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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Dutch Elm Disease: Disease Control 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 the Government is taking to (a) support local authorities managing and tackling elm disease and (b) ensure that Brighton and Hove City Council has adequate support to protect the National Elm Collection in the city. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 280285 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Landowners are responsible for managing the trees on their land. All Local Authorities, including Brighton and Hove, have been provided with the legislative powers necessary to safeguard the nation’s elm population and prevent the spread of elm disease. These powers are set out in the Dutch Elm Disease (Local Authorities) Order 1984. They allow officers (appointed by the Local Authority) who suspect the presence of this disease to enter any land to inspect trees and take samples, and where disease is present, to take action to eradicate it. Government has a strong risk-based biosecurity response to reduce the pest and disease risk to trees involving comprehensive international and domestic surveillance, stringent border biosecurity, robust contingency plans and world leading research. Government invests over £30million per year on our plant health service.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T13:32:17.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:32:17.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Food Supply more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the legal responsibility of local authorities to provide food in a time of crisis extends to (a) children, (b) people on a low income, (c) elderly people, (d) disabled people and (e) housebound people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 281010 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-06more like thismore than 2019-09-06
star this property answer text <p>Food is a critical national infrastructure sector and Defra has lead Government department oversight of responsibility for food supply in England. The policy is devolved to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the constitutional settlement.</p><p> </p><p>Defra is not responsible for the supply of food and drink to the population in an emergency, and the expertise, capability and levers to plan for and respond to food supply disruption lie within the industry. However, we have well established relationships with the food and drink sectors, and we work collaboratively with the food industry and across Government to support coherent and robust industry contingency planning and response in the event of an incident situation. The food industry is experienced in dealing with scenarios that can affect food supply.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities do not have a general duty to provide food but have duties to provide food to particular groups in particular circumstances, including schools and care settings. Public sector food provision for specific sectors is led by the relevant Government departments. Defra works with lead Departments (including DfE, DHSC and MoJ) to support their contingency planning for food supply to public services. Defra’s role involves providing advice and support to these departments who in turn work with their public services to ensure that supply is resilient.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to a strong safety net for those who need it, which is why this Government continues to spend over £90 billion a year on welfare benefits.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-09-06T14:02:23.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-06T14:02:23.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading EU Presidency: Malta more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterpart in Malta on the chairing of the environment sessions when Malta takes up European Presidency in 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 11059 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
star this property answer text <p>There have not, as yet, been any discussions at ministerial level with Malta on the chairing of environment sessions during the Maltese Presidency of the European Union in 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2015-10-14T17:42:42.813Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-14T17:42:42.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas 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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading EU Presidency: Malta 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, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2015 to Question 11059, whether officials in her Department have discussed with representatives of Malta the chairing of environment sessions during the Maltese Presidency of the European Union in 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 12331 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-23more like thismore than 2015-10-23
star this property answer text <p>Officials from Defra, along with officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, have held preliminary discussions with representatives from Malta on support for chairing meetings during the Maltese Presidency of the European Union. These discussions are ongoing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2015-10-23T08:04:42.7Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-23T08:04:42.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Climate Change 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 projection she has made of a global temperature increases by (a) 2050 and (b) 2100 caused by greenhouse gas emissions trajectories (i) under current trends and (ii) if all Intended Nationally Determined Contributions are delivered; what the implications of such temperature rises are in the UK for (A) coastal towns and cities, (B) extreme weather events and (C) food security; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 18280 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department of Energy and Climate Change and Defra have supported the AVOID Research Programme to project long-term climate change scenarios to understand how emissions reductions translate to global average surface temperature change. Based on a snapshot of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) pledged by 1 October 2015, with an assumed continuation of comparable global emissions reduction to the end of the century, this analysis projects:</p><br /><p>(a) (i) by 2050, with continued rise in global greenhouse gas emissions, warming of between 2.3˚C and 2.6 ˚C;</p><p>(ii) by 2050, if all INDCs are delivered and continued, warming of 2˚C;</p><br /><p>(b) (i) by 2100, with continued rise in global greenhouse gas emissions, warming of between 4.2˚C and 5.2 ˚C;</p><p>(ii) by 2100, if all Intended Nationally Determined Contributions are delivered and continued, warming of 3˚C.</p><br /><p>All of these estimates are temperature changes relative to pre-industrial global average surface temperature and best estimates of the climate’s sensitivity to increasing greenhouse gas concentrations.</p><br /><p>Under the Climate Change Act 2008, the Government has a statutory role to produce, on a five-yearly cycle, an assessment of the risks and opportunities for the UK arising from climate change. The first Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) was published in 2012. It included consideration of impacts on our coastlines, on the frequency and severity of extreme weather, and on our food production. The CCRA used the 2009 UK Climate Change Projections to assess risks under different emissions scenarios up to the 2100s.</p><br /><p>The National Adaptation Programme report which Defra published in July 2013 sets out how we are preparing for the impacts of climate change. This sets out more than 370 actions across key sectors involving government, business, councils, civil society and academia.</p><br /><p>Work is underway on the second CCRA, which will include an up-to-date review of evidence on the effects of climate change. The CCRA Government Report and the associated evidence report will be published in January 2017. These will inform the next National Adaptation Programme due around 2018.</p><br /><p>The Global Food Security programme recently launched a joint research council five-year £15 million research call on resilience of the food supply chain, in partnership with Defra and the Food Standards Agency.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2015-12-09T17:34:29.087Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-09T17:34:29.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Flood Control: Finance 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 measures in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 will affect the level of funding for flood defences up to 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 19676 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-16more like thismore than 2015-12-16
