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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 Flood Control more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 22 October (HL10505), who is responsible for the coordination of the various bodies listed as involved in the mitigation of flood risk; and how is the performance of that responsible body assessed. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL11325 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy (attached) sets out the different roles and responsibilities of public and private bodies in flood and coastal erosion risk management in England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra leads on the development of flood and coastal erosion risk management policy on behalf of the Government.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency has a strategic overview of the management of all sources of flooding and coastal erosion, details of which can be found in the Strategy. It reports to the Minister annually about flood and coastal erosion risk management; the main reporting responsibilities are set out in Annex 2 of the Strategy. The latest report is attached.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property file name National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy.pdf more like this
star this property title National Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management more like this
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star this property file name Managing flood and coastal erosion risk in England.pdf more like this
star this property title Managing flood & coastal erosion risks in England more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T14:54:08.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T14:54:08.183Z
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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 Lord Patten more like this
1002485
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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 Flood Control 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 22 October (HL10504), whether they intend to establish an independent review of the effectiveness of (1) Coastal Protection Authorities, and (2) Shoreline Management Plans, in managing flood risk. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL11326 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Coastal change, through erosion or flooding, has always been a risk for those living and working by the sea.</p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency has strategic oversight of Shoreline Management Plans (20 in England), which are the responsibility of Coastal Protection Authorities. These plans set the direction and preferred management option over a 100 year timeframe and are under-pinned by evidence and a high level economic, social, and environmental assessment.</p><p> </p><p>Over the next three years, we and the Environment Agency (EA) are working closely with the coastal authorities, including funding of £1 million, to refresh Shoreline Management Plans, to ensure that there is consistency and that they are using the best, most up to date evidence. This programme will ensure the Shoreline Management Plans and Coastal Protection Authorities remain effective in light of the most recent UK climate change predictions which will be published later this month.</p><p> </p><p>The EA are also funding a £23 million, five year programme of regional coastal monitoring by these groups, to support decision making.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T17:48:49.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T17:48:49.683Z
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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 Lord Patten more like this
1002495
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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 Fly-tipping 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 their assessment of the progress made to date in combatting fly tipping. more like this
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The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this
star this property uin HL11336 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to tackling fly-tipping. In recent years we have ensured that local authorities have the necessary powers to tackle fly-tipping. We have given local authorities the power to issue fixed penalty notices for small scale fly-tipping and enhanced local authorities’ and the Environment Agency’s ability to search and seize the vehicles of suspected fly-tippers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Earlier this year we also consulted on giving local authorities and the Environment Agency the power to issue fixed penalty notices to householders who fail in their duty of care and pass their waste to fly-tippers. A further announcement will follow later this year. We will also support local authorities in raising householders’ awareness of their duty of care and update the Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice to inform householders better about how to ensure their waste is disposed of properly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the Government’s Resource and Waste Strategy (due to be published before the end of the year), we are developing a strategic approach to waste crime. This will include further measures to tackle fly-tipping, including enhancing local-level partnership working and working with the court system to strengthen sentences to act as an effective deterrent.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra annually publishes fly-tipping statistics for England. The statistics for 2016/17 showed local authorities dealt with 1,002,000 fly-tipping incidents. The statistics for 2017/18 will be published on Thursday 15 November.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:53:10.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:53:10.377Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1002561
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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 Government Departments: Climate Change more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the long-term plans of each Department are able to react to the effects of climate change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 188787 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to addressing the risks and tackling the effects from climate change.</p><p> </p><p>Climate adaptation is integrated throughout policies and programmes across Government.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in the Climate Change Act 2008, Defra publishes the Climate Change Risk Assessment every five years which highlights the climate risks requiring further action in the UK over the next five years. This is followed by the National Adaptation Programme which provides a common framework under which all Departments work together to demonstrate how the Government will address those risks and increase the nation’s resilience to climate change. The most recent National Adaptation Programme was published in July 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Later this year the Government will publish, with the Met Office, an updated set of UK Climate Projections. This will be a key tool to help the Government, businesses and the public understand the future climate and enable them to make climate-resilient decisions.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has been a leader in this area for more than a decade and will continue being one with clear and strong deliverables.</p><p> </p>
