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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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 Agriculture: Subsidies more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Morris of Aberavon on 17 October (HL Deb, col 198), when they will be in a position to reply to the issues raised about agricultural support after Brexit, particularly in relation to Wales. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
uin HL577 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>In the Agriculture Bill introduced in the previous session, broadly similar powers were conferred on the Welsh Ministers as on the Secretary of State for England. This was done at the request of the Welsh Ministers and included the powers in clause 11. This means that the Welsh Ministers would have powers to modify retained EU legislation relating to the financing, management and monitoring of Common Agricultural Policy schemes.</p><p> </p><p>The Welsh Government have also announced that they will bring forward their own Agriculture Bill in the National Assembly at a later date. The Welsh Government have informed me that this will be preceded by a White Paper, intended to be brought forward during the current Assembly term.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:11:10.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:11:10.863Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
565
label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
1167267
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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 Plastics: Fees and Charges more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the environmental impact of introducing a 5p charge for plastic clothes hangers. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL535 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of tackling plastic pollution and addressing the sustainability of the fashion industry, and our Resources and Waste Strategy sets out how we will do this. The Government has not made an assessment of the environmental impact of introducing a 5p charge for plastic clothes hangers, however our reforms set out in the Strategy will help address the issues that they pose. When sold in conjunction with clothing, plastic clothes hangers are classified as packaging items, meaning that they are subject to the current producer responsibility system for packaging waste. This requires obligated businesses to acquire evidence to demonstrate that tonnages equivalent to their individual targets have been recovered and recycled each year. Earlier this year the Government consulted on proposals to reform the current packaging producer responsibility system and intends to bring forward its final proposals for consultation in 2020.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:11:47.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:11:47.803Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1156567
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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 Fuels: Tax Evasion more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the environmental damage caused in the UK by the illegal laundering of fuel. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Empey more like this
uin HL447 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Dissolution. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T14:42:04.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:42:04.567Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
4216
label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
1156581
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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 Trees: Conservation more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of legal protections for ancient yew trees. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL461 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The Government has a manifesto commitment to ensure stronger protection for our ancient woodlands and the irreplaceable nature of ancient woodlands is recognised in our 25 Year Environment Plan.</p><p> </p><p>In February 2019 we published the revised National Planning Policy Framework, which strengthens the protection of ancient woodlands by refusing any development that would lead to the deterioration of ancient woodland and ancient or veteran trees, unless there are wholly exceptional reasons and a suitable compensation package exists.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst we do not distinguish between individual tree species, this now reflects the importance of strengthened protection of ancient woodlands, ancient trees and veteran trees, including ancient yew trees, and is a significant milestone in continuing to strengthen the protection of this irreplaceable habitat.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to making sure that our ancient woodlands are adequately protected and suitably managed to provide a wide range of social, environmental and economic benefits.</p><p> </p><p>It was announced in April that the Government would give the Woodland Trust £210,000 to work with Natural England to update the Ancient Woodland Inventory. Having an up-to-date stocktake will make it easier for us all to protect this important habitat and the role it plays in the UK’s national heritage.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
grouped question UIN
HL462 more like this
HL463 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:14:16.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:14:16.94Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1156582
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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 Trees: Conservation more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consult (1) members of the public, (2) civil society organisations, and (3) local authorities, on options for increasing legal protections for ancient yew trees. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL462 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The Government has a manifesto commitment to ensure stronger protection for our ancient woodlands and the irreplaceable nature of ancient woodlands is recognised in our 25 Year Environment Plan.</p><p> </p><p>In February 2019 we published the revised National Planning Policy Framework, which strengthens the protection of ancient woodlands by refusing any development that would lead to the deterioration of ancient woodland and ancient or veteran trees, unless there are wholly exceptional reasons and a suitable compensation package exists.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst we do not distinguish between individual tree species, this now reflects the importance of strengthened protection of ancient woodlands, ancient trees and veteran trees, including ancient yew trees, and is a significant milestone in continuing to strengthen the protection of this irreplaceable habitat.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to making sure that our ancient woodlands are adequately protected and suitably managed to provide a wide range of social, environmental and economic benefits.</p><p> </p><p>It was announced in April that the Government would give the Woodland Trust £210,000 to work with Natural England to update the Ancient Woodland Inventory. Having an up-to-date stocktake will make it easier for us all to protect this important habitat and the role it plays in the UK’s national heritage.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
grouped question UIN
HL461 more like this
HL463 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:14:17.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:14:17.003Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1156583
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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 Trees: Conservation more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to recognise ancient yew trees as part of the UK’s national heritage. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL463 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The Government has a manifesto commitment to ensure stronger protection for our ancient woodlands and the irreplaceable nature of ancient woodlands is recognised in our 25 Year Environment Plan.</p><p> </p><p>In February 2019 we published the revised National Planning Policy Framework, which strengthens the protection of ancient woodlands by refusing any development that would lead to the deterioration of ancient woodland and ancient or veteran trees, unless there are wholly exceptional reasons and a suitable compensation package exists.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst we do not distinguish between individual tree species, this now reflects the importance of strengthened protection of ancient woodlands, ancient trees and veteran trees, including ancient yew trees, and is a significant milestone in continuing to strengthen the protection of this irreplaceable habitat.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to making sure that our ancient woodlands are adequately protected and suitably managed to provide a wide range of social, environmental and economic benefits.</p><p> </p><p>It was announced in April that the Government would give the Woodland Trust £210,000 to work with Natural England to update the Ancient Woodland Inventory. Having an up-to-date stocktake will make it easier for us all to protect this important habitat and the role it plays in the UK’s national heritage.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
