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1143180
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Tritium 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, for what reasons there has been a change to permitted levels of gaseous tritium discharges at former Magnox Nuclear Stations as a result of the operation of the waste encapsulation plants. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 284628 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:58:30.553Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1145533
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Eggs: Salmonella 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 she is taking to ensure that eggs infected with salmonella do not reach consumers. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 290282 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
answer text <p>We have national programmes to control salmonella in poultry and protect public health, which require regular sampling of laying flocks. Where laying flock samples test positive for regulated strains of salmonella, the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) will alert the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Public Health England (PHE) and restrictions on the eggs will be put in place to protect public health which will apply for the life of the affected flock. Eggs from such flocks cannot be sold as fresh table eggs, but must be either processed by heat treatment to eliminate salmonella before entering the food chain, or disposed of outside the food chain as Animal by Products.</p><p> </p><p>The General Food Law EU Regulation 178/2002 will be transferred into UK law at the point of exit by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act. Inoperabilities in 178/2002 have been addressed by The General Food Law (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. EU Regulation 178/2002 lays down that food placed on the market must be safe to eat - it must not be ‘injurious to health’ or ‘unfit for human consumption’. Food businesses are required to notify the competent authorities, such as the local authority or the FSA, if they suspect that a product placed on the market does not comply with safety requirements. When Salmonella infection is confirmed in a laying flock the FSA works with industry, APHA and local authorities to ensure appropriate action is taken to safeguard public health.</p>
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-07T16:34:02.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:34:02.167Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1145537
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Eggs 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 she is taking to ensure that (a) farms, (b) packing stations and (c) wholesalers in the egg sector do not breach standards regulations. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 290283 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
answer text <p>Egg producers, packing centres and wholesalers are subject to rigorous and regular regulatory inspections by the Animal and Plant Health Agency to protect public and animal health. Compliance breaches under egg marketing legislation and failures to carry out salmonella testing are taken very seriously. Where any significant non-compliances are found, contravention notices are served requiring the non-compliance to be corrected by a set deadline. A fixed penalty may be applied where salmonella sampling breaches have occurred.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-01T17:55:37.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T17:55:37.89Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1145702
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Eggs: Salmonella 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 estimate she has made of the number of scheduled tests for salmonella in eggs that were (a) carried out behind schedule and (b) not carried out. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 290637 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
answer text <p>National Control Plan official sampling is done annually as per legislative requirements. The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) are an approved Industry Control Body for their own assurance scheme members and their annual official sampling is carried out by their auditors NSF International. Non-BEIC producers are sampled by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).</p><p> </p><p>In 2018, APHA completed all official sampling on non-BEIC laying farms in the timescales required. 2019 sampling for non-BEIC laying farms is also on track for completion within the timescales required.</p><p> </p><p>As part of routine regulatory inspections APHA inspectors audit each egg producer’s salmonella sampling records in order to review operator sampling. Where late or missed sampling is identified a penalty notice will be issued. In addition, where there is no clear current test present at the time of the inspection, the inspector will immediately take the appropriate samples for testing and will serve a notice applying restrictions to the eggs pending a clear test result.</p><p> </p><p>The number of penalty notices that have been raised against producers in England are:</p><p> </p><p>01/06/16-31/05/17 - 30.</p><p>01/06/17-31/05/18 - 44.</p><p>01/06/18-31/05/19 - 35.</p>
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-01T17:57:44.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T17:57:44.377Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1145757
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Pakistan: Earthquakes 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 International Development, what assistance the Government is offering to the Government of Pakistan following the aftermath of the recent earthquake in Azad Kashmir. more like this
tabling member constituency Warley more like this
tabling member printed
John Spellar more like this
uin 290644 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
answer text <p>DFID has been liaising closely with the Government of Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) since the earthquake struck on 24 September 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Key humanitarian partners, including UN agencies, met with the NDMA to discuss the response to the earthquake on Friday 27 September. The NDMA confirmed that the Government of Pakistan will not launch any formal appeal or request for National or International Assistance, but donors and agencies can provide assistance on a voluntary basis.</p><p> </p><p>DFID stands ready to respond and provide funding and the National Disaster Consortium partners have pre-positioned supplies which can be deployed at short notice.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-03T16:18:19.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T16:18:19.597Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
