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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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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 UN Convention on Biological Diversity more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will be represented at the forthcoming meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL11524 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment, and Government officials represented the UK Government at the meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T14:52:09.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T14:52:09.09Z
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unstar 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 Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1007917
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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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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 Non-native Species 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 action they are taking to combat the threat to biodiversity from biological invaders. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL11526 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>This Government takes the threat to biodiversity posed by invasive species seriously and is committed to preventing any damage and continuing to mitigate risk. As part of these efforts the GB Invasive Non-Native Species Strategy, first published in 2008 and reviewed in 2015, operates to ensure coordinated action across Great Britain. This strategy follows internationally recognised principles and priorities of prevention, rapid eradication and management. For example, since the arrival of the Asian hornet in France in 2004, Defra has been aware of the increased risk of this hornet to our bees and beneficial insects. We have plans in place to detect and tackle it, which we have successfully deployed several times since the first UK incursion in autumn 2016.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Governments of each UK administration are putting into place penalties and sanction regimes for the EU Regulation 1143/2014 on Invasive Alien Species, a core provision of which is the creation of a list of species subject to strict restrictions. These species cannot be imported, kept, bred, transported, sold, used or exchanged, allowed to reproduce, grown or cultivated, or released into the environment. There are currently 49 species listed under the regulation.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T14:54:24.113Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T14:54:24.113Z
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unstar 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 Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1088863
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star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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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 Bees: Conservation 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 action, if any, they are taking to save the shrill carder bee from extinction. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL14568 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>Natural England is working with a range of external partners on the Back from the Brink programme. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other external funders, this is an inspiring partnership for threatened species and their habitats. The programme is safeguarding the future of 12 specific species, including the shrill carder bee, and benefiting over 200 others, including the violet click beetle and royal splinter crane fly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Back from the Brink programme is supporting the conservation of the shrill carder bee in its two strongholds in England, in Somerset and the Thames Gateway. By working with specialists and volunteers, the programme is improving our understanding of the needs of this rare bee, encouraging improved management of existing flower rich grassland and creating further habitat to support its populations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The programme’s partners are also improving the management and understanding of ancient woodlands which provide habitat for the violet click beetle and royal splinter crane fly, including Windsor and Savernake Forests. The project is providing habitat for these species by installing beetle boxes and managing ageing trees, and is providing opportunities for the public to encounter and learn about these vital species.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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HL14569 more like this
HL14570 more like this
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less than 2019-03-26T13:25:35.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T13:25:35.243Z
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unstar 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 Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1088864
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star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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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 Insects: Conservation more like this
star 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 action, if any, they are taking to save the royal splinter crane fly from extinction. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL14569 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>Natural England is working with a range of external partners on the Back from the Brink programme. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other external funders, this is an inspiring partnership for threatened species and their habitats. The programme is safeguarding the future of 12 specific species, including the shrill carder bee, and benefiting over 200 others, including the violet click beetle and royal splinter crane fly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Back from the Brink programme is supporting the conservation of the shrill carder bee in its two strongholds in England, in Somerset and the Thames Gateway. By working with specialists and volunteers, the programme is improving our understanding of the needs of this rare bee, encouraging improved management of existing flower rich grassland and creating further habitat to support its populations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The programme’s partners are also improving the management and understanding of ancient woodlands which provide habitat for the violet click beetle and royal splinter crane fly, including Windsor and Savernake Forests. The project is providing habitat for these species by installing beetle boxes and managing ageing trees, and is providing opportunities for the public to encounter and learn about these vital species.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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HL14568 more like this
HL14570 more like this
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less than 2019-03-26T13:25:35.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T13:25:35.31Z
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unstar 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 Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1088865
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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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 Beetles: Conservation 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 action, if any, they are taking to save the violet click beetle from extinction. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL14570 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>Natural England is working with a range of external partners on the Back from the Brink programme. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other external funders, this is an inspiring partnership for threatened species and their habitats. The programme is safeguarding the future of 12 specific species, including the shrill carder bee, and benefiting over 200 others, including the violet click beetle and royal splinter crane fly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Back from the Brink programme is supporting the conservation of the shrill carder bee in its two strongholds in England, in Somerset and the Thames Gateway. By working with specialists and volunteers, the programme is improving our understanding of the needs of this rare bee, encouraging improved management of existing flower rich grassland and creating further habitat to support its populations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The programme’s partners are also improving the management and understanding of ancient woodlands which provide habitat for the violet click beetle and royal splinter crane fly, including Windsor and Savernake Forests. The project is providing habitat for these species by installing beetle boxes and managing ageing trees, and is providing opportunities for the public to encounter and learn about these vital species.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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HL14568 more like this
