Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

1126851
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answering body
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 Village Halls: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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 he will ensure that grants from the village hall improvement grant fund are able to be allocated to (a) Collingham Memorial Hall and (b) other halls where refurbishment is already underway and due for completion in time to commemorate the centenary of their opening in 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Elmet and Rothwell more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alec Shelbrooke more like this
star this property uin 254800 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government announced the establishment of the £3 million Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund on 5 April this year. It will be administered by Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) on behalf of Defra and work is currently in hand to finalise arrangements. Halls can already make an expression of interest in the scheme through ACRE’s website and we understand that the trustees of Collingham Memorial Hall have already done so. It is not possible to guarantee funds for any particular hall. We hope that the first grants will be awarded in late summer.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T11:47:18.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T11:47:18.617Z
star this property answering member
4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property tabling member
3997
unstar this property label Biography information for Alec Shelbrooke more like this
1126945
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answering body
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 Cats and Dogs: Imports more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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 his Department is taking to ensure compliance with the Balai Directive to protect the UK from disease in relation to EU and Third country imports of stray cats and dogs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 254769 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>Defra takes the threat to public and animal health posed by animals entering the United Kingdom (UK) very seriously. This includes the rescue and rehoming of stray cats and dogs from EU and Third countries under the Balai Directive, which is classed as a commercial import not as a pet import. Importation of stray dogs and cats, whose history is unknown can pose a biosecurity risk to the UK and therefore enforcement measures are in place to ensure compliance.</p><p> </p><p>All consignments of stray dogs or cats from Third countries must enter through a Border Inspection Post (BIP), and receive documentary, physical and identity checks upon arrival for compliance with import requirements.</p><p> </p><p>All EU consignments of dogs or cats receive documentary checks on entry and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) conduct further checks post-import. A risk-based approach is used to determine which consignments receive a further post-importation identity and documentary check at their destination in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Where animals fail to meet the necessary health requirements for entry to the UK, they must either be quarantined until compliant, returned to their country of origin, or euthanised – all at the expense of the owner or importer. This helps to preserve the UK’s high standards of biosecurity, and acts as a deterrent to those who might otherwise be motivated to abuse Balai import requirements. The UK CVO is in correspondence with her EU counterparts in Member States where issues of non-compliance have been detected.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:08:56.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:08:56.397Z
star this property answering member
4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
star this property tabling member
1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1126706
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answering body
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 Landfill: Hillingdon more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Newyears Green Lane landfill site is a special site of contamination; and what steps the Environment Agency has taken to ensure that any drilling into that site poses no risk to the Chiltern Aquifer. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL15723 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>On 26 May 2011, in accordance with Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the London Borough of Hillingdon determined the land at the former ‘New Years Green Lane Landfill Site’ as Contaminated Land as defined by Section 78A (2) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (the Act).</p><p> </p><p>On 6 July 2011, the Environment Agency (EA) agreed to designate the land at New Years Green Landfill as a Special Site pursuant to Section 78C (6) (b) of the Act. The site is now within the regulatory control of the EA under Part IIA of the Act.</p><p> </p><p>There is no proposal to undertake any such drilling activity at the landfill site. However, the EA is involved in the technical review of any drilling proposals at this landfill. As a minimum requirement, any drilling works in the landfill or in areas where waste is suspected must utilise “clean” drilling methodologies to avoid potential cross contamination between different parts of the geology.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T11:40:55.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:40:55.563Z
star this property answering member
4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property tabling member
4297
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1126707
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answering body
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 High Speed 2 Railway Line: Colne Valley more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether HS2 is compliant with the obligations of the EU Water Frameworks Directive in regards to its activity at Colne Valley; whether a risk assessment of drilling in that area has been undertaken; what assessment they have made of the impact of any such drilling on contamination of the watercourse; and what discussions they have had with HS2 about the possible risks posed by such drilling. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL15724 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency (EA) continues to discuss the assessment of the potential impacts of the High Speed Two (HS2) scheme on European Water Framework Directive (WFD) status with High Speed Two Ltd (HS2 Ltd) and its contractors for the Colne Valley.</p><p>HS2 Ltd is producing a report about the impacts of the main construction works. Where the EA has issued approvals for enabling and investigation works, it has made sure that HS2 Ltd has assessed the WFD requirements.</p><p>HS2 Ltd has a Code of Construction Practice which requires its contractors to work in accordance with British Standards ‘Investigation of potentially contaminated sites’ (BS 10175:2011) and ‘Code of practice for ground investigations’ (BS 5930:2015). By following the practices set out in this guidance, drilling would not cause contamination or further mobilise any contamination already present in the ground.</p><p>The EA is working with HS2 Ltd to secure the protection of water bodies in the Colne Valley and also advises HS2 Ltd in relation to any potential environmental risks associated with the proposed construction.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T11:38:33.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:38:33.027Z
star this property answering member
4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property tabling member
4297
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1126512
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answering body
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 Veterinary Medicine: Migrant Workers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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 he has made of the number of additional accredited vets that will be required in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Damian Green more like this