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 2018-11-14T12:11:57.99Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T12:11:57.99Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1002575
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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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Energy 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 the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Forestry Commission, (iii) the Water Services Regulation Authority, (iv) the Animal and Plant Health Agency, (v) the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, (vi) the Rural Payments Agency, (vii) the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, (viii) the Consumer Council for Water, (ix) the Environment Agency, (x) the Marine Management Organisation and (xi) Natural England in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald 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 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>Defra Group Energy usage and total cost is published each year as part of our Annual Report and Accounts: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defras-annual-report-and-accounts-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defras-annual-report-and-accounts-2017-to-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>Table 1, attached, is an extract of the sustainability section and is our Greening Government Commitment performance which includes the following bodies:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ul><li>Core Defra</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Forestry Commission (England only)</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Animal and Plant Health Agency</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Rural Payments Agency</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Veterinary Medicines Directorate</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Environment Agency</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Marine Management Organisation</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Natural England</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Kew Gardens</li></ul></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The costs cited include the costs of energy and non-energy related costs such as meter reading fees, regulatory charges etc.</p><p> </p><p>The Water Services Regulation Authority and the Consumer Council for Water are below exemption criteria for reporting this information under the Greening Government Commitments:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/585344/greening-government-commitments-overview-reporting-requirements-2016-2020.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/585344/greening-government-commitments-overview-reporting-requirements-2016-2020.pdf</a></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 188852 more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T11:32:30.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T11:32:30.077Z
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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 Table 1 for PQs 188851 and 188852.xlsx more like this
star this property title Table 1 for PQs 188851 188852 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002576
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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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Energy 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 was the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Forestry Commission, (iii) the Water Services Regulation Authority, (iv) the Animal and Plant Health Agency, (v) the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, (vi) the Rural Payments Agency, (vii) the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, (viii) the Consumer Council for Water, (ix) the Environment Agency, (x) the Marine Management Organisation and (xi) Natural England in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald 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 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>Defra Group Energy usage and total cost is published each year as part of our Annual Report and Accounts: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defras-annual-report-and-accounts-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defras-annual-report-and-accounts-2017-to-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>Table 1, attached, is an extract of the sustainability section and is our Greening Government Commitment performance which includes the following bodies:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ul><li>Core Defra</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Forestry Commission (England only)</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Animal and Plant Health Agency</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Rural Payments Agency</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Veterinary Medicines Directorate</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Environment Agency</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Marine Management Organisation</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Natural England</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ul><li>Kew Gardens</li></ul></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The costs cited include the costs of energy and non-energy related costs such as meter reading fees, regulatory charges etc.</p><p> </p><p>The Water Services Regulation Authority and the Consumer Council for Water are below exemption criteria for reporting this information under the Greening Government Commitments:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/585344/greening-government-commitments-overview-reporting-requirements-2016-2020.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/585344/greening-government-commitments-overview-reporting-requirements-2016-2020.pdf</a></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 188851 more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T11:32:30.14Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T11:32:30.14Z
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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 Table 1 for PQs 188851 and 188852.xlsx more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002607
