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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Water Voles: Conservation more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to prevent further decline in the population of water voles in the UK. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The water vole is a protected species, listed under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and a species identified as being of principal importance under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006. As part of this, the species has a number of priority actions assigned to it, and as this is a devolved matter, the following information refers to actions in England.</p><p> </p><p>Natural England is committed to the actions set out in the Species Action Plan for water voles, alongside partner organisations noted within the plan, and recently published ‘A Review of the Population and Conservation Status of British Mammals’, which identifies and confirms areas of work where continued resource should be placed to conserve and enhance water vole populations. Natural England is working with Sussex University, Brighton University, the Wildlife Trusts and People’s Trust for Endangered Species to undertake a habitat suitability mapping exercise to maximise conservation gain using a landscape scale approach. Dependent on these findings and the results of another project, with WildCru (Oxford University) and specialist water vole consultants assessing mitigation techniques used in development, Natural England is considering adapting its licensing policies with the aim of maximising conservation gain for the species at a landscape scale.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2010 the Environment Agency has delivered 328 projects that included habitat creation or improvement for the benefit of water voles. It has restored 6,725 hectares and created 6,330 hectares of priority habitat in rivers, lakes and coastal waters. The Environment Agency has delivered training to relevant staff across its organisation to raise awareness of water voles and their protection, and screens its activities to ensure water voles and their habitats are protected from damage.</p><p> </p><p>Agri-environment schemes such as Countryside Stewardship provide suitable habitat for wildlife including water voles and other small mammals. Scheme options that benefit water voles include buffer strips alongside ponds, ditches, and other watercourses and fencing alongside watercourses to protect bankside vegetation.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Forestry Commission is currently undertaking a flagship project for water voles in Kielder Forest. Having eradicated the mink there, the Forestry Commission is working with the Tyne Rivers Trust, Northumberland Wildlife Trust and the University of Aberdeen on the restoration of water voles and their habitats across the North Tyne catchment, and has already released hundreds of water voles into the area.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T14:15:19.457Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T14:15:19.457Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1006887
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Environment Protection 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 the Government plans to take to protect the environment after the UK leaves the EU; and whether those steps will aim to maintain existing levels of protection as required under current EU legislation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 191300 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to maintaining environmental standards after we leave the EU, and will continue to uphold international obligations through multilateral environmental agreements.</p><p> </p><p>The EU (Withdrawal) Act will ensure existing EU environmental law continues to have effect in UK law after the UK leaves the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will establish a new, independent statutory body to hold Government to account on the environment, alongside a statutory statement of environmental principles to guide future Government policy making.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T10:41:47.2Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T10:41:47.2Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1006908
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Environment Protection more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the delivery of the targets in the Government's 25 year environment plan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 191367 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to delivering the 25 Year Environment Plan and to be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it. These commitments remain in a deal or no deal scenario. The EU Withdrawal Act 2018 will ensure all existing EU environmental law continues to operate in UK law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T10:45:58.943Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T10:45:58.943Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1006909
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Environment Protection more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for the UK's environmental governance of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 191368 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The EU (Withdrawal) Act will ensure existing EU environmental law continues to have effect in UK law after the UK leaves the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has committed to the creation of a new body to hold the Government to account on its compliance with environmental law. We will work to ensure that the new body is in place as soon as possible in a no deal scenario with the necessary powers to review and if necessary, take enforcement action in respect of breaches of environmental law from when the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union has ended in a no deal scenario, from 23:00 on 29 March 2019 onwards. This will mean that the Government will be held accountable as under existing EU law from the day we leave the EU. Any further interim measures that may be necessary under a no deal scenario before the new body is established will be brought forward in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T12:54:54.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T12:54:54.09Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1006910
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Environment Protection 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 make an assessment of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the planned environment Bill. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 191369 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to maintaining environmental standards after we leave the EU, and will continue to uphold international obligations through multilateral environmental agreements.</p><p> </p><p>The EU Withdrawal Act 2018 will ensure all existing EU environmental law continues to operate in UK law, transferring powers from EU institutions to domestic institutions and ensuring we meet international agreement obligations.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has committed to the creation of a new body to hold the Government to account on its compliance with environmental law. We will work to ensure that the new body is in place as soon as possible in a no deal scenario with the necessary powers to review and, if necessary, take enforcement action in respect of breaches of environmental law from when the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice has ended in a no deal scenario, this will be from 23:00 on 29 March 2019 onwards. This will mean that the Government will be held accountable as under existing EU law from the day we leave the EU. Any further interim measures that may be necessary under a no deal scenario before the new body is established will be brought forward in due course.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T12:26:12.697Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T12:26:12.697Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1007174
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Birds: Malvern Hills 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 plans are in place to monitor the effect on skylarks of Natural England-funded grazing on the Malvern hills. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 191481 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Natural England has no internal, formal monitoring programme for skylarks on the Malvern Hills, but uses the annual monitoring results from the local bird group to inform decisions on management. Natural England also takes advice from its national bird specialist on national skylark population trends.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T10:50:52.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T10:50:52.353Z
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4098
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1007186
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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
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star this property hansard heading Fracking: Lancashire 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, whether the Environment Agency has visited the Preston New Road shale gas site since the four seismic events of greater than the red light 0.5ML threshold that occurred between 26 October 2018 and 4 November 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 191382 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Yes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T10:35:59.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T10:35:59.83Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this