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star this property date less than 2017-03-08more like thismore than 2017-03-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Zoos: Animal Welfare 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 her Department is taking to ensure that zoos across the UK have sufficient levels of animal welfare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 67169 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Zoo Licensing Act 1981 sets out comprehensive licensing and inspection requirements for zoos. Responsibility for administering these requirements rests with local authorities, which undertake annual inspections to ensure that zoos have sufficient levels of animal welfare.</p><p>Defra supports this by setting out minimum standards that zoos are expected to meet, via the Secretary of State’s Standards of Modern Zoo Practice, and by maintaining a list of qualified zoo licensing inspectors who undertake periodical inspections of zoos for local authorities. These inspectors are competent to inspect animals in zoos and to advise on their management and on their welfare. Where there are concerns, local authorities have powers to impose conditions and to take further action where necessary.</p><p>Defra has also established a Zoos Expert Committee, which provides UK Ministers with independent technical advice, with a focus on the role of zoos in conservation, education and scientific research and on the operation and implementation of the zoo licensing system in the UK</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2017-03-14T13:44:21.98Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T13:44:21.98Z
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3934
unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
708950
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star this property date less than 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
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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
star this property hansard heading Waste Management 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 officials in the Environment Agency are working on end of waste policy and programmes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 66868 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency does not develop policy, however, operational staff throughout the Environment Agency routinely give advice and guidance to operators on end of waste matters. The Environment Agency also has a Definition of Waste team, consisting of four staff members, with specific expertise on end of waste alongside other responsibilities in waste regulation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are other non-operational and legal experts in the Environment Agency who provide advice on end of waste matters as part of their wider responsibilities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2017-03-14T10:46:28.677Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T10:46:28.677Z
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4098
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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4079
star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
708952
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
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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
star this property hansard heading Waste Management 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 officials in the Environment Agency have been employed by her Department to work on end of waste policy and programmes in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 66921 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In the last five years, no Environment Agency staff members have been employed by Defra to work on end of waste policy and programmes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2017-03-14T11:05:17.143Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T11:05:17.143Z
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4098
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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4079
star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
709467
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-08more like thismore than 2017-03-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare 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 plans her Department has to improve animal welfare in abattoirs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 67171 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 20 January 2017, PQ UIN 59926</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2017-03-14T13:46:09.8Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T13:46:09.8Z
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3934
unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
708948
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
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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
star this property hansard heading Sky Lanterns 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, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to regulate the use of sky lanterns to protect livestock on farms; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 66864 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>An independent study published in 2013 to identify and assess the impacts and risks associated with sky lanterns suggested that the risks to animals or damage to the environment by sky lanterns were relatively minor, and reported that voluntary action and initiatives have been shown to be effective.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Any action we take must be proportionate to the level of risk. An outright ban would be disproportionate in the circumstances, so across government, we have been taking forward a series of non-regulatory measures aimed at minimising the risks associated with sky lanterns and driving up safety standards. Local Authorities are also using existing powers to restrict or regulate the use of lanterns on council-owned land.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2017-03-14T13:13:08.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T13:13:08.62Z
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3934
unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
709468
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-08more like thismore than 2017-03-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Shipping: Pollution 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 plans her Department has to reduce marine pollution caused by shipping in UK waters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 67172 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK Marine Strategy sets out a comprehensive range of measures being taken by the Government to reduce marine pollution. This includes our ongoing support for the work of the International Maritime Organization, and the implementation of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This Convention addresses a range of pollutants from shipping including the discharge of oil, chemicals and ship generated waste, as well as covering issues such as air pollution and energy efficiency.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Efforts to address marine pollution from ships are led by the Department for Transport in close cooperation with Defra.</p><p><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2017-03-14T12:34:31.91Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T12:34:31.91Z
