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star this property date less than 2019-03-08more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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: Procurement 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 guidance entitled, Procurement policy note 03/14: promoting tax compliance, how many suppliers were allocated contracts by his Department as a result of complying with (a) one and (b) more than one of the mitigating circumstances after failing the tax compliance questions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 230095 more like this
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star 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>The information requested is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. To obtain the information a manual search through individual records would be required as this is not recorded on departmental systems.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T13:52:49.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T13:52:49.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1084427
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-08more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Chief Scientific Advisers more like this
star this property house id 1 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, how many meetings he held with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 December 2018 and 28 February 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Norfolk more like this
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Norman Lamb more like this
star this property uin 230040 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State had two bilateral meetings with Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 December 2018 and 28 February 2019. The Chief Scientific Adviser also regularly attends other Secretary of State meetings on wider issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T10:32:07.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T10:32:07.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
1086592
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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 Organic Farming more like this
star this property house id 1 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 plans he has in place to (a) expedite agri-environment funding (i) applications and (ii) claims and (b) review rates of reward for the production of public goods to tackle the effect on the cash flow of organic farmers of leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 230680 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>Having taken over responsibility for this task in October 2018, the Rural Payments Agency is working to process outstanding agri-environment payments and agreements as soon as possible. We know how important these payments are to customers, which is why for Countryside Stewardship claimants, we will be making bridging payments worth 75% of their current claim value to farmers who have not received their advance payments in April.</p><p> </p><p>While our priority remains to deliver a negotiated deal, we fully recognise the concerns of the organics sector and are working hard to mitigate the impact of a no deal on organic operators.</p><p> </p><p>We have already confirmed that food and feed products that are certified as organic in the EU will be recognised after 29 March at the UK’s discretion. We are working to secure a reciprocal agreement so our operators can continue to export their organic produce to the EU.</p><p> </p><p>We currently have no plans to review rates of reward for organic farmers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T13:10:19.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T13:10:19.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1086702
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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 Seasonal Workers: Cornwall more like this
star this property house id 1 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 estimate his Department has made of the number of seasonal workers employed in Cornwall in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
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Steve Double more like this
star this property uin 230817 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The number of seasonal, casual or gang labourers on commercial agricultural holdings<sup>(a)</sup> in the South West Region on 1 June in each of the last five years is shown in the table below. County breakdowns are only available for 2013 and 2016, therefore figures for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are included for these years only.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Seasonal, casual or gang labour<sup>(b)</sup></strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West Region</p></td><td><p>4429</p></td><td><p>5440</p></td><td><p>5744</p></td><td><p>5415</p></td><td><p>6757</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cornwall and Isles of Scilly</p></td><td><p>837</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>1221</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>n/a: not available</p><p>Source: Defra June Survey of Agriculture</p><p>(a) Commercial holdings are those with significant levels of farming activity. These significant levels are classified as any holding with more than 5 hectares of agricultural land, 1 hectare of orchards, 0.5 hectares of vegetables or 0.1 hectares of protected crops, or more than 10 cows, 50 pigs, 20 sheep, 20 goats or 1,000 poultry.</p><p>(b) Seasonal, casual or gang labour is defined as seasonal, casual and gang workers, including family and non-family workers who are usually employed for less than 20 weeks of the year.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T12:14:50.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:14:50.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Double more like this
1086725
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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 Smallholdings more like this
star this property house id 1 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 steps the Government is taking to ensure that local authorities are delivering value for money through their management of county council smallholding estates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 230610 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>Defra’s annual report to Parliament on the proceedings of local authority smallholdings in England published on 27 February 2019, shows that the reporting smallholding authorities generated a revenue account net surplus of around £16 million in 2017/2018 from their council smallholdings estates.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities regularly review all their commercial assets to establish strategies to help meet financial requirements and deliver service transformation needs. We encourage all smallholding authorities reviewing rural estate assets to follow the principles and guidance set out in the Rural Estate Asset Management Planning Good Practice Guidance which was prepared by the Association of Chief Estates Surveyors and the Tenancy Reform Industry Group.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 230612 more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T12:22:42.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:22:42.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
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252
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1086726
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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 Smallholdings more like this
star this property house id 1 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, when the Government last carried out an assessment of the performance of local authorities in delivering the objective for county council smallholding estates as set out in section 39 of the Agriculture Act 1970. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 230611 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>I value the contribution council farms make in providing opportunities for new entrants to start off in farming.</p><p> </p><p>Every year Defra lays a report on the proceedings of Local Authority Smallholdings before Parliament and publishes it on GOV.UK. The most recent report was published on 27 February 2019 providing statistical and financial information on the delivery of council farm smallholdings estates across England for the financial year of 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The report can be downloaded from the GOV.UK website here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/68th-annual-report-to-parliament-on-smallholdings-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/68th-annual-report-to-parliament-on-smallholdings-in-england</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T12:33:43.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:33:43.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
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252
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1086727
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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 Smallholdings 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, what assessment he has made of whether recent disposals of county council smallholding estates have delivered the greatest possible return for the taxpayer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 230612 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>Defra’s annual report to Parliament on the proceedings of local authority smallholdings in England published on 27 February 2019, shows that the reporting smallholding authorities generated a revenue account net surplus of around £16 million in 2017/2018 from their council smallholdings estates.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities regularly review all their commercial assets to establish strategies to help meet financial requirements and deliver service transformation needs. We encourage all smallholding authorities reviewing rural estate assets to follow the principles and guidance set out in the Rural Estate Asset Management Planning Good Practice Guidance which was prepared by the Association of Chief Estates Surveyors and the Tenancy Reform Industry Group.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 230610 more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T12:22:42.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:22:42.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
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252
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1086728
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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 Smallholdings more like this
star this property house id 1 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 plans he has to assist local authorities in the management of their county council smallholding estates for the benefit of new entrant and progressing farmers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 230613 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>I value the contribution council farms make as a way into farming for new entrants and progressing farmers. As set out in our Health and Harmony Policy Statement in September 2018, we are considering how to help Local Authorities who want to invest in their Council Farms, so that they offer real opportunities for new farmers to start a foundation business and gain the experience they need to progress onto a larger unit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T12:29:18.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:29:18.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
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252
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1086800
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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 Dairy Farming more like this
star this property house id 1 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 legislative steps he plans to take to introduce compulsory milk contracts between producers and purchasers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 230933 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for South Holland and The Deepings, Sir John Hayes, on 26 February 2019, PQ 222814.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T10:41:40.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T10:41:40.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1087103
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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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 Fishing Gear: Labelling 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, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require commercial fishing enterprises to carry identification marks on their (a) nets, (b) gear and (c) ancillary equipment in UK waters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 231437 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The control and enforcement of fisheries legislation in UK waters is a devolved matter and each Devolved Administration is responsible for control and enforcement in their waters.</p><p> </p><p>Legislation (Council Regulation (EC) No. 1224/2009) is in place that requires masters of a fishing vessel using passive gear or beam trawls to mark their fishing gear. Masters must mark certain nets, lines, pots and beam trawls, with the port letter and number of their vessel. Marker buoys must also be attached. This will make sure all vessels are able to clearly identify fishing gear and prevent instances of gear conflict. The Marine Management Organisation has been involved with some joint working (with Maritime and Coastguard Agency, National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisation and Royal Yachting Association) on reviewing marking of fishing gear for safety at sea purposes.</p><p> </p><p>For all types of fishing gear, masters of a fishing vessel must attempt to retrieve any lost gear. If they are unable to do so they must notify the UK fisheries authorities.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T11:35:42.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T11:35:42.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this