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1051290
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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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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 Animal Welfare 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 his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a ban on tethering animals in unsafe locations including (a) roundabouts (b) roadsides and (c) other public land. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 214548 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Defra is keen to ensure that we uphold our high standards of animal welfare including in relation to tethering. Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) it is an offence to fail to provide for an animal’s welfare or to cause it any unnecessary suffering. The 2006 Act is backed up by the statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids (the Code). The Code provides owners and keepers with information on how to meet the welfare needs of their animals and includes a specific section on how to tether a horse and other animals are covered. The code makes it clear that the site should not allow animals’ access to a public highway or public footpaths. If anyone is concerned about the way a horse or other animal has been tethered they should report the matter either to the relevant local authority or to the RSPCA or World Horse Welfare who can investigate. If a horse or other animal is found not to be tethered appropriately it could lead to a prosecution under the 2006 Act. Defra considers that this legislation and guidance provides the right safeguards in respect of tethering.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T17:31:45.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T17:31:45.867Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4079
star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
1054560
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Agriculture: Migrant Workers 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, with reference to the paper entitled The UK future skills-based immigration system, published by the Home Office on 19 December 2018, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on the effect of the recently announced skills-based immigration system on (a) the food and farming sector and (b) the UK’s security of food supply. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 216166 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>It is a priority of this Government to enable an innovative, productive and competitive food supply chain.</p><p>Whilst the UK prepares to leave the EU, Defra is working closely with the Home Office to ensure that there is a long term strategy for the food and farming workforce as part of the future immigration policy.</p><p>Following publication of the Immigration White Paper on 19 December, the Home Office has initiated an extensive twelve month programme of targeted engagement across the UK, and with the EU and international partners, to capture views and ensure that we design a future system that works for the whole of the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T14:13:29.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T14:13:29.613Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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1591
star this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
1054812
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Natural England: Finance 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, pursuant to Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 189648 on Natural England: Finance, what is meant by broadening the scope of Natural England's income base. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 216204 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>Although the vast majority of Natural England’s work is funded from core Grant in Aid (GiA), it also receives income from a diverse range of sources such as fees and charges, commercial activities and external grant funding. Natural England is looking at options for expanding these sources of income whilst also exploring new investment mechanisms for green finance.</p><p> </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 2019-02-07T10:47:29.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T10:47:29.193Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1591
star this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
1052215
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star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Sheep Meat: New Zealand 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 discuss with his New Zealand counterpart how that country labels exports of sheepmeat to include information on pre-stunning. 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 215077 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Defra officials regularly meet with their New Zealand counterparts to discuss a range of issues including the New Zealand requirements around slaughter and food labelling. Officials have discussed the issue of stunned sheepmeat exports from New Zealand.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T14:16:30.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T14:16:30.997Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
star this property tabling member
252
star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1052353
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star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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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 Coal Fired Power Stations and Incinerators: Health Hazards 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 (a) his Department or (b) Public Health England has (i) undertaken or (ii) made an assessment of any studies that compare the effectiveness of the different methods of filtering pollutants used in (A) waste incinerators and (B) coal fired power stations for protecting human health. 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 215080 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>No such studies have been undertaken by the Environment Agency or Public Health England, nor any assessments made of such studies.</p><p> </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 2019-02-07T11:08:40.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T11:08:40.337Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property tabling member
252
star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1051377
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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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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 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 are the main sources of particulate matters in (a) urban and (b) rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
star this property uin 214604 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government does not break down pollution sources into urban and rural areas; however, we do publish pollution emission maps, which are available on BEIS National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory website: <a href="http://naei.beis.gov.uk/emissionsapp/" target="_blank">http://naei.beis.gov.uk/emissionsapp/</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The main emissions sources of fine particulate matter (PM<sub>2.5</sub>) on a national scale are domestic solid fuel burning (38% in 2016), industrial sources (16%) and road transport (12%), including brake and tyre wear.</p><p> </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 2019-02-07T11:01:08.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T11:01:08.623Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property tabling member
4478
star this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1051342
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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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: National Security 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 the Government will make an assessment of the importance of food security to wider national security. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 214480 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Food is one of the 13 Critical National Infrastructure sectors in the UK. The UK’s Critical Infrastructure is defined by the Government as:</p><p> </p><p>‘Those critical elements of Infrastructure (facilities, systems, sites, property, information, people, networks and processes), the loss or compromise of which would result in major detrimental impact on the availability, delivery or integrity of essential services, leading to severe economic or social consequences or to loss of life.’</p><p> </p><p>Defra, as the lead Government Department for food, produces an annual Sector Security and Resilience Plan which covers risk to food supply from natural hazards and malicious threats, including Physical, Personnel, and Cyber risks. A public summary of the plan is published on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Food sector has a highly effective and resilient food supply chain, owing to the size, geographic diversity and competitive nature of the industry. Although there is recognised dependency on other critical services such as fuel, energy, transport and communications, the resilience of the sector has been demonstrated by its response to potentially disruptive challenges in recent years. Government and the sector will continue to work together to ensure the resilience of food supply.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T14:38:45.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T14:38:45.947Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1054622
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 River Thames: Cocaine 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 he is taking to address the high level of cocaine found in eels in the River Thames. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 216371 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency (EA) undertakes a wide range of monitoring in the River Thames, including some exploratory monitoring for cocaine, to manage water quality and inform future regulatory approaches where appropriate.</p><p> </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 2019-02-07T10:44:10.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T10:44:10.79Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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4682
star this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
1054761
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Animal Welfare 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 his Department is considering issuing specific guidance on the practice of animal tethering. 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 216147 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Defra is keen to ensure that we uphold our high standards of welfare including in relation to tethering. Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) it is an offence to fail to provide for an animal’s welfare or to cause it any unnecessary suffering. The 2006 Act is backed up by the statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids (the Code). The Code provides owners and keepers with information on how to meet the welfare needs of their animals and includes a specific section on how to tether horses and other animals covered. If anyone is concerned about the way a horse or other animal has been tethered they should report the matter either to the relevant local authority or to the RSPCA or World Horse Welfare who can investigate. If a horse or other animal is found not to be tethered appropriately it could lead to a prosecution under the 2006 Act. Defra considers that this legislation and guidance provides the right safeguards in respect of animal tethering.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T14:16:31.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T14:16:31.107Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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1436
star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1052303
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star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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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 Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy 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 assistance his Department is providing to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 215168 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I am encouraged by this international project which gives the Commonwealth a real opportunity to save its forests, while celebrating the Queen’s service to the Commonwealth. A number of organisations that Defra support represent the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy at a national and international level, including the National Forest Company.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of this wider initiative and as part of the five saplings project, Ministers have been planting ‘5 Queens Commonwealth Canopy trees’ to support this initiative.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T14:31:33.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T14:31:33.717Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this