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star 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
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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
star this property hansard heading Squirrels more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the size of the red squirrel population in England. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL17526 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>There is insufficient data to give an accurate figure however the recent Review of the Population and Conservation Status of British Mammals (2018), a report by The Mammal Society under contract to Natural England, Natural Resources Wales and Scottish Natural Heritage, estimated the red squirrel population in England to be in the region of 39,000.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2019-08-08T11:40:59.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T11:40:59.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1142474
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star 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
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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
star this property hansard heading Wild Boar more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to monitor the numbers and distribution of feral boar in the UK; and what steps are being taken to control their numbers. more like this
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Lord Trees more like this
star this property uin HL17548 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>Wildlife management in the UK is a devolved issue.</p><p>In England, the majority of feral wild boar are thought to reside within the Forest of Dean. This public forest estate is managed by the Forestry Commission which undertakes an annual population survey of the feral wild boar in the Forest of Dean public estate, the results of which are on their website.</p><p>Forestry England rangers cull feral wild boar in the Forest of Dean public estate to stop the growth of the population.</p><p>On other land, feral wild boar population management is the responsibility of the landowner. The Government can support landowners by providing advice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2019-08-08T11:43:45.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T11:43:45.107Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trees more like this
1140469
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Sheep Meat: UK Trade with EU more like this
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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 warnings from the National Farmers’ Union that leaving the EU without a deal could lead to sheep farmers going out of business and slaughtering their flocks; and what steps they intend to take in response. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL17302 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The government recognises the particular concerns of our UK sheep farmers and is determined to support them as we leave the EU. The UK is one of the largest producers of sheep in the world and by far the largest exporter of sheepmeat in the EU.</p><p> </p><p>Tariffs on trade are ultimately a tax on consumers, and economic modelling shows that if the EU were to apply the full Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff on the sheep sector, lamb prices in the EU are likely to rise. This may dampen demand in the EU resulting in more lamb seeking a market in the UK. Other leading producers like New Zealand may also retreat from the UK market and focus instead on the European market.</p><p><br> Analysis by the NFU suggests that the total cost to the sheep industry in year one under a no deal scenario would be approximately £150 million. Defra is designing contingency plans to ensure that we have the option to provide income support to farmers in the aftermath of a ‘no deal’ exit to mitigate this effect.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2019-08-05T12:03:30.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T12:03:30.467Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1140009
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star 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
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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
star this property hansard heading Plastics: Tourism more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the use of plastic by businesses in the tourism industry. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL17244 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>Through the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy for England, published in December last year, sets out our plans to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste from all sectors, including the tourism industry.</p><p>We have already made good progress, banning microbeads, removing 15.6 billion plastic bags from circulation with our 5p charge, and committing to restrict the sale and/or distribution of plastic straws, drink stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds from April 2020.</p><p>Furthermore, the 25 Year Environment Plan announced that water companies have been working to create a network of free water refill points across England. Defra is working with Water UK on this roll-out, which is managed by City to Sea. This Thursday 1 August, locations for the first 50 public drinking water foundations for London were announced, part of a £5 million scheme. In September last year, water companies in England published their plans for reducing single-use plastic bottles in their regions. Ministers have written to many retailers, coffee shops and transport hubs asking them to provide tap water, allowing the public to refill bottles. We are also working across Government, for example with the Department for Transport, to encourage transport premises to extend the provision of free water and to publicise this.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL17245 more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:13:12.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:13:12.007Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4197
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
1140010
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star 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
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
star this property hansard heading Plastics: Bottles more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, in partnership with relevant businesses, to reduce the use of plastic bottles by tourists. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL17245 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false 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>Through the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy for England, published in December last year, sets out our plans to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste from all sectors, including the tourism industry.</p><p>We have already made good progress, banning microbeads, removing 15.6 billion plastic bags from circulation with our 5p charge, and committing to restrict the sale and/or distribution of plastic straws, drink stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds from April 2020.</p><p>Furthermore, the 25 Year Environment Plan announced that water companies have been working to create a network of free water refill points across England. Defra is working with Water UK on this roll-out, which is managed by City to Sea. This Thursday 1 August, locations for the first 50 public drinking water foundations for London were announced, part of a £5 million scheme. In September last year, water companies in England published their plans for reducing single-use plastic bottles in their regions. Ministers have written to many retailers, coffee shops and transport hubs asking them to provide tap water, allowing the public to refill bottles. We are also working across Government, for example with the Department for Transport, to encourage transport premises to extend the provision of free water and to publicise this.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL17244 more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:13:12.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:13:12.067Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4197
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
1140011
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star 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
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
