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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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unstar 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 Wildlife: Smuggling remove filter
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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 progress has been made on the implementation of commitments made by (a) the UK and (b) partner nations at the London Conference on the illegal wildlife trade in February 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to playing its part in ending the scourge of the global illegal wildlife trade, which is why we hosted the London Conference on the illegal wildlife trade in February 2014. The London Conference Declaration contained 25 commitments to action on enforcement and criminal justice, eradicating the market for illegal wildlife products and sustainable livelihoods.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A report describing the UK’s progress on delivering the commitments made in the London Conference Declaration will be published this spring. We have also designed a £10 million package, over four years, to support international action to tackle the illegal wildlife trade, focused on the themes discussed at the London Conference. As part of this package, 19 projects around the world will receive over £5.3 million through the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK is producing a progress report on behalf of all the countries and Intergovernmental Organisations which adopted the London Conference Declaration. This report will be based on their contributions.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2015-01-28T17:46:01.157Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T17:46:01.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
unstar 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 Wildlife: Smuggling remove filter
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 he has to include online trading companies as participants in the Illegal Wildlife trade conference planned for October 2018. 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 151131 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-13more like thismore than 2018-06-13
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Bristol East, Kerry McCarthy, on 14 March 2018, PQ UIN 131446.</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 2018-06-13T10:45:17.86Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-13T10:45:17.86Z
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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 Tim Farron more like this
168647
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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unstar 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 Wildlife: Smuggling remove filter
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 the Government is taking to monitor the use of the internet for wildlife-related criminal activity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clwyd South more like this
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Susan Elan Jones more like this
star this property uin 217643 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that the internet can be used as a route for wildlife-related criminal activity, including illegal trade in species covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The illegal trade in CITES species is one of the six UK wildlife crime priorities and action to tackle such trade is spearheaded by the UK CITES Priority Delivery Group (CPDG) comprising Border Force, the Metropolitan Police Wildlife Crime Unit and the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU). Defra has provided additional funding to the NWCU this year to conduct research into wildlife crime on the internet and we will be considering the findings of their report.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Powers are available in the UK to tackle illegal internet trade in wildlife products under the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (COTES) legislation. This legislation is currently under review. The review will consider trends in illegal trade and the enforcement practices needed to combat this, including the increasing use of the internet to conduct trade in wildlife products.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>More broadly the National Crime Agency (NCA) focuses on the relentless disruption of serious and organised criminals and those that present the highest risk to the UK and its communities. Where high risk organised criminals are engaged in illegal wildlife trade the NCA will lead, support or coordinate an appropriate level of response. That response could include the NCA’s niche capabilities such as the National Cyber Crime Unit or its global network of liaison officers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T16:06:50.477Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T16:06:50.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Susan Elan Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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unstar 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 Wildlife: Smuggling remove filter
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 progress is being made on reducing international trade in endangered species. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
star this property uin 10599 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK is an active Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which regulates trade in over 35,000 species. Trade prohibitions are imposed where they are needed to conserve the long-term survival of a species and commercial trade in the most endangered is generally prohibited. For those where trade is allowed, this is subject to strict regulation and monitoring to ensure that it is sustainable.</p><p>The UK has also played a leading role in galvanising international action to combat the illegal wildlife trade, including of ivory. We hosted the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade in February 2014 and actively supported the Government of Botswana in its hosting of a follow-up Conference in Kasane in March 2015. <em>The Review of Progress</em> prepared for that Conference, available at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/415690/review-progress-kasane-conf-150317.pdf" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/415690/review-progress-kasane-conf-150317.pdf</a>, contains information on action being taken by countries and international organisations to tackle the illegal wildlife trade.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2015-10-14T14:08:20.167Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-14T14:08:20.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
unstar 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 Wildlife: Smuggling remove filter
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 he has made of whether criminals make use of cyber-crime in the illegal wildlife trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
star this property uin 124581 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
star this property answer text <p>Criminals are known to make use of cyber tools, including internet sale platforms, to facilitate the illegal wildlife trade. The National Wildlife Crime Unit assists law enforcers in their investigations and helps prevent and detect wildlife crime, including cybercrime.</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 2018-01-31T19:24:38.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-31T19:24:38.907Z
