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unstar this property date less than 2019-11-01more like thismore than 2019-11-01
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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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Honours more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of staff in his Department in receipt of each category of Honour in (a) December 2018 and (b) June 2019 were (i) from ethnic minority backgrounds and (ii) female aged (A) under 30, (B) 31 to 40, (C) 41 to 50 and (D) aged over 50. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 8590 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Dissolution.</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 2019-11-05T14:42:28.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:42:28.397Z
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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 Seema Malhotra more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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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 Migrant Workers: Seasonal Workers 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
unstar this property question text What the Government's policy is on seasonal migrant workers after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
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Harriett Baldwin 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>As they do now, EU citizens can continue to for work in the UK in 2019 and 2020. The Government launched the Seasonal Workers Pilot in April and all 2,500 non-EEA migrant workers have now been recruited for 2019. This pilot will continue to run in 2020 and is being evaluated for its ability to assist in alleviating labour shortages during peak production periods. This will help inform future immigration policy.</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 2019-11-05T09:17:28.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T09:17:28.43Z
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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 Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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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 hansard heading Flood Control: Worcestershire more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Environment Agency has to build flood protection schemes in Severn Stoke and Tenbury Wells. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
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Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property uin 8283 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency (EA) is continuing to work with partners and the local community to reduce the impacts of flooding in Severn Stoke. The EA is undertaking further modelling and assessments of a proposed design for a flood alleviation scheme. Given the small rural community, this project is an economically challenging scheme and the EA is working with wider professional parties to identify a suitable delivery route and viable way for the scheme to be built. Subject to planning approval and adequate funds being in place it is anticipated that work can commence on site in 2020 to ensure completion during 2021. The EA anticipate the local community will be able to submit an outline planning application this winter.</p><p> </p><p>Tenbury has suffered from extensive flooding on a number of occasions with direct impacts affecting homes and businesses. An economic appraisal of the feasibility design completed in 2007 estimated that delivery of a full flood defence scheme would cost around £5.5 million. However, the scheme as it stands is unlikely to attract more than £1 million of Flood Defence Grant in Aid, leaving a substantial partnership funding gap.</p><p> </p><p>The EA are currently updating this appraisal to re-assess the scale of defences required but do not anticipate the revised potential costs to have changed significantly, they may have potentially increased. Because of the funding deficit, the scheme will not be able to progress until significant contributions have been secured. The EA are reviewing all delivery options for the scheme, including engaging with Local Enterprise Partnerships, businesses and the local authority and continues to look at strategic options.</p><p> </p><p>The EA continues to actively work with local flood action groups in both locations. In the meantime property level flood resilience measures were installed to a limited number of properties between 2010 and 2012 and these were in operation last weekend.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:41:49.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:41:49.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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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 Tree Planting more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text What plans she has to increase the number of trees planted each year; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lichfield more like this
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Michael Fabricant more like this
star this property uin 900255 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>We are on track to plant 11 million trees and a further one million trees in urban areas. We have also modified our main grant schemes, to make them more accessible. We have announced additional funding for tree planting including £10 million for urban trees; £50 million for the Woodland Carbon Guarantee; and £5.7 million to kick-start the Northern Forest and the Woodland Carbon Fund is now open until 2022. Most recently we launched the Northumberland Forest of up to one million trees to be planted by 2024.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T11:13:51.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:13:51.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Fabricant more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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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 Soil: Conservation more like this
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unstar this property question text What plans she has to (a) evaluate and (b) tackle soil degradation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 900258 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan (25 YEP) sets out our ambition to sustainably manage our soils by 2030. The 25 YEP indicator framework will measure and evaluate ‘Healthy Soils’. We are currently funding research to develop these indicators and accompanying monitoring plans. These will further inform policy for tackling soil degradation. We are already taking action to enhance and protect soil. Defra’s Farming Rules for Water protects soil through measures on erosion control and fertiliser application.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:26:25.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:26:25.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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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 Farmers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text What recent steps she has taken to help ensure business certainty for farmers after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property uin 900257 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is taking the necessary steps to ensure the UK leaves the EU with certainty and continuity.</p><p>As well as a programme of secondary legislation, the Agriculture Bill, announced in the Queen's Speech, provides the foundation for a smooth transition for farmers to a new public money for public goods approach.</p><p>In the event of a no deal we have contingency arrangements in place allowing us to act swiftly if agricultural sectors are adversely affected.</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 2019-11-04T16:19:55.4Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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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 Nature Conservation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 effect of the proposed 10 per cent biodiversity net gain in new developments on the effectiveness of the nature recovery network. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 8263 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>We published an <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/839610/net-gain-ia.pdf" target="_blank">impact assessment</a> which quantifies the potential benefits of a mandatory biodiversity net gain requirement. This analysis estimates that net gain is likely to deliver several thousands of hectares of habitat creation and enhancement per year, and we anticipate this will make an important contribution to the Nature Recovery Network (NRN).</p><p> </p><p>Beyond the contribution of biodiversity net gain, the NRN requires clear spatial strategies to direct investment, strong partnerships to support its delivery, and a clear set of incentives and land management actions to drive improvements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:36:53.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:36:53.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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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 Environment Bill more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of whether local planning authorities have sufficient resources to implement the proposed requirements of the Environment Bill. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants to see better planning for nature, in a way that’s more efficient as well as effective. The Environment Bill will provide greater certainty through the planning system on how to plan effectively for the local environment.</p><p> </p><p>We consulted local authorities during the policy making stage, and continue to be committed to working in partnership with local government on the implementation of these measures.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will cover any additional costs these measures place on local authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:34:41.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:34:41.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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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 hansard heading Dogs more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage people to adopt rescue dogs rather than buy from breeders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 8198 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Rescue and rehoming centres carry out important work to ensure that unwanted and abandoned animals in the UK are offered the opportunity of a forever home. We advise those seeking to acquire a new dog to first consider adopting from a reputable dog rescue and rehoming centre. However, we appreciate that a number of prospective owners would like a puppy and may have a specific breed in mind. That is why in 2018 the Government updated and improved the regulations on dog breeding in England. This included introducing strict statutory welfare standards that all licensed dog breeders must meet. In addition, from 6 April 2020 it will be an offence for commercial third party sellers to sell puppies or kittens, which are defined as under the age of 6 months. These steps aim to improve the welfare of dogs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:11:46.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:11:46.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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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 hansard heading Wildlife: Fireworks more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect wildlife from public and private firework displays. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 8199 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the matter of fireworks seriously. We understand the concerns that many people have about the potential for distress to be caused by fireworks to animals, including pets, livestock and wildlife. This is one of the reasons why there are existing laws in place to control firework availability and use by both the general public and professional display operators. Measures including age related restrictions, a curfew and a noise limit help to reduce disturbance to animals.</p><p> </p><p>It is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to cause any unnecessary suffering to an animal that is under a person’s control. The maximum penalty for such an offence is 6 months’ imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:09:24.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:09:24.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this