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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many Marine Conservation Areas there are in UK waters; and whether they have a target for the number of those areas. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>There are a total of 297 Marine Protected Areas in UK waters. This includes 87 Marine Conservation Zones (Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas in Scotland) and 210 Marine Protected Areas set up under the Birds and Habitats Directives.</p><p>We aim to consult on the third tranche of Marine Conservation Zones in English waters in Spring 2018, with designations in Spring 2019. There is no target number of sites. The objective is to complete our contribution to the international ecologically-coherent network of Marine Protected Areas in the North East Atlantic by including a representative range of the species and habitats in our seas.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-06T13:35:56.313Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T13:35:56.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
746664
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star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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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 remove filter
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost to farmers and growers of the reduction in the bee population in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL295 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
unstar this property answer text <p>Bees and other pollinators play an essential role in our £100 billion food industry. In 2014, Defra published an independent review of the evidence on the status and value of pollinators. The review estimated that the total value of all pollinators through the value of insect-pollinated crops in the UK was approximately £600 million per year.</p><p> </p><p>The review also identified an overall decline in wild bee diversity over the last 50 years but concluded that we cannot say with confidence whether this impacts generally on the yield or quality of UK crops.</p><p> </p><p>We are taking action to understand better and manage any risks associated with changes in pollinator populations. In collaboration with research institutes and volunteer organisations, we have established a pollinator monitoring and research partnership to gather further data and improve our understanding of the status of pollinators and pollination services in the UK. We have also introduced a Pollinator and Wildlife Package to our Countryside Stewardship Scheme in England and are working with farmers, business and conservation organisations to provide pollinator habitat on farmland, in urban areas and in gardens in order to boost pollinator populations.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-12T16:11:11.69Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-12T16:11:11.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
731025
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect on British farmers if the UK becomes subject to the five per cent agriculture subsidy cap imposed by the World Trade Organisation on non-EU members, following the UK's withdrawal from the EU more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL34 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Our focus is on getting the best deal possible for our farming industry and on providing stability for farmers as we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The UK’s World Trade Organisation (WTO) commitments are currently set out within the EU’s schedules. We are developing UK-specific schedules that will replicate the EU’s current obligations at the WTO, including a share of the EU allowance for providing domestic support to agriculture, known as the Aggregate Measurement of Support (AMS).</p><p> </p><p>The EU currently has a €72 billion allowance for AMS of which it only uses a small portion. This allowance is in addition to the amount of five per cent of the value of production which all WTO members are allowed to spend on trade distorting subsidies for agriculture.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T15:43:58.18Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T15:43:58.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
732094
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security afforded to Marine Conservation Areas; and how many prosecutions have been brought against unlawful incursions. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL147 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
unstar this property answer text <p>All protected sites are protected from the point of designation through the planning and licensing process. The condition of all marine protected sites is monitored and when harmful activities are identified new measures are developed to manage them.</p><p>Between 2011 and 2016 the Inshore Fishery and Coastal Authorities made 166 successful prosecutions for infractions of byelaws in the 0-6nm region. 994 verbal warnings, 515 written warnings and 110 fixed penalties were issued in the same period. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) considers there is good compliance within the current MMO byelaw areas (6-12nm).</p><p>The security of marine protected sites is supported by periodic patrolling from Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessels and the monitoring of Vessel Monitoring System data. There have been records of incursions from vessels and MMO has followed these up, but no cases have resulted in prosecution.</p><p>For protected sites in the 12-200nm zone the Government is currently in negotiations with Other Member States to introduce management measures through the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) which will be enforced by MMO. Taking back control of our waters and gaining a fairer share of quotas when we leave the EU are key priorities for the UK. We are currently analysing all fisheries legislation including CFP to determine what changes we might need to introduce.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T16:14:15.607Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T16:14:15.607Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
746632
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star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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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 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage local authorities to consider washing their high streets and shopping parades on a regular basis, in addition to sweeping and other cleaning measures. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL263 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Local authorities and other land managers are responsible for keeping their “relevant land”, which includes high streets and shopping parades, clear of litter and refuse. The statutory Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse sets out the standards of cleanliness that they are expected to be able to achieve on different types of land. The Code places the emphasis on the consistent and appropriate management of an area to keep it clean, rather than on how often it is cleaned or the use of specific approaches.</p><p> </p><p>It is up to councils to decide how best to meet their statutory duty to keep their relevant land clear of litter and refuse, and how to prioritise this against other local services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-13T15:26:21.413Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T15:26:21.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