HL14569 more like this
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less than 2019-03-26T13:25:35.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T13:25:35.357Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1121584
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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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 National Parks: Wildlife 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 wildlife decline in UK national parks. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL15235 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>National Parks policy is a devolved matter, so the following information relates to England only.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has not to date published a specific assessment of changes in wildlife populations in National Parks, but there is national monitoring and local species survey data that can be used to determine broad trends. In general terms, we observe trends in National Parks similar to those seen in the wider countryside.</p><p> </p><p>There have been long-term declines for a number of species and some habitats are in unfavourable condition, often because of past land use. There have, however, been a number of recent conservation successes, for example, the Moors for the Future Partnership, which was set up to restore peatland in the Peak District and South Pennines, and the Two Moors Project in Dartmoor and Exmoor, which has boosted marsh fritillary butterfly abundance following years of decline.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has commissioned a Review of England’s designated landscapes (National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)), which is being led by Julian Glover, supported by an experienced advisory group. Central to its remit is how to enhance the environment and biodiversity in National Parks and AONBs. We are expecting the report later this year.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T13:06:50.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T13:06:50.133Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1121587
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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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 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects of using glyphosate as part of wider integrated pest management systems. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL15238 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>Glyphosate is approved for use as a herbicide following a thorough scientific assessment which showed that it is not expected to harm people or to have unacceptable effects on the environment. Each authorised glyphosate product has specific conditions of authorisation which are set out on the product label. There are also general rules on the safe storage and use of pesticides.</p><p> </p><p>Integrated Pest Management (IPM) aims to design farming systems to minimise the need for pesticides, including herbicides, and to make use of alternative approaches such as tailored crop husbandry and the use of natural predators. The 25 Year Environment Plan includes a Government commitment to put IPM at the heart of a holistic approach, by developing and implementing policies that encourage and support sustainable crop protection with the minimum use of pesticides.</p><p> </p><p>Integrated weed management combines complementary weed control methods such as grazing, herbicide application and land fallowing. Following cereal harvest, cultivations are often used with well-timed glyphosate applications to manage grass weed populations prior to drilling the next cereal crop. This strategy, together with delaying drilling, can reduce the reliance on herbicides within the next crop. It can also reduce the risk of resistance development to any herbicides used subsequently. The use of complementary weed control methods in alternation with or instead of glyphosate is addressed on product labels. The Government also participates in the UK Weed Resistance Action Group, which has produced recent guidance on managing the risk of glyphosate resistance, and recommends a number of IPM methods when using or considering using glyphosate. These principles are relevant to the use of glyphosate in agriculture and horticulture, but also in amenity situations.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-04-24T12:53:17.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T12:53:17.197Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1121588
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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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 Sheep 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 when they expect to have the new system for ageing lambs to be in place. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL15239 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>At this present time, lambs presented for slaughter will continue to be subject to existing domestic legislative arrangements. This means there is no change to current systems. Sheep aged over 12 months or with 1 permanent incisor erupted in the gum will be split and Specified Risk Material (SRM) removed.</p><p> </p><p>We have been discussing an alternative process put forward by the industry. Under this process, all lambs evidenced as born the previous year and presented for slaughter would not routinely be tooth-checked. This would enable the industry to take advantage of last year’s amendment to the EU TSE Regulation that enables Member States to approve a different method for estimating whether a lamb is aged over twelve months for the purpose of removing the skull and spinal cord.</p><p> </p><p>Key steps for us to introduce such a change would be:</p><ul><li>an amendment to our domestic legislation to protect the food business operator from unwittingly acting unlawfully in breach of the requirements set out in Schedule 7 of the TSE statutory instruments;</li><li>an agreed and enforceable protocol for use at the slaughterhouse to meet the needs of our official controls; and</li><li>a public consultation to offer the opportunity for all relevant parties to comment, including consumers, retailers, food processors, slaughterhouse operators and farmers.</li></ul><p> </p><p>We have carefully and thoroughly looked at all possibilities to fast-track this work. Given legislative processes and the need to agree the protocol and carry out a public consultation, and to ensure that all relevant stakeholders are sufficiently informed and prepared for implementation, it will not be feasible to deliver the change in time for this year’s proposed cut-off date of 30 June 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Officials will work with stakeholders on introduction, bearing in mind the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T12:14:20.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T12:14:20.987Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1124633
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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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 Eggs 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 number of eggs produced in the UK for enriched colony systems in 2019. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL15501 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>UK Packing Station egg throughput figures are collated quarterly and cover the vast majority of total eggs produced. Eggs produced from hens in enriched colony systems accounted for 42% of the total throughput in the first quarter of 2019 in the UK. This equates to 1.2 billion eggs.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:44:27.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:44:27.373Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1124634
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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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 Packaging: Waste more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations; and whether those Regulations need to be reformed. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL15502 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>In 2017 the Government published a Post Implementation Review of the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations.</p><p> </p><p>In our Resources and Waste Strategy we committed to reform our current packaging producer responsibility system which includes measures to incentivise producers to make better, more sustainable decisions at the design stage and point of manufacture.</p><p> </p><p>On 18 February 2019 the Government published a consultation on proposals to reform the producer responsibility regime for packaging, including mechanisms to incentivise better design, encourage the use of recycled material and ensure that producers pay the full costs of disposal for packaging they place on the market. The consultation closed on 13 May.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T15:04:23.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:04:23.977Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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