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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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
star this property hansard heading Food Supply 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 her Department has made of the effect on food supplies of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We would prefer to leave with a deal and we will work in an energetic and determined way to deliver that better deal.</p><p>The UK food and drink supply chain contributes £121 billion to the economy and employs four million people (12% of UK employment). Food and drink manufacturing is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK, while food and drink retail is the largest service sector employer.</p><p>Consumers have access to a wide range of food products when they shop and this will continue once we leave the EU. However, if key trade routes are temporarily disrupted, there would be reduced availability and choice of certain food products, including some of the fresh produce we import from the EU. If we have to leave with no deal, there will not be an overall shortage of food in the UK.</p><p>While we are reliant on imports of certain fresh products at this time of year, our market profiles clearly demonstrate strong UK winter production of many root vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, swedes, turnips, parsnips and leeks.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T16:25:07.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T16:25:07.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
1151613
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Renewable Energy 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 International Development, what support his Department provides to developing countries to support off-grid electricity generation from renewable sources. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
unstar this property uin 3539 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Off-grid renewable energy is often the best way for millions of people to have access to electricity, especially in rural areas. DFID’s support to off-grid electricity generation is delivered through a range of programmes.</p><p>We provide funding for the installation of off-grid solar power, such as through mini-grid projects in Kenya and Rwanda. We provide technical assistance and are helping to establish markets in a number of African countries for household solar power. For example, a programme using results-based financing is delivering clean energy electricity access to millions, while the Africa Clean Energy programme is supporting a market-based approach for private sector delivery of solar home system products and services.</p><p>We also support private sector off-grid projects through the Green Climate Fund. For example, one project is helping 50 poor, rural communities in Mali to switch from fossil fuel-powered diesel generators and kerosene lamps to green energy by installing solar mini-grids. We also support development finance interventions such as the Private Infrastructure Development Group, the Multilateral Development Banks, and CDC – which has, for example, invested substantial equity in M-KOPA, a pay-as-you-go solar energy company.</p><p>Since 2011, the UK has provided 26 million people with improved access to clean energy and installed 1,600 MW in clean energy capacity.</p><p>The Prime Minister announced at the UN Climate Action Summit funding of up to £1 billion for research, development and deployment of new energy technologies and business models to unlock opportunities in developing countries for cleaner growth and better access to clean energy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T16:07:22.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T16:07:22.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1149496
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterinary Medicines Directorate 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 her Department has made of the cost to the UK Veterinary Medicines Directorate of taking on regulatory functions currently undertaken by the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>There will be no change to the cost to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) for taking on the regulatory functions currently undertaken by the EU. This is due to the VMD being a full cost recovery agency and these regulatory functions are paid for by the veterinary pharmaceutical industry through the charges made on applications submitted.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T15:32:28.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T15:32:28.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1149498
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterinary Medicine: Drugs 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 her Department has made of the duration of recognition of certifications by a qualified person for batch release of medicinal products for human and veterinary use in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The unilateral recognition of the results of batch tests carried out in the EU/EEA by the UK will be time limited. We are not currently able to give a definite timeframe because it is closely linked to the wider negotiations.</p><p> </p><p>We are aware of the potential impact of this issue on industry and any changes to the unilateral recognition will be communicated as soon as we are able.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T16:02:40.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T16:02:40.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1149509
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Animals: Exports 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 capacity of the veterinary industry to deal with increased demand for Export Health Certificates in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We recognise there will be an increased demand for Export Health Certificates (EHCs) in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal.</p><p> </p><p>Our aim has been to support the market in meeting likely demand by increasing the number of trained Official Veterinarians (OVs) by providing free certification training.</p><p> </p><p>The number of trained OVs has increased from around 600 in February 2019 to more than 1000 currently, there are around 250 who have registered but not yet completed this training. We have been contacting this group, encouraging them to complete the training as soon as possible.</p><p> </p><p>In Great Britain, OVs operate in the private sector and over time we would expect the market to match supply and demand. Understanding what this means for certifying capacity is difficult as we cannot know how many hours a week these OVs will spend on certifying exports and to what extent their availability will respond to price incentives.</p><p> </p><p>To support Local Authority Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) and Official Veterinarians, we have created a Certification Support Officer (CSO) role and funded training. CSOs will handle a number of preparatory and administrative aspects of EHCs (checking documents, identifying products or sealing containers), freeing up EHO or OV time and capacity to provide the final assurance required. To date, in GB, we have 70 authorised CSOs.</p><p> </p><p>EHCs for fish and fish products are primarily certified by Local Authority EHOs and OVs mainly certify EHCs for Animals and Products of Animal Origin (POAO).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T15:27:19.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T15:27:19.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1167159
