Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

833627
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Non-native Species more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they spent in the 2016–17 financial year on biosecurity measures relating to invasive non-native species, broken down by (1) policy functions, (2) inspectorate functions, (3) technical support functions, for example, risk assessments and diagnostics, (4) response functions, including control activities, and (5) research. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Redfern more like this
star this property uin HL5245 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) spent £3.8m on invasive non-native species in 2016/17 including both direct costs and apportioned support staff and overheads.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">APHA do not keep the split as requested but can further subdivide the cost between direct costs (£2.2m) and apportioned support staff and overheads (£1.6m).</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Biosecurity and control of invasive non-native species are devolved matters.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In England in 2016/17 the government spent an estimated total of £922,000 on biosecurity measures relating to invasive non-native species.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The overall cost can be apportioned as £145,000 for policy functions, £90,000 on risk analysis, £335,000 for early warning and rapid response measures, £210,000 on coordination, £80,000 on communication and awareness raising activities, and £62,000 on research.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-02-06T13:51:04.393Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T13:51:04.393Z
star this property question first ministerially corrected
less than 2018-02-21T18:49:37.18Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-21T18:49:37.18Z
star this property answering member
4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property previous answer version
39616
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property answering member
4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property tabling member
4551
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Redfern remove filter
755171
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Plastics: Recycling more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with business regarding incentives to reduce the use of non-recyclable plastic bottles and cups; and what, if any, such incentives they are planning to introduce. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Redfern more like this
star this property uin HL1179 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-03more like thismore than 2017-08-03
star this property answer text <p>Plastic bottles and plastic cups are usually recyclable. More than 45 packaging companies and retailers are working together through the Paper Cup Manifesto to significantly increase paper cup recycling by 2020.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our Litter Strategy we have established a working group to look at potential voluntary and regulatory measures to reduce litter and improve recycling behaviour by consumers. This working group is looking at drinks containers.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1180 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-08-03T13:54:09.04Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-03T13:54:09.04Z
star this property answering member
4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property tabling member
4551
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Redfern remove filter
755174
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Dogs: Imports more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what enforcement and controls they have put in place on the import of puppies. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Redfern more like this
star this property uin HL1182 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-03more like thismore than 2017-08-03
star this property answer text <p>Dogs must be over 15 weeks of age to be imported into the United Kingdom. Those imported from EU Member States are required to have an Intra Trade Animal Health Certificate (ITAHC) and valid pet passport. These documents confirm their health preparation and, along with a microchip, the animals’ identity. Dogs being imported into the UK must have an examination prior to embarkation from an Official Veterinarian (OV). The OV confirms it meets the import requirements of the UK and issues an ITAHC.</p><p>Dogs imported from non-EU countries go through a similar process. The health preparation requirements and certification, however, differ according to the disease status of the country of origin.</p><p>The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) carry out risk-based checks on dogs that have been imported into Great Britain. During these checks, APHA ensures that these dogs meet the import requirements. Local authorities are responsible for taking enforcement action when dogs are not compliant with the import rules. Should APHA checks identify that a dog has been imported, but is not compliant with the import rules, the relevant local authority will be informed.</p><p>Dogs and puppies moving into the country with their owners must meet the requirements of the pet travel scheme, meaning that they must be accompanied by a pet passport or certificate confirming that they have undergone adequate health preparation to enable them to enter the UK safely.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-08-03T13:56:10.577Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-03T13:56:10.577Z
star this property answering member
4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property tabling member
4551
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Redfern remove filter
755172
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Plastics: Recycling more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what incentives they are putting in place in conjunction with manufacturers to deliver wholly recyclable plastic bottles and cups. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Redfern more like this
star this property uin HL1180 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-03more like thismore than 2017-08-03
star this property answer text <p>Plastic bottles and plastic cups are usually recyclable. More than 45 packaging companies and retailers are working together through the Paper Cup Manifesto to significantly increase paper cup recycling by 2020.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our Litter Strategy we have established a working group to look at potential voluntary and regulatory measures to reduce litter and improve recycling behaviour by consumers. This working group is looking at drinks containers.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1179 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-08-03T13:54:09.103Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-03T13:54:09.103Z
star this property answering member
4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property tabling member
4551
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Redfern remove filter
755170
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Plastics: Recycling more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) reduce waste going to landfill, and (2) increase recycling of plastic cups and bottles. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Redfern more like this
star this property uin HL1178 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-03more like thismore than 2017-08-03
