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1083519
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-07more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Food: Imports 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 implications for food imports from the US of the United States - European Union Negotiations: Summary of Specific Negotiating Objectives, published by the Office of the United States Trade representative in February 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
tabling member printed
Deidre Brock more like this
uin 229717 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>The Government welcomes the publication of the United States - European Union Negotiations: Summary of Specific Negotiating Objectives, and the more recent publication of Specific Negotiating Objectives for the UK. These publications are of course important, but do not change the Government’s view that any future trade deal must work for UK consumers, farmers and businesses.</p><p>The Government has made it clear that we will not water down our food or animal welfare standards in pursuit of any trade deal. Existing food standards on issues such as chlorinated chicken will come across through the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. For hormone treated beef the UK has transposed EU Council Directive 96/22/EC into UK law, which prohibits the use of artificial growth hormones in both domestic production and imported products. This will continue when we leave the EU.</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 2019-03-14T12:09:54.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:09:54.623Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
tabling member
4417
label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
1083571
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-07more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Consultation 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 many consultations by his Department (a) are open, (b) are closed awaiting a Government response and (c) have been initiated since 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
tabling member printed
Peter Dowd more like this
uin 229742 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>All public government consultations are uploaded onto GOV.UK where one can filter consultations by many criteria, including department, official document status and date of publication. As of 12 March 2019 Defra had:</p><p>a) 9 open public consultations,</p><p>b) 14 consultations closed awaiting a government response; and</p><p>c) 116 consultations published in total from 1 January 2016.</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 2019-03-14T12:11:13.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:11:13.927Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
tabling member
4397
label Biography information for Peter Dowd more like this
1083718
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-07more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Pigs: Bovine Tuberculosis 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 many TB tests on pigs have returned a negative result after a primary inconclusive test result in England in each year since 2013. more like this
tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Greg Knight more like this
uin 229700 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>We have interpreted the term ‘inconclusive test result’ as suspect pig slaughterhouse cases, tested in abattoirs when TB-like lesions are identified. For these ‘inconclusive’ cases, post mortem samples have been taken and processed for bacteriological isolation of Mycobacterium bovis <em>(M. bovis).</em></p><p>This information is available under the periodical statistics on Gov.UK:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/other-tb-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/other-tb-statistics</a></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Total individual animal specimens submitted for post-mortem examination</p></td><td><p><em>of which:- </em>animal specimens where culturing was not attempted</p></td><td><p>Animal specimens which underwent laboratory culture</p></td><td><p><em>of which:-</em> animal specimens with culture results pending at end of period</p></td><td><p><em>of which:-</em> animal specimens that were culture positive for <em>M. Bovis</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>272</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>272</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>36</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>191</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>188</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>77</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>74</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>31</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>57</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>56</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>67</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>65</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>117</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>104</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>111</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>107</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Q1-Q3 2018</p></td><td><p>101</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>97</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>17</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-14T11:50:37.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T11:50:37.797Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
tabling member
1200
label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this
1083719
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-07more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Pigs: Bovine Tuberculosis 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 the average time taken is from the date of a first sample to a final test result in TB tests on pigs in England for each year since 2013. more like this
tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Greg Knight more like this
uin 229701 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>The average time to obtain results from growing cultures in the laboratory from samples taken from pigs can vary between 42 and 98 days.</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><strong> Animals</strong></td><td><strong>Average Days</strong></td></tr><tr><td><strong>2013</strong></td><td>73</td><td>81</td></tr><tr><td><strong>2014</strong></td><td>68</td><td>111</td></tr><tr><td><strong> 2015</strong></td><td>65</td><td>93</td></tr><tr><td><strong>2016</strong></td><td>104</td><td>93</td></tr><tr><td><strong> 2017</strong></td><td>108</td><td>88</td></tr><tr><td><strong> 2018</strong></td><td>144</td><td>92</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>APHA’s laboratory IT system does not hold the date the sample was taken. The data provided above has been calculated using the date when the samples were received at the APHA laboratory. This data excludes any incomplete submissions or those currently pending.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T11:38:16.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T11:38:16.347Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
tabling member
1200
label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this
1084418
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Procurement 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, with reference to the guidance entitled, Procurement policy note 03/14: promoting tax compliance, how many suppliers were allocated contracts by his Department as a result of complying with (a) one and (b) more than one of the mitigating circumstances after failing the tax compliance questions. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
tabling member printed
