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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Nature Conservation remove filter
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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 acreage of land in England is owned by conservation bodies; and which bodies own such acreage. more like this
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Baroness Byford 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>Natural England is the statutory nature conservation body in England.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently 224 National Nature Reserves (NNRs) in England, with an approximate area of 94,000 hectares. Natural England manages in whole or in part 143 NNRs, with a total area of approximately 65,000 hectares. Of these, Natural England owns about 20,000 hectares, leases about 30,000 hectares, and manages about 15,000 hectares under Nature Reserve Agreements. The remainder are managed by 53 'Approved Bodies' (organisations approved by Natural England to manage NNRs under Section 35 Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981). Almost all NNRs are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) (over 99% by area) and 84% is designated as Special Areas of Conservation (SAC), Special Protection Areas (SPA), or both.</p><p> </p><p>Defra does not hold information on individual land ownership outside the government estate, although many environmental non-government organisations are open about the size of their land holdings. For example, the National Trust and the RSPB, both of whom own significant area of land, publish data and maps of their reserve boundaries across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>The public forest estate in England, which is managed by Forest Enterprise England (an executive agency sponsored by the Forestry Commission), covers over 250,000 hectares and is managed for multiple purposes, including conservation.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T14:41:07.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T14:41:07.893Z
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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 Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
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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 Nature Conservation remove filter
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 steps they are taking to protect and conserve all forms of wild flora and fauna in the United Kingdom and the Overseas Territories, including rare and endangered species. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL2174 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 2015-09-22more like thismore than 2015-09-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to protecting wildlife in accordance with the EU Habitats and Birds Directives through domestic legislation and the designation of Special Sites of Scientific Interest, Special Protection Areas and Special Areas of Conservation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Biodiversity is a devolved matter. In England, we will take forward our manifesto commitment to produce a 25 year strategy for the environment, which will include biodiversity. Over the next five years we will be investing more than £3 billion in environmental outcomes as part of the Rural Development Programme for England (2014-2020). This funding will enhance England’s countryside, enabling us, among other things, to clean up our rivers and lakes, protect drystone walls and hedges, and help birds, bees and other species to thrive.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Biodiversity is one of the main objectives in the new Countryside Stewardship Scheme, to be funded under the Rural Development Programme. The Wild Pollinator and Farm Wildlife Package options within the scheme will be of particular benefit to wild pollinators, farmland birds and other species.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We will ensure that our public forests and woodland are kept in trust for the nation and plant another 11 million trees.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since 2010, we have created over 67,000 hectares of priority habitats such as arable field margins, wetlands and woodlands. We have also maintained over 95% of our Sites of Special Scientific Interest – our most important sites for wildlife – in favourable or recovering condition and put in place Marine Conservation Zones to supplement the stretches of our sea that are already marine protected areas.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>UK Overseas Territory (OT) Governments are constitutionally responsible for the protection and conservation of their natural environments. The UK Government cherishes the environmental assets of the OTs and we work in partnership with OT Governments to identify where our support can be most effective, including through access to expertise, technical advice and training and through the Overseas Territory Environment and Climate Fund (Darwin Plus).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Through Darwin Plus, the UK Government has committed approximately £5.2 million since 2012 to help protect the natural environment in the OTs. Projects currently being funded range from conserving four keystone tree species in St Helena, to an assessment of the conservation status of the endangered Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross on Tristan da Cunha.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Joint UK Government and South Atlantic OTs funding also supports a co-ordinating post based in the Falkland Islands to help meet obligations arising from the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels and to assist with the planning and implementation of albatross and petrel conservation work.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2173 more like this
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less than 2015-09-22T10:55:48.527Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-22T10:55:48.527Z
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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 Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-09more like thismore than 2017-01-09
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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 Nature Conservation remove filter
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 action they are taking to ensure that all sensitive and important areas for biodiversity and wildlife in National Parks, sites of special scientific interest and elsewhere are fully protected and maintained after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL4460 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 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government will soon be publishing and consulting on a green paper on the environment and our ambition is to become the first generation to leave the natural environment in a better state than we found it.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is considering the impacts of the decision to leave the EU, including future arrangements for existing legislation. Any future changes in the law will be subject to Parliamentary scrutiny.</p><p> </p><p>The Prime Minister has announced our plans for a Great Repeal Bill that will convert current EU law, including environmental law, into domestic legislation. This will give consumers, workers and businesses as much certainty as possible by maintaining the existing laws.</p><p> </p><p>The UK will continue to be bound by and implement the obligations under the international multilateral environmental agreements to which we are a Party.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-01-19T16:46:53.35Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-19T16:46:53.35Z
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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 Judd more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-10more like thismore than 2017-10-10
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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 Nature Conservation remove filter
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 action they are taking to ensure that all important areas for biodiversity and wildlife, including those within National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are protected and maintained when the UK leaves the EU. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL1838 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 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
star this property answer text <p>The government remains committed to being the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it. We will deliver this vision through an ambitious 25 year environment plan.</p><p> </p><p>The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will make sure the whole body of existing EU environmental law continues to have effect in UK law. The Bill will preserve EU law where it stands at the moment before we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed not only to maintaining but to enhancing environmental standards as we leave the E.U.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-10-18T14:16:14.377Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-18T14:16:14.377Z
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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 Judd more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
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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 Nature Conservation remove filter
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 they intend to introduce regular reviews of protected species designations; and if so, what timeframe they propose for such reviews. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL4690 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 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
star this property answer text <p>In accordance with the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, a review of the domestic animal and plant species listed for protection is conducted every five years. Implementing changes as a result of the review is a matter for the UK Government and devolved administrations.</p><p> </p><p>We believe a five-yearly review is proportionate as the status of species rarely alters at a greater rate. If necessary, interim amendments can be made in the event of a sudden change in the conservation status of an individual species.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-01-25T15:55:33.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-25T15:55:33.677Z
