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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: Licensing 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 is their assessment of the adequacy of the provisions of (1) the Zoo Licensing Act 1981, and (2) SI 2002/3080 which implemented EC Directive 1999/22/EC. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL3442 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>Under zoo licensing legislation zoos are subject to an annual inspection and must comply with the Secretary of State's Standards of Modern Zoo Practice. These are detailed standards for zoo management, including animal health, welfare and husbandry. The standards are kept under review by Defra’s Zoos Expert Committee (ZEC) which includes leading animal welfare experts.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers have tasked the ZEC with considering whether any changes need to be made to the zoo licensing system. The Department will consider the recommendations when they are received in due course.</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 2017-11-30T15:08:36.937Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T15:08:36.937Z
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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 Kennedy of Southwark more like this
792914
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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 Environment Protection 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 whether they plan to enshrine the "polluter pays principle" and the "precautionary principle", as it relates to environmental protection, in British law after the UK leaves the EU; and if so, how. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL3438 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will preserve environmental principles where they are included in directly applicable EU regulations (which are converted into UK law by the Bill); or in EU-derived domestic legislation (which is preserved by the Bill); or in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (which is relevant to the interpretation of retained EU law). For example, the precautionary principle, referred to in Article 191(2), is included in the REACH Regulation (1907/2006) and the Invasive Alien Species Regulation (1143/2014) and so will be preserved by the Bill in those areas. . The ‘polluter pays’ principle, also referenced in Article 191(2), is referred to in the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations 2017 which will also be preserved by the Bill. Similarly, CJEU case law on chemicals, waste and habitats, for example, includes judgments on the application of the precautionary principle to those areas. This will likewise be preserved by the Bill.</p><p> </p><p>Although environmental principles are already central to government policy, they are not set out in one place other than the EU treaties. The Secretary of State therefore announced on 12 November our intention to create a new comprehensive policy statement setting out the environmental principles to underpin future policy making. We will consult on this early next year alongside proposals for a new, independent statutory body to uphold environmental standards.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3439 more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T17:50:21.56Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T17:50:21.56Z
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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 Judd more like this
792915
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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 Environment Protection more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to enshrine all the provisions of Article 191(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union in British law after the UK leaves the EU; and if so, how. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL3439 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will preserve environmental principles where they are included in directly applicable EU regulations (which are converted into UK law by the Bill); or in EU-derived domestic legislation (which is preserved by the Bill); or in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (which is relevant to the interpretation of retained EU law). For example, the precautionary principle, referred to in Article 191(2), is included in the REACH Regulation (1907/2006) and the Invasive Alien Species Regulation (1143/2014) and so will be preserved by the Bill in those areas. . The ‘polluter pays’ principle, also referenced in Article 191(2), is referred to in the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations 2017 which will also be preserved by the Bill. Similarly, CJEU case law on chemicals, waste and habitats, for example, includes judgments on the application of the precautionary principle to those areas. This will likewise be preserved by the Bill.</p><p> </p><p>Although environmental principles are already central to government policy, they are not set out in one place other than the EU treaties. The Secretary of State therefore announced on 12 November our intention to create a new comprehensive policy statement setting out the environmental principles to underpin future policy making. We will consult on this early next year alongside proposals for a new, independent statutory body to uphold environmental standards.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3438 more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T17:50:21.667Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T17:50:21.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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793114
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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 Animal Welfare 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 plans to take to maintain its recognition of status of the sentience of non-domestic animals after the UK has left the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast East more like this
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Gavin Robinson more like this
star this property uin 114899 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Secretary of State set out the Government’s position in a Written Ministerial Statement on 23 November:</p><p> </p><p>http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2017-11-23/HCWS267/</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 2017-11-27T15:17:09.797Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-27T15:17:09.797Z
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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 Gavin Robinson more like this
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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 Flood Control: Cumbria 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, how much the Government has invested in Cumbria to reduce the risk of flooding downstream of reservoirs in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Copeland more like this
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Trudy Harrison more like this
star this property uin 114930 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency has strategic oversight of all sources of flooding and coastal erosion, including reservoir flooding. The Environment Agency also has a regulatory role in managing flood risk with reservoirs and works to make sure reservoir owners effectively manage their own flood risk.</p><p> </p><p>Where appropriate, reducing the risk of flooding downstream from reservoirs is integrated within flood risk management schemes. The Environment Agency does not collect separate financial information for measures to reduce this specific flood risk.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to reducing flood risk and has made the following capital investment to flood and coastal erosion risk management in Cumbria in each of the last five years:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>£ 4.3 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>£ 2.4 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>£ 2.1 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>£ 3.0 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£ 14.3 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </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 2017-11-28T15:30:30.167Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-28T15:30:30.167Z
