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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many badgers were vaccinated for TB in the last year for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 206346 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>Provisional figures for 2017 show 327 badgers were vaccinated under licence from Natural England. The number of BCG doses made available for badger vaccination was limited in 2017 due to a global shortage and the need to prioritise supplies for human vaccination. Global BCG vaccine supply is now improving and although complete figures for the number of badgers vaccinated in 2018 are not yet available, provisional data returned to date indicate that the number will be higher than in 2017.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T17:16:06.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T17:16:06.783Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
1037858
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination 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 plans his Department has to expand the badger vaccination programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 206347 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>Landowners and private groups across England can apply to Natural England for a licence to vaccinate badgers against TB. Animal &amp; Plant Health Agency (APHA) provides training for those who wish undertake such vaccination and Defra provides financial support for projects within the Edge Area under the Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme (BEVS).</p><p>BEVS, relaunched in 2018 following a global vaccine shortage, provides matched funding and training for groups that want to take part. Three groups were successful with their applications in 2018. On 13 September 2018 we re-opened the scheme and asked for expressions of interest from those wishing to apply to vaccinate from 2019. The application process closes on 25 January 2019.</p><p>A long-standing research programme at APHA to identify an oral vaccine and a palatable bait in which to deliver it is also ongoing. An efficacy study is currently in progress, with results due later this year.</p><p>We are currently considering the report of the TB Strategy review, conducted by a team led by Professor Sir Charles Godfray, the scope of which includes badger vaccination. A Government response to the review will be published later this year.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-01-15T13:42:08.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T13:42:08.06Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property 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 estimate he has made of the amount of British-grown wheat used in bio-fuel production. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 194276 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There is no specific published data on the amount of wheat grown in the UK that is used for bioethanol. However it is possible to provide an estimate. Defra's statistics on ‘The Area of Crops Grown For Bioenergy in England and the UK: 2008 – 2012' published in December 2013 include data reported under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) on the volume of bioethanol supplied to the UK road transport market with information on the feedstock and the country of origin of the feedstock. By applying appropriate conversion factors, it is possible to derive an estimate of the equivalent tonnage and crop area of wheat grown and used to produce bioethanol. These figures are outlined in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>UK wheat areas used to produce bioethanol supplied to the UK road transport market 2008/9 - 2012/13 </strong><strong>Wheat (RTFO Year: 15 April n-1 to 14 April n) </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Volume of bioethanol (million litres)</strong><strong>(b) </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Tonnage of crop implied ('000 tonnes)</strong><strong>(c) </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>wheat yield (t/ha)</strong><strong>(d)(e) </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Area implied (thousand ha) and % of UK total wheat area</strong><strong>(e) </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year 1: 15 April 2008 - 14 April 2009</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>8.3</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year 2: 15 April 2009 - 14 April 2010</p></td><td><p>0.9</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>7.9</p></td><td><p>0.3 (0%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year 3: 15 April 2010 - 14 April 2011(a)</p></td><td><p>211.9</p></td><td><p>581</p></td><td><p>7.7</p></td><td><p>75.4 (4%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year 4: 15 April 2011 - 14 April 2012</p></td><td><p>17.9</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p>7.7</p></td><td><p>6.3 (0%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year 5: 15 April 2012 - 14 April 2013 (provisional)(f)</p></td><td><p>48.2</p></td><td><p>132</p></td><td><p>6.7</p></td><td><p>19.6 (1%)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>(a) This includes an estimated 92 million tonnes of bioethanol produced from wheat used for markets other than for UK Road Transport.</p><p> </p><p>(b) All wheat volumes above were grown on previously cropped land.</p><p> </p><p>(c) Conversion: 365 litres bioethanol = 1 tonne wheat grain (at 15% moisture). Source: Department for Transport commissioned research.</p><p> </p><p>(d) Source: Defra annual Cereal and Oilseed Rape Production Survey (In 2012 the Cereal Production Survey and Oilseed Rape Production Survey were brought together to reduce costs Cereal Production Survey) UK yield at year n-1. <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> </p><p>(e) Source: Defra June Survey of Agriculture. UK area at year n-1. <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> </p><p>(e) Figures for 2012-13 (Year 5) are as of 15 September 2013 and are not final.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The RTFO data exclude UK biofuel production from UK grown wheat which may be subsequently exported, although the 2010/11 figure also includes an estimate of bioethanol produced from wheat and used for other markets or exported. Similarly, data is not available on wheat grown in the UK which is exported for possible biofuel production outside the UK.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property 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 steps he is taking to ensure that (a) the welfare of horses is considered a priority in live exports and (b) laws relating to the welfare of horses are being enforced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 194277 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) carries out non-discriminatory, risk-based inspections of animals, means of transport and accompanying documentation, as required by Council Regulation (EC) 1/2005. This Regulation is implemented in England by The Welfare of Animals (Transport) (England) Order 2006 (WATEO).</p><p>Local authorities are responsible for enforcement of this legislation, in terms of investigating and, where appropriate, taking prosecution action against any transporters alleged to have committed an offence.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property 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 13 February 2014, from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Official Report, column 1005, what assessment he has made of how the farming and forestry improvement scheme might help those affected by flooding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 196340 more like this
