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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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 Inland Waterways: Kent 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, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2019 to Question 220196 on Inland waterways, whether a public right of navigation is in place along the Kentish Stour between Canterbury and Fordwich. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Canterbury more like this
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Rosie Duffield more like this
star this property uin 255372 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>There is no navigation authority with jurisdiction over the Kentish Stour between Canterbury and Fordwich. Rights of navigation in this stretch are subject to navigation agreements between riparian landowners and those wishing to navigate the waterway. The Department does not hold information on individual navigation agreements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:05:35.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:05:35.33Z
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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 Rosie Duffield more like this
1126873
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 Dangerous Dogs 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 against dog owners whose dogs have attacked (a) other dogs and (b) people; 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 254725 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 Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 makes it an offence to allow a dog, of any breed or type, to be dangerously out of control. This includes instances where dogs attack other animals including dogs, as well as people. We have discussed this application of the 1991 Act with the police.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:40:48.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:40:48.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1126882
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 Dogs: Imports 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, how many dogs were imported (a) in total and (b) from each country of origin using the Balai Directive in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 254872 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The numbers of dogs that were imported in total and from each country of origin using the Balai Directive in 2018 were as follows:</p><p> </p><p>The total number of dogs imported in 2018 was <ins class="ministerial">37,144</ins><del class="ministerial"><strong>20,845</strong></del>.</p><p> </p><p>The breakdown of this figure by country is as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Country Of Origin</p></td><td><p>Dogs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Austria</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1</ins><del class="ministerial">10</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Belgium</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1</ins><del class="ministerial">4 </del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Bulgaria</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">216</ins><del class="ministerial">61</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Croatia</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">265</ins><del class="ministerial">149</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Cyprus</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3566</ins><del class="ministerial">3156</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Czech Republic</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">63</ins><del class="ministerial">115</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> <ins class="ministerial">Denmark</ins></strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1 </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Estonia</strong></p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Finland</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>France</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">72</ins><del class="ministerial">19</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Germany</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">13</ins><del class="ministerial">4</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Greece</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">107</ins><del class="ministerial">125</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Hungary</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1585</ins><del class="ministerial">519</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Ireland (Rep. of)</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">7828</ins><del class="ministerial">4896</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Italy</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">26</ins><del class="ministerial">24</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Latvia</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1</ins><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Lithuania</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">6</ins><del class="ministerial">9</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Malta</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">4</ins><del class="ministerial">6</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Netherlands</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">111</ins><del class="ministerial">19</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Poland</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">881</ins><del class="ministerial">420</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Portugal</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">173</ins><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Romania</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">17189</ins><del class="ministerial">7461</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Slovakia</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">23</ins><del class="ministerial">9</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Slovenia</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Spain</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">4995</ins><del class="ministerial">3816</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sweden</strong></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">9</ins><del class="ministerial">8</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Switzerland</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>UK</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">3</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong><ins class="ministerial">37,144</ins><del class="ministerial">20,845</del></strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The data for commercial imports covers the number of animals imported into the UK, and was extracted from TRACES through the Qlikview facility by searching for imports of dogs and their commodity codes in 2018 to the UK by country of origin. These figures cover all commercially imported dogs, including commercial puppies, rescue dogs, research dogs and unaccompanied pets.</p><p> </p><p>The information that the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has provided is a true reflection of the information that is held. APHA cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data, as the information has been entered into TRACES by a third party.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:25:58.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:25:58.137Z
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less than 2019-06-04T10:12:38.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T10:12:38.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1126883
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 Dogs: Imports 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, how many dogs were imported (a) in total and (b) from each country of origin via the Pet Travel Scheme in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 254873 more like this
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star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">194,712</del> <ins class="ministerial">307,357 </ins>dogs were imported in total via the Pet Travel Scheme in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is unable to provide a breakdown of the number of dogs travelling under the scheme by country as it does not hold that information.</p><p> </p><p>The data regarding the Pet Travel Scheme is taken from APHA’s system for recording pets’ throughput based on information provided by checkers employed by approved carriers of pet animals.</p><p> </p><p>The information that APHA has provided is a true reflection of the information that is held. APHA cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data, as it can only rely on the information that has been entered into the pets’ returns by a third party.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:34:26.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:34:26.907Z
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less than 2019-06-04T10:12:59.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T10:12:59.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1126901
