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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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 Agriculture: Subsidies more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the farming and agriculture industry in (a) the UK, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) Haltemprice and Howden constituency. more like this
tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Davis more like this
uin 277642 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Farming has a bright future outside the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. The Great Yorkshire Show demonstrated the strengths that British farming has to offer with a record-breaking number of entries for sheep and cattle, and great produce from Wensleydale cheese to North Yorkshire game.</p><p> </p><p>I know very well the importance of supporting these farmers in Yorkshire and Humber, home to my own constituency and farm, as well as my Rt Hon friend’s constituency, Haltemprice and Howden. As we prepare to leave the EU, the UK Government is taking a number of steps to support our farmers and industry in England and across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>For the UK as a whole, the Government has pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this Parliament, expected in 2022; this includes all funding provided for farm support under both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 of the current Common Agricultural Policy.</p><p /><p>The Government has also guaranteed that any projects where funding has been agreed before the end of 2020 will be funded for their full lifetime. This means, in the event the UK leaves the EU with no deal, the UK Government would fund any remaining payments to farmers, land managers and rural businesses due after October 2019. This would ensure continued funding for these projects until they finish. The guarantee also means that Defra and the devolved administrations can continue to sign new projects after the UK leaves the EU during 2019 and 2020.</p><p> </p><p>As agriculture is devolved, each administration will have the flexibility to develop agricultural policy suited to their own unique circumstances, once the UK has left the EU. It is for the Scottish, Welsh and future Northern Ireland Governments to decide upon future agricultural policies for their respective nations.</p><p> </p><p>For farmers in England, the Agriculture Bill marks a decisive shift in our support. We will create an ambitious new system based on paying “public money for public goods”. Public goods will include improving air and water quality, and habitats for wildlife. By paying for things the public value, we can also improve animal welfare and reduce the use of antibiotics in our food chain. Financial support for innovations like precision farming can help farmers become more productive, reduce the use of expensive chemicals and protect the environment.</p><p> </p><p>Critically, our Agriculture Bill also includes a seven year transition period of 2021–2027 for Direct Payments to help farmers in England to plan for the future. In the meantime direct payments for 2019 and 2020 will be made on the same basis as they are now, with simplifications where possible.</p>
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-22T12:01:27.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:01:27.743Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
tabling member
373
label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
1139269
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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 Salmon more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on salmon stocks in English rivers of seals. more like this
tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
uin 277604 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>No formal assessment of the effect of seal activity on Atlantic salmon stocks has been made in English rivers.</p><p> </p><p>Although diet studies suggest that seals typically prey on other fish species, seals are known to consume salmon in estuaries, around nets and river mouths. Predation by seals is controlled by regulations including licensed sustainable culling, as well as non-lethal methods such as sound scaring equipment.</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 2019-07-22T12:01:44.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:01:44.237Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
tabling member
116
label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1139270
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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 Salmon 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 research programmes on the decline of salmon stocks in English rivers his Department is currently allocating funding to. more like this
tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
uin 277605 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Defra funds research conducted by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and the Environment Agency to address factors contributing to the decline of salmon in English rivers. Factors, such as water quality, migration barriers, marine survival and exploitation are addressed in Defra’s 5 year Implementation Plan for Salmon Management in England and Wales, conducted by Cefas for the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation. Progress on these plans is reported on annually.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Projects Defra is currently funding include:</p><p>- Anthropogenic Factors – ‘Prioritising the management of salmonid based on the relative impacts of anthropogenic factors’</p><p>- Stock assessment methodology improvement – ‘Genetic sex ratio analysis of salmon smolts and adults’</p><p>- Climate Change – ‘Predicted effects of Climate Change on UK diadromous fish populations’</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 2019-07-22T11:52:49.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T11:52:49.237Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
tabling member
116
label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1138930
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Agriculture: Subsidies more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the equity of the transition to environmental land management payments for farms of different sizes. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 277105 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The seven year agricultural transition period in England, as set out in the Agriculture Bill, will make sure there is a gradual transition from the current system to the new, avoiding a cliff edge for farm businesses of all sizes. It will give all farmers sufficient time to adapt and prepare for the new Environmental Land Management system which will be piloted and rolled out during the transition.</p><p>During the transition, we will apply reductions to Direct Payments in a fair way, with higher reductions initially applied to amounts in higher payment bands.</p><p>This method balances the views of those who feel recipients of the highest payments should initially face higher reductions with the strong calls for the reductions to be shared amongst all farmers from the start of the transition.</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 2019-07-22T16:11:56.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:11:56.317Z
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