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1132504
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution: Schools 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 discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on planting (a) grass, (b) trees and (c) plants in schools to help tackle air pollution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
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Tracey Crouch more like this
star this property uin 265485 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has regular discussions with Ministers across Government Departments about air pollution and how to reduce it. There remains a significant debate among experts about the efficacy of vegetation in reducing air pollution. Defra’s Air Quality Expert Group conclude that overall, vegetation and trees in particular are regarded as beneficial for the environment but they are not a solution to air quality problems in our cities and towns. The Government is giving priority to action on the multiple sources of pollutants, delivered through the Clean Air Strategy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:08:15.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:08:15.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
1132425
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Eels: Smuggling 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 additional steps he plans to take to tackle the illegal trade in eels and elvers. 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 265415 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government takes the issue of illegal trade in eels very seriously and is keen to ensure that at all stages of development – glass eel, elver, or mature eel - they are appropriately protected.</p><p> </p><p>The glass eel fishery in England is highly regulated, and we remain confident we have a good traceability of the catch from the riverbank to the point of export. All known exports of catch from the UK glass eel fishery in recent years have been destined for the known legal market in the EU for restocking and aquaculture.</p><p> </p><p>Moreover, the UK continues to contribute to and support Operation Lake – Europol’s operation to tackle illegal eel trafficking across international borders. We work closely with our European and other international partners in a number of international fora, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), to ensure we are taking strong and effective measures to deter any illegal trade.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T09:49:39.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T09:49:39.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1132024
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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 Recycling: Infrastructure 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 his Department is taking to support the creation of new recycling infrastructure. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hove more like this
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Peter Kyle more like this
star this property uin 264445 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>Through our Resources and Waste Strategy we have set long-term targets to divert more waste from landfill and to drive up recycling. Key ambitions include delivering a 65% municipal waste recycling rate by 2035, a minimum 70% recycling rate for packaging waste by 2030 and implementing a deposit return scheme for drinks containers, subject to consultation. The publication of the Strategy, setting out the long-term policy environment will encourage and support the required investment.</p><p> </p><p>Specific measures taken by the Government that are already supporting the creation of new recycling infrastructure include:</p><p> </p><ul><li>£4.7m of grant funding, which was announced on 12 June and made available through the Waste and Resources Action Programme, to support new capital infrastructure projects that will help to recycle difficult plastic packaging and textile materials. Further grant opportunities around recycling will follow in due course.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The packaging waste producer responsibility scheme, which raised £130 million in 2018 through the purchase by producers of packaging waste recovery and export notes. Just under £82 million of this supported the development of infrastructure. Proposed reforms will support the development of new and improved recycling infrastructure.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Investment of £3 billion of grant funding in 24 Private Finance Initiative waste infrastructure projects. These grants support infrastructure including material recovery, mechanical biological treatment and anaerobic digestion facilities, as well as implementation and expanding kerbside recycling services.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T12:06:33.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T12:06:33.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Peter Kyle more like this
1132086
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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 Water Treatment 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 discussions he has had with water companies on (a) the modernisation of water treatment facilities and (b) increasing capacity to limit the amount of untreated sewage entering rivers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 264351 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>Over the past 25 years, the water industry has spent over £25 billion on sewage treatment works and sewerage system upgrades driven by environmental directives to improve water quality. This has delivered a 61% reduction in the amount of polluting phosphorus and a 72% reduction in the amount of ammonia discharged from wastewater treatment works since 1995. In addition, 7,000 combined sewer overflows have been improved, reducing the impact of pollution from sewage discharges.</p><p><em> </em></p><p>In the current investment period (2015-2020) the water companies are investing over £3 billion to improve their sewage treatment and sewerage infrastructure. During the next investment period (2020-2025), plans have been put forward to deliver over £4.5 billion on environmental improvements. These include:</p><p> </p><p>(a) Modernisation of around 2,300 wastewater treatment works to meet environmental quality standards such as those required by the Water Framework Directive, Bathing Waters Directive and Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive.</p><p> </p><p>(b) Increasing the capacity of around 550 wastewater treatment works and storm tanks to ensure that they are treating the correct amount of sewage flow and to accommodate future growth.</p><p> </p><p>(c) Investing in sewerage infrastructure improvement to monitor and reduce the frequency and volume of storm sewage discharged from combined sewer overflows.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T11:10:49.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T11:10:49.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1132018