star this property answer text <p>As a country we are moving away from landfill to more environmentally beneficial and higher value uses for waste. We are making good progress with diverting waste from landfill with the amount of local authority waste in England going to landfill falling by over 70% between 2000/01 and 2015/16. Landfill tax is the main driver in diverting residual waste from landfill and is currently £86.10 per tonne.</p><p>Defra is also investing £3 billion in a number of local authority projects through Waste Infrastructure Grants. This is contributing towards the reduction of waste sent to landfill, promoting renewable energy, recycling and stimulating growth.</p><p>England has already achieved a lot in the area of recycling, increasing household recycling from 11% in 2000 to 44% in 2015.</p><p>In September 2016, the Waste and Resources Action Programme and an industry advisory group published a framework for greater consistency, encouraging councils to recycle a common set of materials, as well as setting out actions to rationalise packaging, particularly plastics, into items that can be collected for recycling while supporting innovation in packaging design.</p><p>Current Packaging policies and regulations have resulted in recycling of packaging rising from around 46% in 2005 to 60% in 2015. We have also announced our intention to increase obligated businesses’ packaging recycling targets to over 75% by 2020. As part of this, we have made great progress in boosting recycling rates for plastic bottles. Their collection for recycling has increased dramatically, from less than 13,000 tonnes in 2000 to over 330,000 tonnes in 2015, and almost all local councils now collect plastic bottles as part of their general waste collection services.</p><p>As part of the Litter Strategy for England, published on 10 April, we have established a working group to look at different voluntary and economic incentives to improve recycling and reuse of packaging, and to reduce the incidence of commonly littered items. The working group’s first investigation will consider voluntary models or regulatory options and measures to target drinks containers, including plastic bottles.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-08-03T13:57:20.683Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-03T13:57:20.683Z
star this property answering member
4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property tabling member
4551
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Redfern remove filter
755173
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animals: Exports more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what welfare measures they are taking to reduce or eliminate the export of live animals from the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Redfern more like this
star this property uin HL1181 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>Once we leave the European Union, and in line with our manifesto commitment, we can take early steps to control the export of live farm animals for slaughter. We are considering all options.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-07-28T10:40:28.163Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T10:40:28.163Z
star this property answering member
4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property tabling member
4551
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Redfern remove filter
755175
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund on the construction industry in delivering future housing needs. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Redfern more like this
star this property uin HL1183 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), announced in November 2016, will back priority technologies where the UK has the potential to turn research strengths into a global industrial and commercial lead. <br> <br> The first challenges announced as part of the ISCF will invest over £1bn in creating the UK industries of the future. There will be a wave 2 and Government will be consulting further with industry and other stakeholders over the summer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-07-27T14:08:13.057Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T14:08:13.057Z
star this property answering member
127
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property tabling member
4551
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Redfern remove filter
794238
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Road Traffic Offences: Mobile Phones more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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 people have been prosecuted for the use of hand-held mobile devices while driving in the past 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Redfern more like this
star this property uin HL3556 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
star this property answer text <p>In 2016, the most recent period for which figures are available, 12,853 defendants were proceeded against at magistrates courts in England and Wales for using or causing others to use a handheld mobile phone whilst driving.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-12-07T16:45:19.19Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-07T16:45:19.19Z
star this property answering member
4580
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property tabling member
4551
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Redfern remove filter
794237
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Dogs: Smuggling more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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 prosecutions for trafficking of puppies have taken place in the past 12 months; and whether they plan to introduce any new measures to address such trafficking. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Redfern more like this
star this property uin HL3555 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
star this property answer text <p>We take the issue of the trafficking of puppies seriously. The Animal and Plant Health Agency is working in partnership with Dogs Trust, enforcement bodies and transport carriers to identify non-compliant animals destined for Dover and Folkestone ports. This partnership began in December 2015 and has resulted in over 650 puppies being seized and placed into quarantine. Should APHA checks identify that a dog has been imported, but is not compliant with the import rules, the relevant local authority is informed.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities are responsible for taking enforcement action when puppies and dogs are discovered to be non-compliant with importation rules. Details of prosecutions in 2016 are reported in the Animal and Plant Health Agency’s ‘Return of expenditure incurred and prosecutions taken under the Animal Health Act 1981 and incidences of disease in imported animals for the year 2016’. In 2016 there were five prosecutions for the illegal importation or landing of dogs under the Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and Other Mammals) Order 1974 and The Trade in Animals and Regulated Products Regulations.</p><p> </p><p>It is also important to recognise the illegal trafficking of dogs is ultimately driven by demand. Defra has published guidance on buying a pet. This guidance contains guidelines to follow when buying a dog such as buying from a reputable supplier and viewing the animal and its documentation, and also highlights the trade in illegal imports. Defra also works closely with the Pet Advertising Advisory Group to drive up standards for online advertisements and make potential pet owners and website operators more aware of rogue dealers.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-12-04T11:45:24.85Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-04T11:45:24.85Z
star this property answering member
4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property tabling member
4551
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Redfern remove filter
832891
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animals: Disease Control more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they spent in the 2016–17 financial year on biosecurity measures relating to animal diseases and pests, broken down by (1) policy functions, (2) inspectorate functions, (3) technical support functions (for example, risk assessments and diagnostics), (4) response functions (including control activities), (5) research, and (6) total budget. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Redfern more like this
star this property uin HL5189 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-09more like thismore than 2018-02-09
star this property answer text <p>The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) spent £200m on animal diseases in 2016/17 including both direct costs and apportioned support staff and overheads.</p><p> </p><p>APHA do not keep the split as requested but can further subdivide the cost between direct costs (£117m) and apportioned support staff and overheads (£83m).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-02-09T14:39:20.417Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-09T14:39:20.417Z
star this property answering member
4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property tabling member
4551
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Redfern remove filter