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star this property date less than 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
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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 Glyphosate: EU Action 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 whether, in the light of the European Parliament's proposal to ban the herbicide glyphosate for garden use, they intend to vote for re-approval of glyphosate at the EU Council meeting on 18 May. more like this
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Lord Willoughby de Broke more like this
star this property uin HL8294 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 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2016-05-12T12:33:22.377Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T12:33:22.377Z
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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 Willoughby de Broke more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
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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 Rural Payments Agency: Performance Related Pay 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 whether the Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Payments Agency will receive a bonus payment this year before payments to eligible farmers have been completed. more like this
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Lord Willoughby de Broke more like this
star this property uin HL8277 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 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
star this property answer text <p>Senior Civil Servants (SCS) who are moderated as top performers at the end of the performance management year are eligible to receive a bonus payment.</p><p>The performance management year for the SCS runs from 1 April to 31 March. Performance markings for 2015/16 will be determined by the end of May 2016. Only then will the eligibility of SCS for bonus payments be known.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2016-05-11T16:42:15.15Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T16:42:15.15Z
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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 Willoughby de Broke more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-04more like thismore than 2017-04-04
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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 Urban Areas: Pests 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 when they last reviewed (1) the proliferation of pests in urban areas, and (2) the ability of local authorities to deal with those pests. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL6620 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 2017-04-12more like thismore than 2017-04-12
star this property answer text <p>The proliferation of pests in urban areas has not been reviewed by central Government, however there is a range of legislation in place to support local authorities in controlling urban pests.</p><p>Pest control is the responsibility of the owner or occupier of the property where the problem occurs. Where this is the local authority, they have the same powers to control pests as any other owner or occupier.</p><p>There is a range of legislation in place to support local authorities in managing rodent infestation and statutory nuisances, such as litter and refuse, where these are attracting pests.</p><p>The Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 obliges local authorities to ensure that their districts are kept, as far as is practicable, free of rats and mice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-04-12T13:11:16.72Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-12T13:11:16.72Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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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 Fly-tipping 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, further to the answer by the Earl of Courtown on 8 March (HL Deb, col 1357), whether they will give further consideration to providing compensation to landowners in relation to large-scale commercial dumping of waste on private land. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL6460 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 2017-04-06more like thismore than 2017-04-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government is not currently considering providing compensation to landowners in relation to large-scale commercial dumping of waste on private land.</p><p> </p><p>Fly-tipping is unacceptable whether it occurs on public or private land. However, fly-tipping on private land is a difficult issue. Local authorities are not under any legal obligation to clear fly-tipped waste from private property, so this responsibility falls to the landowner. Some authorities may offer a clearance service but they are likely to charge for this. If, following an investigation, a conviction is secured then the court can award compensation which covers the costs of clearance of waste to the landowner.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-04-06T11:44:49.477Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-06T11:44:49.477Z
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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 Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fly-tipping 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, further to the answer by the Earl of Courtown on 8 March (HL Deb, col 1357), whether, following a successful prosecution by the Environment Agency for fly-tipping, landowners will receive recompense for costs incurred in having rubbish removed. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL6459 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 2017-04-05more like thismore than 2017-04-05
star this property answer text <p>Where a person is convicted of an offence under section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (the ‘fly-tipping’), section 33B (2) of that Act provides that “loss or damage resulting from the offence” in section 130 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 specifically includes costs incurred or to be incurred by a relevant person in removing the waste deposited or disposed of in or on the land; taking other steps to eliminate or reduce the consequences of the deposit or disposal; or both.</p><p> </p><p>A “relevant person” is defined for these purposes in section 33B (3) as including the occupier of the land and the owner of the land.</p><p> </p><p>A court can order the person convicted of fly-tipping to pay compensation to the occupier or owner of the land in respect of costs incurred or to be incurred in removing the waste and/or associated clean-up costs. Whether a court would in any particular case make such an order will depend on the nature of the case, any other form of punishment to which the offender is to be sentenced, and the financial means of the offender to pay. Once a compensation order is made the courts have a role in enforcing that order to ensure that monies are paid. This is reflected in the sentencing guideline. The application of the guideline is a matter for the court to decide. A copy of this document will be placed in the Library.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-04-05T11:08:44.523Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-05T11:08:44.523Z
