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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading South Africa: Lions 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 representations they have made to the government of South Africa about the practice of canned hunting of lions. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16952 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey MP raised this issue with the Government of South Africa in 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T14:47:21.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T14:47:21.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1136765
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Seasonal Workers more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 the assistance that seasonal farm workers from the Ukraine could provide in meeting the UK’s agricultural requirements; and what barriers, if any, there are to their entry. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL16915 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government has introduced a new immigration pilot scheme for 2019 and 2020 enabling up to 2,500 non-European Economic Area migrant workers, including seasonal workers from Ukraine, to come to the UK to undertake seasonal employment in the edible horticultural sector.</p><p> </p><p>This pilot will test the effectiveness of our immigration system at alleviating seasonal labour shortages during peak production periods, whilst reducing immigration to sustainable levels and continuing to welcome those who make an invaluable contribution.</p><p> </p><p>This pilot is not designed to meet the full labour needs of the horticultural sector. Rather we are seeking to evaluate the immigration pilot’s ability to assist in alleviating labour shortages during peak production periods.</p><p> </p><p>Defra and the Home Office will work closely to monitor the pilot, and review its performance against the stated objectives. This pilot will help inform our understanding of how such immigration routes perform in a modern global context, and support the design of our new immigration system laid out in the recent White Paper. Defra is working to improve the official evidence based on temporary worker supply and demand, through a new quarterly survey of growers, the results of which we will consider carefully. We are also working closely with industry to understand trends in labour demand and supply.</p><p> </p><p>Immigration issues are reserved and remain the policy responsibility of the Home Office. After we leave the EU, we must ensure that we have an immigration system that works in the best interest of the whole of the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Defra is working closely with the Home Office to ensure that there is a long term strategy for agricultural labour as part of the future immigration strategy. The Home Office has launched a 12-month engagement programme with sectors across the UK to enable businesses and other stakeholders to shape the development of the future skills based immigration system.</p><p> </p><p>As such, there are no plans to expand this pilot at this time. We wish to fully assess this pilot and the results will help to inform the design of the new immigration system from January 2021.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:24:07.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:24:07.717Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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1137
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1136766
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Litter more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 action they take when a local authority does not perform roadside litter collection responsibly; and whether any action has been taken against a local authority since January 2018. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL16916 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>It is for local authorities to fulfil their duties to clear roadside litter.</p><p> </p><p>Section 91 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 allows for proceedings in the magistrates’ court to be brought against the body responsible for clearing litter.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T14:07:35.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:07:35.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1136773
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterinary Medicine: Migrant Workers more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 plans are in place to guarantee access to sufficient numbers of Official Veterinarians from outside the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Rogan more like this
star this property uin HL16923 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>In the event of a no-deal Brexit, overseas vets already registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) or in the process of registering by 30 October 2019 will continue to have their qualifications recognised. Government has legislated to ensure that new vets wishing to work here can also register with the RCVS if their qualification meets the required equivalent standards. Individuals with a degree that does not meet the RCVS equivalent will be able to apply to sit the RCVS statutory examination.</p><p> </p><p>The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is offering free training for Official Vets (OVs) to sign Export Health Certificates (EHCs) for food products: 830 have enrolled and 379 have qualified. The total number of OVs who can sign EHCs for food products has increased by more than 300 since 8 February to 972.</p><p> </p><p>Meanwhile, the Food Standards Agency and Animal and Plant Health Agency have reviewed processes in order to maximise the effectiveness of staff, including recruiting and training more official auxiliary staff. APHA have created a new role of Certification Support Officer to handle a number of preparatory and administrative tasks for assuring UK EHCs, under vet management. The supervising vet will retain responsibility for the assurances provided.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:37:51.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:37:51.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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2478
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1136434
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Hunting more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 the practice of "canned hunting". more like this
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Lord Selkirk of Douglas more like this
star this property uin HL16884 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government is aware of the practice of so called “canned hunting”. It is considering this issue carefully and will be informed by evidence it continues to gather.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:46:51.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:46:51.917Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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802