star this property uin 254054 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>In the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, all animals, products of animal origin (POAO), fish, shellfish, crustaceans, germplasm or fishery products exported from the UK to the EU will require an export health certificate (EHC). EHCs have to be certified by either a suitably accredited Official Veterinarian (OV) or, in the case of fish and fish products, either an OV or an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) employed by a local authority.</p><p> </p><p>Defra does not employ OVs or EHOs so we have engaged with the private sector and local government to identify means of increasing the number of authorised signatories available. From February we have provided free training for vets to become accredited to sign EHCs. Over 300 vets have completed the training, an increase of just under 50% in the total number of suitably qualified OVs.</p><p> </p><p>To support OVs we also created a new role of Certification Support Officer (CSO). A CSO can handle preparatory and administrative aspects of EHCs (checking documents, identifying products or sealing containers). This will free up OV time and capacity to provide the final assurance required. The number of qualified CSOs stands at 84.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:28:47.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:28:47.687Z
star this property answering member
4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
star this property tabling member
76
unstar this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
1126884
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answering body
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 Canoeing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 3 May 2019 to Question 247567 on Canoeists, what recent voluntary agreements between landowners, canoeists and those wishing to use the water for recreational purposes have been concluded in the last three years, and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 254720 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>This information is not held by the Department.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T09:14:46.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T09:14:46.383Z
star this property answering member
4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property tabling member
177
unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1126315
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answering body
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 Glyphosate more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the use of glyphosate is consistent with plans to conserve and increase the population of pollinating insects in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL15675 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>For all pesticides, the Government carries out a thorough assessment of the scientific evidence, drawing on advice from experts in the Health and Safety Executive and the UK Expert Committee on Pesticides. The current evidence shows that glyphosate pesticides do not carry unacceptable risks to pollinators and can therefore be authorised. Ministers have acted where the evidence shows an unacceptable impact on bees – for example, with respect to neonicotinoids.</p><p> </p><p>Any highly effective means of removing flowering weeds can reduce the food and shelter available to pollinators. We are taking action to provide wildflower-rich habitat through the National Pollinator Strategy, including supporting partnerships of landowners and conservationists on large-scale habitat management projects. In 2015, we introduced new and simple agri-environment ‘packages’ to make it easier for farmers to put flowers back into fields. We are also raising awareness to help everyone support pollinators through action in their gardens and public spaces, through the ‘Bees’ Needs’ campaign.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan puts Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at the heart of its approach. This means developing and implementing policies that encourage and support sustainable crop protection with the use of pesticides and their impact kept to a minimum.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-28T15:55:21.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:55:21.17Z
star this property answering member
4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property tabling member
248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1126926
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answering body
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 Electronic Training Aids more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2019 to Question 249947, whether the Government has plans to bring forward legislation to ban the use of electronic shock collars by mid-July. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 254811 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The necessary legislation needed to prohibit the use of remote controlled hand-held electronic training collars for dogs, will be laid before Parliament in due course. Timings for this legislation will be announced in the normal way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:13:17.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:13:17.66Z
star this property answering member
4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
star this property tabling member
4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1126880
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answering body
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 Barbecues more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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 comparative assessment his Department has made of the (a) level of and (b) type of toxins released as a result of domestic barbecues as part of his Department's consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood in England; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 254781 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood relates to indoor burning only, and does not refer to barbecues. We have therefore not completed a comparative assessment of the level of and type of toxins released as a result of domestic barbecues.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T11:53:55.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T11:53:55.357Z
star this property answering member
4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property tabling member
1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1126871
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answering body
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 Private Rented Housing: New Forest more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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 consultation in accordance with the Minister's Mandate preceded changes in the policy of letting dwellings in the New Forest administrated by the Forestry Commission; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
star this property uin 254708 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The Minister’s Mandate, which is mainly concerned with the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of the Crown lands of the New Forest, does not contain any references to the provision or the letting of dwellings.</p><p> </p><p>The principles guiding the Forestry Commission’s approach to housing in the New Forest are unchanged. The Commission aims primarily to meet its operational requirements in respect of housing for its own workforce, some of whom are also Commoners, but also continues to offer discounted residential rents to other Commoners in the New Forest. The Commission plays a vital role in the life of the New Forest, and over the past 25 years has done much to support commoning through its land management and property policies. This includes substantial public subsidy on the basis of the benefits to commoning and maintaining the traditions of the New Forest, but this has to be balanced with the need for financial sustainability in managing the local housing stock and the cost to the taxpayer of caring for the nation’s forests.</p><p> </p><p>I would expect the Forestry Commission to seek approval from Ministers before any fundamental change in approach is implemented.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:19:42.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:19:42.9Z
star this property answering member
4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
star this property tabling member
55
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this