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1141990
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Palm Oil more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) ensure that corporations adhere to regulations on the declaration on packaging of the use of palm oil in their products and (b) enforce other regulations on the use by those organisations of that oil in their products. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 282400 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>The EU Regulation (1169/2011) on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers requires that where vegetable oils or fats are listed in the ingredients of food, the vegetable origin of the oil must be given (Annex VII, Part A.8.).</p><p> </p><p>Food Business Operators are responsible for ensuring that the correct information is provided on labels and that consumers are not misled.</p><p> </p><p>Along with all food information regulations, these requirements are enforced by Trading Standards Officers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T11:50:56.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:50:56.923Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1143337
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Clean Air Zones more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the national online platform to enable the public to check vehicle compliance with Clean Air Zone emissions standards is scheduled to be fully functioning and available to the public; and for what reasons delivery of this platform by the Government has been delayed. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 284874 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:52:48.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:52:48.46Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1143758
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Amazonia: Fires more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department is giving to indigenous people in the Amazon affected by major forest fires; and what steps his Department is taking to discourage forest burning by logging and farming interests in Brazil. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 285148 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
answer text <p>The increase in forest fires in the Amazon is a tragedy for all of us, but none more so than the indigenous people who call the Amazon their home. These fires are made more likely by deforestation, and that is why we have invested nearly £120 million of our international climate finance in projects to limit deforestation, support local and indigenous people, prevent forest fires and implement the Forest Code in the Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado biomes.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work with Brazilian partners at federal and sub-national levels to help them protect the Amazon, and to support the transition to a low carbon economy. The first phase of Defra’s £24.9 million Low-carbon Agriculture programme, for example, completed in May this year. It reached over 18,500 beneficiaries in the Amazon and Atlantic forest biomes, avoided the clearance of 175,000 hectares of land, reduced carbon emissions by 52% and delivered a seven-fold increase in livestock productivity.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T16:06:03.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T16:06:03.98Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1143220
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Packaging more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to tackle packaging waste in the agricultural sector. more like this
tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
tabling member printed
Andrea Jenkyns more like this
uin 284889 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:54:35.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:54:35.633Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4490
label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1143760
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Amazonia: Fires more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to provide assistance to Brazil to help combat forest fires in the Amazon region. more like this
tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
tabling member printed
Andrea Jenkyns more like this
uin 285381 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>The UK Government is working with Brazil to help ensure it protects the Amazon. We have invested nearly £120 million of our international climate finance in projects to limit deforestation, support local and indigenous people, prevent forest fires and implement the Forest Code in the Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado biomes.</p><p> </p><p>Following the Amazon fires the UK has also recently engaged with the Brazilian Government and has pledged a further £10 million to fight deforestation.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T11:09:47.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:09:47.927Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4490
label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1142075
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Nature Conservation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to prevent endangered plant and animal species coming into the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Percy more like this
uin 282289 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>The Government is committed to the conservation and protection of wildlife and we play a leading role internationally in addressing threats to endangered species; for instance through our membership of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Under our obligations as a party to CITES, the Government regulates trade in listed endangered species into the UK under a permitting regime; safeguarding such species from over-exploitation and with the aim of ensuring that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Defra coordinates across policy, scientific authorities and enforcement authorities, and engages closely with stakeholders in the UK, to ensure we continue to deliver on our international commitments to protect endangered species under CITES.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T11:48:16.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:48:16.22Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
3939
label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
1142076
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Nature Conservation: Crime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what meetings she has had with her international counterparts on tackling wildlife crime. more like this
tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Percy more like this
uin 282290 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>Defra Ministers have had numerous meetings with their international counterparts in the last year to discuss efforts to protect endangered species from unsustainable and illegal trade and to follow up on commitments made at the international illegal wildlife trade conference held in London last October.</p><p> </p><p>I look forward to continuing discussions on this important issue when I meet with my international counterparts in the future.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T11:38:48.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:38:48.703Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
3939
label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
1143383
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Rain Forests: Brazil more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her Department is holding with the Government of Brazil to help stop deforestation in the Amazon. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 284821 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the importance of protecting rainforests and has a long and proud history of supporting action to combat deforestation. The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, published last year, sets out work to protect the world’s forests, support sustainable agriculture and move towards zero-deforestation supply chains.</p><p> </p><p>Brazil is one of our priority countries for both climate change and biodiversity engagement, and the UK Embassy in Brazil leads our engagement with the Brazilian Government on the environment. We have been having positive discussions with the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, who are keen to continue our partnership to promote sustainable agricultural practices to combat deforestation rates. The first phase of our Low-carbon Agriculture programme (£24.9 million), completed in May this year, reached over 18,500 beneficiaries in the Amazon and Atlantic forest biomes and delivered a seven-fold increase in livestock productivity, while avoiding the clearance of 175,000 hectares of land and reducing 52% of carbon emissions. An additional £30 million has been committed to expand project activities to a second phase, taking place in two other major biomes in Brazil – Cerrado and Caatinga.</p><p> </p><p>Brazil will continue to be an important partner in negotiations at the forthcoming UN climate summits in Chile this December (the 25<sup>th</sup> Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP 25) and again at the significant COP 26 in late 2020, where we hope to raise the level of global ambition on climate change five years on from the landmark Paris Agreement in 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T11:35:19.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:35:19.307Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1141350
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Animal Welfare: Licensing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many local authorities in England have submitted data for 2019 on the number of licences they have issued under the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Smith more like this
uin 280991 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>Under regulation 29 of <em>The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018</em> it is a requirement for local authorities in England to submit specified information relating to licensable activities in their respective areas. Such information should be submitted to the Secretary of State by 31 May for each preceding year 1 April to 31 March. Local authorities have submitted information to the Secretary of State for this year and Defra is analysing the data. We aim to publish the information later this year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
grouped question UIN
280992 more like this
280993 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:44:12.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:44:12.45Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
1564
label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
1141351
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Animal Welfare: Licensing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018, how many licences have been issued under those regulations in 2019 for (a) breeding dogs, (b) providing or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats, (c) providing or arranging for the provision of boarding for dogs in kennels, (d) providing or arranging for the provision of day care for dogs, (e) hiring out horses, (f) selling animals as pets and (g) keeping or training animals for exhibition. more like this
tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Smith more like this
uin 280992 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>Under regulation 29 of <em>The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018</em> it is a requirement for local authorities in England to submit specified information relating to licensable activities in their respective areas. Such information should be submitted to the Secretary of State by 31 May for each preceding year 1 April to 31 March. Local authorities have submitted information to the Secretary of State for this year and Defra is analysing the data. We aim to publish the information later this year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
grouped question UIN
280991 more like this
280993 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:44:12.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:44:12.513Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
1564
label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this