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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Non-native Species more like this
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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
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Baroness Redfern more like this
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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
unstar 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
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less than 2018-02-06T13:51:04.393Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T13:51:04.393Z
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less than 2018-02-21T18:49:37.18Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-21T18:49:37.18Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Redfern more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Supermarkets: Marketing more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they have that UK supermarkets sell products using the names of non-existent farms and other businesses. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL6784 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-27more like thismore than 2017-04-27
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial"><em>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</em></del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Brand names can be used but this must be done in line with the Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 which prohibits food labelling from misleading the consumer. The way that product brands influence consumers’ choices will vary between cases, depending on the circumstances. Enforcement authorities will take action if there is evidence that a food business operator is labelling food in a way that is misleading.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-04-27T10:58:14.467Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T10:58:14.467Z
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less than 2017-04-27T15:06:56.36Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T15:06:56.36Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Fly-tipping more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to reduce the amount of fly tipping in the UK; and when any such proposals will be introduced. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL6817 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-27more like thismore than 2017-04-27
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial"><em>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</em></del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Fly-tipping is unacceptable whether it occurs on public or private land. Not only does it blight the areas in which it occurs but may also pose a risk to the environment and human health.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In May 2016 we gave local councils the power to issue fixed penalty notices of up to £400 for small-scale fly-tipping as an alternative to more costly prosecutions. This built on other action to tackle fly-tipping, including: working with the sentencing Council on its sentencing guideline for environmental offences; making it easier for vehicles suspected of being involved in waste crime to be stopped, searched and seized; continuing to chair the National Fly-Tipping Prevention Group to promote and disseminate good practice for tackling fly-tipping; strengthening the waste Duty of Care by publishing a revised Code of Practice and supporting the industry-led Right Waste Right Place campaign to promote Duty of Care to small businesses.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-04-27T10:57:54.903Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T10:57:54.903Z
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less than 2017-04-27T15:06:17.85Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T15:06:17.85Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading European Union more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other associated costs. more like this
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market more like this
star this property uin HL4830 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
unstar this property answer text <p>Defra was responsible for the following reports as part of the Balance of Competences Review:</p><ul><li>Animal Health and Welfare and Food Safety (which was produced jointly with the Food Standards Agency);</li><li>Environment and Climate Change (which was produced jointly with DECC);</li><li>Agriculture; and</li><li>Fisheries.</li></ul><p> </p><p>1) Staff costs</p><p>The cost of the Defra team which led on producing the four reports between 2012 and 2014 was approximately £500,000. The team drew on expert advice from staff across the Department. Providing a full breakdown of all staff time and costs would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold.</p><p> </p><p>2) Printing costs</p><p>Defra paid approximately £13<del class="ministerial">0</del>,000 to print and publish the four reports.</p><p> </p><p>3) Running engagement events</p><p>Engagement events were held in Brussels, various locations in all parts of the UK, and at Defra’s London and York offices. The total cost of events, including refreshments and Defra staff travel, was approximately £4,000. To provide a full breakdown of staff time and costs would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold.</p><p> </p><p>4) Witness expenses</p><p>Defra did not incur any expenses for witnesses.</p><p>5) Publicity</p><p>Defra did not incur expenses for publicity of the reports.</p><p> </p><p>6) All other associated costs</p><p>There were no other associated costs.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T13:02:07.277Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T13:02:07.277Z
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less than 2015-03-11T13:09:46.457Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-11T13:09:46.457Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Scott of Needham Market more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Tree Planting more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 4 April (HL7141), whether they are on target to meet their commitment to plant 11 million trees by 2020, and what are the latest figures for trees planted to date. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
star this property uin HL1726 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-19more like thismore than 2016-09-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Figures published by the Forestry Commission show that 546 hectares of woodland was created in England during the financial year 2015-16. This was supported by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Forestry Commission estimates that a further 165 hectares of woodland was created without RDPE support, bringing the total created during 2015-16 to 711 hectares.</p><p> </p><p>In the period April 2016 - June <ins class="ministerial">2016</ins> <del class="ministerial">2017</del>, a further 422 hectares of woodland was created with RDPE support. This amounted to 1,292,000 trees planted in England.</p><p> </p><p>This Government remains committed to planting 11 million trees during this Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2016-09-19T09:02:42.087Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-19T09:02:42.087Z