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Selkirk of Douglas more like this
1136435
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Lions: Hunting more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 whether they will consider banning the importation of lion trophies to the UK, following the decision by Australia, France, and the Netherlands to ban such imports. more like this
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Lord Selkirk of Douglas more like this
star this property uin HL16885 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>In May 2019 the Government hosted a stakeholder roundtable to hear views from all sides of the debate. We are reviewing existing evidence surrounding trophy hunting and its impact on conservation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T12:49:32.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T12:49:32.86Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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802
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Selkirk of Douglas more like this
1135699
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Xylella 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 specific measures they are taking to prevent the introduction to the UK of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa via the import of infected host plants. more like this
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Baroness D'Souza more like this
star this property uin HL16792 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 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answer text <p><em>Xylella fastidiosa</em> is currently not present in the UK but we are taking a lead in the EU to tighten import and movement controls to protect the country against its introduction.</p><p>We supplement EU measures with national legislation requiring notification of certain imports, allowing the Animal and Plant Health Agency to build intelligence about such trades and carry out targeted inspections. The notification requirements were strengthened in 2018 through the inclusion of olive trees, following an interception in Belgium of <em>Xylella</em> on olive trees imported from Spain.</p><p>We have also successfully pressed the case for stronger requirements at an EU level against certain high risk hosts for this disease, with supplementary measures also now in place against <em>Polygala myrtifolia</em>. Under the leadership of Defra’s Chief Plant Health Officer, Nicola Spence, we are continuously reviewing new developments to determine whether additional measures are required.</p><p>We have a surveillance programme in place targeting imports and businesses trading in hosts from within the EU, as well as inspections in the wider environment.</p><p>We are also taking action with UK industry to raise awareness, resulting in nurseries and garden centres committing not to bring <em>Xylella</em> host plants into the UK from EU regions where the disease is present, and employing careful sourcing, traceability and good hygiene measures.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-05T11:43:25.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-05T11:43:25.91Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness D'Souza more like this
1135719
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Dangerous Dogs 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 how many attacks on (1) guide dogs, and (2) other assistance dogs, were reported in (a) 2016, (b) 2017, and (c) 2018; and what penalties were imposed for such attacks. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
star this property uin HL16812 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 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>In 2015, the Government amended section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 to specifically make it an offence to allow a dog to attack an assistance dog. The maximum penalty for such an offence is three years imprisonment or an unlimited fine, or both. Information on the number of guide dog or other assistance dog attacks is not collated centrally, and information on the penalties imposed as a result of a conviction under section 3 of the Act does not specify whether the offence was specifically in relation to an assistance dog.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T10:43:27.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:43:27.083Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hoyle more like this
1135742
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials 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 whether they have assessed the environmental risks of disposing of polyurethane used in furniture which has been treated with tris (1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCIPP). more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL16835 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Tris (1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCIPP) is also known by its regulatory process name, tris (2-chloro-1-methylethyl) phosphate (TCCP).</p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency worked with chemical authorities in the Republic of Ireland to initially assess the risks of TCPP in 2008. The potential environmental and human health risks of TCPP in products and other objects are currently being considered by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and European Union member state scientists. Subsequently, building on a greater body of evidence, the ECHA, supported by Danish and German work are evaluating the properties of this substance and considering a legal restriction on it.</p><p> </p><p>Further information on this is expected soon and will help identify the chemical properties and environmental risks from TCPP in products like furniture.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T15:30:43.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:30:43.677Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1135419
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Diseases 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 encourage the planting of homegrown stock to address concerns about the importation of tree diseases. more like this
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Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL16740 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Defra has provided support for the Woodland Trust’s nursery accreditation scheme which helps to promote UK sourced and grown planting stock and the now separate UK Grown in Britain scheme. To reduce the risk of importing tree diseases, Defra encourages a policy of safe sourcing and has been working with the Horticultural Trades Association to launch the ‘Plant Healthy’ management standard in January.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:07:47.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:07:47.067Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Framlingham more like this