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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
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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 Air Pollution 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 have taken in response to the recommendations made in the report by the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health and Social Care, and Transport Committees Improving air quality, published on 7 March 2018, to ensure that they align (1) climate change schemes, (2) urban planning, (3) public transport, and (4) fiscal incentives for zero emission vehicles, with air quality goals to prevent their policies from working at cross-purposes. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL13819 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government responded in full to the recommendations on 22 May 2018. The Government’s focus in the immediate term is bringing forward compliance with legal limits for NO<sub>2</sub> concentrations, and stakeholders from seven departments take part in the governance of the NO<sub>2 </sub>Plan with a view to ensuring policies are aligned.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its new Clean Air Strategy on 14 January 2019, setting out a world leading plan to tackle air pollution that is aimed at all sectors of work and society.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T14:17:52.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T14:17:52.123Z
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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 Altmann more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
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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: Public Appointments 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 they will list those persons appointed as chairs of non-departmental public bodies by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. more like this
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
star this property uin HL1396 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 2015-07-28more like thismore than 2015-07-28
star this property answer text <p>The following table lists the Chairs of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs non-departmental public bodies:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment</p></td><td><p>Prof Rosemary Hails</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board</p></td><td><p>Sir Peter Kendall</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Consumer Council for Water</p></td><td><p>Alan Lovell</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Environment Agency</p></td><td><p>Sir Philip Dilley</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Joint Nature Conservation Committee</p></td><td><p>Prof Chris Gilligan</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Marine Management Organisation</p></td><td><p>Sir Bill Callaghan</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Natural England</p></td><td><p>Andrew Sells</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Botanic Gardens Kew</p></td><td><p>Marcus Agius</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Science Advisory Council</p></td><td><p>Prof Charles Godfray</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sea Fish Industry Authority</p></td><td><p>Elaine Hayes</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Veterinary Products Committee</p></td><td><p>Prof William (Bill) Reilly</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2015-07-28T10:16:49.383Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-28T10:16:49.383Z
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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 Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 Beaches: Sewage 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 prevent the leaking of sewage onto beaches at (1) Sunderland, and (2) Whitburn. more like this
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
star this property uin HL15912 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Continuous improvements have been made to the sewerage system in the area, with the latest being the completion of a scheme to reduce storm sewage discharges from the Whitburn long sea outfall in December 2017. This has reduced the frequency in discharges from the system by around 40% compared to the average from the old system.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T14:24:56.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T14:24:56.32Z
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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 Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Sewage: Whitburn 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 average volume of storm sewage discharge has reduced since the completion of the scheme at the Whitburn long sea outfall in December 2017 compared to the average volume when using the previous system. more like this
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
star this property uin HL16237 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Based on the current available data there has been an approximate 37% reduction in spill numbers and a 43% reduction in spill volume since the completion of the enhancement works, against the average for the previous ten year period.</p><p> </p><p>Prior to the completion of the enhancement works at Whitburn long sea outfall, records showed an average of 27 storm sewage discharge ‘spills’ totalling around 660,000 cubic metres each year for the ten year period from 2008 to 2017.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018, the first year of operation for the enhanced system, records show 17 storm sewage discharge ‘spills’ totalling around 380,000 cubic metres.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:38:16.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:38:16.53Z
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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 Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Sewage: Whitburn 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 the volume of storm sewage discharge has been since the completion of the scheme at the Whitburn long sea outfall in each month since December 2017 for which figures are available. more like this
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
star this property uin HL16238 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Verified data is provided for the total volume of discharge for each month between January 2018 and December 2019 when discharge events occurred.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Date</p></td><td><p>Volume of storm sewage discharged (m<sup>3 ) </sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2018</p></td><td><p>10387.50 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2018</p></td><td><p>95323.50 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2018</p></td><td><p>114946.50 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2018</p></td><td><p>46641.00 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 2018</p></td><td><p>55095.00 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2018</p></td><td><p>37882.50 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 2018</p></td><td><p>16317.00 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November 2018</p></td><td><p>0 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2018</p></td><td><p>0 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T12:08:36.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:08:36.767Z
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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 Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Sewage: Tyne and Wear 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 when the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs next plans to hold discussions with (1) Northumbrian Water, (2) Sunderland City Council, and (3) South Tyneside Council, on further reducing the impact of sewage discharges on beaches at (a) Sunderland, and (b) Whitburn. more like this