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 Assistance Animals 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, whether people travelling with assistance dogs to the EU will face disruption at EU borders at (a) train stations, (b) ports and (c) airports in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254715 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government understands that assistance dog users, who have become familiar with the benefits of using the EU Pet Travel Scheme to travel to EU Member States, are concerned about the changes that could take place when the UK leaves the EU.</p><p> </p><p>In any exit scenario owners of assistance dogs from the UK will still be able to travel to the EU with their animals. After exit we want owners of assistance dogs to be able to take their animals to the EU with the minimum of disruption.</p><p> </p><p>If the UK leaves the EU without a deal and becomes an unlisted third country under the EU Pet Travel Scheme, assistance dogs would need to be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies, as now, but would also need to undergo a blood titre test to demonstrate that their rabies vaccination has been effective.</p><p> </p><p>On 25 March 2019 Defra issued updated guidance on pet travel to Europe after Brexit, which can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-after-brexit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-after-brexit</a>. This advises of the contingency planning owners should consider to make sure their animals can travel to the EU in the scenario that the UK is not granted listed third country status under EU Pet Travel Scheme rules. The guidance advises owners to contact their vet at least four months before travelling to get the latest advice.</p><p> </p><p>Defra has submitted an application for the UK to become a listed country under the EU pet travel regulations. Should the UK become a Part 1 listed country, there would be little change to the current arrangements, with only minor changes needed for documentation and, in most cases, no change for owners from what they currently need to do in terms of their animal’s health preparation. It is now for the EU Commission to consider our application for listed status.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to work with assistance dog organisations to share the latest advice and guidance (in accessible formats) with their members. We will also work with carriers to ensure that assistance dog owners have the correct health preparation and documentation to enable them to enter the EU. When further information becomes available it will be published on GOV.UK. Email alerts on pet travel can be subscribed to at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications</a>. We will also ensure that vets who issue pet travel documents have the most up to date information.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:19:39.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:19:39.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126124
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit 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, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 253454 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>EU departure is an all-of-Government operation. The Department for Exiting the European Union is responsible for overseeing negotiations to leave the EU and establishing the future relationship between the UK and EU. The Department for International Trade works to secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.<strong><br></strong></p><p>Departments continually review workforce plans and reprioritise and assess changing needs, which includes identification and cessation of non-priority work where appropriate. We have accelerated our plans, and at the same time, the Civil Service as a whole is working to ensure that exit implementation is carried out to a high standard without impacting public service delivery across the whole of Government.</p><p>For Defra, information relating to all staff who have been transferred or loaned to another department since June 2016 is provided below. We are not able to confirm how many of these were related to exit roles as this information is not held.</p><p>We have interpreted the second part of the question relating to ‘other departmental briefs’ as those working on projects with or in other departments through any informal arrangement that is not a formal loan or secondment. Based on this interpretation, Defra does not hold this data and is unable to provide this information.</p><p>The information is from June 2016 – present.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Total number of staff transferred to another Government department (OGD) between June 16 – March 19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>445</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Number of staff transferred to an OGD who have since returned to Defra</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total number of staff loaned to an OGD between June 19 – March 19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>118*</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Number of staff loaned to an OGD who have since returned to Defra</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>14</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*This figure includes 30 loans where the end dates are between May 2019 and January 2022, and therefore we would not expect staff to have returned to Defra. All loans are generally for a period of two years.</p><p> </p><p>We do not use the term ‘secondment’ to refer to Civil Servants moving between departments, instead we use the term ‘loan’. Therefore we have interpreted this question to refer to those who have moved to other departments on loans.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:09:10.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:09:10.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126148
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Farmers: Training 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 his Department has to provide support for on-going training for young farmers who have entered the farming industry, to help ensure the sustainability of that workforce. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Somerton and Frome more like this
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David Warburton more like this
star this property uin 253689 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is a key priority of this Government to enable an innovative, productive and competitive agricultural sector, which invests in its people and skills.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working with industry bodies to improve access to the skills and training required within the industry. The Food and Drink Sector Council identified skills as one of its first priorities. The Council has established a Workforce and Skills Group to develop a long-term action plan for a world-class workforce for all sectors of the food chain, including agriculture.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:34:19.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:34:19.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Warburton more like this
1124878
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Water Companies: Competition 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 discussions there have been between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about the need to ensure that small business customers benefit from the non-household retail water market in England. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL15553 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>Ofwat are the economic regulator for the water industry, and it regulates and monitors the operation of the retail business market. Ofwat published their first annual report on the market, Open for Business<em>,</em> in July 2018. It identified that small and medium sized business customers are not yet experiencing the same benefits that larger customers receive from the retail market, and raised a number of issues that could be affecting this.</p><p> </p><p>Ofwat and Mosl, the market operator, have been taking a number of actions to investigate further and address these issues, including for SMEs.</p><p> </p><p>Ofwat is currently undertaking a further assessment of the market with a view to publishing their second annual report in July.</p><p> </p><p>My Department has ongoing discussions with Ofwat and Mosl about these issues and will discuss the outcomes of the second annual report with Ofwat in due course.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Minister Coffey, the Minister responsible for this policy area, requested that the then Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, Margot James MP, use her channels to advertise and promote to small business customers that they can benefit from the non-household retail water market in England.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:37:33.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:37:33.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this