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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 Trudy Harrison more like this
793144
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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 Flood Control 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 has taken to ensure that water companies invest in flood mitigation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Copeland more like this
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Trudy Harrison more like this
star this property uin 114929 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
star this property answer text <p>On 13 September, the Government issued a strategic policy statement to Ofwat. This set out clear priorities for Ofwat to secure the water industry’s long-term resilience to flooding, drought, and other risks, and to protect vulnerable customers. The policy statement makes clear that we expect Ofwat to challenge companies to assess the resilience of their systems and infrastructure against flooding and take proportionate steps to improve resilience where required.</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 2017-11-28T14:56:24.33Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-28T14:56:24.33Z
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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 Trudy Harrison more like this
792995
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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 Flood Control 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 estimate he has made of the cost of completed Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) projects across England in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 114780 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government estimates that there has been the following amount of capital spending on Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management projects in each year since 2010:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£million</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>399</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>298</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>296</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>358</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>522</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>450</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>502</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures include schemes costing below £100k, which were previously not geo-located, and include Capital costs, as well as capital investments spent on EA activities including the FCRM attributable to flood protection.</p><p> </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 2017-12-11T15:09:52.547Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T15:09:52.547Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
793174
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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 Slaughterhouses 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 estimate he has made of the number of (a) animals and (b) poultry killed without first being stunned in the last 12 months for which data is available; and what steps he is taking to reduce those numbers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
star this property uin 114959 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Data for the number of animals killed without first being stunned was previously collected through surveys, with the last in 2015. In the last survey during a 4 week period there were 2,614 cattle, 274,464 sheep and 3,421,470 poultry slaughtered without stunning in the UK with a further 9,463,845 poultry birds slaughtered in accordance with religious rites using electrical stunning parameters that are different to those required for mainstream slaughter.</p><p> </p><p>At the beginning of this financial year the FSA started collecting data on a regular basis. We do not have data for a full 12 month period, however, in the first quarter of 2017/18 there were 4390 cattle and 758,263 sheep slaughtered without stunning in England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>In the first quarter, there were also 45,396,583 birds which were slaughtered without stunning or using electrical stunning parameters that are different to those required for mainstream slaughter. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) does not separate out poultry slaughtered without stunning in their data.</p><p> </p><p>The Government would prefer all animals to be stunned before slaughter but respects the right of Jewish and Muslim communities to eat meat prepared in accordance with their beliefs.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
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 2017-12-05T18:37:17.377Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T18:37:17.377Z
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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 Sir Greg Knight more like this
793194
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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 Agricultural Products: Exports 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 assessment he has made of the potential effect on agricultural exports of there being no deal between the UK and the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 114979 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
star this property answer text <p>In 2016, UK food, feed and drink exports to the EU were worth £12 billion and EU food, feed and drink exports to the UK were worth £30 billion. It is in the interests of both parties to conclude a comprehensive customs agreement. We are conducting rigorous analysis on various trade scenarios for the future to inform Government policy.</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 2017-11-28T14:37:35.48Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-28T14:37:35.48Z
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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 Seema Malhotra more like this
793118
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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 Recycling 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 steps his Department is taking to encourage more people to recycle. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle more like this
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Emma Hardy more like this
star this property uin 114903 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to increasing recycling rates. With the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) we are working with local councils and industry to make it easier for households to recycle, by rationalising packaging formats (in particular ridged plastic packaging) to those that are recyclable and to expand the range of materials collected for recycling.</p><p> </p><p>WRAP has refreshed and relaunched its national Recycle Now campaign with new communication materials for local authorities and others. Information on what householders can recycle locally is available on the Recycle Now website.</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 2017-11-28T15:06:16.087Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-28T15:06:16.087Z
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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 Emma Hardy more like this