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star this property date less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
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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 Zoonoses 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 assessment she has made of the risk to the UK of (a) rabies, (b) the Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworm and (c) other zoonotic diseases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
star this property answer text <br /><p>The quantitative rabies risk assessment carried out prior to harmonisation with the EU pet travel rules in 2012 took into account, amongst other things, a number of variables including a doubling in the number of cats and dogs entering the country. Pets entering on a UK pet passport (i.e. returning from an overseas visit) were not included in this analysis as they must be fully protected against rabies before leaving the UK. We are continuing to monitor the factors considered in the risk assessment and are content that the risk remains very low. The risk assessment was published in 2011 and is available here:</p><p><a href="http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.395.143&amp;rep=rep1&amp;type=pdf" target="_blank">http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.395.143&amp;rep=rep1&amp;type=pdf</a></p><p><br></p><p>In 2010 we carried out an assessment of risk from the tapeworm <em>Echinococcus Multilocularis</em> in readiness for harmonisation and which confirmed continuing risk through the movement of pet dogs. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/animal-diseases-international-monitoring" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/animal-diseases-international-monitoring</a> As a result, the UK continues to maintain its controls against <em>Echinococcus multilocularis</em>. Since 1 January 2012 import controls relating to this tapeworm have been implemented under EU Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011. This Regulation lays down the tapeworm import conditions which pet dogs must comply with when being moved into the UK from other countries. The European Food Safety Authority is currently assessing how the new regulation has been implemented in the free countries (Ireland, Malta, Finland and the UK) and this includes a new assessment of any change in risk. Experts from the UK as well as other Member States have been part of this working group and the opinion will be published in 2016 prior to the review of the legislation required in December 2016. We are continuing to monitor the factors considered in the risk assessment as we do for any notifiable disease and will take the EFSA opinion into account when it is finalised.</p><br /><p>Officials from the Department work closely with colleagues from public health and food safety to assess the risk posed to people by zoonotic diseases. While a number of mechanisms exist for this purpose depending on the specific disease, the main cross – Government group that identifies and assesses emerging infection risks to human health (non-food borne disease) is the HAIRS (Human Animal Infections and Risk Surveillance) group which meets on a monthly basis and includes veterinary experts from the APHA:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/human-animal-infections-and-risk-surveillance-group-hairs.%0d" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/human-animal-infections-and-risk-surveillance-group-hairs.</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2015-12-15T13:41:44.617Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-15T13:41:44.617Z
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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 Daniel Zeichner more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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 World Milk Day 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 her Department took to celebrate World Milk Day on 1 June 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 736 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
star this property answer text <p>Defra issued a number of supportive statements through social media to promote World Milk Day and highlight some of the key features of the UK milk industry, including the scale of UK production and the latest information on dairy exports. In particular, we celebrated the important contribution of UK dairying to the economy and as a key source of calcium in UK diets.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2015-06-08T11:12:41.4Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-08T11:12:41.4Z
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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 Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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 Wind Power: Seas and Oceans 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 she will commission a study into the effect on bird and marine life of off-shore windfarms; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
star this property uin 26456 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The Planning Inspectorate is responsible for examining development consent applications for nationally significant infrastructure projects, including offshore renewable energy installations over 100MW in English and Welsh waters and their adjacent offshore waters, and then making a recommendation to the Secretary of State at Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for the final decision.</p><p>As part of the planning process, the environmental impacts of offshore renewable energy installations are considered through the requirement to undertake project level Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and Habitats Regulations Assessments (HRAs). In order to improve the evidence on the extent of the environmental impacts of offshore renewable energy installations, the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) was initiated by DECC, Marine Scotland and The Crown Estate. ORJIP includes a longer-term project to improve empirical evidence on the impacts of offshore renewables on marine species, such as birds and marine mammals. Further information is available at <a href="http://www.carbontrust.com/client-services/technology/innovation/offshore-renewables-joint-industry-programme-orjip/" target="_blank">http://www.carbontrust.com/client-services/technology/innovation/offshore-renewables-joint-industry-programme-orjip/</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2016-02-22T12:58:08.67Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T12:58:08.67Z
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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 Sir Greg Knight more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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 Wind Power: Seas and Oceans 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 information her Department holds on the effects of offshore windfarms on the national habitats of migrating whales, seals and porpoises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morecambe and Lunesdale more like this
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David Morris more like this
star this property uin 26512 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The Joint Cetacean Protocol (JCP) is the most comprehensive information source available on whales and porpoises in the UK. Information from the JCP is used to inform assessments of the effects of offshore windfarms on marine mammals. The information was also used to help assess the status of marine mammals as set out in the UK’s Marine Strategy Part One in 2012.</p><p>The assessment brought together a significant body of information on the distribution, abundance, trends, and status of whales, porpoises, and seals in UK waters, and a consideration of the pressures they face, including from renewable energy development. The Marine Strategy Part One concluded that the status for the five most abundant cetacean species in UK waters was ‘favourable’. Seals face a number of pressures in the UK, although where localised declines have been identified these have not been attributed to offshore wind farms. Further information can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/marine-strategy-part-one-uk-initial-assessment-and-good-environmental-status" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/marine-strategy-part-one-uk-initial-assessment-and-good-environmental-status</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2016-02-22T13:14:10.907Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T13:14:10.907Z
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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 David Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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 Wind Power: Birds 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 the Government's policy is on protecting migratory birds from the effects of offshore wind turbines; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
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Mr Christopher Chope more like this
star this property uin 203543 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The EU Wild Birds Directive provides a strong framework for the protection of birds in Europe. This includes migratory species, both on land and at sea.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The developers of major infrastructure projects such as offshore wind farms are required to assess their impacts on the environment, including birdlife, and mitigate or compensate for impacts that cannot be avoided. The results of these assessments are considered by the relevant decision makers in determining applications for development consent for such projects in accordance with their legal obligations.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T14:57:41.1972629Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T14:57:41.1972629Z
