutions are contained in Annex 1, but they do not detail any prosecutions against game bird farms specifically.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-04-30T15:21:52.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T15:21:52.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this
1110203
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star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has deprioritised any Statutory Instruments in relation to the UK leaving the EU; and if he will publish the criteria his Department uses to deprioritise those Instruments. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
star this property uin 242118 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
star this property answer text <p>Our objective has always been to have a functioning statute book in place by Exit Day and to ensure that the most critical secondary legislation was made by this point.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra requires 125 SIs to be in force for Exit day of which 122 have been laid and the other 3 SIs will be laid before Exit.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Each SI that is planned to be laid after 12 April has been carefully considered to ensure that this would not have legal or other consequences that cannot be addressed by temporary non legislative arrangements. In most cases the SIs would apply only very minor technical corrections to current legislation which would not impact operability or transfer functions from the EU which would not be required in the immediate period after Exit. We have also consulted the Devolved Administrations in reaching these conclusions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As a consequence of this due diligence, Defra will have laid all critical secondary legislation immediately required for EU Exit. The laying of EU Exit SIs allows Parliament to fulfil its essential scrutiny role. The exact nature of this scrutiny, and the steps required before an SI completes its passage, is dependent on the type of SI and determined under the relevant primary powers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-04-11T12:24:57.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T12:24:57.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this