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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 Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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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 Agriculture: Apprentices 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, further to the answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 7 March (HL Deb, col 1246), whether the trebling of agricultural apprenticeships from 6,000 to 18,000 is a target for (1) the whole period to 2020, or (2) each year until and including 2020. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL6458 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-12more like thismore than 2017-04-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s commitment is to treble the number of apprenticeships in food, farming and agri-tech. This means increasing the number of annual starts to 18,000 by 2020. The number of starts in the most recent full year for which statistics are available (2015 -2016) was 7,160.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-04-12T13:00:21.323Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-12T13:00:21.323Z
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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 Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-29more like thismore than 2017-03-29
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Horses: Animal Welfare 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 when they expect to publish the new Code of Practice for the keeping of equines. more like this
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Lord De Mauley more like this
star this property uin HL6413 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-03more like thismore than 2017-04-03
star this property answer text <p>We are currently aiming to lay the updated statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids before Parliament before the end of the year.</p><p> </p><p>I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Equine Sector Council for their assistance and expertise in updating the code.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-04-03T16:29:10.39Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-03T16:29:10.39Z
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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 De Mauley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-27more like thismore than 2017-03-27
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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 Air Pollution: Urban Areas 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 accuracy of local air pollution forecasts in major cities; and what comparisons they make between these forecasts and those provided by other organisations. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL6318 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-03more like thismore than 2017-04-03
star this property answer text <p>Defra publishes the daily air pollution forecast provided by the Met Office on the UK Air website. A 2013 Defra-commissioned study made a comparison of the Met Office air quality forecasting model against three other models over a six month period. This found that the Met Office model generally performed best overall in both urban and rural areas.</p><p> </p><p>The Met Office has built a system for acquiring air quality observations from the Automatic Urban and Rural Network and comparing its air quality forecast against these observations, in order to evaluate and verify performance of the forecast system. In addition, a recent development of the system allows a comparison against the EU Copernicus forecasting system. This evaluation runs on a daily basis, to inform forecasters about current and recent forecast performance; and on a longer timescale, to identify areas requiring further research.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-04-03T16:20:29.107Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-03T16:20:29.107Z
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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 Hunt of Chesterton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-02more like thismore than 2017-03-02
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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 Tree Planting more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve tree planting rates as part of their forthcoming 25 year plan for the environment, food and farming. more like this
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Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
star this property uin HL5804 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
star this property answer text <p>Our ambition is to be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we found it, and we are committed to publishing a long-term plan that builds on our long history of wildlife and environmental protection, and sets out a new approach to managing the environment.</p><p> </p><p>We want everyone to have a say on building polices that enable our environment to thrive, which is why we are working closely with a range of environmental and conservation groups and businesses to develop initial proposals. We will shortly launch a public consultation on our ambition.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the wide range of benefits that trees can bring to our environment and we are keen to increase planting rates as we work towards our ambition. In the spring we are holding a number of forestry engagement events with stakeholders to discuss the 25 year environment plan and our manifesto commitment to plant 11 million trees during this Parliament.</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 2017-03-16T13:02:46.457Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-16T13:02:46.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-02more like thismore than 2017-03-02
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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 Forests 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 actions they are taking to increase the area of publicly accessible woodland for local communities in the light of the Woodland Trust's 2015 report <i>Residential Developments and Trees</i> which found that access to the natural environment can have benefits to health and well-being. more like this
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Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
star this property uin HL5803 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 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
star this property answer text <p>We recognise the benefits to health and well-being of people being able to access the natural environment and the role of publicly accessible woodland as part of that. In addition to maintaining the public forest estate, which is the largest open-access forest we have in this country, we are increasing the area of accessible woodland in a number of other ways.</p><p> </p><p>For example, as part of our commitment to plant 11 million trees during this Parliament, the Forestry Commission recently launched the Woodland Carbon Fund, to help create new woodlands. This provides increased incentives where permissive access is granted by the landowner for 30 years, as well as support for recreational infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p>We are also working with stakeholders to assess the quantity and quality of the public rights of way network within and alongside woodland, which may lead to improved access; planting a million trees in and around schools; championing the Urban Forestry and Woodland Advisory Committee’s ‘Vision for a Resilient Urban Forest’; and conducting research into the value and benefits of urban trees, like the iTree Eco UK project.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-03-16T13:02:03.103Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-16T13:02:03.103Z
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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 Porter of Spalding more like this