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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Agriculture: Diversification 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 steps the Government is taking to support farmers to create a sustainable diversified farming system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 251236 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Agriculture Bill will help farmers in England to grow strong and diversified businesses producing high quality food in a more sustainable way, enhancing the environment for future generations. We will create an ambitious new system based on paying “public money for public goods”, which will include improving air and water quality, biodiversity and habitats for wildlife. Financial support for innovations like precision farming can also help farmers become more productive, reduce the use of expensive chemicals and protect the environment.</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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-13T12:42:07.767Z
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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 Paul Farrelly more like this
1124131
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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 Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control 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 for a strategy to manage bovine TB in the countryside without using badger culling; 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 249821 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 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answer text <p>A successful strategy for eradicating bovine TB involves addressing all routes of spread of infection, including cattle-to-cattle, cattle-to-badger, badger-to-badger and badger-to-cattle.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the Government’s 25 year bovine TB eradication strategy, we are taking strong action to eradicate the disease and protect the future of our dairy and beef industries, with emphasis on detecting infection early in cattle herds, containing and removing it as quickly as possible, and tighter biosecurity. We also enable farmers and landowners to carry out badger culling and/or badger vaccination, subject to strict licensing criteria by Natural England.</p><p> </p><p>Sir Charles Godfray’s review of the strategy is an important contribution that will inform future approaches around our goal of eradicating the disease in England by 2038.</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 2019-05-09T15:15:19.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T15:15:19.26Z
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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 Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1124173
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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 Fisheries 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 he is taking to support the fishing industry in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the rest of the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 249860 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 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answer text <p>Leaving the EU will mean the UK will become an independent coastal state for the first time in 40 years. The UK will be able to control access to UK waters and secure a fairer share of fishing opportunities, for the benefit of the whole of the UK fishing industry, including Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>Our vision for future fisheries policy is set out in the Fisheries White Paper: Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations. The Fisheries Bill provides the powers necessary to manage our fisheries as an independent coastal state.</p><p> </p><p>On 10 December 2018, the Secretary of State announced £37.2 million of extra funding for the UK seafood sector for projects approved during 2019 and 2020 to boost the industry as we become an independent coastal state. In line with the existing allocation of European Maritime and Fisheries Fund funds, £3.6 million of this additional funding will be allocated to Northern Ireland.</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 2019-05-09T15:25:20.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T15:25:20.543Z
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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 Nigel Dodds more like this
1123873
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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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 Pesticides: Regulation 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 steps he is taking to ensure that future bans on the use of pesticides are based on scientific research; 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 249195 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 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s priority is to protect people and the environment, and pesticides are only authorised if scientific evidence shows that they will not harm human health or have unacceptable effects on the environment.</p><p> </p><p>We carry out a thorough assessment of the scientific evidence, drawing on advice from scientists in the Health and Safety Executive and the UK Expert Committee on Pesticides. Regulatory decisions are regularly reviewed so that safety can be reassessed using the latest data and scientific knowledge.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on the use of pesticides will continue to be based on a careful scientific assessment of the risks and we will ensure that the regulation of pesticides continues to be robust and fit for purpose as our scientific knowledge develops.</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 2019-05-08T15:39:49.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T15:39:49.15Z
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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 Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1123874
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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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 Environmental Stewardship Scheme 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 steps he is taking to ensure that the Rural Payments Agency is able to efficiently manage (a) Countryside Stewardship and (b) Environmental Stewardship payments; 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 249196 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answer text <p>Performance on stewardship schemes has not been satisfactory. Both I and the Secretary of State are engaging with the RPA to improve the process and I have regular contact with the Rural Payments Agency’s (RPA) Chief Executive. Since the transfer of work last October, we have supported the RPA in securing the resources needed to make inroads into the backlog and get vital payments out to agreement holders.</p><p> </p><p>In parallel, the RPA has made IT improvements and streamlined processes for new and existing agreements, to get the payment rounds on a better footing, get agreement holders back into the position they should be in, and make the schemes a more attractive proposition going forward.</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 2019-05-09T12:04:58.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T12:04:58.01Z
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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 Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1123974
