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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Flood Control 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, what recent steps she has taken to promote flood defences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Esher and Walton more like this
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Mr Dominic Raab more like this
star this property uin 905750 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are spending more than £3.2 billion over period of this parliament, compared to £2.7 billion in the previous five years. By March 2015, we will have improved the level of protection to more than 165,000 households.</p><p>We have also improved the funding approach to encourage others to invest in flood defences, so even more schemes can be delivered.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T17:49:17.1932667Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:49:17.1932667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
101548
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Sewers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of stormwater drainage in residential areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chippenham more like this
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Duncan Hames more like this
star this property uin 905747 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Stormwater drainage is a matter for local authorities in their capacity as lead local flood authorities, and it is their responsibility to make an assessment of the risk. Local authorities are accountable to local people for the adequacy of the drainage infrastructure in their areas.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T17:43:42.5787987Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:43:42.5787987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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3951
unstar this property label Biography information for Duncan Hames more like this
101706
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Flood Control: Humber Estuary more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 assessment she has made of the merits of recent proposals to strengthen flood defences in the Humber Estuary. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cleethorpes more like this
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Martin Vickers more like this
star this property uin 905754 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The proposals for flood defence improvement projects on the Humber Estuary are being considered as part of the six-year capital investment programme, which will be published with the Autumn Statement.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency is also reviewing the Humber Flood Risk Management Strategy, which will consider future investment needs across the estuary. It will take account of data gathered following the east coast tidal surge of December 2013.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T17:44:43.3261007Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:44:43.3261007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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3957
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Vickers more like this
101118
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Solar Power more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 estimate she has made of the number of solar farms in the UK that include livestock grazing; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 211998 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We estimate that there are currently around 250 solar farms in the UK, and with numerous others in the planning system, we estimate there will be over 1000 by the end of the decade. This would remove a large amount of farmland from agricultural production. While some developers claim as part of their planning applications that they intend to graze livestock under solar panels, in practice many are reluctant to allow livestock to be co-located with expensive capital equipment. Land covered by solar panels can no longer have agricultural production as the primary activity on it and is therefore not eligible for the BPS payments.</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 2014-10-30T17:30:51.8022036Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:30:51.8022036Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julie Elliott more like this
101123
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Sugar more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 assessment she has made of the prospects of the Government seeking a more advantageous arrangement for cane sugar refiners in its negotiations with the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 212112 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>During negotiations of the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy last year, which led to the agreement to end sugar beet production quotas in 2017, the UK pushed for the full liberalisation of the sugar regime in order to allow the sugar cane refiners to compete with the beet producers on an equal footing.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Disappointingly, there was insufficient support from other Member States to secure the necessary changes as part of that exercise. However, we remain committed to working with the European Commission to address this issue through forthcoming EU trade agreements.</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 2014-10-30T15:37:24.0940691Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T15:37:24.0940691Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
101703
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Regulation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 progress she is making in reducing the burden of regulation on farmers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morecambe and Lunesdale more like this
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David Morris more like this
star this property uin 905755 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Food and farming is a vital part of our economy, generating £100bn and employing one in eight people. We want to enable farmers to spend their time producing high quality British produce and contribute to this. This is why, by the end of this Parliament, we will have reduced the volume of guidance by 80%.</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 2014-10-30T16:07:02.9060885Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:07:02.9060885Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Morris more like this
101704
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Food: EU Law 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, how many British food and drink products have protected status. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clwyd West more like this
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Mr David Jones more like this
star this property uin 905757 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There are currently 70 British food and drink products with protected status.</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 2014-10-30T18:15:52.6891753Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T18:15:52.6891753Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Jones more like this
101705
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Nature Conservation 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, what plans she has to protect plants and wildlife in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency City of Chester more like this
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Stephen Mosley more like this
star this property uin 905753 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Biodiversity policy is a devolved matter. In England, our Biodiversity 202 strategy includes a wide range of policies aimed at protecting, restoring and creating wildlife habitats, and halting the decline in plant and animal species. Central to delivering this ambition are our agri-environment schemes, which help farmers to manage their land in an environmentally friendly way. Over £3.1 billion will be spent on environmental objectives under our schemes between 2014 and 2020.</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 2014-10-30T18:16:23.2075172Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T18:16:23.2075172Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Mosley more like this
100078
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Floods: Somerset more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of (1) the feasibility of constructing a permanent flood defence barrage to protect the village of Westonzoyland in the Somerset Levels, and (2) the likely effectiveness of temporary demountable flood defences in the coming winter. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL2284 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>1. The Environment Agency is constructing a permanent scheme to replace temporary defences. Steps are being taken so that protection is maintained should there be an increased flood risk during construction.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2. Demountable defences were considered as an option. However, after consulting local residents the Environment Agency took the decision to construct a permanent solution.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T14:33:05.4841907Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:33:05.4841907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
100573
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Genetically Modified Organisms more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current stage in decision-making on European Parliament and United Kingdom regulations about permitting genetically modified organisms to be used in agriculture in the United Kingdom and other European countries. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL2310 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Regulatory decisions on the use of genetically modified (GM) products are taken collectively at EU level. The EU has authorised the marketing of over forty different types of GM crop as imported food or feed products, and GM soya in particular is being widely used in the UK and across the EU as an animal feed ingredient. However only one type of GM crop is approved for commercial planting in the EU, an insect-resistant maize of no practical interest for UK farmers. That authorisation was granted in 1998, since when the EU has struggled to reach decisions on GM cultivation because of different views among the Member States. A proposal is being discussed that should make it easier to reach EU decisions, by giving Member States more national discretion to avoid GM cultivation in their own territory. The European Parliament is now considering the proposal and it could be adopted next year if the Parliament and Council can reach agreement on the specific provisions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T15:40:10.1796774Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T15:40:10.1796774Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this