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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 Circuses: Animal Welfare more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent domestic animals being harmed and exploited in circuses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 266247 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 (the 2018 regulations) came into force on 1 October 2018. The regulations require anyone in England who is in the business of keeping or training animals (regardless of whether they are domestic or wild kept animals) for exhibition, educational or entertainment purposes, including within a circus, to be licensed by the relevant local authority.</p><p> </p><p>The regulations include powers for local authorities to inspect the premises where the animals are kept to ensure minimum welfare standards are being maintained. In addition, all kept animals including those in a circus are protected by the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act 2006. If anyone considers that an animal in a circus is suffering or its welfare is being compromised then they should report it to the local authority who have powers under the 2006 Act to investigate, or to the RSPCA who will also investigate such matters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:54:41.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:54:41.007Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1132957
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 Dog Fighting more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent people giving away dogs online to tackle the dog fighting industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 266248 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government abhors the mistreatment of animals, including organised dog fighting. It is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to be involved in or to promote animal fighting including dog fighting. The Government has announced it will increase the maximum custodial penalty for animal cruelty, including animal fighting, from six months to five years’ imprisonment and legislation will be introduced as soon as possible.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to online advertising of pets and other animals, the Government has worked with the Pet Advertising Advisory Group (PAAG - a group of animal welfare, veterinary and animal keeping interests) who promote the responsible advertising of pet animals. Five online animal adverting platforms have adopted PAAG’s minimum standards for advertising animals which are endorsed by the Government. The minimum standards include that the websites run automated checks for key words and terms such as banned dog breeds, and filter for misleading or inappropriate adverts which are then removed. The websites must exclude any advert where there is a reasonable concern for the health and welfare of the animal involved and provide a clearly visible function for purchasers to report illegal or inappropriate adverts. The Government will continue to work with PAAG to encourage more online advertising platforms to sign up to PAAG’s minimum standards.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:52:11.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:52:11.03Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1132958
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 Dogs: Tagging more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were microchipped in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 266249 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government estimates, from figures provided by the relevant microchip databases, that around 8.1 million dogs in the UK were microchipped in 2018. This represents around 90% of all dogs in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:49:31.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:49:31.413Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1108685
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help support the profitability of sheep farming. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 239211 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 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government remains committed to a successful and resilient sheep sector and is confident of the sector’s ability to thrive outside of the EU.</p><p> </p><p>We are confident that the measures contained within the Agriculture Bill will enable the sheep industry and other farming sectors to improve their productivity and competitiveness, while also improving our environment.</p><p> </p><p>As any responsible Government would, we are preparing for the possibility of no deal, which is why we have contingency plans in place to minimise disruption for the sheep sector as much as possible in that eventuality.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T15:07:08.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T15:07:08.317Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1108686
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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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 Meat: Export Duties more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on tariffs for UK meat exports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 239212 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 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>Under the deal negotiated between the UK and the EU, there would be no tariffs or quotas on UK exports of meat to the EU, either during the implementation period or in the context of the future economic partnership to be negotiated.</p><p> </p><p>By contrast, we expect that the EU’s most favoured nation (MFN) tariff regime would apply to UK exports in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, and there is no indication that the EU would modify its tariff regime as a result of our departure.</p><p> </p><p>As the Secretary of State said at the NFU conference in January, nobody can be blithe or blasé about the real impact on food producers of leaving without a deal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T14:02:51.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T14:02:51.877Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1108687
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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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 Water: 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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with farmers on water pollution from fertilisers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 239213 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 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>Policy relating to water pollution from agricultural activity is a devolved matter and the information provided therefore relates to England only.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State meets farmers regularly to discuss a variety of important issues, including water pollution caused by agriculture.</p><p> </p><p>Defra has recently run several public consultations relevant to water pollution from agriculture, including from fertiliser use. Farmers have been invited to contribute to the Dame Glenys Stacy review of farm inspections and the Clean Air Strategy. Farmers will also play a crucial part in delivering the next River Basin Management Plans and will be engaged throughout the process.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State will continue to meet farming and agricultural representatives to discuss the future role they can play in protecting the water environment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T15:12:45.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T15:12:45.213Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1077255
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star this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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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 Food: Sales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage people to purchase locally-sourced food. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 225467 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 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government is keen to see an increase in the amount of locally grown seasonal produce consumed in the UK. The Plan for Public Procurement, published under the 2010-2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition Government, includes a balanced scorecard to help define the criteria of bids for food and catering contracts.</p><p>The scorecard rewards tenders which commit to serve locally sourced food and those that highlight the benefits of seasonal increases in the availability of certain types of produce. Use of the balanced scorecard is mandatory for central Government departments and executive agencies, and Defra is working to increase its uptake in the wider public sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T10:32:30.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T10:32:30.187Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1077257
