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star this property date less than 2018-06-05more like thismore than 2018-06-05
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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 Waste: Exports more like this
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unstar 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 plans his Department has to review the packaging recovery note system to reduce the export of (a) plastic and (b) other waste. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 150083 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-06-13more like thismore than 2018-06-13
star this property answer text <p>We have committed to exploring changes to the packaging producer responsibility scheme. This will look at all aspects of the regime, including mechanisms to incentivise better design, encourage the use of recycled material and make better use of materials at the end of life.</p><p> </p><p>More detail will be announced in the Resources and Waste Strategy, which will be published later this year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 150084 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-06-13T10:29:24.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
906306
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star this property date less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution: York more like this
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unstar 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 he has taken to (a) improve air quality and (b) reduce air pollution in York. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 145362 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-25more like thismore than 2018-05-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving air quality in the UK. Air quality has improved significantly over recent decades, and will continue to improve, thanks to actions we have already taken. Between 2010 and 2016, emissions of nitrogen oxides fell by 27%. However, more still needs to be done.</p><p> </p><p>That is why the Government is taking action which includes the UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations and £3.5 billion of investment in air quality and cleaner transport. The Government has also committed £2.84 million from the Clean Bus Technology Fund 2017-19 to enable West Yorkshire Combined Authority to retrofit buses with technology to reduce tailpipe emissions of nitrogen dioxide.</p><p> </p><p>Alongside national action, local authorities have a crucial role to play in improving air quality in their areas. They have a statutory duty to review and assess air quality, to declare air quality management areas (AQMAs) and to put in place action plans where air quality objectives are not being met. The City of York Council has declared three AQMAs to target pollution hotspots, and adopted an action plan in 2015 covering all three AQMAs.</p><p> </p><p>The Council was one of 230 English local authorities with longstanding air quality challenges that I wrote to in November 2016 to better understand the circumstances they face and to press the need for further action. The councils are taking a range of actions to improve air quality, including development of an overarching Low Emission Strategy designed to reduce emissions from all sources.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2006 a total of £598,078 in air quality grant funding has been awarded to the City of York Council (of which £216,008 was awarded in this year’s round) to support projects aimed at improving air quality in its area. The Government’s Air Quality Grant fund is a bid-in scheme to support local authorities to improve air quality.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also provides guidance and technical support to local authorities via a dedicated local air quality management helpdesk.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-05-25T09:24:01.107Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-25T09:24:01.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
906307
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star this property date less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution: York more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, where York is placed in the national rankings for air quality and pollution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 145363 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
star this property answer text <p>Defra assess concentrations of a range of pollutants across the UK, with national monitoring and modelling data available at <a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/interactive-map" target="_blank">https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/interactive-map</a></p><p>and <a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/gis-mapping" target="_blank">https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/gis-mapping</a>.</p><p> </p><p>This includes data from two monitoring stations in York; data from the York Bootham site is available at <a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/flat_files?site_id=YK10" target="_blank">https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/flat_files?site_id=YK10</a> and data from the York Fishergate site is available at <a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/flat_files?site_id=YK11" target="_blank">https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/flat_files?site_id=YK11</a>.</p><p> </p><p>We do not publish national rankings for air quality.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-05-24T14:29:48.943Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-24T14:29:48.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
914984
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star this property date less than 2018-06-01more like thismore than 2018-06-01
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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 Air Pollution more like this
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unstar 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 plans to undertake a consultation exercise on changes to the Local Air Quality Management framework. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
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Mary Creagh more like this
star this property uin 148708 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-06-06more like thismore than 2018-06-06
star this property answer text <p>Defra plans to consult this year on policy changes to the Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) framework, to minimise bureaucracy and reporting burdens, shifting the focus to taking action to clean up local air through strong collaborative local partnerships; and driving stronger local action on reducing particulate matter emissions.</p><p> </p><p>We will also encourage greater public transparency about local air quality to empower local citizens and their air quality decision-makers in their local communities, and provide stronger incentives for local authorities to use their tools and powers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-06-06T14:26:22.173Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-06T14:26:22.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
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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 Beaches: Standards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to increase the number of Blue Flag beaches in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 146191 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-30more like thismore than 2018-05-30
