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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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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 Food: UK Trade with EU more like this
unstar 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 Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 118358 on Agricultural Products: UK Trade With EU, what progress her Department has made on developing the UK’s system for the management of agri-food imports and exports with EU countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 2758 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Dissolution.</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 2019-11-05T13:23:23.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:23:23.287Z
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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 Deidre Brock more like this
1151324
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 Nitrogen: Solent more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of nitrogen levels in the Solent; and what assessment she has made of the effect of nitrogen in the Solent on the growth of green algae in that area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 3782 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Both Natural England (NE) and the Environment Agency (EA) have a role in assessing water quality and its impacts on designated sites.</p><p> </p><p>The EA has used its monitoring and evidence to undertake modelling of nitrogen sources in the Solent area. This shows that, on average, about 50% of nitrogen sources impacting coastal and estuarine waters in the Solent come from agriculture and about 10% from sewage treatment works.</p><p> </p><p>NE’s site condition assessments consider a range of different environmental features and are therefore undertaken as an ongoing process, rather than a one-off undertaking. Through their site condition assessment work, NE has concluded that the Solent is in unfavourable condition because of the high levels of nutrients, which are causing excessive growth of algae, particularly green species of macroalgae.</p><p> </p><p>Proliferation of these green macroalgal mats can be detrimental to ecology, including birds. Several of the Solent’s estuaries are affected in this way and work has been ongoing for many years to reduce inputs of nitrogen and hence reduce macroalgal mats. This has primarily been through tackling diffuse agricultural sources and improvements to sewage treatment works on both the coast and within the river catchments which feed into the Solent.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 3783 more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:30:48.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:30:48.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1151325
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 Eutrophication: Solent more like this
unstar 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 assessment she has made of the effect of eutrophication in the Solent area on protected habitats and bird species in that region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 3783 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Both Natural England (NE) and the Environment Agency (EA) have a role in assessing water quality and its impacts on designated sites.</p><p> </p><p>The EA has used its monitoring and evidence to undertake modelling of nitrogen sources in the Solent area. This shows that, on average, about 50% of nitrogen sources impacting coastal and estuarine waters in the Solent come from agriculture and about 10% from sewage treatment works.</p><p> </p><p>NE’s site condition assessments consider a range of different environmental features and are therefore undertaken as an ongoing process, rather than a one-off undertaking. Through their site condition assessment work, NE has concluded that the Solent is in unfavourable condition because of the high levels of nutrients, which are causing excessive growth of algae, particularly green species of macroalgae.</p><p> </p><p>Proliferation of these green macroalgal mats can be detrimental to ecology, including birds. Several of the Solent’s estuaries are affected in this way and work has been ongoing for many years to reduce inputs of nitrogen and hence reduce macroalgal mats. This has primarily been through tackling diffuse agricultural sources and improvements to sewage treatment works on both the coast and within the river catchments which feed into the Solent.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 3782 more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:30:48.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:30:48.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1151640
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 Rivers: Conservation more like this
unstar 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 measures they are taking to protect the (1) water level, and (2) quality, of chalk streams and rivers. more like this
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The Earl of Caithness more like this
star this property uin HL277 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The 25 Year Environment Plan and Abstraction Plan set out the Government’s commitment and actions to protect our water environment and the Environment Bill aims to strengthen this.</p><p> </p><p>Abstraction licence changes made by the Environment Agency since 2008 are returning 16 billion litres of water back to chalk streams per year and removed the risk of further 14.9 billion litres being abstracted a year. Further abstraction reductions are planned in the next few years. Additionally, through the Environment Bill the government is taking action to address abstraction that is causing, or is at risk of causing, environmental damage and to remove unused headroom on an abstraction licence where there is no justifiable reason for having it.</p><p> </p><p>A programme of habitat restoration is underway in England, including 11 chalk river Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Since 2011 over 70 kilometres of the chalk stream priority habitat has been improved through 60 projects costing £4.3 million including £1.6m partner contributions.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2006, Catchment Sensitive Farming has provided grants and advice to help reduce pollution from farms within 68 priority catchments, including chalk streams.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:46:44.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:46:44.76Z
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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 The Earl of Caithness more like this
1151641
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 Chilterns: High Speed 2 Railway Line 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, in order to secure the (1) water level, and (2) quality, of chalk streams, what plans they have to prevent HS2 from using water to tunnel through the Chilterns. more like this
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The Earl of Caithness more like this