318
label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1145851
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Department for International Development: Secondment 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 International Development, how many staff in his Department are deployed to other Departments and working on the UK leaving the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
tabling member printed
Preet Kaur Gill more like this
uin 291053 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
answer text <p>As at 3<sup>rd</sup> October, the Department for International Development has deployed 118 employees on short term loan to other government departments to support EU exit priorities.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-03T16:19:22.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T16:19:22.423Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4603
label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1145872
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection 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 her Department is taking to improve the UK’s Ocean Health Index score. more like this
tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
tabling member printed
Douglas Chapman more like this
uin 290828 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p>The UK Marine Strategy puts in place the framework for achieving good environmental status in UK waters. A recent consultation on the progress made towards GES showed that whilst progress was being made further work was needed.</p><p> </p><p>The updated UK Marine Strategy Part I assesses an array of ocean health factors as well as economic and social analyses of the way we use our marine environment and the benefits it provides us. The updated assessments will be published later this year, giving improved information to the scientists working on the UK’s Ocean Assessment Score.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is already a global leader in protecting seas, the ocean and marine life. Our work includes the creation of 355 Marine Protected Areas protecting 25% of UK waters, including the recent designation of 41 Marine Conservation Zones. On 8 June we announced a review into Highly Protected Marine Areas in England, which is due to report by early 2020.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T11:53:00.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:53:00.967Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4402
label Biography information for Douglas Chapman more like this
1145926
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading 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, how much her Department has spent from the public purse on tree planting in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Workington more like this
tabling member printed
Sue Hayman more like this
uin 290862 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
answer text <p>Defra supports tree planting in England through three main established funding mechanisms: The Woodland Creation Planning Grant; The Woodland Carbon Fund; and Countryside Stewardship (formerly the England Woodland Grant Scheme).</p><p> </p><p>Collectively, spend on these schemes over the last five years is as follows:</p><p> </p><p>2014-15 - £7.9M</p><p>2015-16 - £2.3M</p><p>2016-17 - £2.0M</p><p>2017-18 - £4.2M</p><p>2018-19 - £4.6M</p><p> </p><p>Over the last five years Defra has also supported tree planting through its arms lengths bodies and directly funded projects such as the Trees for Schools programme – current spend £2.5M.</p><p> </p><p>Defra is also supporting a new Northumberland Forestry Partnership, and the planting of three new sites in Northumberland to coincide with the UK hosting COP26 international climate conference.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-03T15:59:15.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T15:59:15.44Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4395
label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this
1145931
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Livestock: Animal Welfare more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance her Department has issued to livestock transport companies on the welfare of animals in the event of delays to freight crossing to and from the EU if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Workington more like this
tabling member printed
Sue Hayman more like this
uin 290866 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
answer text <p>Defra has issued guidance to animal transporters on the processes that apply in relation to import and export rules and animal welfare in the event of no deal and contingency measures that can be taken to mitigate the risks to welfare of animals being stuck in queues. Transporters have a legal duty to safeguard the welfare of their animals.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-07T16:40:30.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:40:30.027Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4395
label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this
1145991
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Pakistan: Earthquakes 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 International Development, what support he is offering to provide for relief and reconstruction for people affected by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake near the town of Jhelum in Kashmir. more like this
tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Lyn Brown more like this
uin 290890 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
answer text <p>DFID has been liaising closely with the Government of Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) since the earthquake struck on 24 September 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Key humanitarian partners, including UN agencies, met with the NDMA to discuss the response to the earthquake on Friday 27 September. The NDMA confirmed that the Government of Pakistan will not launch any formal appeal or request for National or International Assistance, but donors and agencies can provide assistance on a voluntary basis.</p><p> </p><p>DFID stands ready to respond and provide funding and the National Disaster Consortium partners have pre-positioned supplies which can be deployed at short notice.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-03T16:19:02.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T16:19:02.087Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
1583
label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this