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star this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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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 Food: Packaging more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage food manufacturers to reduce the use of plastic. more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 225469 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 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
star this property answer text <p>The Resources and Waste Strategy sets out the Government’s ambition to maximise the value we get from resources and to minimise waste. We are committed to being the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we found it, and to eliminating avoidable plastic waste over the lifetime of the 25 Year Environment Plan.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is currently consulting on reforming existing packaging waste regulations to financially incentivise packaging producers, including those who package food products, to take greater responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products. Our plans for Extended Producer Responsibility include requiring producers to pay the full cost of recycling and disposing of their packaging waste and making producers pay more if their products are not easily recyclable. Current packaging waste regulations operate on a UK-wide basis. The benefits of continuing with a UK-wide approach are recognised and our consultation on reforming the regulations is being undertaken jointly by the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments. As the Northern Ireland Assembly is not sitting, the UK Government has agreed to consult on behalf of Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>Industry is already taking action. Last year, the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation published their Plastics Pact with support from the Government and more than 80 businesses, including major food manufacturers such as Birds Eye, Quorn, and McCain Foods GB. The Pact brings these organisations together to aim to meet four key ambitions by 2025, including making 100% of plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable. The Government welcomes voluntary initiatives aimed at tackling plastic pollution and will continue to seek opportunities to support such work through policy solutions.</p><p> </p><p>Plastic packaging can have a role to play in reducing product damage, increasing shelf life and reducing food waste. However, there are opportunities where offering food loose may help to reduce plastic waste while not impacting on shelf life. The Government is working with retailers and WRAP to encourage their efforts to reduce waste and to explore the introduction of plastic free supermarket initiatives in which fresh food is sold loose, giving consumers more choice. WRAP has published a technical report on the evidence for providing fresh produce loose. This report will inform future published guidance.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-03-04T15:37:45.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T15:37:45.5Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1077258
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star this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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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 Food: Storage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to maintain funding for Private Storage Aid schemes after the UK has left the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 225470 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 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong></p><p>European regulations concerning private storage aid are being retained under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, should the Secretary of State choose to operate a scheme in England after we leave. This is a devolved matter and similar powers to operate private storage aid will exist for Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh Ministers.</p><p> </p><p>The Agriculture Bill contains powers which would allow the Secretary of State to amend the retained EU legislation on private storage aid, with the aim of eventually phasing the schemes out in England. It also gives the Secretary of State the ability to amend the schemes’ general operation, so they can be run in a way appropriate for the domestic market while the Government consults on phasing the scheme out. While for the most part there is a weak economic case for market intervention, there may be very specific circumstances in which granting private storage aid will make overall economic sense. For this reason, powers to use private storage in response to exceptional market conditions are being retained in the Bill.</p><p> </p><p>The Agriculture Bill extends similar powers to Welsh Ministers and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland. The Scottish Government is able to rely on the retained EU legislation regarding public intervention and private storage aid.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with all the devolved administrations on common UK frameworks where coordination would be necessary or desirable and, with the agreement of the devolved administrations, we expect market intervention schemes of this nature to be part of such a framework.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T10:28:52.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T10:28:52.63Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1047660
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star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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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 Farmers: Government Assistance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to support farmers after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 212345 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 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
star this property answer text <p>We have pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>In England we are planning an ambitious new system based on “public money for public goods”. A seven year transition period will make sure there is a gradual transition from the current system to the new.</p><p> </p><p>It will be for a future Northern Ireland Executive to determine its own policy. However, in the absence of an Assembly, DAERA’s approach to the Bill is to maintain the status quo and preserve flexibility for a future Executive to modify legacy CAP schemes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-01-31T12:38:34.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T12:38:34.717Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1045645
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star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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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 Milk: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with dairy farmers in Northern Ireland on the (a) cost of production and (b) the sale price of milk. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 210530 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State and I have frequent discussions with representatives of the UK farming sector on a wide range of matters which have included recent discussions involving the Ulster Farmers Union on agricultural policy.</p><p> </p><p>Defra actively monitors the UK farm-gate price of milk, and information collected in our Farm Business Survey for England allows an assessment of the cost of milk production. The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs collects similar data on farm incomes in Northern Ireland. This information is available at the following links:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-milk-prices-and-composition-of-milk" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-milk-prices-and-composition-of-milk</a></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/farm-business-survey" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/farm-business-survey</a></p><p><a href="https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/farm-incomes-northern-ireland-2004-2014" target="_blank">https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/farm-incomes-northern-ireland-2004-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>We want to support farmers to get a fair price for their products. Our Agriculture Bill will provide ministers, and the devolved administrations where appropriate, with a suite of powers to improve supply chain fairness supporting farmers to get a fair price for their produce.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T12:32:55.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T12:32:55.817Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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1597
