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1061347
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar 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 Zoos: Safety 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 to review the safety systems and processes in UK zoos to protect staff, customers and animals. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL13727 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that zoos are safe places to work and visit, and that there are high standards of welfare for all animals.</p><p> </p><p>The Zoo Licensing Act 1981 sets out comprehensive licensing and inspection requirements for zoos. Responsibility for administering these requirements rests with local authorities. Defra supports this by providing the Secretary of State’s Standards of Modern Zoo Practice, which sets out minimum standards that zoos are expected to meet, covering welfare and safety.</p><p> </p><p>The standards are kept under review by Defra’s Zoos Expert Committee, a group of independent experts that advises Defra on zoo issues. Zoos must also comply with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which ensures the safety of staff.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T12:54:42.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T12:54:42.463Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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2533
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1064172
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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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unstar 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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 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
star 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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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1061388
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar 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: Pests more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 potential risk to agricultural products in the UK through the import of goods or vehicles carrying the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys. more like this
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Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
star this property uin HL13768 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The brown marmorated stink bug, <em>Halyomorpha halys</em>, is an insect from eastern Asia (China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan). It has no established populations in the UK. We are aware that it has spread into the USA and to mainland Europe. For example, it was first reported in Germany in 2001. Subsequent reports have come from Switzerland (2004), Greece (2011), France (2012), Italy (2012) and Hungary (2013). The insect has been intercepted in the UK on several occasions in recent years.</p><p> </p><p>We have carried out a risk assessment on the potential for this organism to arrive in the UK and cause damage. Given its establishment in Europe and other parts of the world and its potential to spread by hitchhiking, on vehicles and through human movements, as well as via trade, our assessment has shown that it has the potential to reach the UK. It may be able to survive in our climate, but is unlikely to reach more than one generation per year, preventing it from reaching harmful levels. The insect is not therefore a significant threat to UK horticultural crops but as with all pests and diseases, the UK continues to closely monitor any threats.</p><p> </p><p>A Defra fact sheet on the insect has been published on the Plant Health Portal.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T13:02:07.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T13:02:07.287Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
1064054
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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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unstar 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 BSE: Poland 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 discussions he has had with the Polish Government on the implications for the UK of the recent incidents of BSE in Poland. 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 223252 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have not had any discussions with the Polish Government on this matter. The case of BSE confirmed in Poland on 4 February was atypical BSE, which can occur spontaneously in all cattle populations at a very low rate. Under the rules of the World Organisation for Animal Health, atypical BSE does not have any influence upon a country’s official BSE risk status.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-02-27T17:28:44.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T17:28:44.207Z
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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 Nigel Dodds more like this
1064016
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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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unstar 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 Non-native Species 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, which species on the list of invasive alien species of Union concern are covered under UK Pathway Action Plans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 223214 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Pathway action plans (PAPs) are complete or in progress for angling, boating and zoos and aquaria sectors. There are also campaigns to reduce the spread of aquatic species generally (Check, Clean, Dry), and to reduce the risk of aquatic ornamental plants escaping into the wild (Be Plant Wise). These have been prioritised based on the threat posed to the UK by a much wider group of invasive non-native species than those listed as being of Union concern, including a group of freshwater species from the Ponto-Caspian region in south-east Europe which are not listed as they are native to part of the EU.</p><p> </p><p>Of the listed species, the angling and boating PAPs should help to reduce the risk of spread of a number of listed aquatic plants (e.g. curly waterweed and green cabomba) while the Be Plant Wise awareness raising campaign is aimed at reducing escapes of ornamental plants (e.g. water hyacinth, floating pennywort, Nuttall's waterweed, broadleaf watermilfoil, water lettuce, Salvinia moss) and the zoos and aquaria PAP aims to reduce the risk of zoo and aquaria escapes such as Pallas's squirrel, small Asian mongoose, coati, raccoon, fox squirrel, Siberian chipmunk, sacred ibis and raccoon dog.</p><p> </p>
unstar 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 2019-02-27T10:16:05.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T10:16:05.04Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1491
unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1064314
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star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar 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 Non-native Species 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, with reference to the report entitled, Economic Cost of Invasive Non-Native Species on Great Britain, published by CABI in November 2010, what the cost to the public purse has been of Invasive Non-Native Species since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 223795 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The responsibility for tackling invasive non-native species (INNS) and the associated costs of mitigating the damage they cause will impact on a number of departments and non-departmental public bodies. The Government does not hold collated information on the direct cost to the ‘public purse’. However, we are working towards furthering our understanding of the impact of invasive species, including their economic costs. Defra has recently commissioned a scoping study which will investigate whether it is possible to quantify a broader range of impacts of INNS on natural capital assets and the ecosystem services they provide. This will build on CABI’s Defra-funded study from 2010, which was a substantial and detailed assessment. The study clearly demonstrated that the costs of INNS to the British economy are considerable and widespread.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-02-27T15:19:33.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T15:19:33.973Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1491
unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1064315
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star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
unstar 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 Non-native Species 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, on what dates (a) power of entry and (b) species control provisions have been used under Section 14(4A) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act, as amended by Section 23 of the Infrastructure Act 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 223796 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Enforcement of Section 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act is a matter for the police and Defra therefore does not hold a record of when those powers have been used.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 223797 more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T15:12:31.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T15:12:31.437Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1491
unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1064323
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star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
unstar 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 Non-native Species 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, if he will publish the incidents that have been recorded in non-compliance of The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (prohibition on sale etc. of Invasive Non-native Plants) (England) Order 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 223797 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Enforcement of Section 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act is a matter for the police and Defra therefore does not hold a record of when those powers have been used.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 223796 more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T15:12:31.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T15:12:31.467Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1491
unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1063841
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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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unstar 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 Poultry: Legionnaires' Disease 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 outbreaks of legionnaires in turkeys there have been in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 222846 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Legionnaires’ disease is a water-borne infection that affects humans and Defra is not aware of any cases of Legionella bacteria affecting turkeys.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-02-27T17:57:51.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T17:57:51.287Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1063840
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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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unstar 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 Dangerous Dogs 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 dog attacks on humans there have been in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 222845 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Defra does not keep a record of the numbers of people bitten by dogs. Data for admission to hospital in England as a result of a dog bite is available online from NHS digital.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-02-27T17:40:55.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T17:40:55.353Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this