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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>The Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme was reviewed at the end of February and revised to offer support to rural businesses affected by flooding.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The scheme now funds additional items, such as pumps, that will help businesses to become more resilient to future flooding. It also offers an increase in grant rates.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Applications from those affected by flooding are being prioritised and the deadline for applications has been extended.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice 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 George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Welfare: Convictions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to establish a national database of convicted animal abusers; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 122062 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
star this property answer text <p>Persons convicted of animal cruelty or animal abuse are already captured on the Police National Computer (PNC). If anyone has concerns about another individual, they can approach the police who can check their records on the PNC. The police may then take the most appropriate action. In addition, there are currently arrangements in place between the police and the RSPCA.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-01-18T18:00:58.737Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T18:00:58.737Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-18more like thismore than 2018-04-18
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Experiments: Cosmetics 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 steps his Department is taking to support international efforts to end cosmetics testing on animals worldwide. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 136524 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
star this property answer text <p>Defra has no specific policy responsibility for international efforts to end cosmetic testing on animals. The Home Office regulate the use of animals in science in the UK. The Office for Life Sciences has shared the UK’s own experience of introducing a ban on cosmetics testing on animals with other countries, including, most recently, China.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-05-14T13:59:15.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-14T13:59:15.117Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Recycling more like this
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 steps his Department is taking to support local authorities to roll out recycling bins on streets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 143758 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities are best placed to deliver the recycling services in their area with householders, including the provision of on street recycling bins, and the management of litter. The Government has supported Waste &amp; Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to provide tools and resources to support local councils to improve their services, including guidance on collection of waste and recycling, reducing contamination and approaches to material sales.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan sets out our commitment to make it even easier for people to recycle and increase the quantity and quality of materials collected. Further measures to improve recycling will be set out in the Resources and Waste Strategy to be published later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-05-21T09:19:37.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T09:19:37.597Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Livestock: Animal Welfare 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 recent assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the welfare of livestock of balloons and Chinese lanterns. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 170856 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
star this property answer text <p>An independent study commissioned by the UK and Welsh Governments published in 2013 concluded that the impacts of sky lanterns and balloons on the health and welfare of livestock were relatively minor.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Initiatives to minimise risks include a voluntary code of practice for sky lanterns to ensure they are manufactured to be safe and are sold responsibly. The National Association of Balloon Artists and Suppliers, the trade association for the balloon industry, has also published a code of conduct on balloon releases. The Government considers the current voluntary regime, supported by existing information and guidance, is effective and proportionate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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170857 more like this
170858 more like this
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less than 2018-09-12T14:34:23.273Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-12T14:34:23.273Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Livestock: Animal Welfare 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 assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing restrictions on the use of (a) balloons and (b) Chinese lanterns on animal welfare grounds. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 170857 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
star this property answer text <p>An independent study commissioned by the UK and Welsh Governments published in 2013 concluded that the impacts of sky lanterns and balloons on the health and welfare of livestock were relatively minor.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Initiatives to minimise risks include a voluntary code of practice for sky lanterns to ensure they are manufactured to be safe and are sold responsibly. The National Association of Balloon Artists and Suppliers, the trade association for the balloon industry, has also published a code of conduct on balloon releases. The Government considers the current voluntary regime, supported by existing information and guidance, is effective and proportionate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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170856 more like this
170858 more like this
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less than 2018-09-12T14:34:23.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-12T14:34:23.337Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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