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1126315
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Glyphosate more like this
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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 whether the use of glyphosate is consistent with plans to conserve and increase the population of pollinating insects in the UK. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL15675 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>For all pesticides, the Government carries out a thorough assessment of the scientific evidence, drawing on advice from experts in the Health and Safety Executive and the UK Expert Committee on Pesticides. The current evidence shows that glyphosate pesticides do not carry unacceptable risks to pollinators and can therefore be authorised. Ministers have acted where the evidence shows an unacceptable impact on bees – for example, with respect to neonicotinoids.</p><p> </p><p>Any highly effective means of removing flowering weeds can reduce the food and shelter available to pollinators. We are taking action to provide wildflower-rich habitat through the National Pollinator Strategy, including supporting partnerships of landowners and conservationists on large-scale habitat management projects. In 2015, we introduced new and simple agri-environment ‘packages’ to make it easier for farmers to put flowers back into fields. We are also raising awareness to help everyone support pollinators through action in their gardens and public spaces, through the ‘Bees’ Needs’ campaign.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan puts Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at the heart of its approach. This means developing and implementing policies that encourage and support sustainable crop protection with the use of pesticides and their impact kept to a minimum.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T15:55:21.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:55:21.17Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1126706
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Landfill: Hillingdon more like this
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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 whether the Newyears Green Lane landfill site is a special site of contamination; and what steps the Environment Agency has taken to ensure that any drilling into that site poses no risk to the Chiltern Aquifer. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL15723 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>On 26 May 2011, in accordance with Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the London Borough of Hillingdon determined the land at the former ‘New Years Green Lane Landfill Site’ as Contaminated Land as defined by Section 78A (2) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (the Act).</p><p> </p><p>On 6 July 2011, the Environment Agency (EA) agreed to designate the land at New Years Green Landfill as a Special Site pursuant to Section 78C (6) (b) of the Act. The site is now within the regulatory control of the EA under Part IIA of the Act.</p><p> </p><p>There is no proposal to undertake any such drilling activity at the landfill site. However, the EA is involved in the technical review of any drilling proposals at this landfill. As a minimum requirement, any drilling works in the landfill or in areas where waste is suspected must utilise “clean” drilling methodologies to avoid potential cross contamination between different parts of the geology.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:40:55.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:40:55.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1126707
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star 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
unstar this property hansard heading High Speed 2 Railway Line: Colne Valley more like this
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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 assessment they have made of whether HS2 is compliant with the obligations of the EU Water Frameworks Directive in regards to its activity at Colne Valley; whether a risk assessment of drilling in that area has been undertaken; what assessment they have made of the impact of any such drilling on contamination of the watercourse; and what discussions they have had with HS2 about the possible risks posed by such drilling. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL15724 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency (EA) continues to discuss the assessment of the potential impacts of the High Speed Two (HS2) scheme on European Water Framework Directive (WFD) status with High Speed Two Ltd (HS2 Ltd) and its contractors for the Colne Valley.</p><p>HS2 Ltd is producing a report about the impacts of the main construction works. Where the EA has issued approvals for enabling and investigation works, it has made sure that HS2 Ltd has assessed the WFD requirements.</p><p>HS2 Ltd has a Code of Construction Practice which requires its contractors to work in accordance with British Standards ‘Investigation of potentially contaminated sites’ (BS 10175:2011) and ‘Code of practice for ground investigations’ (BS 5930:2015). By following the practices set out in this guidance, drilling would not cause contamination or further mobilise any contamination already present in the ground.</p><p>The EA is working with HS2 Ltd to secure the protection of water bodies in the Colne Valley and also advises HS2 Ltd in relation to any potential environmental risks associated with the proposed construction.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:38:33.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:38:33.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4297
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1126512
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Veterinary Medicine: Migrant Workers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 estimate he has made of the number of additional accredited vets that will be required in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashford more like this
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Damian Green more like this
star this property uin 254054 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>In the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, all animals, products of animal origin (POAO), fish, shellfish, crustaceans, germplasm or fishery products exported from the UK to the EU will require an export health certificate (EHC). EHCs have to be certified by either a suitably accredited Official Veterinarian (OV) or, in the case of fish and fish products, either an OV or an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) employed by a local authority.</p><p> </p><p>Defra does not employ OVs or EHOs so we have engaged with the private sector and local government to identify means of increasing the number of authorised signatories available. From February we have provided free training for vets to become accredited to sign EHCs. Over 300 vets have completed the training, an increase of just under 50% in the total number of suitably qualified OVs.</p><p> </p><p>To support OVs we also created a new role of Certification Support Officer (CSO). A CSO can handle preparatory and administrative aspects of EHCs (checking documents, identifying products or sealing containers). This will free up OV time and capacity to provide the final assurance required. The number of qualified CSOs stands at 84.</p><p> </p>
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 2019-05-22T16:28:47.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:28:47.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
1126566
