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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 Crayfish: Pest Control more like this
star this property house id 1 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 recent steps her Department has taken to tackle invasive crayfish species in UK rivers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
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Ian Lavery more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Policy on non-native crayfish is devolved; the following information is relevant to England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>We are in the process of eradicating the only known population of white river crayfish in England and Wales, using a natural pyrethrum based biocide. The trapping of crayfish is tightly regulated to prevent deliberate or accidental spread of crayfish. The Environment Agency has been active in instigating research into methods for managing non-native crayfish populations and mitigating their impact on the environment.</p><p> </p><p>On 8 March the Government laid the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order (“the Order”) which applies across England and Wales. The Order is a key part of meeting the requirements of EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation (1143/2014), a core purpose of which is to take concerted action to tackle the threat that invasive species pose to our biodiversity and ecosystems. The Order will introduce an enforcement regime that will include the following non-native invasive crayfish species: signal crayfish, marbled crayfish, virile crayfish, spiny cheeked crayfish, and red swamped crayfish. The Order will introduce both civil and criminal sanctions including both fixed and variable monetary penalties and custodial sentences for the most serious infringements of the EU Regulation.</p><p> </p><p>On 18 July the Government launched a consultation on management measures for widely spread invasive alien species, including the signal crayfish, which closes on 12 September. Under the Invasive Alien Species Regulation, management measures must be put in place for widespread invasive alien species. The consultation asks for views on ways to manage populations of species of concern including for specified invasive crayfish species.</p><p> </p><p>The consultation can be found at</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/invasive-alien-species-management-measures-for-widely-spread-species-in-england-and-wales" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/invasive-alien-species-management-measures-for-widely-spread-species-in-england-and-wales</a></p><p> </p><p>We continue to work with water companies to improve biosecurity measures, including through the Clean, Check, Dry campaign.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:05:30.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:05:30.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this
1147160
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 Squirrels 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 her Department is taking to (a) protect red squirrels in Northumberland and (b) tackle the damaging effect of the invasive grey squirrel species. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
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Ian Lavery more like this
star this property uin 292240 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This is a devolved matter. The information below only relates to England.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to protecting and expanding red squirrel populations and tackling the threats that grey squirrels pose to them. The Forestry Commission and Natural England are members of Red Squirrels Northern England, a red squirrel conservation partnership project managed by Northumberland Wildlife Trust, which works in seven northern counties, including Northumberland. The Forestry Commission has also partnered with the Mammals Trust UK and Newcastle University on the Northumberland Kielder Forest Project, which considers the role that forest management can have in conservation of the species.</p><p> </p><p>The Forestry Commission undertakes actions to protect red squirrels from the impact of grey squirrels more widely as outlined in the Grey Squirrel Action Plan for England. This includes providing woodland management advice on maintaining red squirrel habitat and managing grey squirrels, including advising land-owners that receive funding through the Countryside Stewardship scheme who choose to control grey squirrels.</p><p> </p><p>Defra, Natural England and the Forestry Commission are signatories to the United Kingdom Squirrel Accord, working with over 30 other signatories, including Red Squirrels Northern England, to secure and expand red squirrel populations. Defra, in partnership with the Accord, has provided funding for work by the Animal and Plant Health Agency for the development of a fertility control method for grey squirrels. This research continues to show promise as one potentially effective and humane method to control grey squirrel numbers in the longer term.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:32:02.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:32:02.18Z
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4522
star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow remove filter
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4139
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this
1147244
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 Plastics: Seas and Oceans 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 her Department is taking to reduce plastic waste in oceans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 292370 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to tackling the scourge of marine litter and we are making significant progress towards addressing this issue. Our approach so far has been to reduce needless plastic waste entering the marine environment in the first instance.</p><p>Our ban on microbeads in cosmetic and personal care products, one of the strongest in the world, came into force in June 2018. Our plastic bag charge has led to a 90% reduction in the use of plastic carrier bags in the main retailers and last year alone raised over £51 million for environmental causes. We have consulted on plans to extend the charge to all retailers and on increasing the minimum 5p charge to at least 10p. In May 2019, we announced that a ban on the supply of plastic straws, stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds to the end user will come into force from April 2020. These policies are helping to deliver our Resources and Waste Strategy for England, our framework for eliminating all avoidable plastic waste. It builds on commitments in our 25 Year Environment Plan and sets out plans to maximise the value we get from resources, minimise waste, promote a circular economy, and better protect the environment.</p><p>Marine litter is a transboundary problem which requires international cooperation; that is why we are leading action on the global threat of marine litter. We continue to actively engage internationally through OSPAR, the G7 and the G20, and the UN. In April 2018, the Prime Minister announced the Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance, a ground-breaking initiative working with our Commonwealth partners to reduce marine plastic pollution. To help deliver this, we committed an ambitious package of up to £70 million of funding to drive research and innovation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:17:06.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:17:06.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
1147279
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 Incinerators more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many waste incineration plants burning (a) residential, (b) commercial and (c) industrial waste were licensed in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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Stephen Doughty more like this
star this property uin 292246 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency is responsible for issuing environmental permits for waste incineration plants in England. The following numbers of new permits have been issued for relevant plants over the last five years:</p><p> </p><p><strong>2014</strong>: Three plants each permitted to burn residential, commercial and industrial waste and one plant permitted to burn hazardous industrial wastes</p><p> </p><p><strong>2015</strong>: Two plants each permitted to burn residential, commercial and industrial waste</p><p> </p><p><strong>2016</strong>: Two plants each permitted to burn residential, commercial and industrial waste</p><p> </p><p><strong>2017</strong>: Two plants each permitted to burn residential, commercial and industrial waste</p><p> </p><p><strong>2018</strong>: One plant permitted to burn residential, commercial and industrial waste</p><p> </p><p><strong>2019 to date</strong>: Two plants each permitted to burn residential, commercial and industrial waste</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:55:02.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:55:02.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