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1045648
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star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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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 Farmers: Government Assistance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to support farmers after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 210532 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>We have pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>In England we are planning an ambitious new system based on “public money for public goods”. A seven year transition period will make sure there is gradual and smooth implementation of the new system.</p><p> </p><p>It will be for a future Northern Ireland Executive to determine its own policy. However, in the absence of an Assembly, DAERA’s approach to the Bill is to maintain the status quo and preserve flexibility for a future Executive to modify legacy Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) schemes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T12:25:34.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T12:25:34.99Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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1597
star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect children from the effect of toxic air on their health. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Stockton North, Alex Cunningham, on 27 November 2018, PQ UIN192868.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T16:16:38.11Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T16:16:38.11Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people were employed by his Department on 19 November 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 192873 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The number of staff employed by the department as at 31 October 2018 was 4146. This will be consistent with data due to be published by 7 December 2018 at <a href="https://data.gov.uk/dataset/workforce-management-information-defra" target="_blank">Data.Gov.UK - Dataset Workforce Management Information Defra</a>, in line with Cabinet Office arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>We are unable to provide this data as at 19 November 2018 without incurring disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T19:00:02.577Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T19:00:02.577Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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 Food: Imports more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what checks his Department takes to ensure that no insects or pesticides are brought into the UK through food imports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 192875 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>In EU food law, the expectation is that food is not contaminated. Food must be safe and fit for human consumption. This applies to all food placed on the market (i.e. supplied for profit or not) in EU Member States.</p><p> </p><p>Consumers should be provided with information about food which enables them to make safe and informed food choices.</p><p> </p><p>Even where foreign bodies found in food which might not in themselves be harmful to health, including insects or other foreign bodies that should not be in the food, or are not described as being part of the food, the food would still likely be deemed ‘unfit for human consumption.’</p><p> </p><p>Food imported into the EU for placing on the market within the EU must comply with the relevant requirements of food law.</p><p> </p><p>Importers, distributors and retailers of food are under a statutory obligation to comply with maximum residues levels set for pesticides in food. They must put in place appropriate quality controls to ensure this. This requirement is backed up by a substantial UK Government programme of testing for residues in food and drink; results are published on the GOV.UK website.</p><p> </p><p>Controlled plant products are inspected for quarantine pests on a risk basis.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:16:05.95Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:16:05.95Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answering body
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 Fertilisers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's policy will be on time limits for farmers to spread fertiliser after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 192877 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to meeting our legal obligations, including having set dates for fertiliser spreading under the requirements of the Nitrates Directive. Leaving the EU provides us with an opportunity to review agricultural policy to support farmers and deliver environmental benefits in a way that better reflects UK circumstances, in line with the terms of any future agreement with the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:08:24.397Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:08:24.397Z
star this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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 Farms: Floods more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's policy is on financial support for farmers affected by heavy flooding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 192879 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>It is the long-standing policy of successive Governments that compensation is not paid for losses due to damage caused by flooding or coastal erosion. This is because, except in very limited circumstance, no-one has a right to flood or coastal erosion defences or, if defences are provided, there is no legal requirement to provide any particular standard of defence.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Farms are businesses and, like all businesses, should take actions to try and limit the impacts of flooding on their property or assets, and aim to have insurance in place for any losses incurred by a flood.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T15:25:27.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:25:27.76Z
star this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answering body
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 Fisheries: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with fishermen in Northern Ireland on the UK's withdrawal from the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 192885 more like this
star this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>There have been extensive, positive and productive discussions between Defra and representatives of the fishing industry in Northern Ireland, most recently following the launch of Defra’s White Paper, Sustainable fisheries for future generations, and following the introduction of the Fisheries Bill.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:23:52.777Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:23:52.777Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answering body
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 Food: Prices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has plans to introduce legislative proposals to regulate food prices after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 184917 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 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
star this property answer text <p>No. It is not the Government's role to set retail food prices or to comment on day-to-day commercial decisions by companies. Our research has found that consumer food prices depend on a range of factors, including commodity prices, currency exchange rates, and oil prices, and this will continue to be the case when we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>We work closely with industry to promote transparency for consumers and internationally to promote open global markets. The work we are doing helps to support a competitive domestic market so producers and retailers can offer the best prices.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-11-01T14:46:33.1Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-01T14:46:33.1Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answering body
