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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
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
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
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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 thismore than 2019-11-04T16:19:55.4Z
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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
1167505
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps her Department has taken to improve air quality standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 7792 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Our Clean Air Strategy (CAS) sets out an ambitious programme of action to reduce air pollutant emissions from a wide range of sources. The World Health Organization has recognised the CAS as an example for the rest of the world to follow. We have also put in place a £3.5 billion plan to tackle roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations. Our Environment Bill makes a clear commitment to set a legally binding target to reduce fine particulate matter.</p><p> </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 2019-11-04T17:46:31.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:46:31.383Z
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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 Afzal Khan more like this
1167520
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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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
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star this property hansard heading Natural England more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2019 to Question 1654 on Natural England, what estimate she has made of the shortfall in the resources available to Natural England to discharge its statutory functions and duties; for what reason Natural England does not have powers to charge for regulatory works; if she will make it her policy to grant Natural England those powers; and if she will make a statement. 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 7747 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Natural England (NE), like all other Defra sponsored bodies, receives a budget to carry out its duties and responsibilities in line with what is affordable and the Government’s priorities for the natural environment. Grant in Aid has reduced over recent years, however NE receives income from other sources to carry out its duties. The resulting reduction aligns with the Defra Group average of 23% across the same period.</p><p> </p><p>NE’s primary power to charge for services and licences is in section 11 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (‘the Act’). Under section 11(1) of the Act, NE can charge for its services and, for example, uses this power to underpin its chargeable Discretionary Advice Service, through which it is able to offer advice to developers and others in response to non-statutory requests (e.g. pre-application advice). To exercise its powers under section 11(3) of the Act to charge for its service in issuing licences, enabling legislation would need to be in place. Defra is working closely with NE to consider how to broaden its income base.</p><p> </p><p>The recent one-year Spending Round for the financial year 2020 to 2021 saw some additional funds allocated for biodiversity. Defra will work with NE to determine future funding necessary from 2020 to deliver NE’s contribution to Government’s ambitions for the environment, including its 25 Year Plan for the Environment.</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 2019-11-04T17:49:42.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:49:42.86Z
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4522
star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1167156
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution: St Helens more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to improve air quality in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
star this property uin 7176 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Our Clean Air Strategy includes new and ambitious goals, legislation, investment and policies which will help us to clean up our air faster and more effectively. The Environment Bill includes measures to improve air quality including ensuring local authorities have a clear framework, and simple to use powers, to tackle air pollution.</p><p>Local authorities already have statutory duties to review and assess local air quality, and to declare Air Quality Management Areas and put in place action plans to clean up local air if improvements are necessary. There are a range of tools available to them to support this work.</p><p>The Borough’s latest assessment of air quality in St Helens is detailed in their Annual Status Report for 2018. This details the measures they have put in place to tackle poor air quality and the progress they are making towards achieving their air quality objectives.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2019-11-04T17:45:45.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:45:45.383Z
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4522
star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
1167157
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution: St Helens more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what targets her Department set for the reduction of air pollution in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
star this property uin 7177 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have not set local targets for reducing air pollution.</p><p> </p><p>We set concentration limits for a range of pollutants which local authorities are expected to ensure compliance with. Local authorities have statutory duties to review and assess local air quality, declare Air Quality Management Areas and put in place action plans to clean up local air if air quality standards or objectives are not achieved or are not likely to be achieved.</p><p> </p><p>Our national Air Quality Strategy sets out the air quality standards and objectives that must be achieved locally.</p><p> </p><p>Our landmark Environment Bill ensures that local authorities have a clear framework for tackling air pollution and simple to use powers to address air pollution in their areas.</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 2019-11-04T16:51:22.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T16:51:22.053Z
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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 Conor McGinn more like this
1167172
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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
star this property hansard heading Chemicals: Registration more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to encourage the sharing of data on chemical safety jointly owned through consortia to ensure that duplicate tests on animals for the purposes of a UK REACH registration are reduced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 7091 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The principle of ‘one substance, one registration’ is a core principle underpinning REACH. The Government has been clear that this principle and therefore the capacity for submission of joint registrations will be retained under UK REACH. This principle will help reduce the amount of testing required to demonstrate safe use and management of a given chemical. We have worked with industry stakeholders one-to-one and in a series of workshops to develop this joint registration process, the supporting IT functionality and published written guidance to support the submission of joint dossiers.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is not able to influence the terms under which data currently used for the purposes of EU REACH registrations can be accessed by UK companies in order to support their registrations under UK REACH. Although this is a matter for commercial negotiations, we will continue to work with and encourage industry to facilitate data sharing arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working with key trade associations to develop data sharing guidance, which can be targeted directly to the trade associations’ members and networks. Together this guidance will be used by industry to develop future data sharing arrangements.</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 2019-11-04T17:52:28.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:52:28.553Z
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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 Kerry McCarthy more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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 Marine Protected Areas more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to expand the size of the Blue Belt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is looking at whether Highly Protected Marine Areas, where all damaging human activities are prohibited, could enhance the blue belt within the Secretary of State Waters. It has commissioned an independent review, led by Richard Benyon MP, to advise whether and how such sites could be introduced. The review will report in early 2020.</p><p> </p><p>On 31 May 2019, we announced the designation of the third tranche of 41 Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) in English waters and Northern Ireland offshore waters. Designating these MCZs expanded the UK’s Blue Belt by almost 12,000 km<sup>2</sup> and essentially completes our contribution to the international ecologically-coherent network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in terms of habitat and species representation. The UK now has 355 MPAs of different types protecting 25% of UK waters.</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 2019-11-04T14:23:04.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T14:23:04.437Z
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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 Jonathan Lord more like this