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1144241
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-03more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Trees: Urban Areas 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 the Government will make an assessment of the effect of urban trees on levels of human physical health and well being; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 286093 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>The Social and Economic Research Group of Forest Research, part of the Forestry Commission, focuses on understanding the complex relationships between forestry, the environment and society. The importance of peri urban woods and urban woods for people’s wellbeing, both physical, mental and social is well known. The group is currently participating in a number of activities which will help increase our understanding of the health and wellbeing benefits of trees and greenspace.</p><p> </p><p>The Forestry Commission also supports the Urban Forest and Woodland Advisory Committee Network, which advises the Forestry Commission on forestry. The network has produced various publications on the benefits of a resilient urban forest, including for human health and quality of life.</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 2019-09-09T11:25:30.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:25:30.483Z
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
1144242
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-03more like thisremove minimum value filter
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, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of funding and other Government support for the tree nursery industry to ensure that it is able to plan and invest in the infrastructure required to increase the numbers of trees that the Government estimates will be required to be planted to help meet its climate change and biodiversity targets. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 286094 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>We do not provide direct support to tree nurseries. Our sustained support for new woodland creation helps ensure that there is ongoing demand for forest trees. The Forestry Commission has regular contact with representative bodies, sharing information on the expected level of tree planting and demand for trees to aid the planning of tree production.</p><p> </p><p>We are looking at how we can support the nursery industry in improving biosecurity and improve tree seed viability.</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 2019-09-09T11:32:27.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:32:27.04Z
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
1144243
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-03more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Trees 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 the Government has to (a) collate statistics on the number of trees in the UK and (b) ensure that existing trees are adequately maintained. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 286095 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>The National Forest Inventory Forest Research, part of the Forestry Commission, gathers data on the number of trees within woodland in Britain. In addition it monitors the canopy area of trees outside of woodland within. More details of the work carried out and information it publishes can be found here: <a href="https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/national-forest-inventory/about-the-nfi/" target="_blank">https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/national-forest-inventory/about-the-nfi/</a></p><p> </p><p>All woodland is protected against unauthorised removal through the control of tree felling in the Forestry Act 1967, the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) Regulations and the planning system. Activities authorised and supported by the Forestry Commission, including woodland management which has grant support available through Countryside Stewardship and Felling Licences applications, are expected to meet the UK Forestry Standard, the Government’s approach to sustainable forestry.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T11:27:41.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:27:41.507Z
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
1144244
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-03more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Trees 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 she will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to require each local authority to employ suitably qualified public-realm tree officers to ensure that (a) statistics are collated on the number of trees and (b) existing trees are adequately maintained in each local authority area. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 286096 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>A public consultation on policies to improve the management of our trees and woodlands by Local Authorities was opened in December 2018. The consultation ended in February 2019. This document set out Government’s view on the importance of trees, especially in an urban environment, and the need for more policies to enhance the status and protection of urban trees.</p><p>The Government committed in the 25 Year Environment Plan to introduce a duty on Local Authorities to consult the public on felling street trees. This will increase the transparency of decision-making and give the public a say in the management of these important natural assets. It will encourage local authorities to consider concerns raised and have regard to these when making decisions. This duty will be introduced in the forthcoming Environment Bill.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
grouped question UIN 285154 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T11:15:05.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:15:05.243Z
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
1144272
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-03more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Clothing: Sustainable Development 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 the Government is taking to encourage sustainable fashion from production to purchase in order to meet (a) UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 on sustainable consumption and production and (b) the target for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 286151 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 2019-09-09T16:46:41.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:46:41.917Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1144338
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-03more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Members: Correspondence 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, when her Department plans to reply to the letter of 3 July 2019 from the hon. Member for Ashford. more like this
tabling member constituency Ashford more like this
tabling member printed
Damian Green more like this
uin 286078 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 2019-09-09T16:34:16.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:34:16.407Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
76
label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
1144479
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-03more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Forests: Woking 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, which areas of forestry and woodland in Woking constituency are classed by her Department as ancient woodland. more like this
tabling member constituency Woking more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
uin 286220 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>The Ancient Woodland Inventory can be found on Defra’s website at <a href="https://magic.defra.gov.uk/MagicMap.aspx" target="_blank">Magic Map Application</a>. It shows all the woodland and forestry areas in England classed as ancient woodland. This service is managed by Natural England.</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 2019-09-09T11:06:53.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:06:53.303Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4090
label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1144505
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-03more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Hare Coursing: Fines 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 she will increase the penalties imposed by the courts in respect of offences of harecoursing; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Greg Knight more like this
uin 286136 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 2019-09-09T16:45:31.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:45:31.527Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
1200
label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this
1144640
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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 Developing Countries: Climate Change 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 recent assessment he has made of the effect on his Department's climate-focused work of planning for the UK to leave the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Midlothian more like this
tabling member printed
Danielle Rowley more like this
uin 286838 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>DFID is fully supporting the Government’s preparations to ensure that the UK leaves the EU on 31 October. At the same time, as the Prime Minister made clear at the recent G7 Leaders meeting, the UK is strongly committed to tackling the two immense threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. Putting climate change and environment at the heart of our development programming is a high priority for DFID. While we have, since July 2019, deployed a small number of staff (fewer than 5) who were working on climate change to work on planning for our exit from the EU, overall the number of staff working on climate change is increasing.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
grouped question UIN 286840 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T15:34:54.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:34:54.95Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4628
label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this
1144642
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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 Developing Countries: Climate Change 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 of his Department who previously focused on climate change have moved to a role to plan for the UK leaving without a deal since July 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Midlothian more like this
tabling member printed
Danielle Rowley more like this
uin 286840 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>DFID is fully supporting the Government’s preparations to ensure that the UK leaves the EU on 31 October. At the same time, as the Prime Minister made clear at the recent G7 Leaders meeting, the UK is strongly committed to tackling the two immense threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. Putting climate change and environment at the heart of our development programming is a high priority for DFID. While we have, since July 2019, deployed a small number of staff (fewer than 5) who were working on climate change to work on planning for our exit from the EU, overall the number of staff working on climate change is increasing.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
grouped question UIN 286838 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T15:34:55.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:34:55.02Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4628
label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this