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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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 [Suggested redraft] To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of farms at risk of closing down as a result of a new systems of agricultural payments as outlined in the Government's policy paper of 12 September 2018 on health and harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit, what the size of those farms are; and the type of farming undertaken by those farms. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 278334 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>In September 2018, alongside the Agriculture Bill and policy statement, the Government published an ‘Analysis of the impacts of removing Direct Payments’. This provided an overview of the potential impacts to different farm types and sizes of moving away from direct payments and introducing a new system of public money for public goods.<del class="ministerial"> It also showed the potential across all sectors for farmers to become more efficient – producing more for less – as a response to any reductions in direct payments.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Direct payments are untargeted, poor value for money, undermine efficiency and productivity improvements, and limit opportunities for new entrants. They have imposed unnecessary bureaucracy on farmers and can inflate rent prices. Some of our most successful and vibrant food-producing sectors of agriculture have never been subsidised. For example the poultry industry, the pig industry and the horticulture industry.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Direct payments are arbitrary payments based on land area that tend to favour larger land owners rather than smaller family farming businesses.</ins> In England we will phase out direct payments during an agricultural transition, giving time for farmers to adjust. Phasing out direct payments will free up money so we can reward farmers for delivering public goods, including environmental outcomes<ins class="ministerial"> and animal welfare</ins>.<del class="ministerial"> We recognise that some certain sectors are more dependent than others on direct payments but provided that these farmers are delivering public goods, they will be well placed to benefit from the new system.</del></p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T14:08:07.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T14:08:07.413Z
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less than 2019-08-13T09:11:36.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-13T09:11:36.983Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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131932
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1139680
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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, with reference to the report entitled, Business Management Practices on Farms, England 2016/17, published by his Department in February 2018, what steps he is taking to increase the number of farm businesses that undertake (a) business and (b) land management planning; and what assessment he has made of the effect of new Environmental Land Management system as outlined in the statement of 12 September 2018 on the ability of farmers to produce land management plans. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 278335 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme will give farmers and land managers incentives to deliver a wide variety of environmental benefits. We are exploring the role of land management plans in the ELM scheme, including through undertaking a number of tests and trials on the use of land management plans.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T10:25:50.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T10:25:50.01Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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252
star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1139681
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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 measures will be included in a future environmental land management scheme as outlined in the policy statement of 12 September 2018 on health and harmony: the future for food farming and the environment in a green Brexit, to ensure all farm businesses can create land management plans and participate in the new payment schemes. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 278336 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme will give farmers and land managers incentives to deliver a wide variety of environmental benefits through paying public money for delivering environmental public goods. In developing ELM, we are exploring how to maximise participation to increase the environmental benefits that are delivered. To support this, we are undertaking a number of tests and trials which include the role of land management plans and expert advice for farmers and land managers.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T10:07:43.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T10:07:43.257Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
unstar this property tabling member
252
star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1139682
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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 measures will be included in a future environmental land management scheme as outlined in the policy statement of 12 September 2018 on health and harmony: the future for food farming and the environment in a green Brexit, to promote farm cluster working and landscape-scale enhancement projects. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 278337 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 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme will give farmers and land managers incentives to deliver a wide variety of environmental benefits through paying public money for delivering environmental public goods. In developing the ELM scheme we are exploring the role of farm cluster working and landscape scale enhancement, and how to incentivise this to maximise the delivery of environmental benefits.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T14:45:56.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T14:45:56.3Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
unstar this property tabling member
252
star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1139687
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to protect Local Welfare Assistance schemes in England. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
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Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
star this property uin 278615 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Luke Hall more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:17:57.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:17:57.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
1139707
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Peru: Press Freedom 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Peru on freedom of the press and the role of investigative journalists in that country. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Keighley more like this