746665
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star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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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 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what protections are in place to safeguard wetlands from the effects of dredging. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL296 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
unstar this property answer text <p>There are a number of protections in place to safeguard wetlands from the effects of dredging, these vary dependent on the type of wetland, its environmental classification and under whose jurisdiction it falls.</p><p> </p><p>Main rivers are regulated by the Environment Agency under the Environmental Permitting Regulations, allowing the Agency to fulfil its environmental duties under the Environment Act 1995 and the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.</p><p> </p><p>Ordinary Watercourses are managed by local Risk Management Authorities such as Internal Drainage Boards and District Councils<sup>1</sup>, who can protect wetlands using byelaws, under the Land Drainage Act 1991. Controlled waters, are also protected from harm to their physical structure under the Water Resources Act 1991.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><sup>1 County Councils which are RMAs cannot write byelaws for the purpose of regulating effects on the environment. see Land Drainage Act 1991 section 66 (1A).</sup></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-13T15:35:51.913Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T15:35:51.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
733193
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star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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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 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government when sentencing policy for offences which fall under the Animal Welfare Act (2006) was last reviewed; and when they plan to next review that policy. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL188 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Environment Food &amp; Rural Affairs is responsible for determining the maximum penalties for offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. Any proposals to change the maximum penalties would require the approval of the Cabinet’s Social Reform (Home Affairs) sub-Committee. The Government keeps maximum penalties under review. This includes sentencing trends, and whether there is any evidence that the courts may be finding their sentencing powers inadequate. The last review was conducted in the context of the Government’s response to the House of Commons EFRA Committee report on animal welfare published on 2 February 2017 on EFRA website. Government noted in its response that the Sentencing Council has reviewed the magistrates’ court sentencing guidelines, including those in relation to animal cruelty cases. In their revised guideline, published on their website, the Sentencing Council aims to ensure that the most serious cases of animal cruelty receive appropriate severe sentences, within the available maximum penalty.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL187 more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T15:00:29.71Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T15:00:29.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
732104
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government when they last had discussions with representatives from farming organisations to discuss the shape of future farm support. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL157 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Since his appointment on 11 June, the new Secretary of State has already met and spoken to representatives from farming organisations on a number of occasions, most recently at the Royal Norfolk Show on 28 June 2017.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T16:14:36.887Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T16:14:36.887Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
732092
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to publish a long-term plan for the countryside in England and Wales; and if so, by what date. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL145 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
unstar this property answer text <p>We are committed to be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it. We are preparing a 25 year environment plan that will set out how we will fulfil our ambition for the environment. Timings will be set out in due course.</p><p> </p><p>We will bring sustainable growth to the rural economy and boost our rural areas, so that people who live in the countryside have the same opportunities as those who live in our towns and cities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T16:00:11.933Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T16:00:11.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
733191
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star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government which secretaries of state are involved in determining sentencing policy for offences which fall under the Animal Welfare Act (2006); and which cabinet committee, if any, is required to give approval to any alteration of sentencing policy for offences committed under that Act. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL187 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Environment Food &amp; Rural Affairs is responsible for determining the maximum penalties for offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. Any proposals to change the maximum penalties would require the approval of the Cabinet’s Social Reform (Home Affairs) sub-Committee. The Government keeps maximum penalties under review. This includes sentencing trends, and whether there is any evidence that the courts may be finding their sentencing powers inadequate. The last review was conducted in the context of the Government’s response to the House of Commons EFRA Committee report on animal welfare published on 2 February 2017 on EFRA website. Government noted in its response that the Sentencing Council has reviewed the magistrates’ court sentencing guidelines, including those in relation to animal cruelty cases. In their revised guideline, published on their website, the Sentencing Council aims to ensure that the most serious cases of animal cruelty receive appropriate severe sentences, within the available maximum penalty.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL188 more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T15:00:29.633Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T15:00:29.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this