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 Food: UK Trade with EU more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the importation of food from EU countries after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 184918 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 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has regular discussions with the DExEU Secretary and other Cabinet colleagues about our readiness for leaving the EU. In recent weeks the Government published a range of technical notices which provided information on preparations for leaving the EU, including importing and exporting.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-11-01T14:26:04.627Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-01T14:26:04.627Z
star this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answering body
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: Seasonal Workers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's policy is on the provision of financial support to farmers that are unable to hire seasonal workers in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a no deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 184923 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 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
star this property answer text <p>We firmly believe it is in the interests of both the EU and the UK to strike a deal, and we remain confident we will agree a mutually advantageous deal with the EU.</p><p> </p><p>We do not want or expect a no deal scenario. It is however the duty of a responsible Government to continue to prepare for a range of potential outcomes including the unlikely event of no deal. Defra are taking necessary steps to ensure the country continues to operate smoothly from the day we leave.</p><p> </p><p>Defra understands the importance of seasonal labour in supporting a successful and effective agricultural sector, and is considering how best to support the needs of the sector both before and after the UK leaves the EU. Defra is working closely with the Home Office to ensure that there is a long term strategy for the food and farming workforce as part of the future immigration policy.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will introduce a new pilot scheme for 2019 and 2020 enabling up to 2500 non-EEA migrant workers to come to the UK to undertake seasonal employment in the edible horticultural sector.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-11-02T11:54:37.983Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-02T11:54:37.983Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answering body
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 Fly-tipping: Rural Areas more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to prevent fly tipping in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 184924 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answer text <p>Policies to tackle fly-tipping are devolved. In England, the government is committed to tackling fly-tipping in rural and urban areas. Local authorities and the Environment Agency have a wide range of enforcement powers to tackle fly-tipping and we have recently strengthened these. In 2016 we gave local authorities the power to issue fixed penalty notices for small scale fly-tipping and enhanced local authorities’ and Environment Agency’s ability to search and seize the vehicles of suspected fly-tippers.</p><p> </p><p>This year we consulted on the power to issue fixed penalty notices to householders who fail in their duty of care and pass their waste to fly-tippers. Two thirds of fly-tipping incidents involve household waste so this will help address the main source of the crime. Subject to parliamentary approval this new power will be available to local authorities and the Environment Agency later this year. We will also support local authorities in increasing householders’ awareness of their duty of care to ensure their waste is disposed of properly.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-11-06T16:53:21.737Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T16:53:21.737Z
star this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
star this property answering body
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 Immigration: Departmental Coordination more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the development of the UK’s immigration policy after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 182165 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-26more like thismore than 2018-10-26
star this property answer text <p>It is a key priority of this Government to enable an innovative, productive and competitive food supply chain, which invests in its people and skills. To help achieve this, we will ensure that there is access to enough appropriately skilled labour to drive continued industry growth and productivity.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst the UK prepares to leave the EU, Defra is working closely with the Home Office to ensure that the food and farming sector has access to the workforce it needs as part of the future immigration policy.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office and Defra recently jointly announced a pilot scheme to bring seasonal migrant workers to UK farms.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-10-26T12:02:14.897Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-26T12:02:14.897Z
star this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
star this property answering body
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: Migrant Workers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the maintenance of the UK’s (a) meat processing sector and (b) other agriculture industries in the Government's immigration policies after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 182166 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 2018-10-30more like thismore than 2018-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Defra is working closely with the Home Office to ensure that the food and farming sector, including meat processing, has access to the workforce it needs, as part of the future immigration policy.</p><p> </p><p>After we leave the EU, we must have an immigration system which works in the best interests of the UK; controlling immigration whilst continuing to welcome those who make a contribution.</p><p> </p><p>A White Paper on the future border and immigration system is expected to be published in the autumn.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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182168 more like this
182172 more like this
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less than 2018-10-30T17:45:39.123Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-30T17:45:39.123Z
star this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
star this property answering body
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: Training more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support agricultural industries in the training of domestic workers after the UK leaves the EU; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann remove filter
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 182167 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-30more like thismore than 2018-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Enabling an innovative, productive and competitive farming sector which invests in its people and skills is a priority for this Government.</p><p>Agricultural technologies are transforming farming and creating new types of jobs and requirements for new kinds of skills. The Government is working with industry and the Food and Drink Sector Council to develop a long term action plan for a world class workforce for all sectors of the food chain, including agriculture. The target is to transform the skills agenda and raise awareness of agriculture as an exciting and attractive career path.</p><p>The Government is also reforming post-16 technical education to provide clear routes to skilled employment in agriculture and other sectors. A key part of this is the introduction of new T levels programmes which will sit alongside apprenticeships, including for agriculture, environmental and animal care.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-10-30T13:44:33.457Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-30T13:44:33.457Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this