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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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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 Animal Products: Imports more like this
star this property house id 1 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, when the 12 week public consultation on trophy hunting imports will commence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
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Tracey Crouch more like this
star this property uin 976 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
star this property answer text <p>Last month we announced that we will be consulting on whether to further restrict the import and export of hunting trophies. We are acting quickly to respond to the public’s concerns and the consultation will be published in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-25T10:02:57.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T10:02:57.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
1150139
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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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 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species more like this
star this property house id 1 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, whether she plans to include transitional arrangements for CITES-listed materials in (a) any withdrawal agreement made with the EU and (b) in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property uin 925 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government has been working hard to ensure we maintain continuity and minimise disruption for those who trade and move CITES listed species after the UK leaves the EU.</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. The UK will inherit the current EU Wildlife Trade Regulations, which at present implement CITES across the EU, with necessary deficiencies corrected. On an ongoing basis we will consider amendments necessary to continue to meet our obligations under the Convention in a UK context.</p><p> </p><p>As a committed Party to CITES in its own right, the UK will continue to honour its international commitments under the Convention and implement the necessary controls accordingly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T14:51:39.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T14:51:39.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
1150137
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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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 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species more like this
star this property house id 1 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 merits of delaying the proposed introduction in 2020 of charges for Musical Instrument Certificates (MICs) where instruments contain Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)-listed materials. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property uin 924 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>We are expecting to introduce a new fees and charges structure for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) permitting in 2020. This new structure seeks to standardise and simplify the existing charging criteria, and bring CITES Musical Instrument Certificates (MICs) in-line with other permit costs. This will be based on a cost recovery model and supported by a full public consultation and impact assessment. The consultation will consider the timing of implementation as well as the fee structure.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:12:41.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:12:41.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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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 Pigs: Animal Welfare more like this
star this property house id 1 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 discussions he had with (a) the National Farmers' Union and (b) other relevant bodies before publishing the updated Code of Practice for the welfare of pigs; for what reason that Code applies to England only; and if he 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 919 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Defra held an open public consultation in 2018 on a draft code of practice for pigs. The National Farmers’ Union and a range of key stakeholders engaged in the consultation process. Defra convened a sub-group which included the National Pig Association, the Pig Veterinary Society, AHDB Pork and the RSPCA to develop and refine the draft code further, and also engaged further with Compassion in Word Farming (CIWF). The Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) approved the final version of the draft code. The code applies to England only as animal welfare is a devolved matter.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to work very closely with the pig sector and will ensure owners and keepers of farmed pigs, are fully aware of the updated statutory code when it comes into force.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T14:33:20.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T14:33:20.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this
1167586
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star this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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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 Tree Planting more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What plans she has to increase the number of trees planted each year; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lichfield more like this
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Michael Fabricant more like this
star this property uin 900255 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>We are on track to plant 11 million trees and a further one million trees in urban areas. We have also modified our main grant schemes, to make them more accessible. We have announced additional funding for tree planting including £10 million for urban trees; £50 million for the Woodland Carbon Guarantee; and £5.7 million to kick-start the Northern Forest and the Woodland Carbon Fund is now open until 2022. Most recently we launched the Northumberland Forest of up to one million trees to be planted by 2024.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T11:13:51.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:13:51.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Fabricant more like this
1148840
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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 Amazonia: Rain Forests more like this
