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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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 Trees: Disease Control 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 her Department is taking to prevent the invasion of fungi and insects into the UK which can threaten British trees; and what assistance is available to landowners to tackle such diseases locally. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
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Alex Chalk more like this
star this property uin 44506 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Upholding plant biosecurity is a key priority for my department and we have taken a number of measures to reduce the risk of introduction of pests and diseases.</p><p>We have invested over £26 million into tree health research. Our long-term national strategy to tackle tree and plant disease is based on science, international best practice and advice of the UK Chief Plant Health Officer. We have also invested more than any other country in research on Ash Dieback and are conducting the world’s largest screening trials to identify a disease-tolerant tree.</p><p>We are promoting biosecurity internationally, at UK borders, and inland targeted inspections at the border to intercept high risk trades.</p><p>There are regulations on importing plants and products from outside the UK where it is known that certain pests or pathogens are present. These are updated regularly, in response to new evidence. We are working collaboratively with the international community, industry, NGOs, landowners and the public to reduce the risks of pests and diseases entering the country, and mitigate the impact of newly established pests.</p><p>Our approach to tackling plant and tree pests and diseases also includes:</p><ul><li>Identifying and assessing new threats using the UK Plant Health Risk Register; and</li><li>Targeted import inspections at ports and airports combined with inland surveillance.</li></ul><p>The Forestry Commission provides advice to woodland managers about how best to manage and adapt to tree pests and diseases. The Animal and Plant Health Agency provide similar advice for the nursery sector, including how to build resilience to pests and diseases.</p><p>Support is available for some landowners on specific tree diseases through the Countryside Stewardship Scheme, subject to grant conditions.</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 2016-09-12T14:38:06.153Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:38:06.153Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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4481
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this
573432
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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 Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare 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 assessment she has made of the potential benefits of requiring CCTV animal welfare standards monitoring in slaughterhouses; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
star this property uin 44130 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) was commissioned by GB governments to produce an independent assessment of the benefits of CCTV in slaughterhouses. The report was published in February 2015. It concluded that CCTV can offer some real benefits but it cannot replace the need for businesses to have proper monitoring procedures in place on the ground. The FAWC report did not recommend legislation. However, the Government is keeping the issue under review.</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 2016-09-12T15:40:02.883Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T15:40:02.883Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
573657
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Consultants 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, how many times her Department has used the services of (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other consulting firms in the last three financial years; and what (i) work was undertaken and (ii) the cost to the public purse was on each such occasion. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barking more like this
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Margaret Hodge more like this
star this property uin 44349 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The attached information shows contracts for consultancy, by company, in the years 2013 – 2016, lists the description of work carried out for Defra and the contractually committed spend by contract.</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 2016-09-12T17:35:11.707Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T17:35:11.707Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property file name PQ 44349 - use of consultancy .pdf more like this
star this property title PQ44349 - use of consultancy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Margaret Hodge more like this
573669
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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 Dangerous Dogs 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, with reference to the findings of the RSPCA report entitled, Breed Specific Legislation - A Dog's Dinner, published in August 2016, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of breed specific legislation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 44639 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 was reviewed as recently as 2014. At that time it was decided to make some changes, including extending the criminal offence of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control to all places and increasing the maximum penalties substantially from 2 years’ imprisonment to (i) 14 years‘ imprisonment in cases of death of the victim; (ii) 5 years’ imprisonment in cases of injury; and (iii) 3 years’ imprisonment in cases where a dog attacks an assistance dog.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does not consider that dogs bred for fighting, or those that share the characteristics of these animals, make ideal pets. However, the law allows individual dogs to be exempt from the general prohibition if a court is satisfied that they do not pose a threat to public safety and if the owner is considered a fit and proper person.</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 2016-09-12T17:14:11.3Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T17:14:11.3Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this