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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Birds: Pest Control remove filter
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, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) pest control, (b) agriculture and (c) animal welfare of Natural England’s withdrawal of three General Licences for pest control. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 249792 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>Defra fully recognises the implications of the withdrawal of these licences for pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers. For this reason, the Secretary of State has taken back decision making powers with respect to the three licences in question. Defra has initiated a call for evidence in order to better understand the impact of the withdrawal, which closes on Monday 13 May. Due to the nature of the general licences, Natural England does not hold records of the numbers of people who rely on them but it estimates up to 50,000 people may be affected.</p> 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
star this property grouped question UIN 249796 more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T14:40:47.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T14:40:47.457Z
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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 Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1124281
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Birds: Pest Control remove filter
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, what estimate he has made of the number of people that control pests under the terms of the General Licence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 249796 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>Defra fully recognises the implications of the withdrawal of these licences for pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers. For this reason, the Secretary of State has taken back decision making powers with respect to the three licences in question. Defra has initiated a call for evidence in order to better understand the impact of the withdrawal, which closes on Monday 13 May. Due to the nature of the general licences, Natural England does not hold records of the numbers of people who rely on them but it estimates up to 50,000 people may be affected.</p> 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
star this property grouped question UIN 249792 more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T14:40:47.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T14:40:47.497Z
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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 Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1124286
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Birds: Pest Control remove filter
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, whether he met with the interim Chair of Natural England to discuss the recent withdrawal of General Licences in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 249799 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has discussed Natural England’s approach to the withdrawal of general licences with both Chief Executive Marian Spain and new Chair Tony Juniper.</p> 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
star this property grouped question UIN 249800 more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T16:58:36.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T16:58:36.74Z
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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 Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1124287
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Birds: Pest Control remove filter
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, whether he has met the new Chairman of Natural England to discuss the withdrawal of General Licences in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 249800 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has discussed Natural England’s approach to the withdrawal of general licences with both Chief Executive Marian Spain and new Chair Tony Juniper.</p> 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
star this property grouped question UIN 249799 more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T16:58:36.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T16:58:36.787Z
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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 Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1124288
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Birds: Pest Control remove filter
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, what information his Department holds on the inability of the email account birds2019@naturalengland.org.uk to accept applications for individual licences for pest control on the 25 April 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 249801 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answer text <p>Natural England has explained to me that action was taken once it was apparent there were technical issues with <a href="mailto:birds2019@naturalengland.org.uk" target="_blank">birds2019@naturalengland.org.uk</a>. All issues were resolved within three hours.</p> 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 2019-05-10T11:37:33.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T11:37:33.483Z
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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 Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1124289
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Birds: Pest Control remove filter
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, what information his Department holds on the consultation conducted by Natural England with countryside organisations in advance of withdrawing three General Licences on the 24 April 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 249802 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong>I refer the Rt. Hon. Member to the reply previously given on 29 April 2019 to PQ 246908.</p><p> </p> 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 2019-05-07T10:37:25.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T10:37:25.087Z
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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 Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1124290
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Birds: Pest Control remove filter
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, what information his Department holds on the length of the notice given by Natural England to countryside organisations in advance of the withdrawal of three General Licences on the 24 April 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 249803 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answer text <p>Natural England informed stakeholders of the Judicial Review from Wild Justice on 15 March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Natural England announced it would withdraw the licences on 23 April 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The licences were withdrawn on 25 April 2019.</p> 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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-10T11:45:45.867Z
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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 Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1123442
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star this property date less than 2019-04-26more like thismore than 2019-04-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Birds: Pest Control remove filter
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, which interested organisations his Department contacted to explain that General Licences (GL 04/05/06) were to be Judicially Reviewed but that in his Department's opinion were sound in (a) February, (b) March and (c) April. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 247976 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answer text <p>The Judicial Review was brought against Natural England as the licensing authority, not Defra. As such Defra did not contact interested organisations to communicate any views in relation to the legal challenge.</p><p>I refer the Rt. Hon. Member to the reply previously given on 29 April 2019 to PQ 246908.</p> 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 2019-05-01T13:36:34.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T13:36:34.503Z
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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 Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1122758
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Birds: Pest Control remove filter
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, which stakeholders Natural England consulted ahead of its decision to revoke General Licences 04/05/06. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 246908 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>Natural England informed the following stakeholders that the licences were subject to challenge on 15 March, and again directly on 23 April when the decision to revoke the contested general licences was announced: the RSPB, the Wildlife Trusts, the RSPCA, the National Farmers’ Union, the Countryside Alliance, the Country Land and Business Association, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, the Moorland Association, the Local Government Association, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, the National Gamekeepers Organisation, the National Pest Technicians Association, the National Wildlife Crime Unit and the Tenant Farmers Association.</p> 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 2019-04-29T12:30:04.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T12:30:04.437Z
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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 Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Birds: Pest Control remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to control populations of invasive non-native waterfowl. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 12494 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
star this property answer text <p>Defra, in conjunction with the Great Britain Non-Native Species Secretariat, takes the problems and risks associated with non-native waterfowl very seriously. Since the 1990s Defra has commissioned and invested in a range of research projects, carried out by the Animal and Plant Health Agency, on invasive non-native waterfowl, including an assessment of the options for large-scale control and field trials of removal techniques for Egyptian geese. Additionally, best practice management guidelines have been published for Canada geese.</p><br /><p>Since 2005 Defra has also supported the UK Ruddy Duck Eradication Programme, and recently, established an Invasive Species Action Plan for the sacred ibis, and is developing an action plan for zoos to reduce the risk of escapes of all species, including waterfowl.</p><br /><p>Section 14(1) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 makes it illegal to release or allow to escape into the wild, any animal or plant which is not ordinarily resident in Great Britain and is not a regular visitor to Great Britain in a wild state, or is listed in Schedule 9 to the Act. This applies to all animals including waterfowl. An amendment to the 1981 Act, introduced this year in the Infrastructure Act 2015, introduced the provision of Species Control Orders, which can be used to remove any non-native species where they cause significant threats to biodiversity, the water environment, human health or the economy, in cases where a voluntary approach with landowners has otherwise failed.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 12496 more like this
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less than 2015-10-27T12:12:20.713Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-27T12:12:20.713Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this