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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Floods: Somerset more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of (1) the feasibility of constructing a permanent flood defence barrage to protect the village of Westonzoyland in the Somerset Levels, and (2) the likely effectiveness of temporary demountable flood defences in the coming winter. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL2284 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>1. The Environment Agency is constructing a permanent scheme to replace temporary defences. Steps are being taken so that protection is maintained should there be an increased flood risk during construction.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2. Demountable defences were considered as an option. However, after consulting local residents the Environment Agency took the decision to construct a permanent solution.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T14:33:05.4841907Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:33:05.4841907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
100573
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Genetically Modified Organisms more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current stage in decision-making on European Parliament and United Kingdom regulations about permitting genetically modified organisms to be used in agriculture in the United Kingdom and other European countries. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL2310 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Regulatory decisions on the use of genetically modified (GM) products are taken collectively at EU level. The EU has authorised the marketing of over forty different types of GM crop as imported food or feed products, and GM soya in particular is being widely used in the UK and across the EU as an animal feed ingredient. However only one type of GM crop is approved for commercial planting in the EU, an insect-resistant maize of no practical interest for UK farmers. That authorisation was granted in 1998, since when the EU has struggled to reach decisions on GM cultivation because of different views among the Member States. A proposal is being discussed that should make it easier to reach EU decisions, by giving Member States more national discretion to avoid GM cultivation in their own territory. The European Parliament is now considering the proposal and it could be adopted next year if the Parliament and Council can reach agreement on the specific provisions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T15:40:10.1796774Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T15:40:10.1796774Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2543
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
100369
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Livestock: Antibiotics 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 steps she is taking to prevent the overuse of antibiotics on farm animals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 211636 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>In September 2013 the Government published the UK Five Year Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy 2013 to 2018 which is led by the Department of Health, Public Health England and Defra. An annual progress report and implementation plan for the strategy is due for publication in November. This report will describe progress in implementing the strategy. It will include the further measures on animal health to be taken over the next four years to respond to the risk of AMR and to promote the responsible use of antibiotics.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2014-10-29T15:39:34.2286438Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:39:34.2286438Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
100869
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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Badgers 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 account her Department's calculations of badgers per sett as a means of estimating badger populations took of (a) the movement by badgers between setts and (b) the effect of peturbation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
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Maria Eagle more like this
star this property uin 211906 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Paragraph 19d of the document <em>“Setting the minimum and maximum numbers for year 2 of the badger culls”</em> explains our assumption about numbers of badgers per sett. This approach was approved by the Department’s Chief Veterinary Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2014-10-29T19:59:37.904354Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T19:59:37.904354Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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24994
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
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483
unstar this property label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this
100870
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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bovine Tuberculosis: South West 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 her Department's publication Setting the minimum and maximum numbers for year 2 of the badger culls, published in August 2014, for what reason different methods of estimating badger population were used in Gloucestershire and Somerset for determining the numbers of badgers to be removed in year 2 of the pilot culls in those areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
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Maria Eagle more like this
star this property uin 211907 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>As the licensing authority, it is for Natural England to set minimum and maximum numbers of badgers to be removed in each area. Defra’s advice on this particular issue is set out in paragraphs 19 to 29 of the document “<em>Setting the minimum and maximum numbers for Year 2 of the badger culls</em>”.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2014-10-29T20:04:11.6121834Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T20:04:11.6121834Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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24631
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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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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483
unstar this property label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this
100871
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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bovine Tuberculosis 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 her Department's publication Setting the minimum and maximum numbers for year 2 of the badger culls, published in August 2014, for what reason the methodology used to calculate the number of badgers to be culled changed from year 1 to year 2. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
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Maria Eagle more like this
star this property uin 211908 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The approach used to calculate the number of badgers to be culled was approved by the Department’s Chief Veterinary Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser.</p> more like this
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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less than 2014-10-29T20:05:24.1166807Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T20:05:24.1166807Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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25168
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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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
star this property tabling member
483
unstar this property label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this
101118
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Solar Power 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 estimate she has made of the number of solar farms in the UK that include livestock grazing; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 211998 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>We estimate that there are currently around 250 solar farms in the UK, and with numerous others in the planning system, we estimate there will be over 1000 by the end of the decade. This would remove a large amount of farmland from agricultural production. While some developers claim as part of their planning applications that they intend to graze livestock under solar panels, in practice many are reluctant to allow livestock to be co-located with expensive capital equipment. Land covered by solar panels can no longer have agricultural production as the primary activity on it and is therefore not eligible for the BPS payments.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2014-10-30T17:30:51.8022036Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:30:51.8022036Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julie Elliott more like this
101123
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Sugar 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 assessment she has made of the prospects of the Government seeking a more advantageous arrangement for cane sugar refiners in its negotiations with the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 212112 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>During negotiations of the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy last year, which led to the agreement to end sugar beet production quotas in 2017, the UK pushed for the full liberalisation of the sugar regime in order to allow the sugar cane refiners to compete with the beet producers on an equal footing.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Disappointingly, there was insufficient support from other Member States to secure the necessary changes as part of that exercise. However, we remain committed to working with the European Commission to address this issue through forthcoming EU trade agreements.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2014-10-30T15:37:24.0940691Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T15:37:24.0940691Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
101703
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Regulation 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 progress she is making in reducing the burden of regulation on farmers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morecambe and Lunesdale more like this
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David Morris more like this
star this property uin 905755 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Food and farming is a vital part of our economy, generating £100bn and employing one in eight people. We want to enable farmers to spend their time producing high quality British produce and contribute to this. This is why, by the end of this Parliament, we will have reduced the volume of guidance by 80%.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2014-10-30T16:07:02.9060885Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:07:02.9060885Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Morris more like this
101704
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: EU Law 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, how many British food and drink products have protected status. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clwyd West more like this
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Mr David Jones more like this
star this property uin 905757 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>There are currently 70 British food and drink products with protected status.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2014-10-30T18:15:52.6891753Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T18:15:52.6891753Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Jones more like this