1147445
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star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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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 Food: Waste Disposal 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 the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will (a) bring forward legislative proposals to require local authorities to provide food waste bins and (b) allocate funding to local authorities to provide those waste bins. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
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Faisal Rashid more like this
star this property uin 292993 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government set out its commitment to working towards zero food waste to landfill by 2030 in the Resources and Waste Strategy which we published in 2018.</p><p>Our recent ‘consultation on consistency in household and business recycling collections in England’ sought views on the collection of food waste from households. The majority of respondents were in favour of this measure. Government has therefore said that it will bring in legislation so that all English local authorities have a duty to collect food waste separately from other waste every week so that this food waste can be recycled or composted.</p><p>The Government has committed to funding any new additional burdens arising from this new statutory duty to local authorities including provision of equipment such as food waste bins.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:33:21.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:33:21.437Z
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4522
star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Faisal Rashid more like this
1147795
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 Clean Bus Technology Fund: Wirral Council more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding from the Clean Bus Technology Fund her Department has allocated to Wirral Council. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 293472 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have not awarded any Clean Bus Technology Fund funding to Wirral Council, however we have allocated funding to Liverpool City Region Combined Authority of which the Wirral is a constituent part. In total, through four different rounds of the Clean Bus Technology Fund, we have allocated £6,833,026 to the Combined Authority.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:53:19.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:53:19.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1148001
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Plastics 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 further steps the Government is taking to reduce the use of single-use plastics; and what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of levies to further reduce the use of plastics. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 293681 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Last year the Government published the Resources and Waste Strategy, setting out our plans to reduce, reuse and recycle more plastic than we do now. Our target is to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste throughout the life of the 25 Year Environment Plan, but for the most problematic plastics we are going faster - that is why we commit to work towards all plastic packaging placed on the UK market being recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.</p><p>We have made good progress, the Government’s plastic bag charge has led to a 90% reduction in the use of plastic carrier bags in the main retailers and raised in last year alone over £51 million for environmental causes. The Government also recently consulted on plans to extend the charge to all retailers and on increasing the minimum charge to at least 10p.</p><p> </p><p>We have recently consulted on a suite of measures to help overhaul the waste system. Collectively our proposals are aimed at boosting recycled content in plastic packaging, through a proposed tax on plastic packaging which does not meet a minimum threshold of at least 30% recycled content. This will make producers foot the bill for handling the packaging they place on the market when it becomes waste, and ending the confusion over household recycling by introducing more consistency in collection services. In addition, earlier this year the Government announced that a ban on the supply of plastic straws, stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds to the end user will come into force from April 2020.</p><p> </p><p>Industry is also taking action, in April last year, the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched their world-leading UK Plastics Pact, with support from the Government, accounting for over 85% of plastic packaging used in UK supermarkets. The Pact brings organisations from across the supply chain together, from plastic manufacturers through to waste management companies, with four key targets for 2025 that aim to reduce the amount of plastic waste generated, including one to take actions to eliminate problematic or unnecessary single-use packaging items.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:25:50.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:25:50.97Z
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4522
star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow remove filter
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4523
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1148046
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 Climate Change 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 Reducing UK emissions - 2019 Progress Report to Parliament, published by the Committee on Climate Change on 10 July 2010, for what reasons 21 of the 56 risks and opportunities identified in the UK’s Climate Change Risk Assessment have no formal actions in the National Adaptation Programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 293517 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes the Committee on Climate Change’s progress report to Parliament. As required, we will respond formally by the deadline of 15 October.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:01:49.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:01:49.277Z
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4522
star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1148048
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading European Environment Agency more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the UK Government plans to seek membership of or co-operator country status with the European Environment Agency in the event that the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 293518 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Our future relationship with the EU is still to be determined and is the subject of negotiations. As part of Exit negotiations the Government will discuss with the EU and Member States our future status and arrangements with regard to EU bodies and their environmental functions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:24:20.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:24:20.83Z
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4522
star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow remove filter
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3930
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1148049
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading European Environment Agency more like this
star this property house id 1 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 recent representations the UK Government has received on the UK’s relationship with the European Environment Agency from (a) the Scottish Government, (b) the Welsh Government and (c) the Northern Ireland Executive. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 293519 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are committed to working closely with the Devolved Administrations as the UK exits the EU.</p><p> </p><p>Defra Ministers and officials speak regularly with counterparts from the Devolved Administrations on issues relating to EU exit, including at a regular Inter-Ministerial Group. This includes discussions on the environment and future relationship with EU bodies.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:37:47.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:37:47.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this