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less than 2017-01-27T12:02:23.937Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-27T12:02:23.937Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Pesticides more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recommendations of the March 2017 report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food on pesticide use in agriculture, what steps they are taking to protect rural residents and communities from the detrimental health impact of pesticides. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL6775 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-27more like thismore than 2017-04-27
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial"><em>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</em></del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Pesticides can only be sold and used if they are authorised. Authorisation is only granted if scientific data demonstrate that the proposed use of the pesticide will not have any harmful effects on human health or any unacceptable effect on the environment. The assessment of risks to human health takes account of the potential for exposure of rural residents.</ins></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-04-27T10:57:38.943Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T10:57:38.943Z
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less than 2017-04-27T15:07:17.177Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T15:07:17.177Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-28more like thismore than 2016-10-28
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Birds of Prey: Conservation 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 pairs of hen harriers nested in the Bowland Fells and North Pennine Moors special protection areas for birds in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chippenham more like this
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Michelle Donelan more like this
star this property uin 50898 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The number of pairs of hen harriers that nested in the Bowland Fells and North Pennine Moors special protection areas (SPAs) are set out below:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Bowland Fells SPA</p></td><td><p>North Pennine Moors SPA</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del><ins class="ministerial">1</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2016-11-07T11:41:10.667Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-07T11:41:10.667Z
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less than 2016-12-12T10:21:01.68Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-12T10:21:01.68Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-14more like thismore than 2017-11-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Primates: Pets 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, if he will take steps to prohibit the sale and keeping of primates as pets; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 113003 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, it is already against the law to keep primates in the same sort of environment you would keep a domesticated pet animal. In addition, the statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Privately Kept Non-human Primates provides keepers with advice on how to meet the welfare needs of their animals, as required under the 2006 Act.</p><p> </p><p>Defra is working closely with the Pet Advertising Advisory Group to apply minimum standards to online pet advertising on five of the main websites. The standards include a requirement to remove any adverts for primates.</p><p>In the meantime, if anyone has any concerns about the welfare of a particular primate they should report it to the relevant local authority who have powers to investigate such matters, or to the RSPCA who can also investigate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2017-11-21T13:59:09.583Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-21T13:59:09.583Z
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less than 2017-11-21T14:54:18.067Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-21T14:54:18.067Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Dogs: Animal Welfare 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, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to ban the use of electric shock and prong collars for dogs before 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
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Angela Smith more like this
star this property uin 20579 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
unstar this property answer text <br /><p><del class="ministerial">Currently, we are looking to include strict advice on the use of these devises in a revised version of the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs. If the devices are used in compliance with the Code, it would only be as a last resort and on the advice of a veterinary surgeon or a suitably qualified behaviourist or dog trainer and by a competent operator. The Code could be adduced as evidence used in court in order to determine whether an animal welfare offence has been committed. The impact of the Code will be assessed and compliance with the Code closely monitored, before any decisions are taken on possible future legislative action.</del></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">Currently, we are looking to include strict advice on the use of these devices in a revised version of the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs. If the devices were to be used in compliance with an amended Code, it would only be as a last resort and on the advice of a veterinary surgeon or a suitably qualified behaviourist or dog trainer and by a competent operator. The revised Code could be adduced as evidence in court in order to determine whether an animal welfare offence has been committed. The impact of the revised Code will be assessed before any decisions are taken on possible future legislative action.</ins></p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2016-01-11T14:08:45.707Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-11T14:08:45.707Z
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less than 2016-01-11T20:10:26.423Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-11T20:10:26.423Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Marine Environment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will ensure that the UK continues to comply with the (a) Bathing Waters Directive and (b) Marine Strategy Framework Directive when the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 44856 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">We are committed to creating a cleaner, healthier natural environment for the next generation and our 25 year plan for the environment is designed to fulfil this commitment.</del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">In the 2015 Manifesto, we set the goal of being the first generation to leave the natural environment in England in a better state than we found it. We remain committed to this ambition.</ins></p><p> </p><p>Defra will be working with the Department for Exiting the EU on the UK’s withdrawal and future relationship, liaising closely with other key departments. The Government will work with industry, environmental groups and the public to develop these new arrangements. The Government is committed to improving our environment and achieving the UK vision for our seas and oceans.</p><p> </p><p>Until we leave the EU, EU law continues to apply and we will continue to comply with the requirements of the EU Bathing Water Directive and Marine Strategy Framework Directive.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T16:45:18.507Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:45:18.507Z
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less than 2016-09-13T09:06:15.67Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-13T09:06:15.67Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this