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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Nature Conservation remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent discussions he has had with the Foreign Secretary on the protection of endangered species. more like this
tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
uin 908630 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
answer text <p>Ministers regularly meet with the Foreign Secretary to discuss international species conservation issues. Our close working delivered the highly successful Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London in October last year, which brought together global leaders to drive forward action to end this despicable trade. Our ban on ivory sales through the Ivory Act is one of the toughest in the world and demonstrates our joint leadership to galvanise action around the world.</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 2019-01-17T16:14:23.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T16:14:23.503Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4498
label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1002214
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Nature Conservation remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what acreage of land in England is owned by conservation bodies; and which bodies own such acreage. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Byford more like this
uin HL11235 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Natural England is the statutory nature conservation body in England.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently 224 National Nature Reserves (NNRs) in England, with an approximate area of 94,000 hectares. Natural England manages in whole or in part 143 NNRs, with a total area of approximately 65,000 hectares. Of these, Natural England owns about 20,000 hectares, leases about 30,000 hectares, and manages about 15,000 hectares under Nature Reserve Agreements. The remainder are managed by 53 'Approved Bodies' (organisations approved by Natural England to manage NNRs under Section 35 Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981). Almost all NNRs are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) (over 99% by area) and 84% is designated as Special Areas of Conservation (SAC), Special Protection Areas (SPA), or both.</p><p> </p><p>Defra does not hold information on individual land ownership outside the government estate, although many environmental non-government organisations are open about the size of their land holdings. For example, the National Trust and the RSPB, both of whom own significant area of land, publish data and maps of their reserve boundaries across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>The public forest estate in England, which is managed by Forest Enterprise England (an executive agency sponsored by the Forestry Commission), covers over 250,000 hectares and is managed for multiple purposes, including conservation.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T14:41:07.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T14:41:07.893Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
3343
label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
994621
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-10-25more like thismore than 2018-10-25
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Nature Conservation remove filter
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, with reference to the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan, what provision there is for short-term protection of (a) bats and (b) other species with life spans of five to eight years; and what steps he plans to take to increase protection for mature hedgerows from developers. more like this
tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
tabling member printed
Rosie Cooper more like this
uin 183899 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
answer text <p>A wide variety of species are afforded protection under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations (2017) and under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, including all species of bat found in this country. All listed species are covered irrespective of their expected lifespan, which is not a criterion in identifying the need for protection of a species.</p><p> </p><p>Legal protection for hedgerows is provided by the Hedgerows Regulations 1997. These regulations prohibit the removal of most countryside hedgerows (or parts of them) without first seeking approval from the local planning authority, which is required to decide whether a hedgerow is ‘important’ because of its wildlife, landscape, historical (i.e. more than 30 years old) or archaeological value and as such should not be removed.</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 2018-11-02T14:33:23.113Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-02T14:33:23.113Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1538
label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
931041
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Nature Conservation remove filter
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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to protect local wildlife sites through the National Planning Policy Framework; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Ashford more like this
tabling member printed
Damian Green more like this
uin 157003 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-07-04more like thismore than 2018-07-04
answer text <p>This Government is committed to the strengthened environmental protections proposed in the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), and making these clear. The revised Framework we consulted on proposed a number of measures, including by requiring local authorities to improve biodiversity and air quality, and delivering our manifesto commitment to increase the protection for ancient woodland. We engaged relevant stakeholders during the consultation, which closed on 10 May 2018, and we are currently considering responses. The revised NPPF and the Government’s response will be published this summer.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Esher and Walton more like this
answering member printed Dominic Raab more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-07-04T16:02:48.71Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-04T16:02:48.71Z
answering member
4007
label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
tabling member
76
label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
899973
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Nature Conservation remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering a change to the protection afforded to Local Wildlife Sites; if so, why; and what assessment they have made of the effect of reduced protection for such sites. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
uin HL7636 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
answer text <p>The Government is committed to protecting Local Wildlife Sites and is not considering a change in the protection afforded to them. In our 25 Year Environment Plan we have committed to improving and extending our network of wildlife rich habitats, and Local Wildlife Sites are an important part of our existing habitat resource. We want to make sure that Local Wildlife Sites continue to be appropriately protected. The Housing Minister recently met the Wildlife Trusts and wrote to all MPs and Peers to make clear his commitment to ensuring clarity concerning these protections in the National Planning Policy Framework.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-05-16T14:45:33.62Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-16T14:45:33.62Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
1934
label Biography information for Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
823199
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Nature Conservation remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce regular reviews of protected species designations; and if so, what timeframe they propose for such reviews. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
uin HL4690 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
answer text <p>In accordance with the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, a review of the domestic animal and plant species listed for protection is conducted every five years. Implementing changes as a result of the review is a matter for the UK Government and devolved administrations.</p><p> </p><p>We believe a five-yearly review is proportionate as the status of species rarely alters at a greater rate. If necessary, interim amendments can be made in the event of a sudden change in the conservation status of an individual species.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-25T15:55:33.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-25T15:55:33.677Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
384
label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
816880
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Nature Conservation remove filter
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 his Department will establish a new strategic framework for designating protected sites and species within UK environmental law after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 121307 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
answer text <p>The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will ensure that the whole body of existing EU environmental law, including the Habitats and Wild Birds Directives, continues to have effect in UK law, providing businesses, communities and stakeholders with maximum certainty as we leave the EU. We will then have the opportunity, over time, to ensure our legislative framework is outcome driven and delivers on our overall commitment of improving the environment within a generation.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has a long history of environmental protection and we will safeguard and improve on this record. We will also continue to uphold all our obligations under international environmental treaties. Producing a 25 Year Environment Plan is key to setting out how we will improve our environment as we leave the EU and take control of our environmental legislation again.</p><p><strong><br> </strong></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 2018-01-10T18:02:36.243Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-10T18:02:36.243Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
804524
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Nature Conservation remove filter
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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff of his Department have dedicated posts dealing with policy on endangered species of animals. more like this
tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
tabling member printed
Fiona Bruce more like this
uin 118726 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
answer text <p>Tackling the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) is a major priority for the Foreign Secretary and me, particularly ahead of the IWT Conference in London in October 2018. Staff ​across our diplomatic missions overseas and in London are working hard on this issue, both bilaterally and through multilateral fora. In addition we have a core IWT policy team in London, of four full-time staff and two part-time staff, which we will keep under review as the Conference approaches.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-19T16:41:12.73Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T16:41:12.73Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
3958
label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
767919
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-10more like thismore than 2017-10-10
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Nature Conservation remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that all important areas for biodiversity and wildlife, including those within National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are protected and maintained when the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Judd more like this
uin HL1838 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
answer text <p>The government remains committed to being the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it. We will deliver this vision through an ambitious 25 year environment plan.</p><p> </p><p>The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will make sure the whole body of existing EU environmental law continues to have effect in UK law. The Bill will preserve EU law where it stands at the moment before we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed not only to maintaining but to enhancing environmental standards as we leave the E.U.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-10-18T14:16:14.377Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-18T14:16:14.377Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
1660
label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
752625
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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 more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Nature Conservation remove filter
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 the timetable is for bringing forward the new Control of Trade in Endangered Species regulations. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 5431 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
answer text <p>Work is in progress to update the Control of Trade in Endangered Species Regulations. We intend to finalise our proposals over the coming months.</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 2017-07-24T11:05:25.73Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T11:05:25.73Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this