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
star this property uin HL16239 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The bathing beaches at Sunderland and Whitburn consistently achieve ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’ quality under the Bathing Waters Directive. As required environmental standards are being met, the Environment Agency, which acts on behalf of the Government on local environmental planning matters, has no immediate plans to meet with Northumbrian Water or the local authorities about reducing the impact of sewage discharges. <br> <br> The Environment Agency will continue to monitor bathing water quality and meet regularly with Northumbrian Water to discuss any improvements when they are required. It also gives planning advice to local authorities such as Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council on any matters that concern bathing water quality.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T12:26:06.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:26:06.377Z
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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 Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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 Food Banks 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 need for charities and community groups to buy food instead of having it donated in the event of problems in the food supply chain if no Brexit deal is reached. more like this
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Baroness Boycott more like this
star this property uin HL14083 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 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>As a responsible government, we are preparing for all eventualities including that of leaving the European Union without a deal. Extensive work to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario has been under way for the last two years to ensure the country continues to operate as smoothly as possible from the day we leave.</p><p> </p><p>It is sensible contingency planning for the Government to ensure providers for critical public services are prepared and ready for a no deal. Lead departments for specific public sector catering (e.g. DHSC for hospital trusts, DfE for schools and MoJ for prisons) have been talking to key food suppliers to those public services to ensure resilient supply chains. Defra is also working closely with MHCLG to ensure local authorities are involved as part of wider EU Exit no deal planning.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to providing a strong safety-net for those who need it; that is why this Government continues to spend over £90 billion a year on welfare benefits.</p><p> </p><p>We are exploring how we can build on current good practice to make it as easy as possible for food banks to identify and refer back to the local Jobcentre, any customers who may, for a variety of reasons, not be receiving the full formal support to which they are entitled.</p><p> </p><p>In addition the Government has made £15m available in 2019 for a food waste fund to make sure that surplus food goes to those that have a need rather than going to waste.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T17:58:03.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T17:58:03.23Z
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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 Boycott more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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 Public Sector: Food 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 plans they have made to ensure that public sector institutions including (1) schools, (2) hospitals, and (3) care homes, are protected from the ten per cent rise in food prices expected by the Governor of the Bank of England in the event of a no-deal exit from the EU. more like this
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Baroness Boycott more like this
star this property uin HL14085 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 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>As a responsible government, we are preparing for all eventualities including that of leaving the European Union without a deal. Extensive work to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario has been under way for the last two years to ensure the country continues to operate as smoothly as possible from the day we leave.</p><p> </p><p>It is sensible contingency planning for the Government to ensure providers for critical public services are prepared and ready for a no deal. Lead departments for specific public sector catering (e.g. DHSC for hospital trusts, DfE for schools and MoJ for prisons) have been talking to key food suppliers to those public services to ensure resilient supply chains. Defra is also working closely with MHCLG to ensure local authorities are involved as part of wider planning in case of a no deal scenario. Departments are confident that the supply of quality, nutritious meals in public sector settings will be maintained, in all scenarios.</p><p> </p><p>Regarding food prices, we have observed that the most important drivers of change in the cost of food on an ongoing basis are commodity prices, exchange rates and oil prices. This will continue to be the case once the UK has left the EU. The UK Government has no direct control of these factors; we work closely with industry to promote transparency for consumers and internationally to promote open global markets.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T15:41:55.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T15:41:55.373Z
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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 Boycott more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
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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 Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 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 plan to take to ensure that local authorities submit accurate, up-to-date information to the Environment Agency on licence holders subject to the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013. more like this
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Baroness Browning more like this
star this property uin HL5884 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The role of the Environment Agency is to publish the information supplied by local councils in the public register, as required by the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013. The Environment Agency aims at making it as simple as possible for councils to provide that information, including engaging with them on how to best submit data to the public register.</p><p> </p><p>The Electronic Public Register currently hosts data for 310 of 326 local councils across England.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T13:03:51.617Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T13:03:51.617Z
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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 Browning more like this
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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
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 Food: Imports more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the UK total food import expenditure is made up of items (1) finished in the EU, and (2) part-finished in the EU, which could be finished in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL11233 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><br></p><p>Defra does not hold the statistics required to answer this question. Overseas trade commodity data collected by HMRC does not include any details of where products are manufactured, or of any intermediate manufacturing processes.</p><p><br></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:48:22.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:48:22.713Z
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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