Anneliese Dodds more like this
uin 230095 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. To obtain the information a manual search through individual records would be required as this is not recorded on departmental systems.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T13:52:49.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T13:52:49.94Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
tabling member
4657
label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1084427
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Chief Scientific Advisers 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 many meetings he held with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 December 2018 and 28 February 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency North Norfolk more like this
tabling member printed
Norman Lamb more like this
uin 230040 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>The Secretary of State had two bilateral meetings with Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 December 2018 and 28 February 2019. The Chief Scientific Adviser also regularly attends other Secretary of State meetings on wider issues.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T10:32:07.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T10:32:07.29Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
tabling member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
1086592
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Organic Farming 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 he has in place to (a) expedite agri-environment funding (i) applications and (ii) claims and (b) review rates of reward for the production of public goods to tackle the effect on the cash flow of organic farmers of leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 230680 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
answer text <p>Having taken over responsibility for this task in October 2018, the Rural Payments Agency is working to process outstanding agri-environment payments and agreements as soon as possible. We know how important these payments are to customers, which is why for Countryside Stewardship claimants, we will be making bridging payments worth 75% of their current claim value to farmers who have not received their advance payments in April.</p><p> </p><p>While our priority remains to deliver a negotiated deal, we fully recognise the concerns of the organics sector and are working hard to mitigate the impact of a no deal on organic operators.</p><p> </p><p>We have already confirmed that food and feed products that are certified as organic in the EU will be recognised after 29 March at the UK’s discretion. We are working to secure a reciprocal agreement so our operators can continue to export their organic produce to the EU.</p><p> </p><p>We currently have no plans to review rates of reward for organic farmers.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T13:10:19.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T13:10:19.253Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1086702
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Seasonal Workers: Cornwall 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 his Department has made of the number of seasonal workers employed in Cornwall in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
tabling member printed
Steve Double more like this
uin 230817 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>The number of seasonal, casual or gang labourers on commercial agricultural holdings<sup>(a)</sup> in the South West Region on 1 June in each of the last five years is shown in the table below. County breakdowns are only available for 2013 and 2016, therefore figures for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are included for these years only.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Seasonal, casual or gang labour<sup>(b)</sup></strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West Region</p></td><td><p>4429</p></td><td><p>5440</p></td><td><p>5744</p></td><td><p>5415</p></td><td><p>6757</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cornwall and Isles of Scilly</p></td><td><p>837</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>1221</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>n/a: not available</p><p>Source: Defra June Survey of Agriculture</p><p>(a) Commercial holdings are those with significant levels of farming activity. These significant levels are classified as any holding with more than 5 hectares of agricultural land, 1 hectare of orchards, 0.5 hectares of vegetables or 0.1 hectares of protected crops, or more than 10 cows, 50 pigs, 20 sheep, 20 goats or 1,000 poultry.</p><p>(b) Seasonal, casual or gang labour is defined as seasonal, casual and gang workers, including family and non-family workers who are usually employed for less than 20 weeks of the year.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-14T12:14:50.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:14:50.063Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
tabling member
4452
label Biography information for Steve Double more like this
1086725
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Smallholdings 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 ensure that local authorities are delivering value for money through their management of county council smallholding estates. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 230610 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>Defra’s annual report to Parliament on the proceedings of local authority smallholdings in England published on 27 February 2019, shows that the reporting smallholding authorities generated a revenue account net surplus of around £16 million in 2017/2018 from their council smallholdings estates.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities regularly review all their commercial assets to establish strategies to help meet financial requirements and deliver service transformation needs. We encourage all smallholding authorities reviewing rural estate assets to follow the principles and guidance set out in the Rural Estate Asset Management Planning Good Practice Guidance which was prepared by the Association of Chief Estates Surveyors and the Tenancy Reform Industry Group.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
grouped question UIN 230612 more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T12:22:42.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:22:42.543Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1086726
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Smallholdings 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 the Government last carried out an assessment of the performance of local authorities in delivering the objective for county council smallholding estates as set out in section 39 of the Agriculture Act 1970. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 230611 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>I value the contribution council farms make in providing opportunities for new entrants to start off in farming.</p><p> </p><p>Every year Defra lays a report on the proceedings of Local Authority Smallholdings before Parliament and publishes it on GOV.UK. The most recent report was published on 27 February 2019 providing statistical and financial information on the delivery of council farm smallholdings estates across England for the financial year of 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The report can be downloaded from the GOV.UK website here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/68th-annual-report-to-parliament-on-smallholdings-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/68th-annual-report-to-parliament-on-smallholdings-in-england</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T12:33:43.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:33:43.253Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this