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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Pesticides more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2019 to Question 211705 on Pesticides, if he will publish the (a) conclusions of the Government’s review of the National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides and (b) stakeholder submissions that contributed to that review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 217534 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>In line with EU Directive 2009/128, we have in place a National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (NAP) that we must review every five years. The Government has reviewed the existing NAP and concluded that it is remains fit for purpose. Looking forward, the Government proposes to undertake a broader review of pesticides policy and will work closely with all interested parties as we develop our evidence base and policy thinking.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T15:47:43.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T15:47:43.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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 [Suggested redraft] To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of farms at risk of closing down as a result of a new systems of agricultural payments as outlined in the Government's policy paper of 12 September 2018 on health and harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit, what the size of those farms are; and the type of farming undertaken by those farms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 278334 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>In September 2018, alongside the Agriculture Bill and policy statement, the Government published an ‘Analysis of the impacts of removing Direct Payments’. This provided an overview of the potential impacts to different farm types and sizes of moving away from direct payments and introducing a new system of public money for public goods.<del class="ministerial"> It also showed the potential across all sectors for farmers to become more efficient – producing more for less – as a response to any reductions in direct payments.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Direct payments are untargeted, poor value for money, undermine efficiency and productivity improvements, and limit opportunities for new entrants. They have imposed unnecessary bureaucracy on farmers and can inflate rent prices. Some of our most successful and vibrant food-producing sectors of agriculture have never been subsidised. For example the poultry industry, the pig industry and the horticulture industry.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Direct payments are arbitrary payments based on land area that tend to favour larger land owners rather than smaller family farming businesses.</ins> In England we will phase out direct payments during an agricultural transition, giving time for farmers to adjust. Phasing out direct payments will free up money so we can reward farmers for delivering public goods, including environmental outcomes<ins class="ministerial"> and animal welfare</ins>.<del class="ministerial"> We recognise that some certain sectors are more dependent than others on direct payments but provided that these farmers are delivering public goods, they will be well placed to benefit from the new system.</del></p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T14:08:07.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T14:08:07.413Z
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less than 2019-08-13T09:11:36.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-13T09:11:36.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Clean Air Zones 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 Whether he plans to expand clean air zones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 904261 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities already have powers to create clean air zones. None currently exist but proposals for them are being drawn up by some local authorities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-03-14T17:53:44.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-14T17:53:44.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-04-26more like thismore than 2018-04-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading 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 Whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to improve standards of safety in animal rescue homes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 904960 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-27more like thismore than 2018-04-27
star this property answer text <p>Many such establishments are members of the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes whose members must meet minimum standards of welfare and undertake home checks prior to releasing the pet animal. We have no current plans to regulate animal rescue homes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-04-27T12:01:08.767Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-27T12:01:08.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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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
star this property hansard heading Food: Labelling 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 When his Department plans to respond to its consultation entitled Food labelling: amending laws. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 908633 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>Defra intends to provide a summary of responses and the Government response by 7 February as set out on the consultation web page.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-01-17T17:46:13.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T17:46:13.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Cats and Dogs: Sales 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 When his Department plans to publish its response to the evidence that it received on banning third party sales of puppies and kittens in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 905706 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
star this property answer text <p>We will set out the results of our call for evidence in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-06-07T10:46:12.133Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-07T10:46:12.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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
star 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 What steps the Government is taking to ensure that domestic climate change adaptation policy does not disproportionately affect low-income households. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 912194 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government considers the distributional impact of its interventions on different groups, including low income households, and our National Adaptation Programme sets out the steps the Government will be taking, until the next five year plan in 2023, to further adapt to climate change. Its central aim is to build resilience across the economy, and draws from across a large body of cross-Government work. To take just one example, the Government’s capital investment programme in flooding and coastal erosion is expected to provide over a ten-fold economic return on the initial outlay.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:47:59.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:47:59.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Fly-tipping more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps his Department is taking to reduce rates of fly-tipping. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
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Rehman Chishti more like this
star this property uin 903551 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-26more like thismore than 2018-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The penalties for fly-tipping are on summary conviction: imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or a fine or both; and on conviction on Indictment: imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or a fine or both. The removal in 2015 of the £5,000 cap for maximum fines that magistrate’s courts can impose, means that magistrates can hand down a potentially unlimited fine for a fly-tipping summary offence. In May 2016 we introduced fixed penalty notices of up to £400 for small-scale fly-tipping. This provides local authorities with an alternative to prosecutions and take a more proportionate enforcement response.</p><p> </p><p>In 2014 the Sentencing Council introduced new sentencing guidelines for environmental crimes, including fly-tipping. The guidelines were published to ensure a consistent approach to these offences is taken by courts in England and Wales. Requests for further guidance were received by the Sentencing Council from the National Fly Tipping Prevention Group, chaired by Defra, and the Environment Agency. This was due to concerns that the fines were not high enough to reflect the seriousness of the offences committed or to have a deterrent effect, and that there was an inconsistency in fine levels across the country. The guidelines encourage magistrates to make more use of the highest levels of fines for some of the more serious offences that come before the courts. It also helps sentencers more easily pitch a fine that is proportionate to the means of the offender.</p><p> </p><p>The Sentencing Council reviewed the effectiveness of the guidelines in 2016. The assessment showed that the level of fines for organisations has risen, but fines for individuals have not seen the same increase. We are looking into this and intend to work with the appropriate people in the court system for a consistent application of the guidelines.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-01-26T14:49:52.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-26T14:49:52.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rehman Chishti more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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
star this property hansard heading Seas and Oceans: Pollution more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps he is taking to tackle marine pollution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 912200 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>Our Resources and Waste Strategy sets out actions we are taking, including a ban on the sale and/or supply of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds by April 2020. We are leading global efforts through the Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance, which we support with a package worth up to £70m. We also work with the International Maritime Organisation to tackle litter from ships and are helping shape a new international action plan on shipping litter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:55:53.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:55:53.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Coastal Erosion and Floods more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps he is taking to tackle coastal erosion and flooding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 910084 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>Local Authorities have direct responsibility to produce shoreline management plans covering the entire coast of England. These plans provide a long term, sustainable policy framework for local authorities, to manage the risk of coastal change over the next 100 years.</p><p> </p><p>Government is working closely with coastal authorities on a review of shoreline management plans to ensure they are up to date and using the best evidence. Schemes within the current capital investment programme to 2021 benefit from £1.2 billion of investment in coastal erosion and sea flooding projects which will better protect over 170,000 properties.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T17:02:11.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T17:02:11.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this