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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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 Pesticides: Regulation 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, whether he plans to set up a new pesticides as a result of the resignation of key members from the Pesticides Forum and Voluntary Initiative. 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 249194 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 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Pesticides Forum was set up by Government to bring together a range of organisations with an interest in how pesticides are used and the impact of their use. It plays a helpful role in supporting the National Action Plan (NAP) for pesticides by identifying issues and possible solutions across a range of pesticides issues. The Voluntary Initiative is an industry-led group which has done useful work in developing and promoting best practice in the use of pesticides. We regret that the Wildlife and Countryside Link and the Pesticides Action Network UK have decided to withdraw from these groups, which benefit from having a range of views around the table.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in the 25 Year Environment Plan, the Government will develop its approach to pesticides, putting Integrated Pest Management at its heart. In doing so we will continue to reduce the impacts of pesticide use and maintain dialogue with all those that can help us to make further progress. As part of this process we will review the NAP and update it as necessary. This will involve public consultation and we hope that environmental and farming groups will engage actively with this.</p><p><strong><br> </strong></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 2019-05-08T15:45:31.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T15:45:31.823Z
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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 David Drew more like this
1123705
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 Smallholdings more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to further protect county farm smallholdings from precipitant sale; and what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on this matter. 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 248572 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government values the role of county farm smallholdings, and particularly the opportunities they offer for new entrant farmers. We are considering how to help local authorities who want to retain and invest in their county farm smallholdings, so that they offer real opportunities for new farmers to start a foundation business and gain the experience they need to progress on to a larger unit.</p><p> </p><p>Officials have regular contact with local authorities and other organisations with an interest in county farm smallholdings.</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 2019-05-02T09:54:31.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T09:54:31.317Z
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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 David Drew more like this
1123383
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star this property date less than 2019-04-26more like thismore than 2019-04-26
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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 Porpoises: Conservation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to protect harbour porpoises from being trapped in gillnets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 247986 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 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government is working closely with stakeholders including the UK fishing industry to find ways to tackle this problem together. In March, we held a UK bycatch workshop to look at ways to effectively mitigate this problem, and over the coming months we will be working hard to develop and test practical solutions to this critical issue.</p><p> </p><p>The report from the workshop will be published at the end of May. It will include a set of recommendations for tackling this problem and an outline of how Defra, working with stakeholders, intends to take these forward.</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 2019-05-02T09:58:26.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T09:58:26.387Z
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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 Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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 Fungicides more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to lift the EU ban on the use of chlorothalonil after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 247646 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The European Commission Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (pesticides legislation and residues) voted not to renew approval of chlorothalonil on 22 March. The Commission is now expected to adopt this proposal. Once the text is published, it will come into force after 20 days.</p><p> </p><p>When we leave the EU, the UK will retain the list of EU-approved pesticides in UK law as it stands at the point of departure, or at the end of the Implementation Period, if this applies.</p><p> </p><p>If we leave the EU without a deal and the EU decision on chlorothalonil is not in force at the point of leaving the EU, then the UK will make its own decision on this approval. We have made clear that we will not weaken standards. Decisions on the use of pesticides will continue to be based on a careful scientific assessment of the risks, and we would legally apply the same principles established under the EU regulation. Responsibility is shared between Defra and the Devolved Administrations. This would be based on a recommendation from our national regulator, the Health and Safety Executive, and additional independent advice and assurance from the UK Expert Committee on Pesticides.</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 2019-04-30T12:39:54.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T12:39:54.377Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1123191
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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 Angling: Licensing 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 steps he is taking to deter people from fishing without a licence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 247647 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 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency undertakes a number of activities to deter people from fishing without a valid rod or net licence.</p><p> </p><p>The principal mechanism used by fisheries enforcement officers is licence checking. Targets are set across Environment Agency areas linked to the number of fishing licences sold and during the 2017 to 2018 financial year (the last complete year of data), a total of 64,702 fishing licences were checked by fisheries enforcement staff.</p><p> </p><p>2,257 anglers were prosecuted for fishing licence offences and successful prosecutions resulted in a total average penalty of £267 with total fines issued (including costs) totalling £583,483.</p><p> </p><p>In addition the Environment Agency uses social media, produces a monthly newsletter, works with partners and attends angling and country shows to reduce evasion and highlight the consequences of fishing without a licence.</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
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less than 2019-04-30T12:44:08.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T12:44:08.107Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this