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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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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 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 his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a ban on tethering animals in unsafe locations including (a) roundabouts (b) roadsides and (c) other public land. 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 214548 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>Defra is keen to ensure that we uphold our high standards of animal welfare including in relation to tethering. Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) it is an offence to fail to provide for an animal’s welfare or to cause it any unnecessary suffering. The 2006 Act is backed up by the statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids (the Code). The Code provides owners and keepers with information on how to meet the welfare needs of their animals and includes a specific section on how to tether a horse and other animals are covered. The code makes it clear that the site should not allow animals’ access to a public highway or public footpaths. If anyone is concerned about the way a horse or other animal has been tethered they should report the matter either to the relevant local authority or to the RSPCA or World Horse Welfare who can investigate. If a horse or other animal is found not to be tethered appropriately it could lead to a prosecution under the 2006 Act. Defra considers that this legislation and guidance provides the right safeguards in respect of tethering.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T17:31:45.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T17:31:45.867Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley 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 2018-06-05more like thismore than 2018-06-05
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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 Waste: Exports 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 plans his Department has to review the packaging recovery note system to reduce the export of (a) plastic and (b) other waste. 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 150083 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 2018-06-13more like thismore than 2018-06-13
star this property answer text <p>We have committed to exploring changes to the packaging producer responsibility scheme. This will look at all aspects of the regime, including mechanisms to incentivise better design, encourage the use of recycled material and make better use of materials at the end of life.</p><p> </p><p>More detail will be announced in the Resources and Waste Strategy, which will be published later this year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 150084 more like this
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less than 2018-06-13T10:29:24.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-13T10:29:24.833Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley 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 2018-06-05more like thismore than 2018-06-05
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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 Packaging: Recycling 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, with reference to his Department's 25 Year Environment Plan, what steps his Department is taking to include reform of the packaging recovery note system within the strategy for plastics recycling. 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 150084 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-13more like thismore than 2018-06-13
star this property answer text <p>We have committed to exploring changes to the packaging producer responsibility scheme. This will look at all aspects of the regime, including mechanisms to incentivise better design, encourage the use of recycled material and make better use of materials at the end of life.</p><p> </p><p>More detail will be announced in the Resources and Waste Strategy, which will be published later this year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 150083 more like this
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less than 2018-06-13T10:29:24.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-13T10:29:24.893Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 Horse Racing: Animal Welfare 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, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2019 to Question 242198 on Horse Racing: Animal Welfare, what the timescale is for improving the design of starting stalls. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 276229 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government is keen that the welfare needs of racehorses are well met, both during their racing lives and afterwards. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is responsible for the safety of racehorses at British racecourses and the BHA works alongside the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare to make horseracing as safe as possible.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to starting stalls, the incidence of stalls fatalities is low. In 2018 there was one stalls fatality over the course of 6,591 flat races. In addition the BHA Starting Team discuss any incident which occurs in the stalls with Veterinary Officers and staff handlers to improve safety.</p><p> </p><p>However, both I and the BHA consider that more can be done to make horseracing safer in general which is why I have been holding regular discussions with the BHA about this. Most recently on the 14 May, I met with the BHA as well as the new independent Chair of the BHA’s newly appointed Horse Welfare Board. This was a constructive meeting where the number of fatalities of racehorses was acknowledged and both sides agreed that further action is required to tackle avoidable harm and make the sport safer.</p><p> </p><p>The Board committed to doing all it can to improve welfare outcomes. I stressed the need for the BHA in conjunction with the Horse Welfare Board to develop a robust action plan that will deliver tangible results and intend to stay in regular contact with both the BHA and newly appointed Horse Welfare Board to continue to press for improvements in racehorse welfare.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:45:53.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:45:53.287Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
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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 Air Pollution: York 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 has taken to (a) improve air quality and (b) reduce air pollution in York. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 145362 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 2018-05-25more like thismore than 2018-05-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving air quality in the UK. Air quality has improved significantly over recent decades, and will continue to improve, thanks to actions we have already taken. Between 2010 and 2016, emissions of nitrogen oxides fell by 27%. However, more still needs to be done.</p><p> </p><p>That is why the Government is taking action which includes the UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations and £3.5 billion of investment in air quality and cleaner transport. The Government has also committed £2.84 million from the Clean Bus Technology Fund 2017-19 to enable West Yorkshire Combined Authority to retrofit buses with technology to reduce tailpipe emissions of nitrogen dioxide.</p><p> </p><p>Alongside national action, local authorities have a crucial role to play in improving air quality in their areas. They have a statutory duty to review and assess air quality, to declare air quality management areas (AQMAs) and to put in place action plans where air quality objectives are not being met. The City of York Council has declared three AQMAs to target pollution hotspots, and adopted an action plan in 2015 covering all three AQMAs.</p><p> </p><p>The Council was one of 230 English local authorities with longstanding air quality challenges that I wrote to in November 2016 to better understand the circumstances they face and to press the need for further action. The councils are taking a range of actions to improve air quality, including development of an overarching Low Emission Strategy designed to reduce emissions from all sources.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2006 a total of £598,078 in air quality grant funding has been awarded to the City of York Council (of which £216,008 was awarded in this year’s round) to support projects aimed at improving air quality in its area. The Government’s Air Quality Grant fund is a bid-in scheme to support local authorities to improve air quality.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also provides guidance and technical support to local authorities via a dedicated local air quality management helpdesk.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-05-25T09:24:01.107Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-25T09:24:01.107Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