grouped question UIN
HL461 more like this
HL462 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:14:17.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:14:17.033Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1156305
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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 Tobacco: Litter more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the tobacco industry operating in the UK is covered by the EU Directive 94/62/EC on Packaging and Packaging Waste and its subsequent revisions; and what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of that Directive on addressing smoking-related litter. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hanningfield more like this
uin HL389 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>Tobacco packaging is covered by the current producer responsibility regulations, which require companies to recycle a proportion of the packaging waste they place on the market. They will also be subject to the forthcoming extended producer responsibility scheme for packaging which will cover the full net costs of managing packaging at its end of life, including litter, expected to be introduced in 2023.</p><p> </p><p>In the Resources and Waste Strategy, we committed to looking into and consulting on extended producer responsibility for five new waste-streams by 2025, and consulting on two of these by 2022. We have currently identified our five priority waste-streams as: textiles, fishing gear, certain products in construction and demolition, bulky waste, and vehicle tyres. This list is not fixed and does not exclude the potential to review and consult on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for other waste streams if these are identified as being of equal or higher priority.</p><p> </p><p>The EU’s Single-Use Plastics Directive includes measures to implement an EPR scheme for tobacco products with filters, and filters marketed for use in combination with tobacco products, which should cover the costs of awareness raising, data gathering and litter clean-up of these products.</p><p> </p><p>It is the Government’s ambition to use the opportunity of leaving the EU to refresh and renew our environmental policy. An assessment of the legislative work required to transpose the Single-Use Plastics Directive is currently being undertaken.</p>
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
grouped question UIN HL390 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:23:51.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:23:51.953Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
2650
label Biography information for Lord Hanningfield more like this
1156306
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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 Tobacco: Litter more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the inclusion of the UK tobacco industry in any extended producer-responsibility regime to address smoking related litter. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hanningfield more like this
uin HL390 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>Tobacco packaging is covered by the current producer responsibility regulations, which require companies to recycle a proportion of the packaging waste they place on the market. They will also be subject to the forthcoming extended producer responsibility scheme for packaging which will cover the full net costs of managing packaging at its end of life, including litter, expected to be introduced in 2023.</p><p> </p><p>In the Resources and Waste Strategy, we committed to looking into and consulting on extended producer responsibility for five new waste-streams by 2025, and consulting on two of these by 2022. We have currently identified our five priority waste-streams as: textiles, fishing gear, certain products in construction and demolition, bulky waste, and vehicle tyres. This list is not fixed and does not exclude the potential to review and consult on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for other waste streams if these are identified as being of equal or higher priority.</p><p> </p><p>The EU’s Single-Use Plastics Directive includes measures to implement an EPR scheme for tobacco products with filters, and filters marketed for use in combination with tobacco products, which should cover the costs of awareness raising, data gathering and litter clean-up of these products.</p><p> </p><p>It is the Government’s ambition to use the opportunity of leaving the EU to refresh and renew our environmental policy. An assessment of the legislative work required to transpose the Single-Use Plastics Directive is currently being undertaken.</p>
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
grouped question UIN HL389 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:23:51.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:23:51.907Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
2650
label Biography information for Lord Hanningfield more like this
1151992
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
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 Detergents: Labelling more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what requirements are placed on producers of domestic cleaning products to list their ingredients on product packaging. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
uin HL336 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>Producers of domestic cleaning products are required to make consumers aware of the ingredients of their products through the EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation (Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008). Under this Regulation, suppliers of products containing hazardous chemical substances and mixtures are required to provide information on the label to identify any hazardous chemicals, explain what the hazards are and how to avoid them.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, under the EU Detergents Regulation (Regulation (EC) No. 648/2004), producers of detergents and cleaning products sold to the general public must also list the product ingredients on labels on product packaging and in ingredient data sheets. Enzymes, disinfectants, optical brighteners, perfumes and preservation agents must be listed on the label irrespective of their concentration. This information must appear in legible, visible and indelible characters on the packaging of detergents and cleaning products which are intended for the consumer.</p><p> </p><p>Producers must also prepare a full ingredient data sheet to be made available to medical personnel on request. A less detailed version of the ingredient data sheet must also be placed in the public domain via a website address on the product packaging.</p><p> </p><p>This information on ingredients enables consumers to make better informed choices about products.</p><p> </p><p>The levels of protection for people and the environment, including labelling requirements for ingredients and ingredient data sheets, will remain at least as high as at present when the UK leaves the EU.</p>
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:19:28.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:19:28.44Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1151995
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
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 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK will maintain the current EU Wildlife Trade Regulations and therefore remain within the EU’s regulatory Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora framework, following a Brexit withdrawal agreement. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
uin HL339 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is implemented in the EU through a number of regulations known collectively as the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations (WTR), which put in place a system of permits and certificates for cross-border movement of specimens of endangered species. Under the EU (Withdrawal) Act, the WTR will become retained EU law on exit day. We have made EU Exit regulations to make this retained EU law work in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>With regard to a withdrawal agreement, current CITES controls and procedures in place between the UK and EU27 will continue during the implementation period. After EU Exit we will consider on an ongoing basis amendments necessary to continue to meet our obligations under CITIES in a UK context.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is a Party to CITIES in its own right, and will remain a Party after EU Exit. The UK will continue to meet the obligations and commitments under CITIES to work toward ensuring that no species becomes extinct as a result of unsustainable trade.</p>
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:34:51.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:34:51.803Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
4171
label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this