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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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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 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 for how many spills a year the Environment Agency has licensed the upgraded Mogden sewage works; and how many were achieved in the first year of operation. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL6961 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Mogden Sewage Treatment Works has an Environmental Permit issued by the Environment Agency to discharge treated and storm effluent to the Thames Estuary at Isleworth. The discharge of storm effluent is permissible only when the capacity of onsite facilities for treatment and containment are exceeded. This includes a 77,000m³ storm tank.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The permit does not specify a number of spills per year. It requires the works to provide secondary treatment for a specific flow rate of incoming sewage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The current version of the permit came into effect on 31 March 2013. During the subsequent 12 months, Thames Water reported 54 occasions when the works discharged storm sewage to the Thames. Thirty-four of these were during the wet weather in January and February.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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 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 how many of the 67 successful prosecutions brought by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority since the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 are related to "on-farm" activities; and how many were brought against the food supply industry. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL6614 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>As at 8 April 2014, 69 prosecutions have been undertaken against 44 individuals</p><p> </p><p>and companies that operated without a licence, one company that obstructed the</p><p> </p><p>Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) officers, and 24 individuals and</p><p> </p><p>companies that used the services of unlicensed gangmasters.</p><p> </p><p>A standard GLA licence allows a gangmaster to undertake activity in both</p><p> </p><p>agriculture and food supply. As a result, the GLA do not retain data on</p><p>whether individual prosecutions related to agriculture or food supply.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much energy was produced from beet grown in each of the last three years in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL6613 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-16more like thismore than 2014-04-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Official statistics on the area of sugar beet used to produce biogas, or energy produced from UK sugar beet are not currently available. The data below shows the production of bioethanol from sugar beet and the land used.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Bioethanol (million litres)</strong>1</p></td><td><p><strong>Land used (thousand hectares)</strong>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>15 April 2010 – 14 April 2011</strong></p></td><td><p>68.5</p></td><td><p>13.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>15 April 2011 – 14 April 2012</strong></p></td><td><p>21.8</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>15 April 2012 -14 April 2013</strong></p><p>(provisional) 3</p><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p>59.9</p></td><td><p>10.4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>1 All sugar beet volumes above were grown on previously cropped land</p><p>2 Source: Defra June Survey of Agriculture. UK area at year n-1.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/structure-of-the-agricultural-industry" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/structure-of-the-agricultural-industry</a></p><p>3 (e) Figures for 2012-13 (Year 5) are as of 15 September 2013 and are not final.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OfGEM) records have identified two operational anaerobic digestion plants which only use sugar beet to produce biogas for electricity generation.</p><p>Defra published an experimental statistics release on the use of crops for bioenergy in December 2013.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/289168/nonfood-statsnotice2012-12mar14.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/289168/nonfood-statsnotice2012-12mar14.pdf</a></p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6612 more like this
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less than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Labelling 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 action they are taking to combat misleading labelling of food. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL552 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Food labelling rules are harmonised in the EU and require that food information shall not be misleading. This Government has pressed for better information for consumers during negotiations relating to food labelling in Europe.</p><p> </p><p>Food businesses are ultimately responsible for ensuring their products' safety and accurate labelling. However, Government departments and agencies back this up with more than 80,000 risk-based checks per year.In addition, Defra develops validated testing methods under its Food Authenticity Programme to check whether a product has been mislabelled or contaminated. These are then used by Public Analysts and local authorities to support food law enforcement.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-07-02T13:42:22.9498236Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T13:42:22.9498236Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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 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 area was set aside for the growth of beet for biogas production in the United Kingdom, in each of the last three years. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL6612 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-16more like thismore than 2014-04-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Official statistics on the area of sugar beet used to produce biogas, or energy produced from UK sugar beet are not currently available. The data below shows the production of bioethanol from sugar beet and the land used.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Bioethanol (million litres)</strong>1</p></td><td><p><strong>Land used (thousand hectares)</strong>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>15 April 2010 – 14 April 2011</strong></p></td><td><p>68.5</p></td><td><p>13.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>15 April 2011 – 14 April 2012</strong></p></td><td><p>21.8</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>15 April 2012 -14 April 2013</strong></p><p>(provisional) 3</p><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p>59.9</p></td><td><p>10.4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>1 All sugar beet volumes above were grown on previously cropped land</p><p>2 Source: Defra June Survey of Agriculture. UK area at year n-1.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/structure-of-the-agricultural-industry" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/structure-of-the-agricultural-industry</a></p><p>3 (e) Figures for 2012-13 (Year 5) are as of 15 September 2013 and are not final.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OfGEM) records have identified two operational anaerobic digestion plants which only use sugar beet to produce biogas for electricity generation.</p><p>Defra published an experimental statistics release on the use of crops for bioenergy in December 2013.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/289168/nonfood-statsnotice2012-12mar14.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/289168/nonfood-statsnotice2012-12mar14.pdf</a></p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6613 more like this
