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star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Zoos: Regulation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department last conducted a review of the framework for the statutory regulation of zoos. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
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John Woodcock more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Zoos Expert Committee (ZEC) provides independent, technical advice to the UK Governments on zoo matters. The ZEC keeps the operation and implementation of the zoo licensing system in the UK under review and advises Defra and devolved governments of any legislative or administrative changes that may be required. Membership of the ZEC includes representatives of local authorities who provide ongoing advice on the operation of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. The ZEC will also, if necessary, seek and receive representations from any local authority with knowledge of enforcing the zoo licensing system. Defra commissioned a study in 2010 to review the effectiveness of local authorities’ implementation of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. The report was published in 2011 and found no strong evidence of a need for legislative change.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Following the recent case in Cumbria, Lord Gardiner will be discussing, with ZEC, whether any further steps need to be taken to ensure animal welfare.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 67818 more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T16:14:36.34Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T16:14:36.34Z
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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 John Woodcock more like this
710992
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star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Zoos: Regulation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations her Department has received from local authorities on the effectiveness and scope of current zoo regulations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
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John Woodcock more like this
star this property uin 67818 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Zoos Expert Committee (ZEC) provides independent, technical advice to the UK Governments on zoo matters. The ZEC keeps the operation and implementation of the zoo licensing system in the UK under review and advises Defra and devolved governments of any legislative or administrative changes that may be required. Membership of the ZEC includes representatives of local authorities who provide ongoing advice on the operation of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. The ZEC will also, if necessary, seek and receive representations from any local authority with knowledge of enforcing the zoo licensing system. Defra commissioned a study in 2010 to review the effectiveness of local authorities’ implementation of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. The report was published in 2011 and found no strong evidence of a need for legislative change.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Following the recent case in Cumbria, Lord Gardiner will be discussing, with ZEC, whether any further steps need to be taken to ensure animal welfare.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 67817 more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T16:14:36.527Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T16:14:36.527Z
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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 John Woodcock more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Zoos: Closures more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether a zoo containing more than 1,000 animals has been closed by a local authority in the last 30 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
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John Woodcock more like this
star this property uin 67816 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>This information, on closures, would be held by local authorities and not collected centrally. Under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981, there is no requirement for local authorities to report the closure of a zoo of any size to the Department.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 67815 more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T16:13:57.387Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T16:13:57.387Z
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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 John Woodcock more like this
710990
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star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Zoos: Closures more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times zoos have been closed by local authorities in the last 20 years; and for what reasons those zoos were closed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
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John Woodcock more like this
star this property uin 67815 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>This information, on closures, would be held by local authorities and not collected centrally. Under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981, there is no requirement for local authorities to report the closure of a zoo of any size to the Department.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 67816 more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T16:13:57.323Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T16:13:57.323Z
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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 John Woodcock more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-08more like thismore than 2017-03-08
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Zoos: Animal Welfare more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that zoos across the UK have sufficient levels of animal welfare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 67169 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The Zoo Licensing Act 1981 sets out comprehensive licensing and inspection requirements for zoos. Responsibility for administering these requirements rests with local authorities, which undertake annual inspections to ensure that zoos have sufficient levels of animal welfare.</p><p>Defra supports this by setting out minimum standards that zoos are expected to meet, via the Secretary of State’s Standards of Modern Zoo Practice, and by maintaining a list of qualified zoo licensing inspectors who undertake periodical inspections of zoos for local authorities. These inspectors are competent to inspect animals in zoos and to advise on their management and on their welfare. Where there are concerns, local authorities have powers to impose conditions and to take further action where necessary.</p><p>Defra has also established a Zoos Expert Committee, which provides UK Ministers with independent technical advice, with a focus on the role of zoos in conservation, education and scientific research and on the operation and implementation of the zoo licensing system in the UK</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2017-03-14T13:44:21.98Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T13:44:21.98Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Zoos: Animal Welfare more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that animal welfare standards are maintained at a high standard in zoos and animal reserves; and what lessons have been learned from the incidents at South Lakes Safari Zoo. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 1819 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The welfare of animals kept in zoos in England is covered by the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. The 2006 Act allows action to be taken where there is evidence of cruelty to an animal or a failure to provide for its welfare. The 2006 Act applies to zoo animals. Further to these general provisions, the welfare of animals in zoos in Great Britain is specifically covered by the 1981 Act.