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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Fisheries: Quotas more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will remove the existing fishing quotas in 2019 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 220114 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
answer text <p>The Government is planning for all scenarios including leaving the EU without a deal. We have published a technical notice on arrangements for UK fisheries should we leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement. UK fisheries administrations would advise UK quota holders what their allocation will be for the remaining months of 2019 after we leave the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-15T12:19:06.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T12:19:06.51Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1058688
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Stoats: Pest Control more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to control stoat numbers. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 219436 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
answer text <p>While the Government regulates the management of wildlife it is not directly involved in the control of stoats. Responsibility for management lies with the landowner or occupier.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-15T12:05:30.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T12:05:30.91Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058691
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Salmon more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to increase stocks of (a) wild and (b) farmed salmon in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 219439 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
answer text <p>The management of wild salmon populations, freshwater fisheries and salmon farming is devolved.</p><p> </p><p>In England, the Government is collaborating with industry on the “Salmon Five Point Approach” to address the pressures that cause salmon numbers to fall, such as water quality, migration barriers, marine survival and exploitation. In 2018, the Government introduced National Salmon and Sea Trout Protection byelaws which restrict recreational and net fisheries in England, to reduce exploitation and conserve adult salmon enabling them to spawn successfully.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-15T12:35:14.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T12:35:14.267Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058692
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Birds of Prey: Theft more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent birds of prey being stolen to order. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 219440 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
answer text <p>The Government takes wildlife crime, including the illegal taking of birds of prey, seriously. All wild birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, with strong penalties for those committing offences against birds of prey including up to six months in prison and/or an unlimited fine.</p><p> </p><p>Birds of prey are listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which controls trade in endangered species through a permitting system. This protects species from the risk of extinction due to unsustainable trade. The Control of Trade in Endangered Species Regulations 2018 means that anyone committing CITES offences, including trying to trade in birds of prey taken from the wild, could face up to five years’ imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine.</p><p> </p><p>Raptor persecution and CITES issues are two of six UK wildlife crime priorities. Local police and Border Force are responsible for wildlife crime enforcement. The National Wildlife Crime Unit, which is co-funded by Defra and the Home Office, provides intelligence to support police and Border Force enforcement activities.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-15T12:40:50.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T12:40:50.063Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058695
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Poultry more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the numbers of geese that migrated to the UK in 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 219442 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The UK’s Goose and Swan and Monitoring Programme assesses the number of geese which migrate here every year. The programme is jointly run by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Joint Nature Conservation Committee and Scottish Natural Heritage.</p><p> </p><p>Data for the winter season 2017-2018 is available on the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust website: <a href="https://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/our-work/goose-swan-monitoring-programme/" target="_blank">https://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/our-work/goose-swan-monitoring-programme/</a>. As the 2018/19 winter season has yet to finish, data for this season will not be available until late summer 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T16:24:07.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:24:07.667Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058696
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Young People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage young people into farming. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 219443 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
answer text <p>Having a skilled workforce in place and attracting young talent into agricultural careers is vital for the future of UK food and farming. The Government is working with industry bodies, such as the Food and Drink Sector Council, to improve access to the talent and skills required by the industry and raise awareness of agriculture as an exciting and attractive career path.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is 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 alongside apprenticeships, will sit within 15 routes, including an Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care route.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published a Policy Statement in September 2018, alongside its landmark Agriculture Bill. This sets out how we will help facilitate structural change to open up more opportunities for new entrants to farming by delinking Direct Payments from the land during the agricultural transition period. This will give farmers freedom over how they use funding from Direct Payments. Some may use the money to invest in their business. Others may choose to use the money to diversify their activities or decide to stop farming altogether and use the payment to contribute to their retirement. It should increase the ease with which new entrants, and those existing farmers wishing to expand, could acquire land.</p><p> </p><p>We are also exploring how to help Local Authorities who want to invest in their Council Farms, so that they offer real opportunities for new farmers to start a foundation business and gain the experience they need to progress onto a larger unit.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-15T12:44:41.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T12:44:41.873Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058701
