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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 Animal Welfare 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 the Government has plans to improve animal rights after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 252554 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 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>We will maintain and enhance our high animal welfare standards as we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>We recently laid legislation to ban travelling circuses from using wild animals and to tackle puppy farming by ending third party sales. We have made CCTV mandatory in slaughterhouses and are introducing one of the world’s toughest bans on ivory sales to protect elephants from poaching. Each of these measures goes further than EU rules require.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T16:03:41.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T16:03:41.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-28more like thismore than 2017-03-28
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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: EU Law 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 she plans to repeal EU legislation on the size, shape and appearance of fruit and vegetables for sale in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 69525 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 2017-04-03more like thismore than 2017-04-03
star this property answer text <p>As we prepare to leave the EU, we are looking at removing rules that are unnecessarily burdensome, focusing instead on what works best for the UK. We want to free our farmers to grow more, sell more and export more British food, whilst upholding our high standards for the environment. No decisions have been taken in relation to individual pieces of legislation, including EU Marketing Standards for fresh fruit and vegetables. We will consult widely with all those affected before making any changes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2017-04-03T13:35:55.257Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-03T13:35:55.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-28more like thismore than 2017-03-28
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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: Sales 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 the annual value was of fruit and vegetables prohibited from sale in the UK for failing to comply with rules on size, shape and general appearance in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 69603 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 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
star this property answer text <p>EU Marketing Standards for fresh fruit and vegetables require that, as a minimum, produce on sale is intact, sound (for example, not rotten, severely bruised or severely damaged), clean, fresh in appearance, practically free from pests and or disease, practically free from damage caused by pests affecting the flesh, free of abnormal external moisture, free of foreign smell or taste, sufficiently developed or ripe, but not overdeveloped or overripe. Other issues related to size, shape or general appearance would not prevent produce being put on sale unless they formed part of industry or retailers’ own standards. Defra does not hold data on the value of such produce withheld from sale in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2017-04-18T10:16:47.52Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-18T10:16:47.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps remove filter
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star this property date less than 2017-02-27more like thismore than 2017-02-27
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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 Crops: EU Action 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, if she will seek to delay the EU's proposed three-crop diversification scheme's implementation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 65794 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 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The Common Agricultural Policy’s Greening requirements, which include the crop diversification rule, were implemented in 2015.</p><p> </p><p>As we prepare to leave the EU, we are looking at removing the rules that are unnecessarily burdensome, focusing instead on what works best for the UK. We want to free our farmers to grow more, sell more and export more British food, whilst upholding our high standards for the environment and animal health and welfare.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 65795 more like this
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less than 2017-03-06T15:34:20.9Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-06T15:34:20.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-27more like thismore than 2017-02-27
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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
star this property hansard heading Crops: EU Action 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, if she will make an assessment of the effect that the EU's proposed three-crop diversification scheme will have on the UK's farming economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 65795 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 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The Common Agricultural Policy’s Greening requirements, which include the crop diversification rule, were implemented in 2015.</p><p> </p><p>As we prepare to leave the EU, we are looking at removing the rules that are unnecessarily burdensome, focusing instead on what works best for the UK. We want to free our farmers to grow more, sell more and export more British food, whilst upholding our high standards for the environment and animal health and welfare.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 65794 more like this
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less than 2017-03-06T15:34:20.96Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-06T15:34:20.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
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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 Thames Tideway Tunnel 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 her policy is on the protection of (a) consumers and (b) the public purse from financial risks in the event that construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel is finished behind schedule. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 55733 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 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government is providing Tideway, which has responsibility for financing and delivering the Tunnel, with a contingent financial support package for some low-probability but high-impact risks that might arise during construction. These are risks that the private sector is unable or unwilling to cover at an acceptable cost to customers.</p><p> </p><p>If called upon, the Government Support Package (GSP) may provide support in five different scenarios. The statement made to the House by my right hon. Friend, the member for North Shropshire (Owen Paterson) on 5 June 2014 (Official Record, Col. 11WS) gives fuller details of these scenarios. It is important to note that if these risks do not materialise, there will be no cost to the taxpayer. As part of the project’s regulatory and commercial arrangements, Tideway is strongly incentivised to deliver the Tunnel on time and to budget.</p><p> </p><p>The project has an agreed threshold (130% of the original budget) for cost overruns, whether from a delay or otherwise, which is financed by Tideway. The upper end of the current estimated customer bill impact range of £20-£25 per year during the construction phase reflects expenditure at that threshold (if that is reached). If the project is late, the incentives regime applies time-related regulatory adjustments that are borne by the investors.</p><p> </p><p>If the cost threshold is reached then Tideway can apply to Ofwat for an increase in approved expenditure (and therefore customer charges), which Ofwat will determine (but may not necessarily agree) taking into account the estimated cost to complete the project, appropriate incentives, and the cost of the required additional capital based on market conditions at the time. Tideway may also make a call on the GSP for Government equity financing to enable the project to be completed, at which time the Government would become an investor in the project and would have increased rights of oversight until completion of the Tunnel. This would ensure that taxpayers’ interests continue to be protected.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2016-12-06T12:01:02.69Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-06T12:01:02.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
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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 Genetically Modified Organisms: Imports 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 her policy is on importing genetically modified organisms after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 51106 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 2016-11-04more like thismore than 2016-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government will continue to follow a science-based policy on genetically modified organisms, including in relation to imports.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2016-11-04T14:27:55.047Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-04T14:27:55.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-20more like thismore than 2016-10-20
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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 Cattle: Hormone Treatments 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, if she will make it her policy to relax rules on the use of animal growth hormones in beef farming once the UK has left the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 49612 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 2016-10-27more like thismore than 2016-10-27
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to relax rules on the use of hormones for the purposes of growth promotion, following the UK’s exit from the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2016-10-27T13:11:42.637Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-27T13:11:42.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-20more like thismore than 2016-10-20
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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 Meat Products: USA 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 she will enter negotiations with her US counterpart to have the ban on British haggis imports to that country lifted once the UK has left the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 49613 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-27more like thismore than 2016-10-27
star this property answer text <p>We are working with the US authorities to ensure the restrictions on British lamb are lifted as soon as possible. The US has a longstanding ban on the use of animal lungs as food, but the Scottish haggis industry is working on a US-specific recipe to allow the industry access to the US market at the earliest opportunity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2016-10-27T13:14:04.317Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-27T13:14:04.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-13more like thismore than 2016-10-13
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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 Packaging: EU Law 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 her Department plans to review regulations on food and drink packaging after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 48653 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 2016-10-21more like thismore than 2016-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government is developing its 25 Year Environment Plan, part of which will consider our regulations for resources, waste and recycling.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2016-10-21T13:16:52.917Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-21T13:16:52.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps remove filter