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star this property date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Bodies 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 staff at the (a) Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, (b) Animal and Plant Health Agency, (c) Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, (d) Rural Payments Agency and (e) Veterinary Medicines Doctorate (i) inside and (ii) outside Greater London are paid at a rate below the London Living Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 208407 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The table below shows the number of staff paid below the London Living Wage, working inside and outside of Greater London, in the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, Animal and Plant Health Agency, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences, Rural Payments Agency and Veterinary Medicines Directorate.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Organisation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Inside Greater London</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Outside Greater London</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Animal and Plant Health Agency</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>71</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rural Payments Agency</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Veterinary Medicines Directorate</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>All permanent staff working outside of Greater London are paid above both the National Living Wage (£7.83 per hour) and non-London Living Wage (<del class="ministerial">£8.75</del> <ins class="ministerial">£9.00</ins> per hour).</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 2019-01-22T17:00:10.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T17:00:10.097Z
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less than 2019-01-24T10:25:57.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T10:25:57.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control 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 holdings were tested for bovine tuberculosis using interferon gamma testing; how many animals were tested in each of those holdings using interferon gamma tests; and of those animals tested, how many tested positive in each county of England in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 214456 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The number of holdings in English counties that were subject to interferon gamma testing is set out in the attached table. This includes the number of animals that were tested and the number of samples that were positive.</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 2019-02-04T16:37:28.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T16:37:28.793Z
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less than 2019-02-07T10:22:17.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T10:22:17.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property file name Gamma testing - all counties.docx more like this
star this property title Gamma testing data for England more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property file name PQ 214456 - Gamma testing - all counties.docx more like this
star this property title Gamma testing - all counties more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Crops: Pests 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 assessment she has made of the trends in numbers of cabbage stem flea beetle in the UK since December 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Albans more like this
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Mrs Anne Main more like this
star this property uin 6313 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-17more like thismore than 2015-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p>Defra has not undertaken any assessment of the trends in numbers of cabbage stem flea beetle in the UK. However, we are aware that the AHDB <ins class="ministerial">and others have recently carried out work to look at levels of infestation and at the consequences for growers. </ins><del class="ministerial">published an assessment on this area in 2014.</del></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 2015-07-17T06:00:24.99Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-17T06:00:24.99Z
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less than 2015-07-21T15:39:14.907Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T15:39:14.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Anne Main more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Dairy Products: Prices 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 she has taken to ensure that dairy farmers receive a fair and sustainable price for their produce. 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 902032 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It is in everyone’s interest that all operators in the supply chain should receive a fair price for their goods. That means sharing the risk across the supply chain and I am pleased that some retailers already do this.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">The EU Commission has listened to our calls for further action here and agreed to establish a new High Level Group to focus on a number of issues, including the relationship between farmers and retailers.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government has introduced the Grocery Code Adjudicator to ensure fair dealing and we encourage supermarkets to offer contracts linked to production costs. In addition we pressed the EU to make available a support fund and the average farmer in England and Wales will receive a payment of around £1800 to ease the pressure on their cashflow.</ins></p><br /> <br /> 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 2015-11-05T16:55:25.873Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-05T16:55:25.873Z
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less than 2015-11-05T18:03:22.877Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-05T18:03:22.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Pollinators 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 assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the National Pollinator Strategy since its publication in November 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
star this property uin 902034 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">We have established a programme of research to accurately assess our effectiveness, including a national framework for monitoring of pollinators. Over half of mid–tier applications to Countryside Stewardship contain the Wild Pollinator and Farm Wildlife Package. Monitoring and evaluation of the scheme makes provisions for assessing the impact on pollinators. The Implementation Plan sets out details on progress with the Strategy and will be published shortly.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We have established a programme of research to accurately assess the effectiveness of our pollinator strategy. Over half of mid-tier applications to the new Countryside Stewardship scheme contain the Wild Pollinator and Farm Wildlife Package.</ins></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 2015-11-05T16:57:06.453Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-05T16:57:06.453Z
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less than 2015-11-05T18:03:06.42Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-05T18:03:06.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Dogs: Animal Welfare 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, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to ban the use of electric shock and prong collars for dogs before 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
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Angela Smith more like this