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4098
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
706908
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star this property date less than 2017-03-01more like thismore than 2017-03-01
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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
star this property hansard heading Non-native Species 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 is the estimated cost to the British economy of the control of invasive non-native species; and whether those costs are increasing or decreasing. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL5761 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the significant threat posed by invasive non-native species to our native wildlife, as well as their cost to the economy. The Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International’s report “The Economic Cost of Invasive Non-Native Species on Great Britain”, published in 2010, estimated the cost from these species to be £1.7 billion per annum, which includes both damage caused and the cost of control.</p><p>We do not have data to indicate how the cost of control has changed since 2010 but recognising the growing threat posed by these species, the Government launched the GB Invasive Non-Native Species Strategy in 2008. This comprehensive strategy ensures that we concentrate our efforts on prevention and rapid responses to species before they become fully established. For instance, we took early action to address the threats posed by water primrose by banning its sale in 2015, and instigating a successful eradication programme.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-03-14T12:07:32.92Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T12:07:32.92Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
709328
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star this property date less than 2017-03-08more like thismore than 2017-03-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions 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, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits introducing legislative proposals on the use of signage and fines in areas of high pollution to encourage drivers to switch off their engines while stationary. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Sarah Olney more like this
star this property uin 67060 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Local authorities already have the powers to issue fixed penalty notices of £20 to drivers who allow their vehicle engines to run unnecessarily while the vehicle is stationary, using powers under the Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (England) Regulations 2002, and are able to use signage to discourage idling. Local authorities can also voluntarily introduce Clean Air Zones should they wish to do so using their powers under the Transport Act 2000. Clean Air Zones can be used to address vehicle idling.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Given these existing powers, Defra has made no assessment of the potential merits of introducing legislative proposals on the use of signage and fines in areas of high pollution to encourage drivers to switch off their engines while stationary.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2017-03-14T12:29:41.86Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T12:29:41.86Z
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4098
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Olney more like this
708491
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star this property date less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
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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
star this property hansard heading Dogs: Sheep 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 information her Department holds on the number of dog attacks on sheep flocks in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 66758 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Information on dog attacks on sheep and other livestock is not routinely collated by Defra. However, details of the number of people prosecuted under the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 for each of the last four years for which details are available can be found in the attached table.</p><p>Defra and the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England (AHWBE) recently met police forces, farming and rural interests to discuss the situation. Under the auspices of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, five police forces are collaborating to pilot more systematic data collection of incidents and good response practices</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2017-03-14T14:44:08.96Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T14:44:08.96Z
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less than 2017-03-24T12:30:52.183Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-24T12:30:52.183Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property file name 66758 - dog attacks on sheep flocks.pdf more like this
star this property title 66758 - dog attacks on sheep and other livestock more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
706219
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star this property date less than 2017-02-28more like thismore than 2017-02-28
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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
star this property hansard heading Dogs: Imports 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, for what reasons her Department decided not to require Animal and Plant Health Advisory officers to deter illegal imports of puppies into the UK control zone in Coquelles, Calais. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Poplar and Limehouse more like this
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Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
star this property uin 66018 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p><br></p><p>The Government takes the illegal importation of puppies seriously and does put in place deterrents to the illegal import of puppies into the United Kingdom Control Zone at Coquelles. The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is responsible for ensuring there are effective controls to prevent illegal movements into the Control Zone. APHA require approved carriers, in the case of Coquelles, Eurotunnel, to check 100% of animals travelling under the Pet Travel Scheme for compliance before they are permitted to enter the Control Zone. There is a formal agreement in place which details how Eurotunnel must carry out this function.</p><p><br></p><p>APHA has always carried out periodic inspections in the Control Zone to ensure that the carrier company’s checks are effective. Our approach to these pet animal checks and compliance monitoring has not changed. In addition APHA has also worked with carriers on specific intelligence led operations to identify and seize illegally imported puppies. APHA works with all carriers approved to transport pet animals and is currently in discussion on proposals to strengthen the effectiveness of the checks they are required to carry out.</p><p><br></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2017-03-14T16:03:23.593Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T16:03:23.593Z
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3934
unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Fitzpatrick more like this