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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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Energy 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 he holds on the energy efficiency rating of buildings used by his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Defra complies with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and implements a program of Display Energy Certificate (DEC) where applicable across its estate.</p><p> </p><p>We currently have 36 sites that require a DEC. These range from office buildings to laboratories. The table below shows the DEC rating of our buildings and the number of buildings in each category.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Table1: DEC rating and number of sites</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>DEC Category</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Sites</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>B</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>C</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>D</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>E</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>F</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>G</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>36</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Of the 10 sites rating E-G, 8 sites are laboratories (G rating – 1 site, F rating – 3 sites and E rating - 4 sites) and therefore have higher than average energy use due to the operational nature of these sites.</p><p> </p><p>The 2 remaining E rating sites are offices and are only 3 and 10 units from achieving D rating (average).</p><p> </p><p>We continue to invest in the energy efficiency of our estate, through our estate forward maintenance plan and our energy performance contract.</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 2018-11-12T12:26:25.197Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:26:25.197Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1002626
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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 Fly-tipping 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 he is taking to reduce fly-tipping; and if he 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 188703 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to tackling fly-tipping. We have given local authorities the power to issue fixed penalty notices for small scale fly-tipping and enhanced local authorities’ and the Environment Agency’s ability to search and seize the vehicles of suspected fly-tippers.</p><p> </p><p>Earlier this year we consulted on giving local authorities and the Environment Agency the power to issue fixed penalty notices to householders who fail in their duty of care and pass their waste to fly-tippers. A further announcement will follow later this year. We will also support local authorities in raising householders’ awareness of their duty of care and update the Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice to better inform householders about how to ensure their waste is disposed of properly.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the Government’s Resource and Waste Strategy (due to be published before the end of the year), we are developing a strategic approach to waste crime. This will include further measures to tackle fly-tipping, including enhancing local-level partnership working and intelligence sharing and working with the court system to strengthen the sentences of fly-tippers to act as an effective deterrent.</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 2018-11-12T11:04:32.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T11:04:32.357Z
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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 Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1002708
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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: Imports more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Dogs Trust report entitled Puppy Smuggling - When will this cruel trade end?, whether his Department plans to (a) reintroduce rabies blood testing and (b) extend the wait period for puppies before they can enter the UK from the EU after the UK has left the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>Defra takes the threat to public and animal health posed by animals entering the United Kingdom (UK) very seriously and requires rabies vaccination for pet animals (cats, dogs and ferrets) entering the country, as well as other high risk species entering zoos or pets destined for the pet trade.</p><p> </p><p>Pet travel between EU member states and from some other lower risk third countries requires a rabies vaccination followed by a 21 day waiting period. For third countries with higher rabies risk, stricter rules apply involving a rabies antibody titration test and waiting period. A quantitative risk assessment was carried out in 2011, which assessed the risk of a pet animal with rabies entering the UK under the EU Pet Travel Scheme (PTS) as very low. Since then, there have been no rabies incursions in the UK, but Defra continues to monitor the disease situation and will undertake a further formal risk assessment if evidence indicates that one is warranted.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has no immediate plans to change the rabies regime in the short term after the UK’ leaves the EU. For entry into the UK the current pet travel health requirements will continue to apply, although additional controls could be considered at a later date.</p>
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 2018-11-16T11:43:14.973Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T11:43:14.973Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1002713
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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 Biodiversity 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 his Department spent on biodiversity conservation in (a) England and (b) the UK Overseas Territories in each of the last three financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 188902 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Defra spend on biodiversity in England was £278m in 2015/16; and £258m in 2016/17. Figures for 2017/18 are still being compiled for publication, and should be available in July 2019 as part of our update of our Biodiversity Indicators.</p><p>These figures include a proportion of the total expenditure on agri-environment schemes (55% – the proportion that is assessed to directly contribute to biodiversity outcomes specifically). They also include expenditure by Natural England, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, the Environment Agency and the Forestry Commission on managing the public estate, advice, research and monitoring.</p><p>This is likely to be an underestimate as spend on biodiversity is integrated into a wide range of Departmental programmes that support multiple outcomes. For example, the figures do not include all spend on marine and fisheries. In 2018/19 £21m will be spent on activities that contribute to the conservation of marine biodiversity. In addition to this, much of the Department’s work to improve the sustainability of our fisheries will also contribute to improving marine biodiversity.</p><p>The main source of Departmental funding for biodiversity in the UK Overseas Territories (OTs) is through Darwin Plus, also known as “The Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund”. Defra’s contribution to Darwin Plus funding in the last three years is as follows: £1.85 million in 2015/16; £2 million in 2016/17; £2 million in 2017/18. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development also contribute.</p><p>Defra leads on a number of environmental protection projects under the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) but these are funded and administered by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.</p><p> </p>
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