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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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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 Industry: Pollution Control 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 whether they plan to abide by the guidance and emissions limits set out under the 2015 EU Industrial Emissions Directive, following its implementation date on 20 November, whether or not the UK continues to be a member of the EU. more like this
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Baroness Crawley more like this
star this property uin HL16644 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Yes. The UK is committed to maintaining environmental standards after we leave the EU and will continue to apply the existing successful model of integrated pollution control, using Best Available Techniques to control emission limits. The EU Withdrawal Act 2018 maintains established environmental principles and ensures that existing EU environmental law will continue to have effect in UK law, including the Industrial Emissions Directive (2010/75/EU).</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T14:02:27.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:02:27.35Z
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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 Crawley more like this
1142474
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Wild Boar 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 measures they are taking to monitor the numbers and distribution of feral boar in the UK; and what steps are being taken to control their numbers. more like this
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Lord Trees more like this
star this property uin HL17548 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 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>Wildlife management in the UK is a devolved issue.</p><p>In England, the majority of feral wild boar are thought to reside within the Forest of Dean. This public forest estate is managed by the Forestry Commission which undertakes an annual population survey of the feral wild boar in the Forest of Dean public estate, the results of which are on their website.</p><p>Forestry England rangers cull feral wild boar in the Forest of Dean public estate to stop the growth of the population.</p><p>On other land, feral wild boar population management is the responsibility of the landowner. The Government can support landowners by providing advice.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T11:43:45.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T11:43:45.107Z
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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 Lord Trees more like this
1024854
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star this property date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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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 Hares: Hunting 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 whether they will introduce a closed season for the hunting of hares. more like this
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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
star this property uin HL12295 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 2018-12-28more like thismore than 2018-12-28
star this property answer text <p>Wildlife conservation is a devolved matter so this answer is for England only.</p><p> </p><p>The population of brown hares in England is believed to be stable. The majority of hare shooting occurs in regions where brown hares are locally abundant and leads to no long-term impact on hare populations. There is no evidence to suggest that a closed season would significantly benefit the conservation status of brown hares.</p><p> </p><p>An industry-led initiative resulted in the publication of a code of practice to protect hares in England. This provides for a voluntary close season covering the main breeding season, while allowing farmers to protect their crops from serious damage by hares.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-12-28T13:12:13.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-28T13:12:13.45Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1934
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Climate Change 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 whether they supported the resolution on improving solar radiation management governance recently put before the UN Environment Assembly by Switzerland, before that resolution was dropped. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL16321 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Whilst the UK was supportive of the objectives of the Swiss proposal, and worked with them to try and help them find an acceptable text, given the complexity of the issue and a lack of common ground between UNEA member states at UNEA-4 it was not possible to find a compromise text at that time.</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 2019-06-25T15:48:23.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:48:23.2Z
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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 Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1111047
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star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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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 Birds: 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 plans they have to extend protection to nest sites for species which return to the same sites on an annual basis, such as swifts, swallows and martins; and what assessment they have made of the barriers to those birds returning to such sites, including the use of netting. more like this
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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
star this property uin HL15183 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 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>While swallows, swifts and martins have preferential nest sites, they will nest elsewhere. Therefore, protecting nests while they are in use is the most important consideration.</p><p> </p><p>We would expect those considering excluding birds from nest sites to do so only when truly necessary and in compliance with the relevant legislation, including the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has written to leading developers to remind them of their obligations in this regard, which includes existing planning practice guidance on the natural environment, and standing advice for local planning authorities to assess the impacts of development on wild birds.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T16:24:49.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T16:24:49.473Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1934
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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 Environmental Stewardship Scheme 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 whether there have been delays in payments from the Rural Payments Agency and DEFRA to participants in the Higher Level Stewardship scheme for 2018; and if so, why. more like this
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Lord Willoughby de Broke more like this
star this property uin HL13547 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 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>While just under 50% of agreement holders have received their 2018 advance payment, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has been working hard to ensure that remaining payments are issued as quickly as possible. The RPA took on administration of Environmental Stewardship in October 2018 and is continuing to simplify the administration of the scheme as far as possible under the current EU system, streamlining processes and boosting the workforce to speed up processing.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T11:44:15.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T11:44:15.4Z
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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 Lord Willoughby de Broke more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Water Companies: Insolvency 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 steps they are taking to prevent retailers in the water market who sell to SME customers from failing. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL15550 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>When considering applications from potential retailers, Ofwat, the economic regulator for the water industry, considers whether it would have sufficient financial resources to finance its obligations under the law and to deliver its business plan. Once the retailer enters the market, it is for the retailer to ensure it operates efficiently and is able to continue to operate. In any functioning market some retailers will fail. If a retailer were to fail, as has been seen in other sectors, Ofwat would step in and ensure affected customers are allocated to a new supplier in a seamless way.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T14:58:48.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:58:48.21Z