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Livestock: Animal Welfare more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taking to improve animal conditions on farms. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 219447 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The Government is making good on our commitment to make the UK a world leader in the care and protection of animals as we leave the EU. We are planning to increase maximum penalties for animal cruelty from six months’ to five years’ imprisonment. We are updating our statutory welfare codes, starting with the publication of new meat chicken and laying hen codes last year. These codes strengthen guidance for keepers and owners of livestock on how to meet the needs of their animals and enhance their welfare.</p><p> </p><p>We are considering what more can be done to improve our already high animal welfare standards in the context of our future agricultural policy. In England, we intend to develop publicly-funded schemes for farmers to deliver animal welfare enhancements beyond our high regulatory baseline that are not sufficiently rewarded by the market.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T15:56:25.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T15:56:25.707Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058799
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Batteries and Fuel Cells more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the recyclability of (a) batteries in electric vehicles and (b) fuel cells in hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 219573 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>Defra has not made such an assessment. The Government has, however, supported and continues to support a number of projects related to the reuse and recycling of batteries and hydrogen fuel cells used in electric vehicles. Examples include the ‘ICoNiChem: recycling rare materials in electric vehicles’ <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/case-studies/iconichem-recycling-rare-materials-in-electric-vehicles" target="_blank">study</a> and the <a href="https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=101896" target="_blank">Fuel Cell Recovery Project</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Electric vehicle batteries are banned from disposal to landfill and from incineration. Battery treatment facilities are required to meet certain recycling efficiencies under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009. These presently vary between 50% - 75% according to battery chemistry.</p><p> </p><p>There are also obligations on vehicle producers to ensure that their vehicles are recyclable, and to meet reuse, recycling and recovery targets at the end-of-life of their vehicles.</p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T14:58:23.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T14:58:23.607Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1058882
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Air Pollution: Children more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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 air pollution in (a) the London Borough of Southwark, (b) London and (c) England. more like this
tabling member constituency Camberwell and Peckham more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Harriet Harman more like this
uin 219243 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The Government is fully committed to tackling air pollution. We have put in place a £3.5 billion plan to improve air quality and reduce harmful emissions, which includes £495 million for councils to improve air quality. On 14 January 2019 we published our new world leading Clean Air Strategy, which includes new and ambitious goals, legislation, investment and policies which will help us to clean up our air faster and more effectively. The World Health Organization has praised our Clean Air Strategy as “an example for the rest of the world to follow”.</p><p>Local authorities have a duty to monitor and assess air quality and to take action to reduce pollution where these breach statutory limits. Defra’s Air Quality Grant Programme provides funding to local authorities for projects in local communities to tackle air pollution and reduce emissions affecting schools, businesses and residents. Defra awarded a total of £2.4 million to local authorities in England from the 2017/18 air quality grant fund; £3.7 million was awarded in 2016/17; and £0.5 million in 2015/16. £3 million has been allocated for 2018/19.</p><p>The Mayor is responsible for air quality in the capital and has reserve powers under Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 to reflect this. These powers enable the Mayor to take a broad range of actions, particularly in relation to transport.</p><p>Measurements at stations in London on the national monitoring network show a general long term reduction in air pollution. The London Boroughs, including Southwark, carry out local air quality monitoring as part of the Local Air Quality Management process and produce annual reports on the status of air quality within the Borough area.</p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T12:02:58.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T12:02:58.2Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
150
label Biography information for Ms Harriet Harman more like this
1058952
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Horse Racing: Animal Welfare more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to publish information on action taken against people in breach of regulations in horse racing with regard to the use of the whip. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 219332 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>Defra is keen to ensure that we uphold our high standards of animal welfare including in relation to horseracing. Irresponsible use of the whip is completely unacceptable.</p><p> </p><p>The British Horseracing Association (BHA) requires that whips be used responsibly and jockeys may only use the whip within certain strict rules. The BHA policy on the whip was drawn up in consultation with animal welfare groups, such as the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare and is published on the BHA website. The latest rules include a threshold on the number of times the whip can be used before racing stewards can consider an inquiry. If the rules are broken, the jockey may be banned from racing for a certain number of days depending on the seriousness of the offence.</p><p> </p><p>Defra is satisfied that the rules in place are sufficient to restrict and limit the use of the whip in horse racing.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T16:52:51.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:52:51.47Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this