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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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 Livestock: Animal Welfare 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 recent steps his Department has taking to improve animal conditions on farms. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 219447 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The Government is making good on our commitment to make the UK a world leader in the care and protection of animals as we leave the EU. We are planning to increase maximum penalties for animal cruelty from six months’ to five years’ imprisonment. We are updating our statutory welfare codes, starting with the publication of new meat chicken and laying hen codes last year. These codes strengthen guidance for keepers and owners of livestock on how to meet the needs of their animals and enhance their welfare.</p><p> </p><p>We are considering what more can be done to improve our already high animal welfare standards in the context of our future agricultural policy. In England, we intend to develop publicly-funded schemes for farmers to deliver animal welfare enhancements beyond our high regulatory baseline that are not sufficiently rewarded by the market.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T15:56:25.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T15:56:25.707Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058952
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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 Horse Racing: Animal Welfare 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, whether he plans to publish information on action taken against people in breach of regulations in horse racing with regard to the use of the whip. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 219332 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>Defra is keen to ensure that we uphold our high standards of animal welfare including in relation to horseracing. Irresponsible use of the whip is completely unacceptable.</p><p> </p><p>The British Horseracing Association (BHA) requires that whips be used responsibly and jockeys may only use the whip within certain strict rules. The BHA policy on the whip was drawn up in consultation with animal welfare groups, such as the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare and is published on the BHA website. The latest rules include a threshold on the number of times the whip can be used before racing stewards can consider an inquiry. If the rules are broken, the jockey may be banned from racing for a certain number of days depending on the seriousness of the offence.</p><p> </p><p>Defra is satisfied that the rules in place are sufficient to restrict and limit the use of the whip in horse racing.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T16:52:51.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:52:51.47Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1058990
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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 Circuses: Wildlife 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 applications were received from travelling circuses to use wild animals in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019; and (i) how many animals and (ii) of which species were listed in each application. more like this
tabling member constituency Workington more like this
tabling member printed
Sue Hayman more like this
uin 219475 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>(a) In 2018 there were two separate applications.</p><p> </p><p>The first license application was for a total of five animals and included the following stocklist:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>One zebra (equus burchelli chapmani)</p></li><li><p>Two camels (camelus bactrianus)</p></li><li><p>Two reindeer (rangifer tarandus)</p></li></ul><p>The second license application was for a total of fourteen animals and included the following stocklist:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>One camel (camelus bactrianus)</p></li><li><p>Four reindeer (rangifer tarandus)</p></li><li><p>One fox (vulpes vulpes)</p></li><li><p>Three raccoons (procyon lotor)</p></li><li><p>Three zebras (equus burchelli chapmani)</p></li><li><p>One zebu (bos indicus)</p></li><li><p>One blue and gold macaw (ara ararauna)</p></li></ul><p>(b) In 2019 there has been one application to date.</p><p> </p><p>This license application was for five animals and included the following stock list:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>One zebra (equus burchelli chapmani)</p></li><li><p>Two camels (camelus bactrianus)</p></li><li><p>Two reindeer (rangifer tarandus)</p></li></ul>
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T16:56:40.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:56:40.597Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
4395
label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this
1058993
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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 Circuses: Animal Welfare 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 he will bring forward legislative proposals to end the use of wild animals in circuses in England; and what form that legislation will take. more like this
tabling member constituency Workington more like this
tabling member printed
Sue Hayman more like this
uin 219476 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>I refer the honourable member to the answer given to the honourable member for Oxford West and Abingdon, Layla Moran, on 16 October 2018 to PQ 176633.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T11:55:21.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T11:55:21.88Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
4395
label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this
1059073
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit 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, which EU agencies his Department plans to seek continued membership of after the UK has left the EU; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas more like this
uin 219249 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>During the Implementation Period, the terms of the UK’s participation in EU agencies and bodies will be as set out in Article 128 of the Withdrawal Agreement.</p><p> </p><p>After we leave the European Union, we are committed to maintaining a close and collaborative relationship with the EU. Our future partnership is a matter for the next phase of negotiations and we look forward to constructive discussions with the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T17:00:44.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T17:00:44.023Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1057052
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
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 (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill (Draft) 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 page four of the Seventh Special Report of Session 2017-19 of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, published on 23 April 2018, on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill 2017: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report, HC 984, how and when he plans to take forward the measures contained in the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 218781 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The Government remains committed to introducing legislative requirements relating to animal sentience and to increasing the maximum penalties for animal cruelty. The Government will ensure that any necessary changes required to UK law are made in a rigorous and comprehensive way to ensure animal sentience is recognised after we leave the EU. The Government intends to bring forward legislation as soon as Parliamentary time permits. In the meantime, Defra is continuing to engage closely with stakeholders to further refine the Government's proposals on animal sentience.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-02-14T15:49:53.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T15:49:53.38Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1056751
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit 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 officials from his Department have been seconded from their primary role to make preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas more like this
uin 218154 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
answer text <p>Over 80% of Defra’s agenda is affected by the UK’s departure from the European Union and as a result many roles across the Defra group are now supporting work related to our departure from the EU, either directly or indirectly. We are unable to disaggregate between ‘deal’ and ‘no deal’ planning work.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-02-15T14:30:00.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T14:30:00.46Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1055875
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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 Food: Kent 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 recent steps his Department has taken to support the food and beverage sector in Kent. more like this
tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
tabling member printed
Rehman Chishti more like this
uin 217567 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The Government works closely with the full spectrum of food and drink businesses across the country to promote growth, jobs, productivity and exports. As elsewhere, we engage with businesses in Kent, both directly and through trade associations and other businesses groups, to support them in their efforts to address economic challenges, understand and mitigate regulatory and compliance issues and prepare successfully for leaving the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T16:54:45.453Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:54:45.453Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
3987
label Biography information for Rehman Chishti more like this
1055127
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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 Meat: Prices 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 assessment his Department has made of the effect on the price of cattle and sheep products of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 217051 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answer text <p>It is in everyone’s interests to secure a good deal with the EU and that is exactly what we are committed to do. The Government recognises the concerns of stakeholders and is determined to get the best deal for the UK in our negotiations to leave the EU, including for our globally recognised beef and sheep sectors.</p><p> </p><p>As any responsible government would, we are preparing for all outcomes including the possibility of no deal. Extensive work to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario is under way to ensure the country continues to operate as smoothly as possible from the day we leave.</p><p> </p><p>We are in close contact with the beef and sheep sectors to understand and anticipate the effects on the sector of the UK leaving the EU without a trade deal. Significant work is already underway to ensure that UK exporters can maintain access to EU markets after March 2019. We are conducting rigorous analysis of the full range of UK-EU trade scenarios on UK agriculture (including the beef and sheep sectors) as part of our planning.</p>
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-02-12T13:37:23.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T13:37:23.933Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1055230
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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 Circuses: Animal Welfare 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, whether the Government plans to bring wild animals within the scope of the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 once the Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012 expire in January 2020. more like this
tabling member constituency Alyn and Deeside more like this
tabling member printed
Mark Tami more like this
uin 216967 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answer text <p>It remains the Government’s intention to introduce legislation banning the use of wild animals in travelling circuses by the time the Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012 expire in January 2020. Wild animals are already within the scope of the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. However, there is an exemption from licensing for those animals already subject to a licence under either the Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012 or the Zoo Licensing Act 1981.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-02-12T12:28:44.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T12:28:44.79Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
1383
label Biography information for Mark Tami more like this