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less than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading North York Moors National Park more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the reasons for the decision of the North York Moors National Park Authority to cease to maintain the footpaths and bridleways within the National Park, and (2) the likely short- and long-term consequences of that decision for (a) the contribution made by volunteers, (b) the quality of the rights of way network in the National Park, and (c) the local economy in and around the Park. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL491 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government recognises the importance of high quality access infrastructure within the tourism offer of national parks and the valuable role played by many volunteers in helping to maintain rights of ways. Rights of way are the primary means by which people access the countryside and engage in outdoor recreation, which is good for health and well-being and good for the economy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of rights of way is the statutory responsibility of local authorities. The North York Moors National Park Authority is an independent body and its agreements with local authorities are for it to decide. The Government has made no assessment of any change in approach on this issue or the possible consequences.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T15:11:45.9061568Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T15:11:45.9061568Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Coastal Areas: Flood Control 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 assessment they have made of how much sand and gravel is used each year to protect the United Kingdom coastline. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL458 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Environment Agency holds this information locally and it would be disproportionately costly to collate the records to answer this question accurately in the time allowed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T13:01:13.5628461Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T13:01:13.5628461Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Aggregates more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the marine aggregate industry. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL459 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK Marine Policy Statement (MPS) is the framework for preparing Marine Plans and taking decisions affecting the marine environment. The MPS sets out the policy objectives for key activities taking place in the marine environment. This includes an assessment of marine aggregate resources, potential impacts from extraction activities and issues for consideration by decision-makers. Within English waters marine aggregate extraction activities are regulated by the Marine Management Organisation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Government, regulators, The Crown Estate and the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA) have collaborated on an extensive programme of research (over £25 million in ten years) into understanding and minimising the environmental impacts of aggregates dredging. Following the completion of that programme BMAPA and The Crown Estate recently commissioned and published Aggregate Dredging and the Marine Environment – an overview of recent research and current industry practice. The report is available on The Crown Estate website at <a href="http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.thecrownestate.co.uk</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The marine aggregate industry has and continues to engage constructively with Government and regulators in developing marine plans and licensing policy and Marine Conservation Zones.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T13:02:18.2715206Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T13:02:18.2715206Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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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 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 effect they expect that the recently announced Elephant Protection Initiative will have on the illegal wildlife trade; and what support they are giving to the Initiative. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL6756 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-22more like thismore than 2014-04-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p>The Government warmly welcomes the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI), launched at the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade in February 2014 by the Presidents of Botswana, Chad, Gabon and Tanzania, and the Foreign Minister of Ethiopia.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>Through the EPI, these Governments are committing to:</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>· observing an extended moratorium on consideration of future international ivory trade</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>· closing domestic ivory markets</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>· putting all ivory stockpiles (both seized ‘illegal' and ‘legal' ivory accrued from elephant mortality) beyond economic use.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>In response to these bold commitments, the EPI is intended to provide participating Governments with access to a fund to support the implementation of the measures contained in the Africa Elephant Action Plan. The UK Government has committed to supporting this fund, in the first instance by matching the first tranche of private sector funding amounting to around £1m.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>The text of the Elephant Protection Initiative can be accessed through the following link: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/news/decisive-action-agreed-on-illegal-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/news/decisive-action-agreed-on-illegal-wildlife-trade</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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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 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 what estimate they have made of the number of cats deliberately poisoned by antifreeze products each year; and what action they are taking to combat such attacks. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL6695 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government has not made any estimate of the number of cats deliberately poisoned by antifreeze products. Any deliberate poisoning of a cat is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 punishable by a fine of £20,000 and/or six months imprisonment.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this