star this property uin HL278 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency is advising HS2 Ltd and their contractors on mitigating the potential impacts of their works on water level and quality of chalk streams. This includes water usage for tunnelling in the Chilterns. The Environment Agency will review any application for increased abstraction in the Colne catchment in line with the current Colne Catchment Abstraction Management Strategy to ensure that there is no detrimental impact on the environment.</p><p> </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 2019-11-05T17:45:47.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:45:47.747Z
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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 The Earl of Caithness more like this
1151642
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 Agriculture: Seasonal Workers more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 estimate they have made of the amount of unpicked fruit on UK farms due to a lack of labour; and what plans they have to ensure that there is enough labour to pick winter vegetables on UK farms. more like this
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The Earl of Caithness more like this
star this property uin HL279 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>We know that the horticulture sector requires a high proportion of seasonal workers. The Government introduced a new pilot for 2019 and 2020 enabling up to 2,500 non-European Economic Area migrant workers to come to the UK to undertake seasonal employment in the edible horticultural sector. As of June 2019, pilot operators had recruited all 2,500 workers who continued to arrive in the following months for the harvesting of winter vegetables. This pilot is not designed to meet the full labour needs of the horticultural sector. Rather we are seeking to evaluate the immigration pilot’s ability to assist in alleviating labour shortages during peak production periods.</p><p> </p><p>Defra and the Home Office continue to monitor the impact of the seasonal workers pilot and the workforce pressures faced by farmers as we look at how best to support the longer-term needs of industry outside the EU.</p><p> </p><p>EU citizens can continue to come to the UK for work in 2019 and 2020 regardless of whether the UK reaches a deal with the EU. This includes for seasonal work on farms. EU citizens arriving after we leave the EU, in a no deal scenario, will need to apply for European Temporary Leave to Remain, granting a further 36 months in the UK if they want to stay after 31 December 2020, which is the deadline for applying to the scheme.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:43:38.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:43:38.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1151649
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas more like this
unstar 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 whether they are on track to meet their commitment, made in December 2014, that the English Coastal Path will be completed and open in 2020; and if not, what are the reasons for any delays. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL286 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Work is well underway on all 66 stretches of the England Coast Path - a new National Trail around all of England’s coast. A European court judgement in April 2018 affected how Natural England could assess the impact of England Coast Path proposals on environmentally protected sites, and progress on the England Coast Path slowed as a result. While this means the path in its entirety is unlikely to be open in 2020, Natural England will work towards opening as much of the England Coast Path as possible throughout 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The England Coast Path when completed will stretch approximately 2,717 miles around the coast. To date 385 miles (14%, 12 stretches) have been completed and new rights commenced, with a further 98 miles (4%, 4 stretches) undergoing establishment works before they are open for the public to walk. A summary of progress on each of the 16 open and approved stretches, with opening dates where known, is included in Tables A and B. The 50 unopened stretches are summarised in Table C. It is not currently possible to give estimated opening dates for many of the stretches still in progress. This is because the timeline for the final stages of the process depends on several factors including the number and nature of comments during the public consultation and the complexity of implementing works on the ground.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Table A - Open stretches</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Stretch name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Opening date</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rufus Castle to Lulworth Cove</p></td><td><p>29/06/2012</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Allonby to Whitehaven</p></td><td><p>11/04/2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Gare to South Bents</p></td><td><p>12/04/2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sea Palling to Weybourne</p></td><td><p>12/12/2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Brean Down to Minehead</p></td><td><p>15/03/2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Camber to Folkestone</p></td><td><p>19/07/2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Folkestone to Ramsgate</p></td><td><p>19/07/2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Filey Brigg to Newport Bridge</p></td><td><p>21/07/2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hopton On Sea to Sea Palling</p></td><td><p>24/10/2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Bents to Amble</p></td><td><p>26/07/2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Skegness to Mablethorpe</p></td><td><p>27/02/2019</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Newport Bridge to North Gare</p></td><td><p>18/09/2019</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Table B - Unopened stretches undergoing building works</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Stretch name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Opening date</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Walney Island</p></td><td><p>February 2020 (estimate)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Whitehaven to Silecroft</p></td><td><p>TBC</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ramsgate to Whitstable</p></td><td><p>TBC</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Maldon to Salcott</p></td><td><p>TBC</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Table C - Unopened stretches</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Region</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Stretches</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Essex</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL287 more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:42:45.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:42:45.583Z
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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 Greaves more like this
1151650
