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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 Animal Welfare more like this
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, if he will make it his policy to (a) ensure local authorities have a duty to provide access to a fully trained Animal Welfare Inspector with responsibility for enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and (b) provide additional funding for that role; what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities that do not employ an Animal Welfare Inspector; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 254174 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>Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, local authorities, the Animal &amp; Plant Health Agency and the police all have powers of entry to inspect complaints of suspected animal cruelty and take out prosecutions where necessary. Local authorities must be able to make decisions based on local needs and resource priorities and the arrangements that work best for them. It is for local authorities to determine how to prioritise their resources. We do not hold data centrally on the number of inspectors appointed under the Act.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities will often work in close partnership with others, such as the RSPCA, to ensure that the welfare of animals is protected. The Animal Welfare Act 2006 allows anyone to be able to investigate allegations of animal neglect and if necessary take forward a prosecution and it is on this basis that the RSPCA have been enforcing animal welfare legislation in this country. Although they have no specific powers under the 2006 Act, the RSPCA do investigate allegations of cruelty and successfully prosecute 800 to 1,000 people each year.</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 2019-05-21T14:57:36.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:57:36.117Z
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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 Caroline Lucas remove filter
1122801
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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 Environment Protection: Finance more like this
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, how much money his Department has allocated from the public purse to support the 2019 Year of Green Action. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 246990 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 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answer text <p>The purpose of the Year of Green Action is to encourage all sectors of society to play their part in taking action to improve the environment. We are supporting and amplifying the efforts of others through a small team co-ordinating promotional events and working with a number of charities, community groups and businesses to drive environmental action across Government and civil society. Key to this is our partnership with Step Up To Serve on the #iwill4nature campaign, which is seeking to encourage greater participation by young people from all backgrounds in environmental social action projects.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>We have spent £94,000 on programmes to support the Year of Green Action to date and have allocated an additional £78,000 for the remainder of the financial year. This includes contributions to green action projects and events run by charitable bodies such as the Sensory Trust, Groundwork and the Campaign for National Parks, promotional materials and the development of a website to promote volunteering opportunities for all and amplify activity underway. This expenditure does not include in-kind contributions received from the many organisations promoting the Year of Green Action with Defra’s support. We also fund the staff costs of the team of policy and communications advisers supporting the Year of Green Action initiative.</p>
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 2019-05-01T09:16:43.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T09:16:43.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
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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 Pesticides: Regulation more like this
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, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2019 to Question 231976, what the capacity assessment of the Expert Committee on Pesticides concluded with respect to whether the (a) annual budget and (b) staff capacity of the Committee and its secretariat would need to be increased in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 237092 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>The annual budget of the Expert Committee on Pesticides would be increased in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.</p><p> </p><p>Increases to the existing membership of the Committee and its secretariat would depend on the number of applications received in the UK for approval of active substances used in plant protection products and the issues they presented.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2019-04-01T08:46:09.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T08:46:09.623Z
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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 Caroline Lucas remove filter
1088260
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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 Pesticides: Regulation more like this
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, if he will hold a public consultation on changes to the (a) guidance and (b) principles related to the regulation of pesticides in the event that the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 231974 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 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, any future changes would follow the Cabinet Office guidance on consultation principles. This would entail public consultation if a substantive policy change was proposed. Changes to guidance could conceivably have significant or very minor effects, so a judgement would be needed if public consultation was warranted based on the specific circumstances.</p><p> </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 2019-03-21T17:44:00.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T17:44:00.323Z
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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 Caroline Lucas remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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 Expert Committee On Pesticides more like this
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, if he will increase the (a) capacity and (b) operating budget of the Expert Committee on Pesticides in the event that the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 231975 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 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The Plant Protection Products (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 will ensure the plant protection products regime can operate in a national context, if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement. These Regulations contain provisions enabling the UK competent authorities to take independent scientific advice, in areas where this was previously provided by the European Food Safety Authority in the EU regime. This includes the ability to seek independent scientific advice as part of the process for approving active substances used in plant protection products. Independent scientific advice would be sought from Defra’s existing Expert Committee on Pesticides from the day we leave the EU, and we would continue to build on these arrangements in the future.</p><p> </p><p>We have been working closely with the Expert Committee on Pesticides and its secretariat within the Health and Safety Executive to assess the Committee’s capacity in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal and to ensure that plans are in place to enable it to access both the scientific advise and resourcing it would need to deliver this expanded role.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 231976 more like this
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less than 2019-03-21T17:47:23.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T17:47:23.36Z
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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 Caroline Lucas remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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 Pesticides: Regulation more like this
