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star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 Rivers: Pollution Control 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 implications for her policies of the findings of the WWF-UK report, The state of England's chalk streams, published in November 2014; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
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Sir Oliver Heald more like this
star this property uin 216160 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the environmental and cultural importance of this rare river habitat. We will study the WWF’s report and consider carefully any recommendations it contains.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Chalk rivers are well represented in both the national and European designated site network, which aims to protect sites of high conservation value. Action is underway on the majority of these sites to address pressures such as physical modification, effluent, diffuse pollution and abstraction.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A strategic programme of physical habitat restoration is underway on these rivers (including the 11 chalk river Sites of Special Scientific Interest that need restoration). Led jointly by Natural England and the Environment Agency, it involves a range of statutory and voluntary sector partners. Some 70 kilometres of chalk stream have been improved since 2011.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra has provided funding to support these activities. A new catchment based approach to support river basin management planning is strengthening local engagement and helping the Environment Agency to better understand and respond to pressures on the water environment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Water companies are investing £3.4 billion between 2010 and 2015 to support the achievement of Water Framework Directive environmental objectives. This has contributed to substantial reductions in phosphate pollution, to which chalk streams are particularly sensitive, and additional investment is proposed to secure further improvements. Water companies are also engaged in research to overcome technical limitations on phosphorus reduction.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Changes have been made to 44 abstraction licences affecting chalk streams. The Water Act 2014 will enable the Environment Agency to make further progress in preventing unsustainable abstraction. The Government is also putting in place a balanced package of measures to further tackle agricultural pollution<ins class="ministerial">. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The benefits of these actions are likely to take some time to be reflected in reported water body status because the environment can take a considerable time to recover once pressures have been reduced.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T13:42:53.283Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T13:42:53.283Z
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less than 2014-12-01T14:21:47.637Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T14:21:47.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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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 European Union 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 was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other associated costs. more like this
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market more like this
star this property uin HL4830 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
unstar this property answer text <p>Defra was responsible for the following reports as part of the Balance of Competences Review:</p><ul><li>Animal Health and Welfare and Food Safety (which was produced jointly with the Food Standards Agency);</li><li>Environment and Climate Change (which was produced jointly with DECC);</li><li>Agriculture; and</li><li>Fisheries.</li></ul><p> </p><p>1) Staff costs</p><p>The cost of the Defra team which led on producing the four reports between 2012 and 2014 was approximately £500,000. The team drew on expert advice from staff across the Department. Providing a full breakdown of all staff time and costs would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold.</p><p> </p><p>2) Printing costs</p><p>Defra paid approximately £13<del class="ministerial">0</del>,000 to print and publish the four reports.</p><p> </p><p>3) Running engagement events</p><p>Engagement events were held in Brussels, various locations in all parts of the UK, and at Defra’s London and York offices. The total cost of events, including refreshments and Defra staff travel, was approximately £4,000. To provide a full breakdown of staff time and costs would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold.</p><p> </p><p>4) Witness expenses</p><p>Defra did not incur any expenses for witnesses.</p><p>5) Publicity</p><p>Defra did not incur expenses for publicity of the reports.</p><p> </p><p>6) All other associated costs</p><p>There were no other associated costs.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T13:02:07.277Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T13:02:07.277Z
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less than 2015-03-11T13:09:46.457Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-11T13:09:46.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Scott of Needham Market more like this
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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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25259
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 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 more like this
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 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 remove maximum value filtermore 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 more like this
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 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 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 remove maximum value filtermore 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 more like this
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 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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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 Genetically Modified Organisms: Labelling 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 the Government's position is in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations on labelling of products containing GM in the UK food chain; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
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Huw Irranca-Davies more like this
star this property uin 205728 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">This issue has yet to be discussed in detail within the framework of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. The Government will consider its negotiation position based on a range of factors including the environmental impact and public health benefit of such anti-microbial treatments that can reduce potential for foodborne illness.</del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The existing EU rules which require GM-derived food to be labelled are not expected to be discussed or reviewed as part of the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2014-07-22T10:12:20.54Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T10:12:20.54Z
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less than 2014-07-25T08:04:43.2067415Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-25T08:04:43.2067415Z
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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 Huw Irranca-Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Floods: Somerset more like this
star this property house id 2 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 is their assessment of (1) the feasibility of constructing a permanent flood defence barrage to protect the village of Westonzoyland in the Somerset Levels, and (2) the likely effectiveness of temporary demountable flood defences in the coming winter. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL2284 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
unstar this property answer text <p>1. The Environment Agency is constructing a permanent scheme to replace temporary defences. Steps are being taken so that protection is maintained should there be an increased flood risk during construction.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2. Demountable defences were considered as an option. However, after consulting local residents the Environment Agency took the decision to construct a permanent solution.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T14:33:05.4841907Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:33:05.4841907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Dangerous Dogs 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 dogs have been removed from their owners because those dogs were deemed dangerous in the last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Daventry more like this
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Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
star this property uin 211204 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>Statistics on the number of dogs seized are not held centrally. Such information would be held by each police force.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2014-10-28T12:41:44.4167405Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T12:41:44.4167405Z
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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 Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
100160
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Dangerous Dogs 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 prosecutions there have been for owning a dog banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Daventry more like this
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Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
star this property uin 211209 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>Defendants proceeded against at magistrates' court for offences under 1(3) of the Dangerous Act 1991<sup>(1)</sup>, England &amp; Wales, 2012-2013<sup>(2)(3)</sup> can be seen in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Outcome</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>354</p></td><td><p>232</p></td></tr></tbody></table></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>(1) Possession, without exemption of a Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa or other designated fighting dog.</p><p> </p><p>(2) The figures given in the table on court proceedings relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</p><p> </p><p>(3) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from the administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</p><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services – Ministry of Justice <strong>PQC 830-14</strong></p><p> </p>
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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less than 2014-10-28T12:37:54.8599464Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T12:37:54.8599464Z
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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 Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Solar Power: Biodiversity 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 conclusions of the BRE National Solar Centre Report on Biodiversity Guidance for Solar Developments published in partnership; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 211259 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
unstar this property answer text <p>We want farmers to prioritise making the best use of their land for agriculture and food production, rather than secondary uses. Nevertheless, we welcome the work of the BRE in partnership with the solar and biodiversity conservation sectors to encourage best practice where solar farms are permitted, to mitigate some of the impacts of these developments.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2014-10-24T13:43:14.6044553Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:43:14.6044553Z
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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 Julie Elliott more like this