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John Grogan more like this
star this property uin 278360 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 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The British Ambassador in Peru raised Media Freedom with Foreign Minister Popolizio on 24 June, extending to him an invitation to the Global Conference on Media Freedom in London in July.</p><p>In his opening speech at the Conference, the former Foreign Secretary hailed the work of Investigative Journalist Gustavo Gorriti of IDL-Reporteros, noting that he &quot;has brought to light a series of corruption scandals involving business, the government and the judiciary&quot;. Mr Gorriti sent a video message in support of the Conference, and his fellow investigative journalists Paola Ugaz and Pedro Salinas were able to attend at the British Government's invitation.</p><p>The United Kingdom is fully committed to the promotion of media freedom and the protection of journalists. In 2019, the former Foreign Secretary announced our launch of the international campaign to end the climate of impunity and mobilise a consensus behind protection of journalists worldwide. We are currently considering how this campaign can best add value and reinforce existing mechanisms, including those of the UN and other international organisations. We have held discussions with Reporters Without Borders and are actively reviewing their proposal for a dedicated UN position on this issue.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T12:56:26.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T12:56:26.627Z
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4075
star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
unstar this property tabling member
382
star this property label Biography information for John Grogan more like this
1139708
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Albania: Politics and Government 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Government of Albania and (b) political parties in Albania on the boycott of that country's Parliament by opposition parties. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Keighley more like this
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John Grogan more like this
star this property uin 278361 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 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>We hold regular discussions with the Government of Albania and opposition parties and have urged both sides to engage in dialogue to resolve their political differences. The previous Prime Minister raised the need for political dialogue with Prime Minister Rama at the Poznan Summit. The then Minister of State for Europe and the Americas also saw acting Foreign Minister, Gent Cakaj, in Poznan, where they discussed the impasse in Albania and broader political challenges in the Western Balkans.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T12:59:44.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T12:59:44.867Z
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4075
star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
unstar this property tabling member
382
star this property label Biography information for John Grogan more like this
1139709
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading World Cup: Football 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to include the Women’s World Cup Football Finals in the Listed Events category for free to air sports viewing. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Keighley more like this
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John Grogan more like this
star this property uin 278362 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 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answer text <p>Coverage of women’s professional sport on free to air television has improved significantly in the last ten years, with the FIFA Women’s World Cup and Euro Championships, Women’s Rugby World Cup, cycling and tennis being regular fixtures on the BBC and ITV.</p><p> </p><p>We know that more can be done to improve equality in sports broadcasting. That is why we have just announced our proposal to add the Paralympic Games to the list and we have started the statutory consultation process to do that. We are also considering the addition of women’s only sporting events where the equivalent men’s only tournaments are currently listed, which we plan to consult on later in the year. This is to give equal recognition to disabled and women’s sports.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
star this property answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
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less than 2019-09-02T09:32:52.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-02T09:32:52.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
unstar this property tabling member
382
star this property label Biography information for John Grogan more like this
1139722
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Packaging: Innovation 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what R&D support his Department provides to small- and medium-sized enterprises for innovation in packaging. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
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Sandy Martin more like this
star this property uin 278602 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 2019-08-21more like thismore than 2019-08-21
star this property answer text <p>This Government is building a globally competitive sustainable packaging industry through research and innovation. As confirmed on Monday 22 July 2019, the Department will provide up to £60 million, bolstered by an expected £149m investment from the private sector, to establish the UK as the world’s leading innovator in smart sustainable plastic packaging.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2019-08-21T14:31:36.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-21T14:31:36.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Sandy Martin more like this
1139739
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Livestock: Animal Welfare 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, pursuant to the Answer of 3 June 2019 to Question 259124 on Livestock: Animal Welfare, what plans his Department has to introduce benchmark incentives for farmers to maintain and enhance animal health standards. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
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Angela Smith more like this
star this property uin 278450 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 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>We are working in partnership with representatives of industry and the veterinary profession to establish a range of interventions to reduce the impacts of endemic disease on farm productivity and animal welfare. By working closely with industry we will ensure that actions are effective and will improve the health of livestock nationally. Our discussions are at an early stage. At present, we have no plans to introduce benchmark standards.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T15:19:13.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T15:19:13.63Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this