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 which sections of the English Coastal Path are now open; and what are the expected opening dates of those sections in each area which are not yet open. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL287 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Work is well underway on all 66 stretches of the England Coast Path - a new National Trail around all of England’s coast. A European court judgement in April 2018 affected how Natural England could assess the impact of England Coast Path proposals on environmentally protected sites, and progress on the England Coast Path slowed as a result. While this means the path in its entirety is unlikely to be open in 2020, Natural England will work towards opening as much of the England Coast Path as possible throughout 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The England Coast Path when completed will stretch approximately 2,717 miles around the coast. To date 385 miles (14%, 12 stretches) have been completed and new rights commenced, with a further 98 miles (4%, 4 stretches) undergoing establishment works before they are open for the public to walk. A summary of progress on each of the 16 open and approved stretches, with opening dates where known, is included in Tables A and B. The 50 unopened stretches are summarised in Table C. It is not currently possible to give estimated opening dates for many of the stretches still in progress. This is because the timeline for the final stages of the process depends on several factors including the number and nature of comments during the public consultation and the complexity of implementing works on the ground.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Table A - Open stretches</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Stretch name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Opening date</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rufus Castle to Lulworth Cove</p></td><td><p>29/06/2012</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Allonby to Whitehaven</p></td><td><p>11/04/2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Gare to South Bents</p></td><td><p>12/04/2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sea Palling to Weybourne</p></td><td><p>12/12/2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Brean Down to Minehead</p></td><td><p>15/03/2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Camber to Folkestone</p></td><td><p>19/07/2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Folkestone to Ramsgate</p></td><td><p>19/07/2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Filey Brigg to Newport Bridge</p></td><td><p>21/07/2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hopton On Sea to Sea Palling</p></td><td><p>24/10/2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Bents to Amble</p></td><td><p>26/07/2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Skegness to Mablethorpe</p></td><td><p>27/02/2019</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Newport Bridge to North Gare</p></td><td><p>18/09/2019</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Table B - Unopened stretches undergoing building works</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Stretch name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Opening date</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Walney Island</p></td><td><p>February 2020 (estimate)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Whitehaven to Silecroft</p></td><td><p>TBC</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ramsgate to Whitstable</p></td><td><p>TBC</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Maldon to Salcott</p></td><td><p>TBC</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Table C - Unopened stretches</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Region</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Stretches</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Essex</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL286 more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:42:45.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:42:45.647Z
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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 Greaves more like this
1151651
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 Tobacco: Litter more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 assessment they have made of the UK tobacco industry’s contribution to tackling smoking related litter; and whether that contribution meets their stated goal of getting that industry to play a greater role in addressing such litter. more like this
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Lord Hanningfield more like this
star this property uin HL288 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made no specific assessment of the UK tobacco industry’s contribution to tackling smoking-related litter. The most recent National Litter Survey for England found that 79% of sites surveyed had smoking-related litter present in 2017-18. In the same year, local authorities in England spent £663 million or £28 per household to keep our streets clean, though this does not include spending by other relevant bodies and it is not currently possible to specify how much of this figure is attributable to smoking-related litter.</p><p>We would like to see the tobacco industry delivering on the commitment given by the Tobacco Manufacturer’s Association (TMA) to tackle the litter created by its products and their users, but this must be achieved without breaching the UK’s international obligations.</p><p>The tobacco industry has not made, or been invited to make, any financial contribution towards delivery of the “Keep It, Bin It” anti-litter campaign. Ministers have met twice with the TMA in the last three years, but the Government has not held discussions with any individual tobacco companies about smoking-related litter.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:38:26.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:38:26.86Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hanningfield more like this
1151652
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 Tobacco: Litter more like this
unstar 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 is the estimated cost of cleaning up smoking related litter in England during the last year. more like this
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Lord Hanningfield more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has made no specific assessment of the UK tobacco industry’s contribution to tackling smoking-related litter. The most recent National Litter Survey for England found that 79% of sites surveyed had smoking-related litter present in 2017-18. In the same year, local authorities in England spent £663 million or £28 per household to keep our streets clean, though this does not include spending by other relevant bodies and it is not currently possible to specify how much of this figure is attributable to smoking-related litter.</p><p>We would like to see the tobacco industry delivering on the commitment given by the Tobacco Manufacturer’s Association (TMA) to tackle the litter created by its products and their users, but this must be achieved without breaching the UK’s international obligations.</p><p>The tobacco industry has not made, or been invited to make, any financial contribution towards delivery of the “Keep It, Bin It” anti-litter campaign. Ministers have met twice with the TMA in the last three years, but the Government has not held discussions with any individual tobacco companies about smoking-related litter.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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