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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 Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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unstar 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 Wildlife: Smuggling remove filter
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, when her Department plans to bring forward new Control of Trade in Endangered Species Regulations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 57059 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-15more like thismore than 2016-12-15
star this property answer text <p>We fully intend to bring forward amendments to, and the consolidation of, the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (COTES) Regulations following on from the consultation we undertook earlier this year. Related to this we are currently exploring whether any further amendments may be required to COTES, in particular as a result of the proposal announced on 21 September to ban sales of ivory less than seventy years old. Our intention is that the amended COTES Regulations will be laid in 2017, subject to the outcome of the ivory consultation due to be launched in the New Year.</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 2016-12-15T17:24:14.573Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-15T17:24:14.573Z
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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 Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-06more like thismore than 2017-01-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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unstar 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 Wildlife: Smuggling remove filter
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, with reference to her Department's press release, UK leading global fight against illegal wildlife trade, published on 17 November 2016, how and in what areas the additional funding to tackle the illegal wildlife trade will be spent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 58979 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Northampton South, David Mackintosh, on 11 January 2016, PQ UIN 58249.</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 2017-01-12T13:04:32.847Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-12T13:04:32.847Z
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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 Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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unstar 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 Wildlife: Smuggling remove filter
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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 steps they are taking to tackle the illegal wildlife trade. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL13204 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answer text <p>Combatting the illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is a priority for the UK Government and the UK plays a leading role globally. We are investing over £36 million from 2014 to 2021 on action to counter IWT, including work to reduce demand, strengthen enforcement, ensure effective legal frameworks and develop sustainable livelihoods.</p><p> </p><p>The UK initiated and supported a series of international conferences, starting with the first conference in London in 2014, to drive the fight to eliminate IWT and in October last year brought together global leaders at the latest and most ambitious of these. The conference brought a new focus and determination to tackle IWT as a serious organised crime, to build coalitions and to close markets for illegally traded wildlife products. Sixty-five countries, including the UK, have reaffirmed their commitment to counter the illegal trade and have declared what further action they will be taking. Full details of all the commitments made at the conference have been published in the 2018 London IWT conference declaration.</p><p> </p><p>New UK pledges made at the conference which complement our existing initiatives in this area include the following commitments:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>an additional £6 million for the UK’s IWT Challenge Fund;</p></li><li><p>£900,000 of new funding to develop a British military counter-poaching taskforce;</p></li><li><p>£2.1 million for public-private partnerships in Indonesia, to secure and extend critical habitats for species including the Sumatran tiger and Asian elephant;</p></li><li><p>£50,000 to support a new WILDLABS Tech Hub, which has since partnered with the Open Data Institute to reduce the level of illegal trade of wildlife by sharing data to develop innovative technologies;</p></li><li><p>up to £40,000 to create education packs for children in multiple languages which will teach them about key conservation and IWT issues, in partnership with Tale2Tail, a citizen ivory action group, and the WWF;</p></li><li><p>to establish a new global consortium made up of specialists in demand reduction and behaviour change, to make sure that our future work on IWT is as binding and effective as possible.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>At home we have passed tough new legislation to close our domestic ivory market. The Ivory Act 2018 effects a total ban on commercial dealing in elephant ivory that could directly or indirectly fuel poaching, with five narrow exemptions. When the ban comes into force it will be the toughest in Europe and one of the toughest in the world, with some of the strongest enforcement provisions.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T12:43:49.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T12:43:49.28Z
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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 Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
unstar 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 Wildlife: Smuggling remove filter
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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 allocate funding to the (a) National Wildlife Crime Unit and (b) CITES Border Force team at Heathrow, to prevent the illegal trade in wildlife after 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 131440 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
star this property answer text <p>Defra, together with the Home Office, have committed funding for the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) until 2019/20. Decisions on funding and departmental allocations beyond 2020 will be taken at the next Spending Review.</p><p> </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 2018-03-14T12:26:25.26Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-14T12:26:25.26Z
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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 Kerry McCarthy more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
unstar 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 Wildlife: Smuggling remove filter
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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, when the amended Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) regulations will (a) be published and (b) come into force. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 131443 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The consolidated regulations, Control of Trade in Endangered Species Regulations 2018, will be laid before Parliament this spring. Subject to parliamentary clearance the regulations will come into force before the end of the year.</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 2018-03-14T12:31:34.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-14T12:31:34.337Z
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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 Kerry McCarthy more like this