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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Solar Power: Biodiversity 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 assessment she has made of the conclusions of the BRE National Solar Centre Report on Biodiversity Guidance for Solar Developments published in partnership; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 211259 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>We want farmers to prioritise making the best use of their land for agriculture and food production, rather than secondary uses. Nevertheless, we welcome the work of the BRE in partnership with the solar and biodiversity conservation sectors to encourage best practice where solar farms are permitted, to mitigate some of the impacts of these developments.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:43:14.6044553Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:43:14.6044553Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julie Elliott remove filter
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Solar Power more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her Department's press release of 19 October 2014, on the reduction of subsidies for solar farms to safeguard farmland, what estimate she has made of the potential annual change in mW of solar-generated energy as a result of that policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 211422 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The decision to make land covered by solar panels ineligible for the CAP Basic Payment Scheme reflects the fact that agriculture is no longer the predominant use of such land. The Government wants farmers to prioritise making the best use of their land for agriculture and food production. However, we have made no estimate of the potential annual reduction in generating capacity.<br></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T16:44:43.3723953Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:44:43.3723953Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Solar Power 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 estimate she has made of the number of solar farms in the UK that include livestock grazing; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 211998 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>We estimate that there are currently around 250 solar farms in the UK, and with numerous others in the planning system, we estimate there will be over 1000 by the end of the decade. This would remove a large amount of farmland from agricultural production. While some developers claim as part of their planning applications that they intend to graze livestock under solar panels, in practice many are reluctant to allow livestock to be co-located with expensive capital equipment. Land covered by solar panels can no longer have agricultural production as the primary activity on it and is therefore not eligible for the BPS payments.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T17:30:51.8022036Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:30:51.8022036Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Solar Power: Agriculture 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, with reference to her Department's press release of 19 October 2014 entitled Subsidies for solar farms to be cut to help safeguard farmland, whether her Department holds evidence that shows that solar farms compromise the success of the UK agriculture industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 212382 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Solar farms significantly compromise agricultural production on the land that they occupy because they deprive crops of light, make access for machinery difficult and make it harder to keep the land in a productive condition.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:58:33.5560779Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:58:33.5560779Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Animal Welfare: Fireworks 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 assessment she has made of the effect of fireworks on animal welfare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 38937 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government accepts that fireworks can have a detrimental effect on some animals. However, we consider that if users follow the correct and sensible use of fireworks combined with owners of animals taking certain precautions, these can help to avoid or reduce any detrimental effects.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2016-06-06T14:59:32.173Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T14:59:32.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 School Milk 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, if her Department will introduce a new programme to replace the EU School Milk Scheme after the UK's exit from the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 43409 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
star this property answer text <p>Until exit negotiations are concluded, the UK remains a full member of the EU and current EU funding arrangements will continue unchanged. The Government will work with industry and the public to develop any new proposals that support our agricultural industry as we leave the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2016-09-05T10:03:04.763Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-05T10:03:04.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Environment Protection: EU Law 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 her Department has to retain the effect of EU environmental directives in UK law after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 54006 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 2016-11-25more like thismore than 2016-11-25
star this property answer text <p>Until exit negotiations are concluded, the UK remains a full member of the European Union (EU) and all the rights and obligations of EU membership remain in force.</p><p> </p><p>The Prime Minister has announced a Repeal Bill to convert EU law into domestic British law. This provides certainty for consumers, workers and businesses by maintaining existing laws wherever practicable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2016-11-25T13:22:36.39Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-25T13:22:36.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Recycling 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 she plans to take to ensure that the UK meets the EU target to reuse and recycle 50 per cent of household waste by 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 54005 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 2016-11-25more like thismore than 2016-11-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK Recycling rate has increased from 11% at the turn of the century to 44.9% now. This increase is thanks in large part to the hard work of local authorities and householders to recycle more.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to meeting the EU target to increase the preparing for reuse or recycling of wastes from households to 50% by 2020 and we regularly review progress to achieving this.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities are best placed to determine the most appropriate waste collection and recycling services in their area and we work closely with them and the Waste and Recycling Action Programme (WRAP) to promote best practice and to increase the quantity and quality of material collected for recycling.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2016-11-25T13:16:15.223Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-25T13:16:15.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 School Milk more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will continue to implement the provisions of the European school milk scheme after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 60828 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-25more like thismore than 2017-01-25
star this property answer text <p>The EU School Milk Scheme under which the UK claims around £3.5 million of EU funding annually plays a valuable role in encouraging the consumption of dairy products and contributing to the development of healthy eating habits from an early age. A much larger nursery milk scheme for children under 5 is funded by UK Health and Education departments and is worth £67million a year. We will continue to participate in the new EU school scheme from 1 August 2017. We will need to consider the longer-term approach to school milk provision as part of future domestic policy and we will ensure consultation with stakeholders in relation to any future scheme for the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2017-01-25T15:29:09.367Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-25T15:29:09.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 and Litter 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 assessment she has made of the potential effect of a reduction in local government funding on litter and fly tipping. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 60761 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-27more like thismore than 2017-01-27
star this property answer text <p>The provisional Local Government Finance Settlement was announced on 15 December. This is the second year of a four year settlement where local authority core spending power is set to increase from £44.5 billion in 2015-16 to £44.7 billion in 2019-20. Councils in England will receive more than £200 billion for local services over the lifetime of this Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>In December 2015, the Government announced that it would develop a Litter Strategy for England. We want to be ambitious: our goal is to achieve a substantial reduction in litter and littering in England, ensuring that our communities, natural landscape, roads and highways are free of litter.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to tackling fly-tipping and, as set out in the Government’s manifesto, have given local councils the power to issue fixed penalty notices for small-scale fly-tipping. These new enforcement tools have been available to councils since May 2016, providing them with an alternative to prosecutions and assisting them in taking a proportionate enforcement response. This builds on previous action to tackle fly-tipping.</p><p> </p><p>The presence of litter or fly-tipped waste in the area can put off potential customers and investors. It will therefore be in local authorities’ interests to keep their communities consistently clean to support a thriving local economy. The Government believes that local authorities are best placed to decide how best to meet their statutory duty to keep their relevant land clear of litter and refuse, and how to prioritise this against other local services.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2017-01-27T14:59:21.897Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-27T14:59:21.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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