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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 Recycling 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 are the most recent recycling rates are for (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Gloucestershire, (d) Tewkesbury Borough Council, (e) Gloucester City Council, and (f) Cheltenham Borough Council. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 264314 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The official ‘waste from households’ recycling rate for 2017 is 45.7% for the UK and 45.2% for England.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does not have published ‘waste from households’ recycling rates for individual local authorities. Instead another metric, ‘households’ recycling, is available, which has a slightly broader scope with some differences in the materials which are counted as recycling.</p><p> </p><p>The county council acts as the disposal authority, while the other councils are the collection authority.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>‘Household’ recycling rates for the local authorities in 2017/18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gloucestershire County Council</p></td><td><p>54.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tewkesbury Borough Council</p></td><td><p>54.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gloucester City Council</p></td><td><p>41.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cheltenham Borough Council</p></td><td><p>48.5%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T12:28:07.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T12:28:07.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1132019
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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 Recycling 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 he is taking to increase recycling rates; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 264315 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to increasing recycling rates. Our consultation on ‘consistency in household and business recycling collections in England’ sought views on how to do this. One of the proposals in the consultation was for all collectors of waste to collect a core set of materials from households and businesses. We believe that if the same core set of materials was collected for recycling there would be less confusion among householders and members of public about what can be recycled. As a result, both the quantity and quality of recycling would increase.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently analysing responses to the consultation and will publish the Government’s response to it shortly.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T12:34:27.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T12:34:27.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1132043
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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 Birds: Conservation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect offshore foraging areas for cliff nesting seabirds. 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 264370 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to implementing the Food and Agriculture Organisation Plan of Action on Seabird Bycatch, and is working closely with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and a wide group of stakeholders including environmental groups and the fishing industry to progress the UK’s own national Plan of Action. This will protect offshore foraging areas for cliff-nesting seabirds, by mitigating bycatch in places where they are most at risk. In addition, we have designated 47 Special Protection Areas in English waters for seabirds covering 13,000km<sup>2</sup> in our inshore waters that protect nesting sites and nearby foraging areas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T10:57:31.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T10:57:31.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1132081
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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 Bottles: Recycling 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, if he will publish plans to introduce a bottle return scheme in England and Wales similar to that introduced by the Scottish Government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
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John Woodcock more like this
star this property uin 264378 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The consultation on proposals to introduce a deposit return scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland closed on 13 May. Policy officials are currently analysing the responses; the analysis of responses and Government response will be published in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T12:13:53.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T12:13:53.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Woodcock more like this
1131641
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Solid Fuels: Heating 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, with reference to the consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood in England, if he will deposit in the Library copies of all reports and datasets his Department is aware of on non PM2.5 toxic pollutants released when burning (a) smokeless briquettes, (b) wet wood, (c) dried wood and (d) house coal on open domestic fires; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 263780 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Any publicly available resources we have used to inform our analysis of the proposals in the consultation will be made available with the Government response.</p><p> </p><p>Various respondents to the consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood sent in their own price analyses of fuels. These note that there are price differentials associated with volumes purchased, and seasonality as well as between differing locations across England. Research has been undertaken based on these responses along with further analysis of advertised retail prices to assess the effect of the proposals in the consultation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 263781 more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T10:17:38.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T10:17:38.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1131642
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Coal: Heating 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 analysis his Department has conducted on the effect on solid fuel prices of house coal being banned; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 263781 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Any publicly available resources we have used to inform our analysis of the proposals in the consultation will be made available with the Government response.</p><p> </p><p>Various respondents to the consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood sent in their own price analyses of fuels. These note that there are price differentials associated with volumes purchased, and seasonality as well as between differing locations across England. Research has been undertaken based on these responses along with further analysis of advertised retail prices to assess the effect of the proposals in the consultation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 263780 more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T10:17:38.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T10:17:38.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this