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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Floods: Somerset 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 is their assessment of (1) the feasibility of constructing a permanent flood defence barrage to protect the village of Westonzoyland in the Somerset Levels, and (2) the likely effectiveness of temporary demountable flood defences in the coming winter. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL2284 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>1. The Environment Agency is constructing a permanent scheme to replace temporary defences. Steps are being taken so that protection is maintained should there be an increased flood risk during construction.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2. Demountable defences were considered as an option. However, after consulting local residents the Environment Agency took the decision to construct a permanent solution.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
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less than 2014-10-30T14:33:05.4841907Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:33:05.4841907Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
100573
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Genetically Modified Organisms more like this
star this property house id 2 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 is the current stage in decision-making on European Parliament and United Kingdom regulations about permitting genetically modified organisms to be used in agriculture in the United Kingdom and other European countries. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL2310 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Regulatory decisions on the use of genetically modified (GM) products are taken collectively at EU level. The EU has authorised the marketing of over forty different types of GM crop as imported food or feed products, and GM soya in particular is being widely used in the UK and across the EU as an animal feed ingredient. However only one type of GM crop is approved for commercial planting in the EU, an insect-resistant maize of no practical interest for UK farmers. That authorisation was granted in 1998, since when the EU has struggled to reach decisions on GM cultivation because of different views among the Member States. A proposal is being discussed that should make it easier to reach EU decisions, by giving Member States more national discretion to avoid GM cultivation in their own territory. The European Parliament is now considering the proposal and it could be adopted next year if the Parliament and Council can reach agreement on the specific provisions.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
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less than 2014-10-30T15:40:10.1796774Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T15:40:10.1796774Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2543
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
100587
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010 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 whether they will bring forward the review of the Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL2324 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010 are not due for review until after they have been in force for five years, which will be April 2015. However, Defra is beginning to gather evidence on the operation of the regulations now, with a view to completing the review by summer 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
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less than 2014-10-27T17:50:36.7293091Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:50:36.7293091Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
100618
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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 Seas and Oceans: Pollution 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 actions they are taking to deal with plastic waste in the ocean through international co-operation, including programmes such as the United Nations Environmental Programme, the Intergovernmental Oceanic Commission and the International Maritime Organisation. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL2349 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 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The primary focus of the UK’s international cooperation on marine litter is the OSPAR convention for the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic. In June 2014, OSPAR contracting parties agreed a regional action plan on marine litter. This plan fulfils requirements of the EU’s marine strategy framework directive for EU Member States to work together to address marine litter, and contributes to United Nations Environment Programme’s global partnership on marine litter. The UK also works within the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which has banned the discharge of plastic from shipping under MARPOL Annex V since 1988, and keeps MARPOL and its other Conventions under review.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
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less than 2014-11-06T15:11:30.7781097Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T15:11:30.7781097Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
100970
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 EU External Trade: Tunisia 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 they and the European Union are making any special provision for access for imports from Tunisia, in particular for olives and tomatoes. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2426 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 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>Imports from Tunisia are subject to the terms of an Association Agreement with the EU, which provides for elimination of duties or preferential duties to be applied to the majority of Tunisian goods. Prepared or preserved olives are free of any import duties. Fresh tomatoes can also be imported into the EU without payment of import duties provided that the import price is equal to or greater than a fixed entry price.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
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less than 2014-11-06T15:28:11.0373618Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T15:28:11.0373618Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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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 Climate Change 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 how much the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has spent on communicating to the public the future risks, opportunities and impacts of climate change on the well-being and economy of the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Krebs more like this
star this property uin HL2662 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 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>Defra spent £8.3 million in 2013-14 under its core adapting to climate change programme. This included £1.6 million to the Environment Agency’s Climate Ready Support Service (CRSS) to help organisations across England adapt to a changing climate, through targeted engagement with key sectors and their representative bodies. Adaptation is mainstreamed across Government, and other Defra programmes also communicate climate change and impacts to their respective partners and sectors. Defra also participates in a DECC-led cross-Government communications group promoting unified and consistent messaging on climate change.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra continues to help build the nation’s resilience to a changing climate primarily through the implementation of the first National Adaptation Programme report published last July, the implementation of our Strategy for the second round of the Adaptation Reporting Power and improving our understanding of climate risk through the second Climate Change Risk Assessment due in 2017.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
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less than 2014-11-18T12:38:32.843Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T12:38:32.843Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Krebs more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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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 Climate Change 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 which Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minister has lead responsibility for communicating to the public the future risks, opportunities and impacts of climate change on the well-being and economy of the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Krebs more like this
star this property uin HL2663 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 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>Dan Rogerson, hon. Member for North Cornwall, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, is the Minister responsible for communicating information about, and adapting to, the risks, opportunities and impacts of climate change on the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
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less than 2014-11-18T12:37:33.15Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T12:37:33.15Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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3736
star this property label Biography information for Lord Krebs more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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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 Royal Botanic Gardens Kew more like this
star this property house id 2 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 discussions have taken place between the relevant government departments concerning the recent cuts in scientific research at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL2707 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 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>Since April 2014 there have been no reductions in the baseline funding for science at RBG Kew.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>RBG Kew has a well-deserved international reputation and is widely respected for its world-leading collections-based science. RBG Kew is developing a new science strategy to enhance its role further and the results of this should be publicly available in early 2015. The Board of Trustees will need to ensure any new approach is affordable within the RBG Kew budget. They will announce their proposals shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is involved in discussions with RBG Kew to ensure that any changes are affordable and RBG Kew’s scientific standing is maintained.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
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less than 2014-11-18T12:36:59.337Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T12:36:59.337Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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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 EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council more like this
star this property house id 2 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 Scottish Fisheries Minister, Richard Lochhead MSP, was invited to attend the European Council on Fishing on 10 November; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Steel of Aikwood more like this
star this property uin HL2815 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 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Scottish Government ministers, as well as those of the other Devolved Administrations, are regularly part of the UK delegation to meetings of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council. They work closely with Defra ministers to agree shared UK positions and UK ministerial statements.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Mr Lochhead attended the Council meeting on 10 November as part of the UK delegation. He also attended the Secretary of State’s introductory meeting with new Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
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less than 2014-11-19T14:01:34.247Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T14:01:34.247Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Steel of Aikwood more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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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 Heathland: North West 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 which organisation controls heath and heather areas in the north-west of England, and where those areas are. more like this
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Lord Fearn more like this
star this property uin HL2831 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 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p>Management control of heathland and other habitats with heather in the North West rests with a range of public and private entities.</p><p> </p><p>There are three types of priority habitat that are dominated by heather: (i) lowland heath; (ii) upland heathland; and (iii) mountain heath and willow scrub.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The distribution of these habitats across the North West is shown in the maps which have been produced by Natural England and have been placed in the Library of the House and sent to the Noble Lord.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley remove filter
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less than 2014-11-25T16:35:49.663Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T16:35:49.663Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Fearn more like this