star this property house id 1 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 is taking to ensure that no products linked to Amazon deforestation are sold in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 83 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to supporting deforestation-free supply chains as set out in the 25 Year Environment Plan.</p><p> </p><p>To address the footprint of products linked to deforestation, such as soya and beef, we have established the Global Resource Initiative (GRI). Led by a taskforce comprising of senior representatives from the private sector and civil society, the GRI will produce a set of recommendations in early 2020 to address the impact of the UK’s commodity supply chains. These recommendations may relate to regulatory and policy measures, transparency, financial incentives, trade, sustainable procurement and/or the role of the consumer. To address issues in relation to soya specifically, we have established the UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soya which has recently led to 83% of the UK retail market publishing concrete sourcing policies to deliver sustainable soya to the UK market.</p><p> </p><p>The Government works in partnership with countries in the Amazon to tackle deforestation and has invested nearly £120 million through the UK’s International Climate Finance on projects to support sustainable agriculture, prevent forest fires and implement the Forest Code in the Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado biomes. Following the Amazon fires the UK has pledged a further £10 million to protect and restore the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T16:38:31.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T16:38:31.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1167704
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star this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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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 Horse Racing: Animal Welfare more like this
star this property house id 1 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 reduce the number of horses dying as a result of horse racing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 8292 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answer given to same question from the Hon. Member for Luton South on 10<sup>th</sup> June 2019 (<a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-05-22/257574/" target="_blank">PQ 257574</a>). The Government’s position remains the same.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:07:17.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:07:17.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1167637
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star this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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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: Fireworks more like this
star this property house id 1 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 he is taking to protect wildlife from public and private firework displays. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 8199 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the matter of fireworks seriously. We understand the concerns that many people have about the potential for distress to be caused by fireworks to animals, including pets, livestock and wildlife. This is one of the reasons why there are existing laws in place to control firework availability and use by both the general public and professional display operators. Measures including age related restrictions, a curfew and a noise limit help to reduce disturbance to animals.</p><p> </p><p>It is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to cause any unnecessary suffering to an animal that is under a person’s control. The maximum penalty for such an offence is 6 months’ imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:09:24.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:09:24.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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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 Dogs more like this
star this property house id 1 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 his Department is taking to encourage people to adopt rescue dogs rather than buy from breeders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 8198 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Rescue and rehoming centres carry out important work to ensure that unwanted and abandoned animals in the UK are offered the opportunity of a forever home. We advise those seeking to acquire a new dog to first consider adopting from a reputable dog rescue and rehoming centre. However, we appreciate that a number of prospective owners would like a puppy and may have a specific breed in mind. That is why in 2018 the Government updated and improved the regulations on dog breeding in England. This included introducing strict statutory welfare standards that all licensed dog breeders must meet. In addition, from 6 April 2020 it will be an offence for commercial third party sellers to sell puppies or kittens, which are defined as under the age of 6 months. These steps aim to improve the welfare of dogs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:11:46.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:11:46.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1167401
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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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 Musical Instruments: Transport more like this
star this property house id 1 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 has taken to secure a transitional period with the EU on the application of CITES to allow musicians and others to continue to travel with their instruments which may contain materials covered by CITES regulation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 7625 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>If we leave the EU without a deal, all Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) items that are currently freely traded between the UK and the EU, including musical instruments, will require CITES permits or an import notification. This would mean movement of CITES specimens between the UK and the EU would need to follow the same processes as those currently in place for movement between the UK and the rest of the world. We are working hard to make sure we maintain continuity and minimise disruption for those who trade and move CITES listed species, and have been working closely with the music industry on this issue.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to import/export permits, there are other options which may be more appropriate for musicians looking to move musical instruments. Travelling Exhibition Certificates can be issued to cover instruments that are owned by orchestras (rather than individuals). We have also been increasing awareness of CITES Musical Instrument Certificates. These can be used for non-commercial purposes, including performing, to allow musicians to travel with their own instruments across the UK border in place of CITES import/export permits. These are valid for multiple movements for three years and can be used by individual musicians travelling alone or with an ensemble. They also allow travel outside the EU. In September, we announced the addition of Dover, Eurotunnel, and Holyhead to the list of ports to be designated for CITES movement after exit.</p><p> </p><p>At the recent CITES Conference of the Parties, a decision was made to change annotation number 15 which relates to rosewood species, such as <em>Dalbergia</em>. This will exempt musical instruments made of this wood (including finished musical instrument parts and accessories) and small finished items up to 10kg. This exemption allows a person to travel to any country in the world with a musical instrument or finished product containing less than 10kg of a rosewood or a Bubinga without a CITES permit. The EU Commission are preparing legislation to implement this amendment to the CITES Appendices by amending the Annexes of the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:21:08.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:21:08.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this