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1133565
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 Clothing: Waste more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Government is making on implementing the amendments to the Waste Framework Directive which requires separate collection of clothing waste from households and increased re-use of textiles by 2025. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
unstar this property uin 267212 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Latest information from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) indicates that 90 local authorities in England offer households a kerbside collection of textiles. Many more provide collection points at household waste recycling centres or at bring bank sites. These bring sites provide an important service where kerbside collections are not available or may not be practical. Charity shop outlets also play an important role in acting as collection points for textiles from members of the public. We want to increase the amount of textiles that are diverted from landfill and put into recycling or reuse, and will bring forward proposals as necessary to ensure separate collection of textiles by 2025.</p><p> </p><p>More widely, the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy published in December 2018 sets out our plans to prevent textile waste and encourage greater circularity including reuse. These include:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Reviewing and consulting on Extended Producer Responsibility for textiles and four other priority waste streams;</li><li>Developing regulatory measures for product standards that improve the durability, repairability, and recyclability of products such as clothing;</li><li>Improving consumer information and supporting a shift in the market;</li><li>Working with brands, manufacturers, charities and others through the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan to reduce the environmental footprint of clothing and encourage consumers to donate and reuse clothing.</li></ul><p> </p><p>This month, we have also announced a multimillion pound grant scheme to support the development of textile recycling facilities in the UK. Further information on this is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fund-opens-to-reduce-waste-from-plastic-packaging-and-textiles" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fund-opens-to-reduce-waste-from-plastic-packaging-and-textiles</a> and applications for funding can be made through WRAP: <a href="http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/resource-action-fund" target="_blank">http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/resource-action-fund</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:26:30.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:26:30.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1436
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1133579
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 Agriculture: Subsidies 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Environmental Land Management scheme pilots have been identified and agreed; what the names are of those pilots; how many of those pilots are (a) underway and (b) pending; and how many applications were rejected. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 267163 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Environmental Land Management schemes (ELM) are scheduled to be rolled out from late 2024, with a national pilot beginning in late 2021. Detailed planning of the pilot is in train. The pilot will run for three years and will aim to assess the end-to-end operability and deliverability of the scheme, and allow us to identify and refine any issues or barriers that occur in practice.</p><p> </p><p>To support the development of ELM we are undertaking a number of test and trials. The work is being facilitated by a range of stakeholders, including farmer groups, representative bodies and non-governmental organisations, and it covers a range of geographies and sectors. 47 proposals are being taken forward in phase 1. We are working closely with stakeholders to finalise these. Depending on the complexity of the test or trial we anticipate the first of these commencing shortly. We have received over 200 proposals for phase 2. We will prioritise those proposals that fill gaps in scheme delivery components, outcomes and land management sectors identified from the coverage of the first 47 proposals. At the present time, no proposals have been rejected.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with stakeholders to understand how much funding they might require from the Government to support the delivery of the tests and trials in line with value for money principles.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T12:03:46.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T12:03:46.203Z
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1562
star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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252
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1133580
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 Whisky: Scotland 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the contribution of the Scotch Whisky industry to (a) rural employment and (b) investment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
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Martin Whitfield more like this
unstar this property uin 267257 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Scotch Whisky industry provides vital employment and investment to communities across Scotland. It is estimated that 7,000 people are directly employed by the industry in rural areas of Scotland.</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 2019-06-25T13:52:40.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:52:40.55Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4626
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Whitfield more like this
1133581
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 Whisky: Scotland 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been employed by the Scotch Whisky industry in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
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Martin Whitfield more like this
unstar this property uin 267258 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>More than 10,500 people are directly employed in the Scotch Whisky industry in Scotland, and over 42,000 jobs across the UK are supported by the industry.</p><p> </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 2019-06-25T14:01:58.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:01:58.303Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4626
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Whitfield more like this
1133683
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 Noise: Pollution more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to minimize the effect of human-made noise pollution on animal habitats where it affects animals' ability to communicate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
unstar this property uin 267215 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Under the UK Marine Strategy, the UK Government is working to ensure underwater noise generating human activities do not pose a significant risk to marine ecosystems. We currently have a limited understanding of the distribution of noise in UK seas and its impact on vulnerable species. To address this in relation to sources of continuous noise such as shipping, the UK has established a noise monitoring network, consisting of long term monitoring stations deployed in coastal waters. The information from this monitoring network will be matched with species distributions and used to inform future policy.</p><p> </p><p>In order to reduce impacts, developments such as offshore wind farms are required to have pre and post consent monitoring plans which are managed by the Marine Management Organisation. For example, a Marine Mammal Mitigation Plan lists the appropriate mitigation measures that should be utilised during offshore activities that are likely to produce underwater noise and vibration levels capable of potentially causing injury and disturbance to marine mammals. Government departments including Defra and BEIS are working together to look at how underwater noise can be managed more strategically to reduce harm.</p><p> </p><p>On land, the Government is committed to ensuring that noise is managed effectively in order to promote good health and quality of life. We have protections in place to avoid significant noise impacts through our planning system, our environmental permitting systems, in vehicle and product standards, and noise abatement legislation. Defra works with other Government departments whose policies could potentially impact on noise levels.</p><p> </p><p>National Planning Policy Guidance sets out requirements for noise to be considered for new developments with particular consideration given to development affecting designated sites. Our network of designated sites are afforded the highest level of protection. Planning authorities must consider the potential impact of activities and works on or near these sites before granting consent. Noise may also be considered for certain types of development requiring an Environmental Impact Assessment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:35:21.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:35:21.57Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1436
