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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Trees: Diseases 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 threats from disease to hornbeam trees (Carpinus betulus) in England and Wales. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Details of pest and disease threats to hornbeam (<em>Carpinus betulus</em>), along with other plant and tree species, are included on the UK plant health risk register, which can be accessed here: <a href="https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/phiw/riskRegister/" target="_blank">https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/phiw/riskRegister/</a>. Of the 1,040 entries on the risk register, ten of these have hornbeam specifically listed as a major host species, although hornbeam may be a minor host in relation to certain other pests and diseases listed (e.g. those which are polyphagous in nature on broadleaved trees). The risk register includes information about current mitigations in place and priorities for future actions.</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 2019-06-14T11:55:15.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:55:15.703Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1130364
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Air Pollution 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 the total emissions were in England of (a) PM2.5, (b) PM1 and (c) PM0.1 in (i) 2018 and (ii) 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 261096 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Defra publishes the report: ‘Air Pollutant Inventories for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland’ in the autumn each year. This report provides the total annual emissions in England of PM<sub>2.5</sub>. 2018 total emissions of PM<sub>2.5</sub> in England will be published in autumn 2020, and 2017 total emissions of PM<sub>2.5</sub> in England will be published in autumn 2019. The URL for the latest report is:</p><p><a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/assets/documents/reports/cat09/1810160958_DA_Air_Pollutant_Inventories_1990-2016_Issue1.pdf" target="_blank">https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/assets/documents/reports/cat09/1810160958_DA_Air_Pollutant_Inventories_1990-2016_Issue1.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>Emissions of PM<sub>1</sub> and PM<sub>0.1</sub> are not estimated for England, however they are estimated for the UK. The National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) website holds the database of UK annual emissions for a wide range of air pollutants including PM<sub>2.5</sub>, PM<sub>1</sub> and PM<sub>0.1</sub>.</p><p> </p><p>The database for UK emissions of particulate matter from 1970 to 2017 can be accessed from the following URL: <a href="http://naei.beis.gov.uk/data/data-selector?view=pms" target="_blank">http://naei.beis.gov.uk/data/data-selector?view=pms</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T10:47:54.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T10:47:54.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1130493
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Biodiversity: Gardens 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 steps he is taking to increase biodiversity in UK gardens. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 261155 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Under the National Pollinator Strategy the Government works with research, voluntary and private sector partners to develop advice so everyone can provide and manage nesting and feeding habitat for bees and other insects in their gardens, window boxes, allotments or community gardens. We promote this advice through the Bees’ Needs website and through the Defra-coordinated, annual Bees’ Needs Week campaign to celebrate and encourage nationwide action. Advice includes Five Simple Actions, detailing steps that gardeners can take to help pollinators and garden biodiversity.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also addressing the needs of biodiversity in urban areas through its plans to introduce a mandatory biodiversity net gain requirement for development in England. This will help to ensure that new developments include wildlife-friendly green spaces.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work in partnership with scientists and practitioners to review and improve the evidence base, to inform our policy and we will be sharing examples of nature-friendly gardening during the 2019 Year of Green Action. This will include a garden, developed in partnership with the Sensory Trust, at this year’s Royal Horticultural Society Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, which will showcase the many ways in which gardens can contribute to increased biodiversity.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T10:37:01.197Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1130540
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Biodiversity 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, whether he has made an assessment of the contribution that green bridges make to biodiversity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261183 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Green bridges are structures designed to provide wildlife and non-motorised users with easy and safe crossing of main roads and railways.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, Natural England published a review of the literature on green bridges. The review looked at 53 case studies from Europe and North America and found evidence that, in the majority of cases, green bridges were utilised by wildlife, although an assessment of their effectiveness in conserving wildlife populations was limited by the lack of long-term monitoring data. Guidance on the design of green bridges was also published by the Landscape Institute based on research undertaken by Natural England.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, the Government published research which included an assessment of the A21 Scotney Caste Green Bridge, constructed by the then Highways Agency, which found that of all incidences of bats crossing the road to and from the Scotney Castle Estate, 97 per cent used the green bridge. At least five bat species were recorded foraging over the bridge which was also used by deer, badger and breeding dormice.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will keep the evidence for the effectiveness of these structures under review as new green bridges are planned and implemented.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:08:13.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:08:13.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130221