star this property answer text <p>Blue Flag is an international award of the Foundation for Environmental Education for beaches and marinas which meet a range of criteria. Blue Flag is independent of Government and in England is administered by Keep Britain Tidy. There are four criteria for a Blue Flag:</p><ul><li><p>Water quality - beaches must be classified as Excellent under the Bathing Water Directive</p></li><li><p>Environmental education and information</p></li><li><p>Environmental management</p></li><li><p>Safety and services</p><p> </p><p>The Government has made clear that we will keep working to improve our environment and make sure it is protected for future generations. The 25 Year Environmental Plan sets out our commitment to continue to improve the cleanliness of our waters.</p><p> </p></li></ul><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-05-30T12:49:31.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-30T12:49:31.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
909058
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star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
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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 Incinerators more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2018 to Question 142751, on incinerators, what other sizes of particulates the term other particulates refers to. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 146090 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-30more like thismore than 2018-05-30
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency requires operators to continuously monitor atmospheric emissions of total particulate matter. In practice, the vast majority of particulate matter emitted by incinerators is likely to be PM10 or less, which includes PM2.5, PM1.0 and PM0.1.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-05-30T16:45:39.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-30T16:45:39.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
909458
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star this property date less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
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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 Rural Areas: Shops more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department makes available for small village shops run by voluntary associations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 146715 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The LEADER programme supports the provision of rural services and has provided £346,000 in locally led grants for community shops.</p><p> </p><p>The ACRE Network of Rural Community Councils has a long history and strong track record in supporting community entrepreneurship, the management of community assets such as shops and encouraging communities to engage with service providers such as the Post Office. Defra has supported the ACRE Network for many years, providing around £2 million of funding per year.</p><p> </p><p>Defra also works closely with the Plunkett Foundation which supports people, predominantly in rural areas, to set up and run successful community co-operatives such as shops.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has doubled the Small Business Rate Relief from 50% to 100% from 1 April 2017, benefitting rural businesses such as shops. They can qualify for rural rate relief if their business is in a rural area with a population below 3,000 or if they are the only village shop or post office, with a rateable value of up to £8,500.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-06-04T11:01:59.7Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-04T11:01:59.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
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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 Recycling more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to increase the amount of recycling of materials; if he will protect the level of recycling credits for local government; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 146716 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
star this property answer text <p>As stated in the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan we are committed to supporting comprehensive and frequent waste and recycling collections, and want to ensure that products are recycled as much as possible, returning high quality materials back to the economy. We will set out plans to increase recycling in the Resources and Waste Strategy to be published later this year. This will include taking forward our commitment in the Litter Strategy to work with stakeholders to explore how cost‑sharing arrangements (including recycling credits) for waste and recycling can work most effectively, especially in areas of two-tier authorities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-06-04T12:40:40.333Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-04T12:40:40.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
909490
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star this property date less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
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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 Packaging: Recycling 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, what discussions he has had with industry on raising the level of recycled materials in packaging recovery notes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 146717 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government has committed in our 25 Year Environment Plan and Clean Growth Strategy to reforming our producer responsibility systems (including the packaging waste regulations) to incentivise producers to take greater responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products. This will look at all aspects of the packaging producer responsibility regime, including mechanisms to incentivise better design and encourage the greater use of recycled material, as well as the funding of collections within the system.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State has had discussions with the Waste &amp; Resources Action Programme, the Industry Council for Packaging &amp; the Environment and the Advisory Committee on Packaging as representatives of industry to hear their views on reforming the packaging producer responsibility system, including incentivising the use of recycled content.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-06-04T12:47:31.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-04T12:47:31.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
910195
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star this property date less than 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
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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 Viridor 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 action against Viridor for exceeding its permit level for waste disposal at its Runcorn Energy from Waste site. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 147309 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency (EA) does not intend to take any enforcement action as a consequence of Viridor exceeding its permit level for waste disposal at its Runcorn Energy from Waste site. The exceedance was authorised by the EA on a temporary trial basis due to the plant’s routine shut-down period being shorter than usual, and will not have led to an unacceptable impact on the environment. Viridor will need to apply for a permit variation in order to permanently increase its annual throughput of waste. Any such permit variation is likely to be subject to public consultation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-06-07T17:06:06.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-07T17:06:06.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this