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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Retraining of Racehorses more like this
unstar 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 assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the work of Retraining of Racehorses in (a) retraining retired racehorses for second careers in other equine disciplines and (b) rehoming retired racehorses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 270251 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is British Horseracing’s official charity established in 2000 for the welfare of horses that have retired from racing. The charity promotes the versatility and adaptability of racehorses for other equine activities. We understand that over 6,500 retired racehorses are registered with RoR as active in a second career. In 2018, RoR’s education programme, open to all registered horses, organised or oversaw the staging of 301 events, with 1,681 horses attending. As a result, RoR plays a leading role on the international scene providing advice to other jurisdictions seeking guidance on setting up their own aftercare programmes. In addition, RoR works closely with welfare organisations such as the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:30:31.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:30:31.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1135176
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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 Horse Racing more like this
unstar 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 assessment his Department has made of the importance of the British thoroughbred racing industry to the UK rural economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 270252 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to driving sustainable growth in the rural economy. Our world leading horseracing industry employs over 17,000 people nationally and contributes around £3.5 billion to the national economy each year, and plays a significant role in rural areas.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2019-07-02T10:53:09.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T10:53:09.837Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1148789
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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 Forests: North of England more like this
unstar 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, if she will support the delivery of the Northern Forest; and if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of supporting that delivery through (a) the development of green investment models, (b) Government grants, (c) developer levies and (d) contributions and other support from offsetting planned Government infrastructure projects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 176 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
star this property answer text <p>As part of the Government’s ambitious 25 Year Environment Plan (YEP), we are providing £5.7 million to support the existing Northern Forest Partnership, with Community Forests and The Woodland Trust to accelerate and further develop the Northern Forest. This will help plant at least 1.8 million new trees in the Northern Forest by 2022. A minimum of 1 million of these trees are being delivered through the Partnership Innovation Fund element of our investment. Through this approach we are working closely with the Northern Forest Partnership to consider, develop and test innovative approaches and policies from the 25 YEP such as Forestry Investment Zones, natural capital, carbon off-setting and green investment financing models.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also working with the Northern Forest Partnership to increase planting rates, through joint working of Defra Group bodies like the Forestry Commission (FC), with the Partnership signposting land managers to existing FC funding.</p><p> </p><p>This approach will ensure trees are planted now and kick-start the development of the Northern Forest, helping the Partnership to realise their longer-term vision of 50 million trees over the next 25 years.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T16:34:49.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T16:34:49.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1148820
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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 Farms: Tenancy Agreements more like this
unstar 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, with reference to the Agricultural tenancy consultation and call for evidence on mortgage restrictions and repossession protections for agricultural land in England, if the Government will widen the scope of the proposed changes to include all commercial property. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Kevin Hollinrake more like this
star this property uin 297 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government call for evidence regarding mortgage restrictions and repossession of agricultural land is now closed and a response will be published shortly. Before taking forward any proposals for legislative changes, Defra would discuss issues of scope with other Government departments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T16:43:37.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T16:43:37.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Hollinrake more like this
1151957
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star this property date less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
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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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Living Wage more like this
unstar 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, how many staff in her Department are paid less than the London Living Wage; and what requirements her Department places on contractors to pay the London Living Wage to London-based staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Greenwich and Woolwich more like this
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Matthew Pennycook more like this
star this property uin 4416 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to paying people a decent living wage, which is being addressed through the statutory National Living Wage (NLW). In April 2019, the NLW increased to £8.21 per hour, handing a full-time worker a further £690 annual pay rise. By 2024 the NLW will rise to £10.50 per hour, reaching 66% of median UK earnings. The scope will be expanded to everyone aged 21 and over and is expected to benefit over 4 million low paid workers.</p><p> </p><p>There are 85 staff in core-Defra, based in the National pay region, paid less than the London Living Wage (LLW) rate of £10.55 per hour, as set out by the Living Wage Foundation (LWF).</p><p> </p><p>There are less than 5 staff based in the London pay region paid less than the LLW. There will be no staff based in the London pay region paid less than the LLW once the 2019 Defra pay award (effective from 1 July 2019) has been implemented. This is expected to be in November pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will always award contracts on the basis of the best value for money for the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p>The service providers contracted to carry out third party cleaning contracts for Defra managed buildings, including those of our executive agencies, are provided through an outsourced Total Facilities Management contract with Interserve FM. The contract requires Interserve FM to pay all employees the living wage as defined by the LWF. The Facilities Management supplier holds information on the rate of remuneration of its staff. Members of the LWF pay the voluntary real living wage, which is higher than the statutory rate and includes a higher rate for London based staff.</p><p> </p><p>The LWF rates (published online) can be found on the link below:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.livingwage.org.uk/" target="_blank">https://www.livingwage.org.uk/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T14:23:47.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T14:23:47.39Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matthew Pennycook more like this
1131400