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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 McIntosh of Pickering more like this
1038751
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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 Animals: Exports 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 which category of individual, other than an official vet, will be designated as an authorised signatory for export health certificates to enable live animals to pass from the UK into the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Rogan more like this
star this property uin HL12717 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 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>We will continue to uphold the very highest international standards of food safety and animal welfare when we leave the EU. Veterinary checks, required by non-EU countries, are critical to these requirements and have been carried out for many years on live animals (farm, equines, pets, exotics and rodents).</p><p> </p><p>European Commission regulations stipulate that third country imports of live animals must be accompanied by an export health certificate signed by an official vet and, for certain commodities, such as fish for human consumption, by an Environmental Health Officer.</p><p> </p><p>No other category of individual is being proposed and therefore discussions have not been necessary.</p><p> </p><p>Only Official Vets can sign EHCs for live animals, as they require a clinical examination, and this will continue when we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>No other individual will be designated an authorised signatory for live animal exports.</p><p> </p><p>In our technical guidance issued in September on exports of animals and animal products if we leave the EU without a deal, we said: “EHCs would need to be signed by an Official Veterinarian or authorised signatory following inspection of the consignment.”</p><p> </p><p>The only other authorised signatories in this context are officials certified by The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) for live fish exports such as tropical fish; and Environmental Health Officers employed by local authorities to sign certificates for exports of fish for human consumption.</p><p> </p><p>We are not proposing anyone other than an Official Vet will sign EHCs for live animals, therefore, assurances from the EU are not required.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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HL12718 more like this
HL12719 more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T12:44:41.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T12:44:41.977Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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2478
star this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1038753
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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 Animals: Exports 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 discussions they have had with the EU on which category of individual will be recognised as an authorised signatory for export health certificates to enable live animals to pass from the UK into the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Rogan more like this
star this property uin HL12718 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 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>We will continue to uphold the very highest international standards of food safety and animal welfare when we leave the EU. Veterinary checks, required by non-EU countries, are critical to these requirements and have been carried out for many years on live animals (farm, equines, pets, exotics and rodents).</p><p> </p><p>European Commission regulations stipulate that third country imports of live animals must be accompanied by an export health certificate signed by an official vet and, for certain commodities, such as fish for human consumption, by an Environmental Health Officer.</p><p> </p><p>No other category of individual is being proposed and therefore discussions have not been necessary.</p><p> </p><p>Only Official Vets can sign EHCs for live animals, as they require a clinical examination, and this will continue when we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>No other individual will be designated an authorised signatory for live animal exports.</p><p> </p><p>In our technical guidance issued in September on exports of animals and animal products if we leave the EU without a deal, we said: “EHCs would need to be signed by an Official Veterinarian or authorised signatory following inspection of the consignment.”</p><p> </p><p>The only other authorised signatories in this context are officials certified by The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) for live fish exports such as tropical fish; and Environmental Health Officers employed by local authorities to sign certificates for exports of fish for human consumption.</p><p> </p><p>We are not proposing anyone other than an Official Vet will sign EHCs for live animals, therefore, assurances from the EU are not required.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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HL12717 more like this
HL12719 more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T12:44:42.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T12:44:42.057Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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2478
star this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1038754
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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 Animals: Exports 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 assurances they have received from the EU that an authorised signatory other than an official vet will be deemed acceptable in signing export health certificates to enable live animals to pass from the UK into the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Rogan more like this
star this property uin HL12719 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 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>We will continue to uphold the very highest international standards of food safety and animal welfare when we leave the EU. Veterinary checks, required by non-EU countries, are critical to these requirements and have been carried out for many years on live animals (farm, equines, pets, exotics and rodents).</p><p> </p><p>European Commission regulations stipulate that third country imports of live animals must be accompanied by an export health certificate signed by an official vet and, for certain commodities, such as fish for human consumption, by an Environmental Health Officer.</p><p> </p><p>No other category of individual is being proposed and therefore discussions have not been necessary.</p><p> </p><p>Only Official Vets can sign EHCs for live animals, as they require a clinical examination, and this will continue when we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>No other individual will be designated an authorised signatory for live animal exports.</p><p> </p><p>In our technical guidance issued in September on exports of animals and animal products if we leave the EU without a deal, we said: “EHCs would need to be signed by an Official Veterinarian or authorised signatory following inspection of the consignment.”</p><p> </p><p>The only other authorised signatories in this context are officials certified by The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) for live fish exports such as tropical fish; and Environmental Health Officers employed by local authorities to sign certificates for exports of fish for human consumption.</p><p> </p><p>We are not proposing anyone other than an Official Vet will sign EHCs for live animals, therefore, assurances from the EU are not required.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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HL12717 more like this
HL12718 more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T12:44:42.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T12:44:42.103Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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2478
star this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this