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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 Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
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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 Nature Conservation remove filter
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 they are considering a change to the protection afforded to Local Wildlife Sites; if so, why; and what assessment they have made of the effect of reduced protection for such sites. more like this
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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
star this property uin HL7636 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 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to protecting Local Wildlife Sites and is not considering a change in the protection afforded to them. In our 25 Year Environment Plan we have committed to improving and extending our network of wildlife rich habitats, and Local Wildlife Sites are an important part of our existing habitat resource. We want to make sure that Local Wildlife Sites continue to be appropriately protected. The Housing Minister recently met the Wildlife Trusts and wrote to all MPs and Peers to make clear his commitment to ensuring clarity concerning these protections in the National Planning Policy Framework.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-05-16T14:45:33.62Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-16T14:45:33.62Z
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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 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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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
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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 assessment they have made of the World Wide Fund for Nature <i>Living Planet Report 2014</i>; what proposals they have to halt the destruction of species; and what they consider to be implications of the findings of that report for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2122 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 Government considers the Living Planet Report an interesting contribution to increasing our understanding of the scale of the challenge facing species internationally but has made no formal assessment of its findings.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Internationally, we frame our work on biodiversity under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets. A comprehensive assessment, the Fourth Global Biodiversity Outlook, was published at the recent 12th Conference of the Parties to the CBD. This reported significant progress towards meeting some components of the majority of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. However, in most cases, additional action will be required to meet the targets by 2020. The Parties agreed to take comprehensive and urgent measures to ensure the full implementation of the Strategic Plan, including through the development and implementation of their national biodiversity strategies and action plans.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government helps achieve these global targets internationally through elements of Overseas Development Aid (particularly forest protection through the International Climate Fund and contributions to the Global Environment Facility) and through direct and financial support for various international agreements including the CBD, the Convention on Migratory Species and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The Darwin Initiative provides up to £6 million bi-lateral funding annually for developing countries to help meet their obligations under these international agreements, improve biodiversity and natural environment management and reduce poverty; and up to £2 million annually from the Darwin Plus fund for projects in the UK’s Overseas Territories.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK Government is also taking a leading role in global efforts to end the illegal wildlife trade. In December 2013, we announced a £10 million funding package to support efforts in developing countries to tackle the illegal trade in wildlife products. In February 2014 we hosted a high-level international conference for leaders from over 40 nations. This resulted in the London Conference Declaration, containing 25 commitments to action on enforcement and criminal justice, demand reduction and sustainable livelihoods.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Domestically, the Government set out its response to the CBD’s Strategic Plan in “Biodiversity 2020: A strategy for England’s wildlife and ecosystem services”, which aims to halt overall biodiversity loss by 2020. The strategy includes a commitment to achieve an overall improvement in the status of our wildlife and to prevent further human-induced extinctions of known threatened species.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It will be for Parties to CITES to decide how that Convention should respond to the Living Planet Report and other information about the status of species, which may be reflected in future proposals to list endangered species under the Convention.</p><p><br></p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T16:10:22.7615421Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:10:22.7615421Z
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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 Blencathra more like this
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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
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
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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, what plans she has to protect plants and wildlife in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency City of Chester more like this
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Stephen Mosley more like this
star this property uin 905753 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>Biodiversity policy is a devolved matter. In England, our Biodiversity 202 strategy includes a wide range of policies aimed at protecting, restoring and creating wildlife habitats, and halting the decline in plant and animal species. Central to delivering this ambition are our agri-environment schemes, which help farmers to manage their land in an environmentally friendly way. Over £3.1 billion will be spent on environmental objectives under our schemes between 2014 and 2020.</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 2014-10-30T18:16:23.2075172Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T18:16:23.2075172Z
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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 Stephen Mosley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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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 Nature Conservation remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent discussions he has had with the Foreign Secretary on the protection of endangered species. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 908630 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>Ministers regularly meet with the Foreign Secretary to discuss international species conservation issues. Our close working delivered the highly successful Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London in October last year, which brought together global leaders to drive forward action to end this despicable trade. Our ban on ivory sales through the Ivory Act is one of the toughest in the world and demonstrates our joint leadership to galvanise action around the world.</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 2019-01-17T16:14:23.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T16:14:23.503Z
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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 Ranil Jayawardena more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
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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 Nature Conservation remove filter
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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, whether he has plans to preserve rare and native breeds by categorising genetic resources as public goods. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Suffolk more like this
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James Cartlidge more like this
star this property uin 226184 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
star this property answer text <p>The Agriculture Bill sets out an ambitious future for farming outside of the EU, moving towards a system where public money is invested in things which the public value, in particular protecting and enhancing our environment. Public goods include clean air, clean and plentiful water, and thriving plants and wildlife.</p><p> </p><p>Farmers and land managers can deliver these public goods through managing their assets. Genetic resources are an important asset. For example, preserving genetic resources can strengthen pest and disease resilience which contributes towards improving the health and welfare of livestock (clause 1(1)(f) of Agriculture Bill). Similarly, grazing native, local breeds in upland areas can contribute towards enhancement of our cultural and natural heritage (clause 1(1)(c) of Agriculture Bill).</p><p><em> </em></p><p>The financial assistance powers in clause 1(1) and 1(2) in the Agriculture Bill could be used to support genetic resources where this contributes to the delivery of the purpose set out in the clause.</p><p><em> </em></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 2019-03-04T12:06:44.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T12:06:44.313Z
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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 James Cartlidge more like this