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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 how many tenant farmers in England are awaiting their (1) Environmental Stewardship (ES) payments, (2) Countryside Stewardship (CS) payments, for 2018; and whether all ES and CS payments for 2017 have been made. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL16082 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Rural Payments Agency has paid all CS 2017 eligible claims bar those held for legal reasons such as probate. On CS 2018, 95% of eligible claimants received an advance payment by early April; 30% of eligible claims have received their final payment and we expect to pay 95% of eligible claims by August 2019.</p><p> </p><p>On ES, around 92% of 2017 eligible claims have now received a payment and we are on track to complete 95% by the end of July 2019. Just over 52% of 2018 eligible claimants have received their advance payment and just under 21% have received their final payment.</p><p> </p><p>Regrettably, we cannot confirm how many of these are tenant farmers as we do not record the agreement holders’ occupant status.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:34:39.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:34:39.253Z
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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 label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
1130259
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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 adequacy of the timescale of their plan for UK farming subsidies after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16120 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Health and Harmony Consultation closed on 8 May 2018. Over forty thousand responses were received from a wide range of people including farmers, environmental and food/farming related organisations and the general public. All responses have been analysed and are being used to inform our policies on future farm support.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its policy response on 14 September setting out a future for food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit, together with reports on its analysis of the impacts of removing direct payments and economic rationales for future government intervention.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s assessment was to adopt a gradual transition from the current approach to the new, avoiding a cliff-edge for farm businesses - noting the negative experiences in New Zealand when rapid changes were adopted. Our proposals therefore outline a 7 year transition period.</p><p> </p><p>We are applying reductions to Direct Payments in a fair way, with higher reductions initially applied to amounts in higher payment bands. All farmers will see some reductions from the start of the transition. We plan to begin making these reductions in 2021, with the final year for Direct Payments being 2027. We believe that this approach balances the views of those who feel recipients of the highest payments should initially face higher reductions, with the strong calls for the reductions to be shared amongst all farmers from the start of the transition and in a way that prepares the industry for change. The transition period also needs to be long enough to give farmers sufficient time to adapt and prepare for the new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme, which starts in 2024.</p><p> </p><p>The ELM National Pilot, starting in late 2021, will assess the end to end operability and deliverability before the scheme is rolled out in 2024. This will allow us to identify and refine any issues or barriers that occur in practice. We are working closely with a range of agricultural and environmental stakeholders to collaboratively design the new scheme, and to test and trial new approaches and investigate innovative mechanisms for the delivery of environmental outcomes.</p><p> </p><p>Defra recognises the challenges around the uncertainty and outcome of the timing of leaving the EU. It is planning for every contingency to ensure a smooth departure from the EU, including detailed ’no deal’ plans.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:32:45.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:32:45.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1129570
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Air Pollution: Monitoring 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 how many of the Automatic Urban and Rural Network continuous monitoring stations that record air pollution have been closed down in each of the last three years. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Automatic Urban and Rural Network has expanded over the last three years from 152 open stations at the end of 2016 to 164 open stations today.</p><p> </p><p>In 2019 one station closed and its relocation is in progress. In 2017, three stations closed, two of which were relocated and one of which was replaced. In 2016, five stations were closed, one of which was replaced, one of which was relocated, and three of which were not replaced or relocated.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:30:54.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:30:54.747Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1129581
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Water Supply 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 consideration they have given to whether there will continue to be sufficient supplies of water for all purposes, including domestic purposes, if climate change continues as expected. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL16066 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is working closely with other water regulators and the water industry to improve the resilience of water supplies. The Government recognises continued action is required and it is committed to a ‘twin track approach’ of reducing demand for water and increasing supply in parallel.</p><p> </p><p>Water companies have a statutory duty to provide clean and reliable water to customers under the Water Industry Act 1991. To fulfil this duty, there is a statutory requirement to maintain water resources management plans, which balance water supply and demand at least twenty-five years into the future.</p><p> </p><p>The Government, Environment Agency (EA) and Ofwat issued guidance to water companies in 2016 on how they should be planning to be resilient to foreseeable risks, including taking appropriate action to respond to climate projections. Water companies are currently revising their plans.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is taking steps to improve water resources planning to ensure that there is better collaboration between water companies and other water using sectors on their water supply resilience. This includes the EA developing a National Framework for water resources, which will identify high priority water users who are unable to meet their demand or are likely to need to expand and set expectations on collaboration at a regional scale. The Government has also consulted on legislative improvements to ensure that water companies’ plans are informed by effective collaboration.</p><p> </p><p>The EA is also implementing the abstraction plan published in 2017. This includes work to bring together the EA, abstractors and catchment groups to develop local solutions to existing pressures and to prepare for the future.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:34:16.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:34:16.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this