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Tree Planting 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 steps she is taking to increase the number of trees planted in (a) the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, (b) the North West and (c) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
unstar this property uin 7178 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Forestry is a devolved matter. Since 2010 the Government has planted just over 15 million trees, or nearly 13,000 hectares of new woodland in England. In this Parliament over 4.1 million trees have been planted, and we are on track to meet our targets to plant 11 million trees and a further 1 million trees in and around our towns and cities.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is investing £5.7 million to kick-start the development of the Northern Forest, led by a partnership of the Community Forests and the Woodland Trust. Specifically, this will fund the planting of at least 1.8 million new trees across the Northern Forest by 2022, and help the partnership develop approaches to achieve their longer-term vision of 50 million trees planted over the next 25 years.</p><p> </p><p>St Helens and other parts of the North West are located within the Northern Forest and will benefit from increased tree planting through this initiative. Our Trees for Schools programme and Urban Tree Challenge Fund are also helping to increase planting rates in these places.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to the shared public and private sector aspiration of reaching 12% woodland cover in England by 2060 and has signalled this in the Clean Growth Strategy and the 25 Year Environment Plan.</p><p> </p><p>To increase the rate of afforestation in England, the Government has simplified grant applications and announced additional funding of £50 million for the Woodland Carbon Guarantee to incentivise planting and carbon sequestration. Recently we announced a new Northumberland Forest, planting up to one million trees by 2024.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:24:41.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:24:41.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
1156203
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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Pets: Theft 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 potential merits of making pet theft a specific crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Leicestershire more like this
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Alberto Costa more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-01more like thismore than 2019-11-01
star this property answer text <p>Theft of a pet is already a criminal offence punishable by a penalty of up to 7 years imprisonment. In February 2016, the independent Sentencing Council updated its guidelines in relation to sentencing for theft offences. The guidelines take account of the emotional distress, and therefore harm, that the theft of a much beloved pet can have on the victim, and accordingly recommend higher penalties for such offences.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-11-01T17:23:17.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-01T17:23:17.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alberto Costa more like this
1151142
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Nature Conservation 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 International Development, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the use of Official Development Assistance to help communities in developing countries protect endangered species. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Protecting biodiversity is a priority for this Government and I regularly hold discussions with Ministers on climate and environment issues, including protecting endangered species.</p><p>The government recently committed another £220 million to a new International Biodiversity Fund. This will fund a range of different activities including support to communities to help them protect endangered species and to benefit from their wildlife, for example through tourism.</p><p>UK Aid is also training rangers, border force agents and prosecutors, campaigning to reduce the demand for products in key markets, and supporting legislative reform to increase conviction rates and penalties for wildlife crime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T16:06:04.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T16:06:04.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1151144
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading LIFE Programme: British Overseas Territories 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, whether her Department has plans to replicate the EU LIFE funding programme and apply it to the UK Overseas Territories after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 2716 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Projects funded under the LIFE programme have played an important role in helping to implement environment policy. The 25 Year Environment Plan makes clear that public funding will continue to play an important role in protecting and enhancing our natural environment.</p><p> </p><p>Once the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU are clear, we will decide as part of the next multi-annual Spending Review, whether the UK will seek to associate with the LIFE programme as a third country or whether domestic arrangements should be established.</p><p> </p><p>The recent Call for Evidence on biodiversity and conservation funding in the Overseas Territories, a summary of responses to which will be published shortly, will also help inform decisions on the future of biodiversity and conservation funding in the overseas territories.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T15:06:15.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T15:06:15.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1151311
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Environment Protection: British Overseas Territories 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, when she plans to publish her Department's response to the UK Overseas Territories Environment Funding Call for Evidence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 3609 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>We expect to publish the summary of responses from the <em>Call for Evidence on safeguarding the environment in the British Overseas Territories</em> in November, ahead of the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) which is scheduled to take place on 26<sup>th</sup> and 27<sup>th</sup> November 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The summary of responses will also set out UK Government’s intended next steps for taking this work forward. We are still developing the agenda for the JMC, but it is likely to include a discussion on environmental funding.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 3610 more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T13:35:22.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T13:35:22.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this