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 his Department is taking to include independent scientific advice within the authorisation process for active substances used in plant protection products in the event that the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 231976 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 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The Plant Protection Products (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 will ensure the plant protection products regime can operate in a national context, if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement. These Regulations contain provisions enabling the UK competent authorities to take independent scientific advice, in areas where this was previously provided by the European Food Safety Authority in the EU regime. This includes the ability to seek independent scientific advice as part of the process for approving active substances used in plant protection products. Independent scientific advice would be sought from Defra’s existing Expert Committee on Pesticides from the day we leave the EU, and we would continue to build on these arrangements in the future.</p><p> </p><p>We have been working closely with the Expert Committee on Pesticides and its secretariat within the Health and Safety Executive to assess the Committee’s capacity in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal and to ensure that plans are in place to enable it to access both the scientific advise and resourcing it would need to deliver this expanded role.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 231975 more like this
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less than 2019-03-21T17:47:23.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T17:47:23.41Z
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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 Caroline Lucas remove filter
1088265
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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 Pesticides: Regulation more like this
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 his Department has taken to ensure that the UK's future pesticide regime will provide equal levels of accountability and scrutiny to the EU pesticide regime in the event that the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 231977 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 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>If the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, the Government will retain the current EU regulations on plant protection products with only such changes as are required so that the regime can operate sensibly in a national context. Ministers will be more accountable for decision making than at present as this will be their direct responsibility (along with the devolved administrations), rather than being subject to voting by all EU Member States.</p><p> </p><p>There will also continue to be effective scrutiny. For example, there will be a formal public consultation process on each active substance with full supporting documentation such as the draft assessment report published, in the same way as there is under the EU regime. In addition to our national regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), we have put arrangements in place to ensure that we have access to independent scientific advice from exit day from the Expert Committee on Pesticides and we will continue to build on these arrangements in future. HSE will publish its assessment reports online (less any confidential data). The Expert Committee on Pesticides also routinely publishes its minutes online so its advice will be open and transparent.</p><p> </p><p>The powers to extend active substance approvals and product authorisations will be retained and repatriated to national level, with no changes to the provisions setting out how they can be used. These powers will therefore continue to be available under the national regime to be used where necessary, as the European Commission has done routinely under the current EU regime. It would clearly be inappropriate to attempt to extend approvals and authorisations indefinitely.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 231978 more like this
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less than 2019-03-21T17:53:42.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T17:53:42.507Z
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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 Caroline Lucas remove filter
1088267
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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 Pesticides: Regulation more like this
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 his Department has taken to ensure that renewals for approvals of (a) active substances used in plant protection products and (b) plant protection products cannot be extended indefinitely by the relevant public bodies in the event that UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 231978 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 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>If the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, the Government will retain the current EU regulations on plant protection products with only such changes as are required so that the regime can operate sensibly in a national context. Ministers will be more accountable for decision making than at present as this will be their direct responsibility (along with the devolved administrations), rather than being subject to voting by all EU Member States.</p><p> </p><p>There will also continue to be effective scrutiny. For example, there will be a formal public consultation process on each active substance with full supporting documentation such as the draft assessment report published, in the same way as there is under the EU regime. In addition to our national regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), we have put arrangements in place to ensure that we have access to independent scientific advice from exit day from the Expert Committee on Pesticides and we will continue to build on these arrangements in future. HSE will publish its assessment reports online (less any confidential data). The Expert Committee on Pesticides also routinely publishes its minutes online so its advice will be open and transparent.</p><p> </p><p>The powers to extend active substance approvals and product authorisations will be retained and repatriated to national level, with no changes to the provisions setting out how they can be used. These powers will therefore continue to be available under the national regime to be used where necessary, as the European Commission has done routinely under the current EU regime. It would clearly be inappropriate to attempt to extend approvals and authorisations indefinitely.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 231977 more like this
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less than 2019-03-21T17:53:42.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T17:53:42.57Z
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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 Caroline Lucas remove filter
1087056
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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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 Organic Food: Exports more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to ensure the continued recognition by the EU and other world markets of organic standards of exports by UK-based producers and suppliers in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal; and whether compensation will be made available in the event that recognition is interrupted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 231422 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 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Whilst preparing for all outcomes, as any responsible Government would, we are also preparing for the possibility of no deal. As such, we are undertaking work to explore all options to help ensure UK organic products can continue to have access to the EU market from the day we leave. We are working closely with all of the UK organic control bodies to identify solutions. We have started technical discussions with the Commission to explore routes to ensure continued access to the EU organic market for UK organic products, and we will continue to press them.</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 2019-03-20T14:01:31.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T14:01:31.737Z
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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 Caroline Lucas remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answering body
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 Organic Farming more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 230680 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 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property 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>
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 2019-03-18T13:10:19.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T13:10:19.253Z
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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 Caroline Lucas remove filter