Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

77809
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zoos more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implementation of the European Union's Zoos Directive 1999 in the United Kingdom through the zoo inspection system. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Harrison more like this
star this property uin HL1106 more like this
unstar this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Zoo Licensing Act 1981, which sets out comprehensive licensing and inspection requirements for zoos, implements the EC Zoos Directive in Great Britain. Responsibility for administering these requirements rests with local authorities, which have powers to check compliance with zoo licences, to impose conditions and to take action. Ultimately this could mean closing part, or all, of a zoo if the requirements of the legislation are not met. This in turn ensures our compliance with the Directive.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In response to concerns about how local authorities were carrying out this role, Defra commissioned research into local authority implementation of the Act. The 2011 report, which looked at the period 2008-2010, found no serious problems and indeed there was evidence of significant improvements in a number of areas during this time.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The report made suggestions for further improvements, such as updating guidance and zoo inspection report forms. These, together with the majority of the suggestions, have been actioned and we continue to work to make further improvements.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-07-22T14:41:46.0167316Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:41:46.0167316Z
star this property answering member
2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
star this property tabling member
2488
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
100587
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
star this property answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will bring forward the review of the Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL2324 more like this
unstar this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010 are not due for review until after they have been in force for five years, which will be April 2015. However, Defra is beginning to gather evidence on the operation of the regulations now, with a view to completing the review by summer 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T17:50:36.7293091Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:50:36.7293091Z
star this property answering member
2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
star this property tabling member
4171
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
91874
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
star this property answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Water Supply more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the amount of water in the United Kingdom that is lost through leakage between source and consumer; and what steps are being taken to end the current position where the consumer pays for such losses through price. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL1932 more like this
unstar this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
star this property answer text <p>The most recently available figures estimate that across England and Wales around 3.1 billion litres of water leaks each day. Ofwat, as the economic regulator, agrees maximum leakage targets with water companies and has the powers to issue penalties to companies that fail to meet these. In the last decade Ofwat has entered into legal agreements with water companies that have missed their targets, committing them to investing more than £230m in improvements on leakage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government and Ofwat have worked together to raise the issue of leakage and have worked with the water companies to reduce total leakage by one third since its peak in the mid-90s. Over the next five years, across England and Wales, companies are proposing further work to reduce leakage further. Innovative changes in leak detection technology and large scale programmes of customer engagement have allowed companies to improve their understanding of the problems across their networks and how their customers expect them to respond, allowing the companies to take a much more proactive approach to leakage reduction. Companies are obliged to publish and explain their annual leakage figures on their websites and outline what steps they intend to take to meet their targets in future.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In its current price review Ofwat has made it clear that it expects to see companies achieve a balance between keeping customers’ bills down and reducing leakage where it makes sense, such as in water stressed areas where customers are willing to pay.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-10-14T16:13:33.9396532Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-14T16:13:33.9396532Z
star this property answering member
2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
174083
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
star this property answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Waste Disposal: Crime more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Environment Agency intends to publish a Waste Crime Report for 2013–14; and if so, when that report will be published. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this
star this property uin HL4186 more like this
unstar this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency is currently finalising its plans to publish waste crime and other data for 2013-14.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-01-26T15:27:47.84Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T15:27:47.84Z
star this property answering member
2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
star this property tabling member
2147
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this
65951
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Waste Disposal more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the new waste and recycling targets proposed by the European Union and their impact on the United Kingdom; and whether they plan to oppose them on the grounds of vital national interest. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL878 more like this
unstar this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Commission's proposal for a Directive to amend EU waste legislation – including increased recycling targets – was published on 2 July. We are currently reviewing the proposals and will be consulting across Government, with the Devolved Administrations, and with interested parties that may be impacted by these proposals when developing the Government response.</p><p> </p><p>We need to understand the costs and benefits of the proposals fully to be able to judge which can be supported and which opposed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-07-15T11:36:36.7138561Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-15T11:36:36.7138561Z
star this property answering member
2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
star this property tabling member
950
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
93746
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
star this property answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading UN Convention on Biological Diversity more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in October 2010; and, if not, when they expect to do so. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
star this property uin HL2170 more like this
