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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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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 Food: Waste 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 she is taking to encourage reductions in food wastage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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star this property uin 62 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-01more like thismore than 2015-06-01
star this property answer text <p>Through the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), the Government is working with food manufacturers and retailers to meet targets to reduce food waste from households and the grocery supply chain under the Courtauld Commitment. There has been a 15% (1.3 million tonnes) reduction in household food waste since 2007 and signatories reported a reduction of 7.4% in food supply chain waste since 2010. The third phase of the Courtauld Commitment targets a further 1.1 million tonnes of food and packaging waste reduction by the end of this year.</p><p>The Love Food Hate Waste programme helps UK households to reduce food waste and save money through awareness raising and consumer advice. There is also an agreement with the hospitality sector with targets to prevent and manage food waste in restaurants, pubs and canteens.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2015-06-01T12:40:49.663Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-01T12:40:49.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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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 Birds: Conservation more like this
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25259
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 she is taking to improve the habitat of bitterns. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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star this property uin 65 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
star this property answer text <p>Like all wild birds, the bittern is protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Under this Act it is an offence to kill or injure any wild bird; take, damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while that nest is in use or being built; and take or destroy an egg of any wild bird.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Bittern habitat is also protected and improved through being designated and managed as Special Protection Areas under the EU Habitats Directive, and as Sites of Special Scientific Interest.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 1994 Natural England (then English Nature) initiated a Bittern Recovery Programme. By 2012 restoration of approximately 2500 hectares of bittern reed-bed habitat at 80 sites across the UK had been achieved. This resulted in an increase of bittern numbers, from a 1997 low of 11 males to a high of 140 males in 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2015-06-02T09:56:40.093Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T09:56:40.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
348002
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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 Game: Birds more like this
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25259
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 red grouse in the UK; and what estimate she has made of the value of red grouse shooting to the UK economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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star this property uin 819 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
star this property answer text <p>The British Trust for Ornithology and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds suggest that there are an estimated 230,000 breeding pairs of red grouse in the UK.</p><p>Information on the value of red grouse shooting is not held by the Government. However, according to an industry report (Public &amp; Corporate Economic Consultants report 2014: The Value of Shooting, found at <a href="http://www.shootingfacts.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.shootingfacts.co.uk</a>) shooting is worth £2 billion annually to the rural economy and supports 74,000 jobs.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2015-06-09T08:47:31.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T08:47:31.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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348004
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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 Norway: Ammunition 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 she will discuss with her Norwegian counterpart the decision of the Norwegian parliament to repeal that country's lead shot ban. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
star this property uin 820 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
star this property answer text <p>Before responding to the final report of the independent Lead Ammunition Group, Defra will look carefully at its findings and to the experience of other countries such as Norway.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2015-06-09T09:11:08.71Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T09:11:08.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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349190
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star this property date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
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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 Squirrels 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 she will take steps to extend the initiative to reduce grey squirrel numbers in Anglesey to the rest of the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
star this property uin 1772 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answer text <p>Grey squirrel control is a devolved matter so I can only answer according to the policy in England.</p><p>Whilst Defra does not have any eradication plans for grey squirrels in England, we are supporting action to maintain areas of the country which are currently grey squirrel-free and to push surrounding grey populations back where possible. In 2014 the Forestry Commission reviewed our approach to grey squirrels and updated the action plan for grey squirrels in England. The revised action plan includes several measures to assist with control of grey squirrels both in areas where red squirrels have the best chance of surviving and expanding, as well as in woodlands where grey squirrels cause considerable damage.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2015-06-15T11:22:30.21Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T11:22:30.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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349199
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star this property date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
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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 Beaches: 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 steps she is taking to ensure that beaches are cleaned and cleared of litter, rubbish, debris and discarded household items. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
star this property uin 1715 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answer text <p>We all want beaches which are clear of litter and rubbish. Local Authorities and other land managers have a duty to keep their land clear of litter and refuse: this includes beaches above the high water mark. The Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse sets out the standards we expect them to achieve. It recognises that cleaning beaches can present particular challenges because of the terrain, accessibility and the need to be sensitive to habitats.</p><p>Defra works with and supports the work of Keep Britain Tidy, which runs the globally-recognised Blue Flag beach award in England. This year, 61 beaches in England were awarded a Blue Flag, and 111 achieved the new Seaside Award (formerly the Quality Coast Award), with 31 beaches achieving both awards.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2015-06-15T11:12:33.943Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T11:12:33.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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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 Forests 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 she is taking to increase woodland and the number of trees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
star this property uin 3742 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-26more like thismore than 2015-06-26
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply previously given to the hon. Member for Tiverton and Honiton (Neil Parish) on 18 June 2015, PQ 2316.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2015-06-26T10:28:49.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-26T10:28:49.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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384945
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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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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 Ammunition more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions officials in her Department have had with (a) the Lead Ammunition Group and (b) the Austrian government on prohibiting the use of lead shot. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
star this property uin 3632 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
star this property answer text <p>The Lead Ammunition Group did not include Defra or Food Standards Agency members, reflecting its independent status. Defra has had no discussions with the Austrian Government on this matter.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2015-06-30T10:29:16.527Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-30T10:29:16.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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384946
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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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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 Squirrels: Diseases 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 is taking to reduce levels of pox in red squirrels arising from garden feeders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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star this property uin 3633 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government participates in and supports the Red Squirrels Northern England partnership, which has produced guidance against supplementary feeding of red squirrels in gardens where grey squirrels are present to reduce the risk of transmission of squirrel pox virus to red squirrels from grey squirrels.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, there is a wider package of Government actions being undertaken to protect red squirrels from the impact of grey squirrels, including the squirrel pox they carry. This includes grant aid, through the English Woodland Grant Scheme, for grey squirrel control in red squirrel areas.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2015-06-30T10:34:20.6Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-30T10:34:20.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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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 Seas and Oceans: E. Coli 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 is taking to reduce the presence of e-coli in coastal waters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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star this property uin 4858 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency leads work to reduce pollution of coastal waters in England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>E.coli is monitored in coastal waters that are protected as bathing waters or shellfish protected areas.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Over the next five years, water companies in England plan to invest £350 million in meeting the standards of the revised Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC), and planning for work to improve shellfish protected areas will be finalised later this year. The Environment Agency will continue to work with land managers to reduce agricultural pollution, and with those able to take action on diffuse pollution.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Responsibility for water quality in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales is devolved to their respective administrations.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart remove filter
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less than 2015-07-07T09:28:59.577Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T09:28:59.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this