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1133707
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 Agriculture: Environment Protection more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar 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 role of Natural England in helping farmers to improve their environment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Totnes more like this
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Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
unstar this property uin 267338 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department regularly reviews Natural England’s performance including via formal Ministerial review. Natural England is required to report progress to Defra’s supervisory board and the Secretary of State.</p><p> </p><p>Natural England plays an important role in delivering the 25 Year Environment Plan, providing advice to help farmers to improve their environment. Natural England advisers provide valuable advice on how to effectively manage wildlife and habitats, promoting nature conservation and protecting biodiversity. This includes advice to help landowners set up agri-environment agreements and aftercare advice during the lifetime of the agreements, as well as for other projects that such as the ‘Back to the Brink’ species recovery project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other charitable organisations.</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 2019-06-25T15:41:31.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:41:31.97Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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4073
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
1133156
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 Forests 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2019 to Question 264330, when his Department plans to publish an update on the afforestation programmes that are being undertaken to achieve the Government’s commitment to be net zero in emissions by 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
unstar this property uin 266716 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Our English Tree Strategy will provide further details of our afforestation programme in light of the Government’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.</p><p> </p><p>The consultation for the English Tree Strategy will be launched later this year. Our recently reappointed Tree Champion is leading our engagement with forestry, environmental and other stakeholders, to inform our development of the Strategy.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 2019-06-25T11:56:02.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T11:56:02.757Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1133162
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the financial resources required to meet WHO standards for fine particulate matter by 2030; and what assessment he has made of the steps taken by European cities such as Stockholm who have already met those those standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
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Emma Reynolds more like this
unstar this property uin 266718 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Clean Air Strategy outlined a range of measures to meet our emissions reduction commitments to 2020 and 2030. Impact assessments will evaluate the costs and benefits to public health as these specific measures are introduced. Further analysis is ongoing to estimate what additional interventions would be needed to meet World Health Organisation air quality guideline levels of PM<sub>2.5</sub> alongside associated costs, and this additional analysis will be published in due course.</p><p> </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 2019-06-24T08:59:40.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T08:59:40.647Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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4077
unstar this property label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
1133189
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 Agriculture: Biofuels 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the potential benefits for the farming sector of the (a) introduction of E10 and (b) future use of bioethanol. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 266631 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has not had any meetings with the Secretary of State for Transport on the potential benefits for the farming sector of the introduction of E10 or future use of bioethanol.</p><p> </p><p>In increasing targets under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation in April, the Government made clear that moving to E10 fuel could make achieving the UK’s renewable energy targets easier and provide wider economic benefits including in the agricultural sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport ran a call for evidence last year on whether, and how best, E10 could be introduced in the UK. Any decision to introduce the new grade of petrol must balance the needs of consumers with the emissions reductions it could help to deliver. The Government will be publishing its next steps on E10 petrol later in the year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:07:07.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:07:07.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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252
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1132840
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 Inland Waterways and Rivers: Pollution Control more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to clean up rivers and waterways to ensure that they are safe habitats for (a) wildlife and (b) recreational swimmers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
unstar this property uin 266165 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Current updated River Basin Management Plans, published in 2016, provide the framework for protecting and improving the water environment for wildlife, people and the economy for the period up to 2021. Plans for England confirm over £3 billion of investment by 2021, leading to improvements in at least 680 water bodies, with an overall target to enhance at least 5000 miles of waters by 2021. These plans will be reviewed and updated in 2021 to take account of progress that has been made and what can be achieved by 2027.</p><p> </p><p>Over the last two decades there have been significant improvements in water quality in rivers. Independent analysis of Environment Agency (EA) data by the University of Cardiff in 2014 showed that wildlife such as Atlantic salmon, mayflies, and dippers dependent on cleaner waters have been progressively recolonising in England's urban rivers over this 20 year period. However, there is still more to do to improve river habitats and to protect the environment from deterioration in the future.</p><p> </p><p>For recreational swimmers, there are over 400 locations in England formally designated as bathing waters which are managed to meet stringent water quality standards to protect health. The EA monitors these waters throughout the bathing season (May to September), investigates pollution sources and works with partners to reduce pollution risks. The EA also issues daily forecasts of bathing water during the bathing season on the internet to help inform bathers of pollution risks. In 2018, 97.9% of bathing waters met minimum standards sufficient for bathing and 67.1% met even more stringent standards.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T14:31:59.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:31:59.237Z
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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 Robert Halfon more like this