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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 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 remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
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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
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 steps his Department is taking to ensure that animal welfare standards are maintained at a high standard in zoos and animal reserves; and what lessons have been learned from the incidents at South Lakes Safari Zoo. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The welfare of animals kept in zoos in England is covered by the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. The 2006 Act allows action to be taken where there is evidence of cruelty to an animal or a failure to provide for its welfare. The 2006 Act applies to zoo animals. Further to these general provisions, the welfare of animals in zoos in Great Britain is specifically covered by the 1981 Act.</p><p> </p><p>Under the 1981 Act zoos must comply with comprehensive animal health, welfare and husbandry standards, and be subject to an annual local authority inspection. Zoos have to be inspected at least every year by a local authority, with an inspection every two to three years using inspectors drawn from a list of qualified zoo inspectors kept by Defra. Defra also maintains the Secretary of State's Standards of Modern Zoo Practice. These are detailed standards for zoo management with which zoos are expected to comply. The standards are kept under review by Defra’s Zoos Expert Committee (ZEC) which includes leading animal welfare experts.</p><p> </p><p>The ZEC’s role is to provide independent, technical advice to UK Governments on zoo matters. ZEC’s remit includes keeping the operation and implementation of the zoo licensing system in the UK under review, and to advise, or make recommendations to, Defra or devolved governments, in relation to any legislative or administrative changes that may be necessary. Following the recent case in Cumbria, Lord Gardiner has tasked the ZEC with considering whether any further steps need to be taken to ensure animal welfare in zoos.</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 2017-07-06T14:30:13.753Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T14:30:13.753Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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 Wildlife: Smuggling 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 steps the Government is taking to support global action to tackle the illegal wildlife trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 247645 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>In October 2018 the UK Government staged the largest ever international illegal wildlife trade conference in London, where we reaffirmed our commitment to and leadership in tackling this trade across the globe. The Conference Declaration was signed by 64 countries and builds on commitments made at the previous illegal wildlife trade conferences in London, Kasane and Hanoi. The UK is investing more than £36 million between 2014 and 2021 to take action to counter the trade, including work to reduce demand, strengthen enforcement, ensure effective legal frameworks and develop sustainable livelihoods. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/declaration-london-conference-on-the-illegal-wildlife-trade-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/declaration-london-conference-on-the-illegal-wildlife-trade-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>We have made progress in key areas in the six months since the London 2018 conference, including a successful workshop in Vietnam to look at ways to tackle the demand for illegally traded species and products; the establishment and first deployment of a new counter-poaching partnership programme to deliver counter-poaching training for African park rangers; and progress with the WILDLABS Tech Hub which aims to harness the power of technology, data sharing and machine learning to combat wildlife crime. We also announced 14 new schemes that will each receive a share of £4.6 million from the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, and new education resources for schoolchildren around the globe that aim to teach the next generation about the dangers of fuelling the illegal wildlife trade. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-supports-global-action-to-fight-illegal-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-supports-global-action-to-fight-illegal-wildlife-trade</a></p><p> </p><p>In December 2018 we passed tough new legislation to close our domestic ivory market. The Ivory Act effects a total ban on commercial dealing in elephant ivory with five narrow exemptions, and when it comes into force it will be the toughest in Europe and one of the toughest in the world.</p><p> </p>
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 2019-05-01T12:49:34.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T12:49:34.307Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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 Waste: Crime 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 estimate his Department has made of the environmental cost of waste crime in the Borough of Havering. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 247625 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>No assessment has been made.</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 2019-05-01T15:18:30.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T15:18:30.027Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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
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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 recent assessment he has made of the welfare standards of animals that are not stunned before slaughter in the UK; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 247644 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 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government encourages the highest standards of animal welfare and would prefer all animals to be stunned before slaughter, but respects the rights of Jews and Muslims to eat meat prepared in accordance with their beliefs.</p><p> </p><p>EC Regulation 1099/2009 sets down the welfare standards for animals at the time of killing, including regulations specifically concerned with animals which are slaughtered without stunning. In addition to these EU-level requirements, the Government has adopted stricter national regulations for animals that are slaughtered without stunning, which provide them with more extensive protections than the EU Regulation. These are set down in The Welfare of Animals at Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T15:52:05.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T15:52:05.253Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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709467
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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 Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare 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 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 remove filter
star this property uin 67171 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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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 Shipping: Pollution 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 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 remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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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 Sea Level: Environment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department last conducted an assessment of the implications of a rise in sea levels for the environment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The second UK Climate Change Risk Assessment was published in January 2017, and can be found at:<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-climate-change-risk-assessment-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-climate-change-risk-assessment-2017</a>. This was underpinned by the second Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report, published in June 2016, by the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change. The assessment considers the future risks and opportunities of sea level rise across the UK. Further information can be found at: <a href="https://www.theccc.org.uk/tackling-climate-change/preparing-for-climate-change/uk-climate-change-risk-assessment-2017/" target="_blank">https://www.theccc.org.uk/tackling-climate-change/preparing-for-climate-change/uk-climate-change-risk-assessment-2017/</a>.</p><p><em>In 2009, the Government published the UK Climate Projections,</em> which include projections of sea level rise in waters surrounding the UK. Work is currently under way to complete an update of these projections for publication in 2018. The UK Climate Projections can be viewed at: <a href="http://ukclimateprojections.metoffice.gov.uk/" target="_blank">http://ukclimateprojections.metoffice.gov.uk</a>.</p>
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 2017-07-20T15:25:16.733Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T15:25:16.733Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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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 Schools: Air Pollution 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 guidance his Department provides to local authorities on the restriction of vehicle exhaust fumes close to school premises at the opening and closing times of those premises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 216989 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities have powers regarding traffic and roads. This includes the power to introduce a Clean Air Zone under the Transport Act 2000 should they wish to do so. Their local knowledge and interaction with the communities that they serve mean that they are better able to know the issues on ground in detail, and the solutions that may be necessary or appropriate to the locality.</p><p> </p><p>In England, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) sets out the national policy framework for tackling harmful air pollution. Local measures, such as those aimed at reducing exposure around schools, are taken by local authorities to whom air quality actions are delegated.</p><p> </p><p>The Government provides guidance, including helpdesk advice, to local authorities to assist them in carrying out their local air quality management responsibilities. Where local authorities conduct air quality monitoring, they are expected to site monitors in accordance with local and national priorities, which may include schools and other locations where there is high risk of public exposure.</p>
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 2019-02-11T10:02:32.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T10:02:32.9Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Rodents: Gough Island 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 steps his Department has taken to tackle the mice infestation on Gough island. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>Through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund the Government has committed £2.1m towards the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, which led the Gough Island Restoration Programme to eradicate non-native mice to save the critically endangered Tristan albatross and Gough bunting, and to help to maintain Gough Island’s status as a World Heritage Site.</p><p> </p><p>The final stage of the eradication project is planned to take place in 2020.</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 2019-07-30T14:32:55.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T14:32:55.117Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this