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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 Sir Christopher Chope more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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 Wildlife: Smuggling 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 recommendations the Government plans to propose to the Conference on the Illegal Trade in Wildlife in Botswana in March 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon more like this
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 225972 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-06more like thismore than 2015-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government is working with other countries and international organisations to develop an ambitious set of outcomes for the Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade that is taking place in Botswana on 25 March 2015. These will build on and complement the 25 commitments to action on enforcement and criminal justice, demand reduction and sustainable livelihoods set out in the Declaration from the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2015-03-06T11:28:45.07Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-06T11:28:45.07Z
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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 Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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 Wildlife: Smuggling 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 progress has been made on the implementation of commitments made by (a) the UK and (b) partner nations at the London Conference on the illegal wildlife trade in February 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 221605 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to playing its part in ending the scourge of the global illegal wildlife trade, which is why we hosted the London Conference on the illegal wildlife trade in February 2014. The London Conference Declaration contained 25 commitments to action on enforcement and criminal justice, eradicating the market for illegal wildlife products and sustainable livelihoods.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A report describing the UK’s progress on delivering the commitments made in the London Conference Declaration will be published this spring. We have also designed a £10 million package, over four years, to support international action to tackle the illegal wildlife trade, focused on the themes discussed at the London Conference. As part of this package, 19 projects around the world will receive over £5.3 million through the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK is producing a progress report on behalf of all the countries and Intergovernmental Organisations which adopted the London Conference Declaration. This report will be based on their contributions.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2015-01-28T17:46:01.157Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T17:46:01.157Z
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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 Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-02more like thismore than 2015-01-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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 Wildlife: Smuggling 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 page 11 of her Department's publication, Red Tape Challenge - Environment Theme Implementation Plan, what the reasons are for the review of Regulations on Control of Trade in Endangered Species being delayed from April 2014 until 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Poplar and Limehouse more like this
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Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
star this property uin 219580 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-09more like thismore than 2015-01-09
star this property answer text <p>The Review has not progressed as swiftly as originally intended due in part to the volume and complexity of the work needed fully to assess the anticipated impacts of the proposals for changes to the Regulations, and in part to the focus required on other urgent priorities, including the preparations for the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade and its follow up.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition to the Red Tape Challenge commitment to rationalise the number of CITES-related pieces of domestic legislation currently in place, the review has looked at, amongst others, proposals relating to new requirements brought about by amended EU regulations, the designation of ports of entry and exit to be used when importing and exporting CITES specimens and the updating of enforcement requirements to reflect the evolution of the illegal wildlife trade and enforcement trends.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The work on the Regulations is now nearing completion and it remains our intention to issue as soon as possible a public consultation on proposals to update and improve the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations, together with the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Ports of Entry) Regulations.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2015-01-09T13:59:46.617Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-09T13:59:46.617Z
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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 Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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 Wildlife: Smuggling more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the consultation documents for the review of the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations will be published. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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Mr John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 217722 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>On current plans it is our intention to issue a public consultation on proposals to update and improve the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations, together with the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Ports of Entry) Regulations, early in the new year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T16:03:54.257Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T16:03:54.257Z
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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 John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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 Wildlife: Smuggling 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 progress her Department has made on implementing the agreed action from the London Summit on International Wildlife. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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Mr John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 209014 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>Defra is working closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development, the Home Office and other parts of Government to ensure the UK is playing a major role in helping to tackle the scourge of the illegal wildlife trade and in implementing the commitments made at the London Conference. Actions are taking place in four main areas: eradicating the market for illegal wildlife products; ensuring effective legal frameworks and deterrents; strengthening law enforcement; and supporting sustainable livelihoods and economic development. In particular, Defra is:</p><p> </p><ul><li>continuing to work with our international partners in governments and international organisations to ensure that the illegal wildlife trade has the high level political attention it deserves in all relevant international fora, including at the United Nations Environment Assembly in June and during the UN General Assembly taking place in New York;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>delivering £10 million of funding (over this and next three financial years) to support implementation of London Declaration commitments. Support for five Illegal Wildlife Trade projects submitted under the Darwin Initiative was announced in March with a total value of £1.3 million. Further projects will be supported through the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, on which we expect to announce successful projects later in the autumn;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>supporting the Elephant Protection Initiative (launched at the London Conference by five African states) with a commitment to match the first tranche of private funding amounting to around £1 million;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>playing a leading role in Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Following the July meeting of the CITES Standing Committee in Geneva, the UK has remained in the chair of the Rhino Working Group, which develops recommendations to hold the international community to account for delivery on its commitments;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>planning to commission new research into the international impacts of the illegal wildlife trade and on reducing consumer demand in Asia. We will co-ordinate closely with the key international organisations actively involved in the issue; and</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>providing logistical and organisational support to the Government of Botswana. This includes providing the Secretariat for a Senior Officials Group, comprising representatives from countries and international organisations, to help ensure the success of the follow-on conference. The UK will also be making a financial contribution to the costs of the Conference.</li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T16:17:30.5201111Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T16:17:30.5201111Z
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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 John Spellar more like this