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sick Leave more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254075 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>We can confirm we have searched our records and can provide the information below. This information covers the period 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019. We do not hold data relating specifically to stress as a separate category of sick leave absence. Instead we have provided data relating to all mental health absences. This category includes psychological illnesses such as stress, depression, anxiety and any other mental health condition.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>How many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to mental health in the last 12 months</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>109 members of staff 2.25% of total staff headcount</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>What proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Absences relating to mental health made up 34.9% of all sickness absences</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>What the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total cost of mental health sickness is £427,559.55</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The proportion of officials taking sick leave for reasons relating to mental health has remained constant at around 2% for the last five years.</p><p> </p><p>We have various services and support mechanisms in place to support employee mental health. For example we have an internal employee led mental health ‘buddy’ network, and employees have access to an external provider Employee Assistance Programme, and Occupational Health Service. We also have a process in place for notifying and managing work related stress.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:37:00.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:37:00.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1125839
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Foxes more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of potential secondary uses of the estimated 400,000 foxes killed each year in Britain, including as a source of biofuel. more like this
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Lord Hanningfield more like this
star this property uin HL15629 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>In 2000, the Burns Report estimated that 400,000 foxes die each year in Britain on roads, by being shot or through natural causes.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of those who wish to control foxes by culling to ensure that the carcases are disposed of in accordance with the law. We have made no assessment of potential secondary uses of fox carcases.</p><p> </p><p>Animals killed on roads are typically sent for disposal by incineration, co-incineration or processing (rendering). The fat extracted from rendering is commonly sent to approved biodiesel plants for conversion into biodiesel.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T11:52:03.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T11:52:03.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hanningfield more like this
1126091
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Livestock: Animal Welfare more like this
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25259
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 recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of a ban on all caged farming. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 253508 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government shares the public’s high regard for animal welfare and the welfare of our farmed livestock in all systems is protected by comprehensive and robust legislation. This is backed up by statutory species specific welfare codes, which encourage high standards of husbandry and which keepers are required by law to have access to and be familiar with. Defra’s Animal and Plant Health Agency inspectors and local authorities conduct inspections on farms to check that the animal welfare standards are being met.</p><p> </p><p>Whatever the system of production, the most important factor in determining animal welfare is good stockmanship and the correct application of husbandry standards. This reflects the advice of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee.</p><p> </p><p>We have already banned cages or close confinement systems where there is clear scientific evidence that they are detrimental to animal health and welfare. For example, we banned the keeping of sows in close confinement stalls in the UK in 1999, and the use of conventional (‘battery’) cages for laying hens in 2012.</p>
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 2019-05-21T16:40:38.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:40:38.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1126313
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Glyphosate more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidelines they have issued to local authorities on the use of glyphosate on grass verges, park paths, walkways, council gardens and road verges. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL15673 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Those who use, or cause or permit others to apply, glyphosate or other plant protection products are subject to a number of legal requirements. This includes a requirement to minimise the use of pesticides along roads and in areas used by the general public. The requirements and approaches to good practice are set out in the Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products and an accompanying guidance note. Specific requirements and advice for using a particular product are set out on the label.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:16:05.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:16:05.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1126314
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Glyphosate more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the quantity of glyphosate that has been used by each local authority in England and the cost to each of such use in the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL15674 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>This data is not collected. A regular survey of the amenity use of pesticides is conducted as part of the long-standing system of Pesticide Usage Surveys carried out by Fera Science Ltd. The most recent survey gives data and information on usage for 2016 for those local authorities who submitted data. It does not, however, include cost data and does not give figures for individual local authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:13:15.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:13:15.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1126312
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Glyphosate more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ban the use of glyphosate. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL15672 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The effects of glyphosate on wildlife have been carefully assessed as part of the regulatory process for pesticides. The effects of glyphosate itself were considered by the EU when deciding whether to approve the substance. UK regulatory scientists participated in the assessment made by the European Food Safety Authority and agreed with its conclusions. The Government therefore supported the decision at the end of 2017 to continue the approval of glyphosate.</p><p> </p><p>All products containing glyphosate are individually authorised and the Government will not authorise products for which the scientific assessment suggests that there may be unacceptable effects on wildlife.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on glyphosate are based on regulatory studies which companies are required to commission to support their applications. Relevant published data is also considered. The Government is not carrying out its own research on the environmental impact of glyphosate use because a comprehensive evidence base is already available.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15671 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:08:28.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:08:28.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this