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Horse Racing: Animal Welfare more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2019 to Question 259406, what further action is being taken following the meeting on 14 May 2019, in order to tackle avoidable harm to horses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 263250 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is keen that the welfare needs of racehorses are well met, both during their racing lives and afterwards. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is responsible for the safety of racehorses at British racecourses and the BHA works alongside the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare to make horseracing as safe as possible. However, both I and the BHA consider that more can be done to make horseracing safer which is why I have been holding regular discussions with the BHA about this. Most recently on 14 May, I met with the BHA as well as the new independent Chair of the BHA’s newly appointed Horse Welfare Board. This was a constructive meeting where the number of fatalities of racehorses was acknowledged, and both sides agreed that further action is required to tackle avoidable harm and make the sport safer.</p><p> </p><p>The Board committed to doing all it can to improve welfare outcomes. I stressed the need for the BHA to develop a robust action plan that will deliver tangible results and intend to stay in regular contact with the industry to continue to press for improvements in racehorse welfare.</p><p> </p><p>The number of racehorse fatalities at UK race tracks is published annually by the British Horseracing Authority. The latest available figures are for 2018 and were published on 29 January, which can be found at <a href="https://www.britishhorseracing.com/regulation/making-horseracing-safer/" target="_blank">https://www.britishhorseracing.com/regulation/making-horseracing-safer/</a>.</p><p>The Government does not hold any data for 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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263251 more like this
263252 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T14:56:52Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T14:56:52Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4638
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1131401
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Horse Racing: Animal Welfare more like this
unstar 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 plans his Department has to hold regular meetings on making horseracing safer with (a) the British Horseracing Authority and (b) other groups in the horseracing industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 263251 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is keen that the welfare needs of racehorses are well met, both during their racing lives and afterwards. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is responsible for the safety of racehorses at British racecourses and the BHA works alongside the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare to make horseracing as safe as possible. However, both I and the BHA consider that more can be done to make horseracing safer which is why I have been holding regular discussions with the BHA about this. Most recently on 14 May, I met with the BHA as well as the new independent Chair of the BHA’s newly appointed Horse Welfare Board. This was a constructive meeting where the number of fatalities of racehorses was acknowledged, and both sides agreed that further action is required to tackle avoidable harm and make the sport safer.</p><p> </p><p>The Board committed to doing all it can to improve welfare outcomes. I stressed the need for the BHA to develop a robust action plan that will deliver tangible results and intend to stay in regular contact with the industry to continue to press for improvements in racehorse welfare.</p><p> </p><p>The number of racehorse fatalities at UK race tracks is published annually by the British Horseracing Authority. The latest available figures are for 2018 and were published on 29 January, which can be found at <a href="https://www.britishhorseracing.com/regulation/making-horseracing-safer/" target="_blank">https://www.britishhorseracing.com/regulation/making-horseracing-safer/</a>.</p><p>The Government does not hold any data for 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
263250 more like this
263252 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T14:56:52.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T14:56:52.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
star this property tabling member
4638
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1131402
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Horse Racing: Animal Welfare more like this
unstar 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, how many racehorses were killed on UK racecourses between 1 January and 31 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 263252 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is keen that the welfare needs of racehorses are well met, both during their racing lives and afterwards. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is responsible for the safety of racehorses at British racecourses and the BHA works alongside the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare to make horseracing as safe as possible. However, both I and the BHA consider that more can be done to make horseracing safer which is why I have been holding regular discussions with the BHA about this. Most recently on 14 May, I met with the BHA as well as the new independent Chair of the BHA’s newly appointed Horse Welfare Board. This was a constructive meeting where the number of fatalities of racehorses was acknowledged, and both sides agreed that further action is required to tackle avoidable harm and make the sport safer.</p><p> </p><p>The Board committed to doing all it can to improve welfare outcomes. I stressed the need for the BHA to develop a robust action plan that will deliver tangible results and intend to stay in regular contact with the industry to continue to press for improvements in racehorse welfare.</p><p> </p><p>The number of racehorse fatalities at UK race tracks is published annually by the British Horseracing Authority. The latest available figures are for 2018 and were published on 29 January, which can be found at <a href="https://www.britishhorseracing.com/regulation/making-horseracing-safer/" target="_blank">https://www.britishhorseracing.com/regulation/making-horseracing-safer/</a>.</p><p>The Government does not hold any data for 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
263250 more like this
263251 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T14:56:52.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T14:56:52.083Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4638
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1133790
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 River Mersey: Plastics more like this
unstar 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 the Environment Agency are taking to prevent plastic factory waste from polluting the River Mersey. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
star this property uin HL16541 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency (EA) regulates a number of activities locally which have the potential to cause plastic waste pollution in the River Mersey. In Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire it is responsible for the regulation of permitted and exempt plastics recycling plants, which includes reviewing inspection and compliance checks to ensure plastics recyclers are complying with their environmental permits. It is also a key partner in driving Greater Manchester’s ambition to be single use plastic free by 2020.</p><p>Across England, the EA investigates any reported incidents of plastic pollution to a watercourse should it pose a significant or major risk to people, property and the natural environment.</p><p>The EA does not monitor levels of plastic in watercourses as part of its monitoring regime as there are no current legislative requirements. However, the EA is working with Defra and academics to understand the different sources, pathways and impacts to develop consistent sampling and assessment monitoring methodologies for plastics. In 2018 the EA visited all facilities which treated or reprocessed plastic waste and checked they were not losing plastic fragments into surface water. The EA also encourages businesses to sign up to Operation Clean Sweep, a voluntary business initiative to take measures to reduce plastic pellet loss.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T13:24:28.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T13:24:28.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
1133812
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 Air Pollution: Health Hazards more like this
unstar 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 impact of air pollution on public health; whether they intend to introduce legislation to implement World Health Organization standards for fine particulate matter into forthcoming legislation; and if so, when. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL16563 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>Our Clean Air Strategy recognised the impacts air pollution has on health, and proposed a range of actions to meet our existing emissions reduction commitments to 2020 and 2030 in order to reduce these impacts. The Strategy also committed to the setting of an ambitious long term air quality target to reduce the population exposure to PM2.5, and committed to publishing evidence on the feasibility of meeting World Health Organization air quality guideline levels for PM2.5. This work is ongoing and will be published in due course.</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 2019-07-04T13:24:55.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T13:24:55.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this