star this property uin 20579 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
unstar this property answer text <br /><p><del class="ministerial">Currently, we are looking to include strict advice on the use of these devises in a revised version of the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs. If the devices are used in compliance with the Code, it would only be as a last resort and on the advice of a veterinary surgeon or a suitably qualified behaviourist or dog trainer and by a competent operator. The Code could be adduced as evidence used in court in order to determine whether an animal welfare offence has been committed. The impact of the Code will be assessed and compliance with the Code closely monitored, before any decisions are taken on possible future legislative action.</del></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">Currently, we are looking to include strict advice on the use of these devices in a revised version of the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs. If the devices were to be used in compliance with an amended Code, it would only be as a last resort and on the advice of a veterinary surgeon or a suitably qualified behaviourist or dog trainer and by a competent operator. The revised Code could be adduced as evidence in court in order to determine whether an animal welfare offence has been committed. The impact of the revised Code will be assessed before any decisions are taken on possible future legislative action.</ins></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 2016-01-11T14:08:45.707Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-11T14:08:45.707Z
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less than 2016-01-11T20:10:26.423Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-11T20:10:26.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-07more like thismore than 2016-12-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Farmers: Mental Health 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, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2016 to Question 55821, if she will make it her policy to provide support to farmers who are experiencing depression or anxiety related to delayed single payments and other financial issues. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 56464 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-15more like thismore than 2016-12-15
unstar this property answer text <p>In 2015 the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) offered a hardship fund to help farmers with delayed payments and in financial need.</p><p> </p><p>For 2016, the RPA began making Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments when the payment window opened on 1 December. On 13 December the Agency announced that it had made payments, worth £8<del class="ministerial">8</del>2<ins class="ministerial">2</ins> million, to approximately 68% (around 59,000) of eligible claimants with a range of claim types and sizes, including those inspected and with common land. The RPA remains focused on paying 90% of eligible claims by the end of the month.</p><p> </p><p>The RPA is working with a range of farming help organisations such as the Farming Community Network and the Citizens’ Advice Bureau. Should the RPA need to make use of BPS Financial Support Payments to deal with hardship cases it will do so.</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 2016-12-15T12:12:50.483Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-15T12:12:50.483Z
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less than 2016-12-19T11:25:11.143Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-19T11:25:11.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-01more like thismore than 2017-03-01
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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 information she holds on the total value of Basic Payment Scheme payments (a) not paid on time and (b) paid on time since January 2016; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 66174 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The Basic Payment Scheme payment window runs from 1st December to 30th June each scheme year. Since January 2016 the Rural Payments Agency has paid £<ins class="ministerial">50</ins><del class="ministerial">75</del>m outside of the Basic Payment Scheme payment window and £2,430m within.</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 2017-03-06T15:53:30.323Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-06T15:53:30.323Z
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less than 2017-03-09T10:16:45.25Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-09T10:16:45.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Dogs: Sheep 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 information her Department holds on the number of dog attacks on sheep flocks in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 66758 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Information on dog attacks on sheep and other livestock is not routinely collated by Defra. However, details of the number of people prosecuted under the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 for each of the last four years for which details are available can be found in the attached table.</p><p>Defra and the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England (AHWBE) recently met police forces, farming and rural interests to discuss the situation. Under the auspices of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, five police forces are collaborating to pilot more systematic data collection of incidents and good response practices</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 2017-03-14T14:44:08.96Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T14:44:08.96Z
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less than 2017-03-24T12:30:52.183Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-24T12:30:52.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property file name 66758 - dog attacks on sheep flocks.pdf more like this
star this property title 66758 - dog attacks on sheep and other livestock more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-19more like thismore than 2017-04-19
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Livestock Industry: Greenhouse Gas Emissions 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 assessment she has made of the proportion of UK greenhouse gas emissions that come from livestock production (a) directly and (b) taking into account emissions from livestock feed from (i) inside and (ii) outside the UK; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 71339 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK national inventory of greenhouse gases (GHG) reports emissions of 49.2 million tonnes from agriculture in 2014, the most recent year for which data is available. This represents around 9% of total UK GHG emissions. Of these, around 63% come from livestock and their manures.</p><p> </p><p>Imported feeds such as soya meal can have significant environmental impacts. Defra has conducted research on home grown alternatives to imported feeds and continues to work with industry to reduce these impacts.</p><p> </p><p>Industry is making progress to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock production. For example, the British pig industry reduced emissions by 26% in the period <del class="ministerial">2018 </del> <ins class="ministerial">2008</ins> to 2012, mainly due to a 50% reduction in the use of soya in pig feeds.</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 2017-04-26T15:47:04.9Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-26T15:47:04.9Z
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less than 2017-04-27T08:15:04.18Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T08:15:04.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this