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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 Air Pollution: York 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, where York is placed in the national rankings for air quality and pollution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 145363 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
star this property answer text <p>Defra assess concentrations of a range of pollutants across the UK, with national monitoring and modelling data available at <a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/interactive-map" target="_blank">https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/interactive-map</a></p><p>and <a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/gis-mapping" target="_blank">https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/gis-mapping</a>.</p><p> </p><p>This includes data from two monitoring stations in York; data from the York Bootham site is available at <a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/flat_files?site_id=YK10" target="_blank">https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/flat_files?site_id=YK10</a> and data from the York Fishergate site is available at <a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/flat_files?site_id=YK11" target="_blank">https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/flat_files?site_id=YK11</a>.</p><p> </p><p>We do not publish national rankings for air quality.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-05-24T14:29:48.943Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-24T14:29:48.943Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Statutory Instruments 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 28 January 2019 to Question 211247, which external organisations have been invited to view each Statutory Instrument in draft; and if he will publish the comments that those organisations have made on each instrument. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sue Hayman more like this
star this property uin 214570 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 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>Information on stakeholder engagement, where applicable, is contained in the Explanatory Memorandum accompanying each Statutory Instrument (SI). For instance, Defra organised informal discussions with 23 stakeholders on The REACH Regulations 2019, and undertook targeted engagement with stakeholders for the Fisheries Regulations 2019 alongside coverage in the Fisheries White Paper.</p><p> </p><p>Defra has also invited some specialists, on a personal basis, to preview late stage drafts of SIs. This provides an opportunity for technical scrutiny before the SI is laid before Parliament. This is independent of a specialist’s right to comment on SIs once public or as a member of an organisation. So far 44 specialists have been involved.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T17:50:07.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:50:07.357Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Statutory Instruments 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 28 January 2019 to Question 211247, whether each Statutory Instrument listed (a) makes policy changes; (b) will lead to a change in operational delivery; (c) will impose additional costs on (i) business, (ii) individuals, or (iii) the public sector; (d) makes changes to primary legislation; (e) will result in additional environmental effects compared with the legislation being amended or replaced; and (f) is only required in the event that the UK leaves the EU with no deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sue Hayman more like this
star this property uin 214571 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 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>The corrections contained in Defra’s EU Exit SIs ensure operability of current EU law and are mainly technical in nature and do not make changes to existing policy. In line with the Government’s overall approach to EU exit, the corrections made in Defra’s EU Exit SIs seek to ensure that legislation can work sensibly in a non-EU context.</p><p> </p><p>Each SI will be accompanied by an explanatory memoranda which will provide details of legislative corrections and their impacts. These explanatory memoranda will be published at the time the SI is laid.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T17:29:06.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:29:06.78Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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 Circuses: Wildlife 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 applications were received from travelling circuses to use wild animals in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019; and (i) how many animals and (ii) of which species were listed in each application. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sue Hayman more like this
star this property uin 219475 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>(a) In 2018 there were two separate applications.</p><p> </p><p>The first license application was for a total of five animals and included the following stocklist:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>One zebra (equus burchelli chapmani)</p></li><li><p>Two camels (camelus bactrianus)</p></li><li><p>Two reindeer (rangifer tarandus)</p></li></ul><p>The second license application was for a total of fourteen animals and included the following stocklist:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>One camel (camelus bactrianus)</p></li><li><p>Four reindeer (rangifer tarandus)</p></li><li><p>One fox (vulpes vulpes)</p></li><li><p>Three raccoons (procyon lotor)</p></li><li><p>Three zebras (equus burchelli chapmani)</p></li><li><p>One zebu (bos indicus)</p></li><li><p>One blue and gold macaw (ara ararauna)</p></li></ul><p>(b) In 2019 there has been one application to date.</p><p> </p><p>This license application was for five animals and included the following stock list:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>One zebra (equus burchelli chapmani)</p></li><li><p>Two camels (camelus bactrianus)</p></li><li><p>Two reindeer (rangifer tarandus)</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-02-14T16:56:40.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:56:40.597Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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 Circuses: 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, when he will bring forward legislative proposals to end the use of wild animals in circuses in England; and what form that legislation will take. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sue Hayman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>I refer the honourable member to the answer given to the honourable member for Oxford West and Abingdon, Layla Moran, on 16 October 2018 to PQ 176633.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-02-14T11:55:21.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T11:55:21.88Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this