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1129312
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Charities: Plastic Bags 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 is taking steps to encourage charities to (a) stop using plastic bags to collect charity donations and (b) explore alternatives. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 259431 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>The Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy for England, published in December last year, sets out our plans to reduce plastic pollution and move towards a more circular economy. This builds on the commitment in the 25 Year Environment Plan to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste.</p><p>Following a public consultation in 2017, the Fundraising Regulator strengthened its Code of Practice, requiring charitable house to house collectors not to post collection bags to properties that indicate they do not wish to receive them, thus reducing the distribution of unwanted charity collection bags. The Waste and Resources Action Programme has also produced guidance to help local authorities and textiles collectors such as charities, waste management companies and textile merchants increase textile reuse and recycling and reduce the amount of textiles being disposed of in residual waste.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T10:43:58.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T10:43:58.223Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1129321
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Forests: Conservation 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 plans his Department has to improve protection and preservation of ancient woodlands as part of future national planning policy. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 259435 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Defra officials are working with the Ministry of Communities, Housing and Local Government to produce the National Planning Policy Guidance (NPPG) to support the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) published last year. The NPPF strengthens protection of ancient woodland, meeting one of the Government’s manifesto commitments. The NPPG will be published shortly. The planning framework and guidance will reflect the importance of strengthened protection of ancient woodlands, ancient trees and veteran trees and is a significant milestone in strengthening the protection of this irreplaceable habitat.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T13:57:45.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T13:57:45.45Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1129630
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Poultry Meat: USA 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 assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) the poultry meat sector and (b) consumers of the importation of poultry washed with (i) chlorine and (ii) other antimicrobial washes from the US. more like this
tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
uin 259965 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>We are committed to maintaining our rigorous standards on animal welfare and food safety after Brexit - high standards and high quality are what our domestic and global customers demand, and that is what we will provide.</p><p> </p><p>The existing food safety provisions regarding chlorine and other pathogen reduction treatments for poultry will be transferred into UK law by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T14:40:41.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T14:40:41.537Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4061
label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
1130092
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Hedges and Ditches 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 he has made of the effect of netting hedgerows on nesting birds. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
tabling member printed
Diana Johnson more like this
uin 260592 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Although the Government has not undertaken this specific assessment, we closely monitor trends in bird populations. These trends have long been considered to provide a good indication of the broad state of our wildlife.</p><p> </p><p>In November last year, the Government published <em>Wild Bird Populations in England, 1970 to 2017</em>. Overall, this showed that the combined all-species index has changed little compared with around 45 years ago. However, there was much variation in numbers between species, with some species increasing and some species decreasing.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T10:46:00.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T10:46:00.663Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1533
label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1130093
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Hedges and Ditches 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 steps he is taking to protect and conserve hedgerows. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
tabling member printed
Diana Johnson more like this
uin 260593 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green, Catherine West, on 15 April 2019 to PQ 242911.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T10:32:05.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T10:32:05.187Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1533
label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1130094
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Hedges and Ditches 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, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to include stronger regulation on the netting of hedgerows. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
tabling member printed
Diana Johnson more like this
uin 260594 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>There are no plans to review regulations governing the netting of bird nesting places, as it is enforcement that is required rather than new regulations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T16:18:13.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T16:18:13.59Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1533
label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1128308
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Tree Planting 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 steps he (a) has taken and (b) is planning to take in response to the recommendations on planting trees made by the Climate Change Committee in its report Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming, published in May 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 257400 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Committee on Climate Change published its report on 2 May. We very much welcome this analysis and will be responding in a timeframe that reflects the urgency of this crucial issue.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is driving forward its manifesto commitment to plant 11 million trees over the course of this parliament.</p><p> </p><p>We have kick started a vast Northern Forest, which will see 50 million trees planted from Liverpool to Hull; allocated £10 million to plant new trees in our towns and cities through the urban trees challenge fund; and appointed a Tree Champion to lead our engagement on a new English Tree Strategy. In the Autumn Budget, the Chancellor announced £50 million to help plant new woodlands through the Woodland Carbon Guarantee.</p><p> </p><p>We have recently consulted on Best Practice Guidance and issued the Urban Tree Manual, which support the sustainable management of trees. The National Planning Policy Framework, published in July 2018, encourages better recognition of trees and woodlands for the wider natural capital benefits they can provide.</p>
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
grouped question UIN 257421 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T14:06:25.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T14:06:25.533Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1128314
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Tree Planting 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 steps he (a) has taken and (b) is planning to take to encourage local authorities to implement the recommendations on planting trees made by the Climate Change Committee in its report Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming, published in May 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 257421 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Committee on Climate Change published its report on 2 May. We very much welcome this analysis and will be responding in a timeframe that reflects the urgency of this crucial issue.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is driving forward its manifesto commitment to plant 11 million trees over the course of this parliament.</p><p> </p><p>We have kick started a vast Northern Forest, which will see 50 million trees planted from Liverpool to Hull; allocated £10 million to plant new trees in our towns and cities through the urban trees challenge fund; and appointed a Tree Champion to lead our engagement on a new English Tree Strategy. In the Autumn Budget, the Chancellor announced £50 million to help plant new woodlands through the Woodland Carbon Guarantee.</p><p> </p><p>We have recently consulted on Best Practice Guidance and issued the Urban Tree Manual, which support the sustainable management of trees. The National Planning Policy Framework, published in July 2018, encourages better recognition of trees and woodlands for the wider natural capital benefits they can provide.</p>
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
grouped question UIN 257400 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T14:06:25.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T14:06:25.593Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1129592
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Land: Contamination 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 assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the 2012 revisions to the Statutory Guidance on dealing with contaminated land. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 259840 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>The 2012 Statutory Guidance was issued following an extensive review with the contaminated land sector, local authorities, other interested Government departments and agencies. In 2014, Defra funded research to assess the level of understanding and impact of the revised guidance. This assessment is publicly available: <a href="http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Document.aspx?Document=12496_SP1011-AssessmentoftheImpactoftherevisedStatutoryGuidance.pdf" target="_blank">http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Document.aspx?Document=12496_SP1011-AssessmentoftheImpactoftherevisedStatutoryGuidance.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T09:10:28.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T09:10:28.403Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1129615
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading EU Rapid Alert Systems for Food and Feed 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 steps he has taken to ensure the maintenance of access to the EU’s rapid alert system for food and feed after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 259842 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Food safety is one of the Government’s top priorities on leaving the EU. The UK Government is committed to maintaining a strong relationship with the EU Commission on Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). The exact arrangements for UK participation in RASFF will be a matter for the next phase of the negotiations and part of wider discussions on the co-operation of UK authorities with EU agencies.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T16:50:57.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T16:50:57.637Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this