star this property answer text <p>In the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 we reiterated our commitment to invest £2.3 billion in more than 1,500 projects by 2021. This funding will help better protect 300,000 homes. We also announced our commitment to protect flood maintenance spending in real terms over this Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2015-12-16T15:40:20.143Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T15:40:20.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Climate Change more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of her officials are engaged in preparing the Government's next Climate Change Risk Assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 19677 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-18more like thismore than 2015-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Defra’s core climate change adaptation team of eight officials is coordinating and inputting to the preparation of the second Climate Change Risk Assessment, to be laid in Parliament in January 2017. Many other officials from across Defra, wider Government and its agencies are also contributing to the assessment. The underlying evidence report that will make up the bulk of the assessment is being prepared by the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change, with extensive input from around 100 other experts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2015-12-18T13:18:22.24Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-18T13:18:22.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-04more like thismore than 2016-01-04
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading National Wildlife Crime Unit 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, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2015 to Question 18534, what assessment she has made of the effect on the forward planning work of the National Wildlife Crime Unit of the timetabling and notice provided of the decisions on the funding allocation for that Unit from March 2016; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 20818 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-12more like thismore than 2016-01-12
star this property answer text <p>Defra is in regular contact with the National Wildlife Crime Unit about its work. I met the head of the unit on 3 December and Defra officials attended both the Governance Board and the Tasking and Coordination Group for the unit on the same date.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2016-01-12T17:37:06.11Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-12T17:37:06.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-05more like thismore than 2016-01-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Floods: Fracking 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 proportion of onshore oil and gas (a) licence blocks and (b) wells with permission to be drilled are in areas with high or medium flood risk; what the Government's policy is on permitting fracking in areas of flood risk; what assessment she has made of the effect of flooding on the risks of water contamination associated with shale gas extraction; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 20891 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-13more like thismore than 2016-01-13
star this property answer text <p>Prior to the launch of the 14<sup>th</sup> Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round, a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) was undertaken for all areas offered for licensing applications, which addressed flood risk. The award of a Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence (PEDL) does not itself give any permission for operations to begin. Before a licensee can commence any operations they must apply for and be granted a number of further permissions and consents for each specific site within a PEDL area. These include planning permission and environmental permits from the Environment Agency.</p><br /><p>Flood risk will be considered on a case by case basis where relevant as part of the consideration through the planning system of proposals for onshore oil and gas development, including development involving hydraulic fracturing. National planning policy is clearthat inappropriate development in areas at risk of flooding shouldbe avoided by directing development away from areas at highest risk. Where development is necessary, it should be made safe without increasing flood risk elsewhere. The policy is also clear that development should not contribute to, or be adversely affected by, unacceptable levels of water pollution.</p><br /><p>Flood risk is also taken into account by the Environment Agency before any environmental permits are issued to drill for oil and gas. If a company wishes to carry out works in, over, under or near a main river, flood defence or a sea defence, they must apply to the Environment Agency for consent. To carry out work on watercourses which are not regulated by the Agency, a company will need to apply to the relevant regulatory body responsible for that particular watercourse.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2016-01-13T12:27:38.627Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-13T12:27:38.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-08more like thismore than 2016-01-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Floods: Insurance 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, whether payments made under the Flood Re insurance scheme are subject to any provisions to ensure that homes are (a) rebuilt or repaired to meet standards for improved flood resistance and resilience and (b) not rebuilt on flood plains; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 21657 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
star this property answer text <p>There is no such duty in relation to payments made by Flood Re. However, Flood Re will consider plans to incentivise the take up of resilience measures through its published transition plan and the insurance industry have committed to discuss options for resilient or resistant repairs as part of the repair process in response to the recent flooding.</p><br /><p>The Flood Re Scheme is only available to properties built before 2009. This cut-off date recognises that new housing development should be located to avoid flood risk, or where development in a flood risk area is necessary, it should be designed to be safe, appropriately resilient to flooding and not increase flood risk elsewhere, in line with the national planning policies in place.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2016-01-18T16:53:54.323Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-18T16:53:54.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this