star this property hansard heading Drinking Water more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to introduce free drinking water fountains at (1) airports, (2) railway and bus stations, and (3) major tourist attractions. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL17246 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false 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>The Government recognises the importance of making drinking water more readily available in public places, as a means of reducing single-use plastic bottles. As laid out in the 25 Year Environment Plan, and Resource and Waste Strategy we are already taking action in this area.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers have supported transport hubs, particularly railway stations and airports, to offer refill points. It is encouraging to see the positive response from Network Rail and rail operators. Around half of the UK's international airports have water fountains enabling customers to refill their own water containers.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is supporting water companies, high street retailers, coffee shops and transport hubs to offer new refill points for people to top-up water bottles for free in every major city and town in England. The water industry is developing a network of refill points through its Refill app, managed by City to Sea. The app signposts to over 20,000 free refill points and is estimated to save over 100 million single use bottles from entering our waste stream by the end of 2019.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2019-08-01T13:04:07.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:04:07.253Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4197
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1140021
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star 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
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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
star this property hansard heading Water Supply: Colne Valley more like this
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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 any risk posed by drilling near the contaminated land site at Newyears Green Bourne, including any associated risks such as the potential closure of the Blackford pumping station. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL17256 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false 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>The site adjacent to Newyears Green Bourne (between Harvil Road and Harefield No.2 Lake) where High Speed 2 (HS2) is to be constructed is not designated as ‘Contaminated Land’ under the Environmental Protection Act 1991 (EPA). However, the Newyears Green Lane landfill site, located 400 metres to the North East of the site adjacent to Newyears Green Bourne is ‘Contaminated Land’.</p><p> </p><p>HS2 have reviewed the potential for contamination to be present on the site adjacent to Newyears Green Bourne by referring to historic mapping, a site walkover and the sampling of groundwater. This investigation has not highlighted any previous activities likely to have caused contamination of the ground or the presence of any contamination attributable to activities on the site.</p><p> </p><p>HS2 contractors are currently assessing risks associated with test piling at this site as part of an application for approval under Schedule 33 of the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Act 2017. The Environment Agency will then review their risk assessment, which includes consideration of impacts on public water supply abstraction at Blackford pumping station.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2019-08-01T14:22:07.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T14:22:07.173Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4297
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1140022
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star 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
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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
star this property hansard heading Water Supply: Chilterns more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what risk management measures have been put in place to control the spread of contaminants into the mid-Chiltern aquifer since 2011. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL17257 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency (EA) risk-manages the spread of contaminants into the mid-Chiltern groundwater body using the CLR11/Land Contamination Risk Management framework, and the EA’s approach to groundwater protection. The EA agree voluntary remediation statements with relevant parties, and/or serve mandatory remediation notices under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA).</p><p>The EPA also gives the EA the power to enforce and control emissions to groundwater which is part of the Water Framework Directive’s Thames River Basin Management Plan. The plan provides a detailed explanation of the management of both waste water, and pollution from towns, cities and transport. Measures include, but are not limited to:</p><ul><li><p>The EA issues environmental permits to protect the environment from pollutants.</p></li><li><p>They work with the water industry to develop a long-term strategy for sewerage to prevent deterioration of permitted discharges.</p></li><li><p>The EA and the Health and Safety Inspectorate enforce restrictions and bans on the use of certain chemicals.</p></li><li><p>Local Government considers the impact on water quality in all aspects of planning and development.</p></li><li><p>The EA uses anti-pollution works powers under the Water Resources Act 1991 to prevent or clean up small scale pollution, e.g. repairing misconnections.</p></li><li><p>Industry, manufacturing and other business comply with existing regulations, e.g. Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 to make sure that chemicals are properly managed and surface water drainage is properly used and maintained.</p></li><li><p>The EA and Highways England apply the memorandum of understanding agreement covering the strategic road network and remediation of high risk outfalls.</p></li><li><p>The EA and Network Rail operate under the terms of a memorandum of understanding covering contaminated land, water discharge and use of pesticides.</p></li><li><p>The EA and the water industry investigate and deal with misconnections, for example, through the National Misconnections Strategy group and in accordance with Defra’s diffuse urban action plan.</p></li><li><p>Local Government works with industry, manufacturing and other business (Local Enterprise Partnerships), and non-governmental organisations (catchment partnerships and Local Nature Partnerships) to develop joint improvement programmes.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2019-08-01T13:02:30.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:02:30.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1140023
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star 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
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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
star this property hansard heading Water Supply: Ickenham more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for the Ickenham water pumping station to be reopened. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL17258 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false 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>No assessment has been made. The Environment Agency has not received any notification or supporting risk assessments from the water company regarding reopening the Ickenham water pumping station.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2019-08-01T15:58:07.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T15:58:07.943Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4297
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1140452
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Water Abstraction more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a timetable has been set for the implementation of the water abstraction plan, published on 15 December 2017; and what progress has been made on that plan to date. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL17285 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false 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>The Government’s report on the progress made in reforming the arrangements for managing water abstraction in England presented to Parliament in May 2019 included a timetable for completion of the water abstraction plan, which is progressing on schedule.</p><p> </p><p>The report is published and is attached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2019-08-01T13:08:45.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:08:45.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property file name Abstraction Reform Report 2019.pdf more like this
star this property title Abstraction Reform Report 2019 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this