</p><p> </p><p>Under the 1981 Act zoos must comply with comprehensive animal health, welfare and husbandry standards, and be subject to an annual local authority inspection. Zoos have to be inspected at least every year by a local authority, with an inspection every two to three years using inspectors drawn from a list of qualified zoo inspectors kept by Defra. Defra also maintains the Secretary of State's Standards of Modern Zoo Practice. These are detailed standards for zoo management with which zoos are expected to comply. The standards are kept under review by Defra’s Zoos Expert Committee (ZEC) which includes leading animal welfare experts.</p><p> </p><p>The ZEC’s role is to provide independent, technical advice to UK Governments on zoo matters. ZEC’s remit includes keeping the operation and implementation of the zoo licensing system in the UK under review, and to advise, or make recommendations to, Defra or devolved governments, in relation to any legislative or administrative changes that may be necessary. Following the recent case in Cumbria, Lord Gardiner has tasked the ZEC with considering whether any further steps need to be taken to ensure animal welfare in zoos.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2017-07-06T14:30:13.753Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T14:30:13.753Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Zoonoses more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the risk to the UK of (a) rabies, (b) the Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworm and (c) other zoonotic diseases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 19290 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
star this property answer text <br /><p>The quantitative rabies risk assessment carried out prior to harmonisation with the EU pet travel rules in 2012 took into account, amongst other things, a number of variables including a doubling in the number of cats and dogs entering the country. Pets entering on a UK pet passport (i.e. returning from an overseas visit) were not included in this analysis as they must be fully protected against rabies before leaving the UK. We are continuing to monitor the factors considered in the risk assessment and are content that the risk remains very low. The risk assessment was published in 2011 and is available here:</p><p><a href="http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.395.143&amp;rep=rep1&amp;type=pdf" target="_blank">http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.395.143&amp;rep=rep1&amp;type=pdf</a></p><p><br></p><p>In 2010 we carried out an assessment of risk from the tapeworm <em>Echinococcus Multilocularis</em> in readiness for harmonisation and which confirmed continuing risk through the movement of pet dogs. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/animal-diseases-international-monitoring" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/animal-diseases-international-monitoring</a> As a result, the UK continues to maintain its controls against <em>Echinococcus multilocularis</em>. Since 1 January 2012 import controls relating to this tapeworm have been implemented under EU Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011. This Regulation lays down the tapeworm import conditions which pet dogs must comply with when being moved into the UK from other countries. The European Food Safety Authority is currently assessing how the new regulation has been implemented in the free countries (Ireland, Malta, Finland and the UK) and this includes a new assessment of any change in risk. Experts from the UK as well as other Member States have been part of this working group and the opinion will be published in 2016 prior to the review of the legislation required in December 2016. We are continuing to monitor the factors considered in the risk assessment as we do for any notifiable disease and will take the EFSA opinion into account when it is finalised.</p><br /><p>Officials from the Department work closely with colleagues from public health and food safety to assess the risk posed to people by zoonotic diseases. While a number of mechanisms exist for this purpose depending on the specific disease, the main cross – Government group that identifies and assesses emerging infection risks to human health (non-food borne disease) is the HAIRS (Human Animal Infections and Risk Surveillance) group which meets on a monthly basis and includes veterinary experts from the APHA:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/human-animal-infections-and-risk-surveillance-group-hairs.%0d" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/human-animal-infections-and-risk-surveillance-group-hairs.</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2015-12-15T13:41:44.617Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-15T13:41:44.617Z
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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 Daniel Zeichner more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-19more like thismore than 2016-05-19
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Yeast more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research has her Department undertaken on the effect of the use of increasing levels of yeast and yeast extracts in food. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesham and Amersham more like this
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Mrs Cheryl Gillan more like this
star this property uin 37598 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
star this property answer text <p>Historically Defra has funded research on yeast under the Food LINK Programmes in relation to its use in brewing, in food and drink spoilage and to develop predictive food microbiological modelling tools. Since 2010 we have engaged with Innovate UK on collaborative R&amp;D with industry supporting a range of issues on food quality.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2016-05-26T11:24:49.347Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-26T11:24:49.347Z
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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 Dame Cheryl Gillan more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading World Milk Day more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department took to celebrate World Milk Day on 1 June 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 736 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
star this property answer text <p>Defra issued a number of supportive statements through social media to promote World Milk Day and highlight some of the key features of the UK milk industry, including the scale of UK production and the latest information on dairy exports. In particular, we celebrated the important contribution of UK dairying to the economy and as a key source of calcium in UK diets.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2015-06-08T11:12:41.4Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-08T11:12:41.4Z
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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 Virendra Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-25more like thismore than 2017-01-25
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Wines: Manufacturing Industries more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of the UK's decision to leave the EU on the UK wine industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 908484 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-01-31more like thismore than 2017-01-31
star this property answer text <p>Defra officials have been undertaking a thorough analysis of the agri-food industry, including the wine industry. We have also been speaking directly to wine producers and trade organisations, to understand what they need from us so they can continue to thrive after we leave the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2017-01-31T10:10:28Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-31T10:10:28Z
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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 Andy Slaughter more like this