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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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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 Food: Production 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 ensure that the food and farming sector has sufficient access to labour in order to sustain British food production (a) now and (b) in the future. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 187334 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Defra understands the importance of labour in supporting a successful and effective agricultural sector, and is considering how best to support the needs of the sector both before and after the UK withdraws from the EU.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have announced that the Government will introduce a new pilot scheme for 2019 and 2020, enabling up to 2,500 non-European Economic Area migrant workers to come to the UK to undertake seasonal employment in the edible horticultural sector.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra is also working closely with the Home Office to ensure that there is a long term strategy for the food and farming workforce as part of the future immigration policy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra is working with industry to raise awareness of the career opportunities within the agriculture and food industry to attract domestic workers, and is exploring the potential for innovation and automation in meeting future labour demands.</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 2018-11-12T12:22:48.047Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:22:48.047Z
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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 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Natural England: 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, with reference to the report of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (NERC Act), what plans he has to increase funding to Natural England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 189648 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Natural England, like all other Defra sponsored bodies, receives a budget to carry out its duties and responsibilities in line with what is affordable and the Government’s priorities for the natural environment. Natural England has responded to the need to balance public spending and to deploy resources to best effect. This is reflected in Natural England’s ‘Conservation 21’ strategy which sets out how it will work with local area based partners to deliver its core purpose. As part of planning for the Spending Review 2019, Defra will work with Natural England to determine the future funding necessary to deliver Natural England’s contribution to the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, including the scope for broadening its income base.</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 2018-11-19T17:23:28.687Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:23:28.687Z
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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 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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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 Animals: Diseases 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 recent steps he has taken to establish contingency plans for farmers in the event of an animal disease outbreak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 194643 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 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>The Defra Contingency plan for exotic notifiable diseases of animals in England was presented to Parliament on 27 November 2018 and is available on the GOV.UK website. The Plan is regularly tested through local and national exercises.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 194644 more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T16:48:39.563Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T16:48:39.563Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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1012312
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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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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 Animals: Diseases 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 publish his contingency plans for farmers in the event of an outbreak of animal disease. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 194644 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 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>The Defra Contingency plan for exotic notifiable diseases of animals in England was presented to Parliament on 27 November 2018 and is available on the GOV.UK website. The Plan is regularly tested through local and national exercises.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 194643 more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T16:48:39.61Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T16:48:39.61Z
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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 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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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 Food: Production 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, to the pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2018 to Question 187334 on Food: Production, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the food and farming sector on employing workers in the sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 194684 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 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
star this property answer text <p>It is a priority of this Government to enable an innovative, productive and competitive food supply chain, which invests in its people and skills.</p><p>Defra Ministers have ongoing discussions with a wide range of stakeholders about securing the workforce that the food and farming industry needs for the future.</p><p>The new Food and Drink Sector Council provides a valuable focus on skills and talent in the food chain through a new partnership between industry and government. The Council was announced in the Government’s Industrial Strategy and is a formal industry partnership with government which aims to improve the productivity and sustainability of the entire food chain.</p><p>The Council has established Workforce and Agricultural Productivity Working Groups: these are industry-led and will have a key role to play in identifying and addressing skills gaps, as well as promoting the food chain as a great place to work.</p><p>The Secretary of State attended a Sector Council meeting on 17 October 2018 where he acknowledged the Council’s concerns arising from the UK’s departure from the EU, which included a reliance on a European workforce. In concluding discussions at the meeting it was agreed that the Council had an important role to play in alerting Government to key issues and helping shape potential solutions.</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 2018-11-30T14:57:05.61Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T14:57:05.61Z
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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 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 Agriculture: Migrant Workers 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, with reference to the paper entitled The UK future skills-based immigration system, published by the Home Office on 19 December 2018, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on the effect of the recently announced skills-based immigration system on (a) the food and farming sector and (b) the UK’s security of food supply. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 216166 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 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>It is a priority of this Government to enable an innovative, productive and competitive food supply chain.</p><p>Whilst the UK prepares to leave the EU, Defra is working closely with the Home Office to ensure that there is a long term strategy for the food and farming workforce as part of the future immigration policy.</p><p>Following publication of the Immigration White Paper on 19 December, the Home Office has initiated an extensive twelve month programme of targeted engagement across the UK, and with the EU and international partners, to capture views and ensure that we design a future system that works for the whole of the UK.</p><p> </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 2019-02-07T14:13:29.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T14:13:29.613Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 Livestock: Diseases 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 provide a support package for farmers in the event of an livestock disease outbreak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 216169 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>Defra engages closely with farmers and animal keepers to help prevent exotic disease outbreaks and if they do arise we work closely with them and their industry bodies to tackle the outbreaks quickly and effectively. Defra’s longstanding practice is that: farmers receive compensation for any healthy animals culled to control the spread of exotic animal diseases such as foot and mouth disease or swine fever; farmers do not receive any compensation for animals that die before they are culled or are not culled as part of official controls; farmers are not compensated for consequential losses (e.g. the income that the animal would have generated in the future, for example through laying eggs or producing offspring).</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 2019-02-08T13:06:42.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T13:06:42.827Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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1054812
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 Natural England: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 189648 on Natural England: Finance, what is meant by broadening the scope of Natural England's income base. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 216204 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>Although the vast majority of Natural England’s work is funded from core Grant in Aid (GiA), it also receives income from a diverse range of sources such as fees and charges, commercial activities and external grant funding. Natural England is looking at options for expanding these sources of income whilst also exploring new investment mechanisms for green finance.</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 2019-02-07T10:47:29.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T10:47:29.193Z
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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 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 Natural England: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 189648 on Natural England: Finance, whether Natural England has plans to charge for its services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 216206 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>Natural England already charges for a range of services, in line with HMT guidance and Natural England’s legal powers.</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 2019-02-11T11:57:22.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T11:57:22.063Z
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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 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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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 Hill Farming: Subsidies 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 estimate he has made of the level of financial support that will be available to hill farmers through the Basic Payment Scheme or an alternative to that scheme by 2024. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 223078 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 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government has pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this Parliament, expected in 2022. This includes all funding provided for farm support under both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 of the current Common Agricultural Policy. We are working across Government to develop future funding arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>We will phase out Direct Payments in England during an agricultural transition period, giving time for farmers to adjust. We plan to start reducing payments in 2021. We aim to phase out Direct Payments completely by the end of the transition period, with the last payments being made for the 2027 scheme year.</p><p> </p><p>A new Environmental Land Management system will be the cornerstone of our agricultural policy in England after we leave the EU. Elements of the new system are being trialled and tested before being piloted. The National Pilot is scheduled to launch in 2021. The full system will be rolled out in 2024.</p><p> </p><p>Due to the environmental quality of upland areas, upland farmers will be well placed to benefit from the new Environmental Land Management system which will reward land managers for the public goods they deliver and provide an income stream.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 223079 more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T14:36:18.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T14:36:18.46Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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