unstar this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing is implemented in the European Union through a directly applicable EU Regulation, which was agreed in April 2014. The EU Regulation will come into force in full 12 months after the Nagoya Protocol to allow time for the necessary implementation by the EU Member States. With the Protocol entering into force in October 2014, the UK Government is currently considering responses to its consultation on implementation and also awaiting publication by the European Commission of draft Implementing Acts to provide further detail on the EU Regulation. UK measures will be put in place to implement the EU Regulation and the Implementing Acts via Statutory Instrument (SI). Finalisation of both the EU Implementing Acts and the UK SI is expected by October 2015. The UK will be able to ratify the Nagoya Protocol once the UK SI is in place.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T17:35:32.5879052Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:35:32.5879052Z
star this property answering member
2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
star this property tabling member
1934
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
174271
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-16more like thismore than 2015-01-16
star this property answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Trees: Urban Areas more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government which department is responsible for the planting and care of trees in the urban environment. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL4215 more like this
unstar this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
star this property answer text <p>No single Government department is responsible for the planting of trees in the urban environment, although Defra has general responsibility for forestry and tree health issues in England. The Government’s Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement of January 2013 recognised the social and environmental benefits of urban trees. The Government has backed this up by supporting charities and community groups to plant one million new trees through the Big Tree Plant, many in urban areas of the greatest deprivation. This is, however, only a fraction of the total number of urban trees in England, the vast majority of which will have been planted by local authorities or private landowners.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As in rural areas, the care of urban trees principally falls to the owner of the land on which they are planted, so the care of trees in our cities’ streets and public parks is generally the responsibility of the local authority. There are also numerous instances of Government bodies such as the Forestry Commission and the Animal and Plant Health Agency working closely with local authorities and landowners to address tree and plant health issues in their area. For example, the Forestry Commission has been working closely with local authorities in London on oak processionary moth.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-01-29T15:14:30.063Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-29T15:14:30.063Z
star this property answering member
2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
star this property tabling member
134
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Framlingham more like this
174074
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
star this property answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Trees: Imports more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are investigating the possibility of establishing a statutory quarantine system for all trees imported into the United Kingdom. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL4177 more like this
unstar this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes a risk-based approach to prioritise action on plant and tree pests and pathogens to improve resilience. We have produced, working with stakeholders from across industry, Non-Governmental Organisations, and the public, a prioritised plant health risk register of 750 known pests and diseases.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>On that basis and where appropriate, we have acted to introduce movement restrictions or requirements for importers to notify incoming consignments of particular species - for example for ash, oak, plane, pine, elm and sweet chestnut.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are also funding new research to ensure that we have a robust evidence base regarding the pests and diseases that could threaten our trees and plants.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-01-26T12:10:07.337Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T12:10:07.337Z
star this property answering member
2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
star this property tabling member
134
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Framlingham more like this
174075
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
star this property answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Trees: Imports more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps to insist on the implementation of audit trails for all trees imported into the United Kingdom to enable them to be easily traced if necessary. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL4178 more like this
unstar this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes a risk-based approach to prioritise action on plant and tree pests and pathogens to improve resilience. We have produced, working with stakeholders from across industry, Non-Governmental Organisations, and the public, a prioritised plant health risk register of 750 known pests and diseases.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>On that basis and where appropriate we have acted to introduce movement restrictions or requirements for importers to notify incoming consignments of particular species, for example for ash, oak, plane, sweet chestnut, pine and elm.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-01-26T11:49:21.447Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T11:49:21.447Z
star this property answering member
2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
star this property tabling member
134
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Framlingham more like this
65201
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
star this property answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Trees: Imports more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many young trees were imported into the United Kingdom for the 2013–14 planting season; how this compares with the previous year; and what assessment they have made of the impact of such imports on the health of trees in the United Kingdom. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL737 more like this
unstar this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The data provided relates to forest reproductive material, the generic name for the seeds, cones, cuttings and planting stock used in forest establishment. It does not cover imports for non-forest reproductive purposes. This data is only available in financial years and relates to imports from the EU and elsewhere. In summary, 2,416,665 plants (bareroot and container) were imported into the UK in 2012/13. In 2013/14, 3,064,388 plants (bareroot and container) were imported. This is an increase of 647,723.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We assess the impacts of tree and plant pests and diseases using the Plant Health Risk register that was published recently. This is publicly available on the Fera website at: <a href="https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/phiw/riskRegister/" target="_blank">https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/phiw/riskRegister/</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Where necessary, we introduce additional plant health requirements in response to threats associated with movements from other Member States. For example, we have recently instigated measures to require notification for plane, ash, sweet chestnut, oak, elm and pine introduced into England from all other EU Member States. This information can be used to direct surveillance and eradication activities against pests and diseases affecting these species.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-07-08T14:51:54.8779683Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:51:54.8779683Z
star this property answering member
2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
star this property tabling member
134
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Framlingham more like this