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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading ICT more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which news applications staff in her Department are authorised to download and use on their work-provided phones and tablets. more like this
tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
uin 227825 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
answer text <p>Core Defra staff are not authorised to download and use any news applications on their work-provided phones and tablets.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-19T15:25:14.63Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:25:14.63Z
answering member
1504
label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
tabling member
1565
label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
227803
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Staff more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of employees in her Department identify as (a) white or white British, (b) Asian or Asian British, (c) Black or Black British, (d) mixed or multiple ethnic group and (e) another ethnicity. more like this
tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
tabling member printed
Gloria De Piero more like this
uin 227959 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
answer text <p>The table below shows the number and proportion of core Defra employees in each ethnicity category as at 28 February 2015. This includes people who have declared their ethnicity status only.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Ethnicity</p></td><td><p>White</p></td><td><p>Asian</p></td><td><p>Black</p></td><td><p>Mixed</p></td><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>No. of staff</p></td><td><p>1237</p></td><td><p>92</p></td><td><p>118</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>1478</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>%</p></td><td><p>83.7%</p></td><td><p>6.2%</p></td><td><p>8.0%</p></td><td><p>1.6%</p></td><td><p>0.5%</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-19T15:28:02.51Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:28:02.51Z
answering member
1504
label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
tabling member
3915
label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
227799
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received from farmers required to submit single farm payment applications online on concerns related to poor broadband speeds and access in rural areas. more like this
tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Loughton more like this
uin 227790 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>The Secretary of State has received a number of representations from farmers and industry associations regarding the online submission for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) claims.</p><p> </p><p>From Monday 23 March, farmers and their agents can use established forms and processes to complete their claims by the deadline. The RPA will input the data into the core system. All agents will soon have received maps of their clients’ land and those dealing with the most complex cases will be offered additional support. The RPA is also working to give them direct access to the system. If farmers or agents need help they should contact the Rural Payments Agency helpline on 0300 0200 301.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T10:38:25.837Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T10:38:25.837Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
114
label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
227800
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons farmers are currently unable to register online for the new single farm payment application. more like this
tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Loughton more like this
uin 227791 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>All farmers and landowners are able to register to use the Rural Payments service using either GOV.UK Verify or through the Rural Payments Agency helpline (0300 0200 301). As of 18 March 2015 72,070 had done so. This represents 84% of anticipated claimants. We are encouraging any farmers who have not yet registered to do so.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T10:41:17.93Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T10:41:17.93Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
114
label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
227802
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Fisheries: Quotas more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of new fishing quotas agreed under the Common Fisheries Policy. more like this
tabling member constituency Southend West more like this
tabling member printed
Sir David Amess more like this
uin 227739 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>During negotiations on the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy, which came into force in 2014, the UK secured a legally-binding commitment to manage fish stocks at maximum sustainable yield, an end to the wasteful discarding of fish and a new regional decision-making process.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These reforms will safeguard the future of our fish stocks for all who rely on them.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T11:47:50.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T11:47:50.477Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
44
label Biography information for Sir David Amess more like this
227804
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Dangerous Dogs Exemptions Schemes (England and Wales) Order 2015 more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy objectives were in introducing the Dangerous Dogs Exemption Schemes (England and Wales) Order 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 138); and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Smith more like this
uin 227918 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Crawley on 4 March 2015, PQ UIN 225448.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T16:34:07.96Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:34:07.96Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
1564
label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
227805
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Dogs: Animal Welfare more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many pieces of legislation affect the control and welfare of dogs; and for how many of those laws her Department produces formal guidance. more like this
tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
tabling member printed
Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
uin 227919 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>There are several pieces of legislation and guidance that affect the control and welfare of all animals, including dogs. It is difficult to be precise about numbers given that apparently unrelated legislation can have an effect on dogs (e.g. hygiene laws).</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T17:58:29.277Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T17:58:29.277Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
384
label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
227807
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Reptiles: Imports more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, according to TRACES, how many and what species of reptiles were imported into the UK from (a) within and (b) outside the EU in (i) 2013 and (ii) 2014; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Smith more like this
uin 227915 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>TRACES does not hold a complete record of reptile imports into the UK because it only records consignments of species that require a CITES certificate.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Movements of reptiles from European Union (EU) Member States <strong>to the UK</strong> which do not require a CITES certificate are accompanied by a hard copy of the health certificate. However, information about these consignments is not recorded on TRACES.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The figures below refer only to those species for which a CITES licence is required. Third Country totals are not broken down into “families” as this would require each certificate to be interrogated.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Reptiles</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>From EU to UK in 2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>From EU to UK in 2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>From Third Countries to UK in 2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>From Third Countries to UK in 2014</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rhynchocephalia</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Sauria</p></td><td><p>2022</p></td><td><p>186</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Serpentes</p></td><td><p>289</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Testudinata</p></td><td><p>148</p></td><td><p>3035</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Crocodylia</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>307</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2463</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3531</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>129592</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>101592</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of reptiles imported <strong>into the EU</strong> from Third Countries, taken from Eurostat is as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2013- EU Member States imported 1,379,146 live reptiles from outside the EU.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2014- EU Member States imported 1,443,213 live reptiles from outside the EU.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
grouped question UIN 227917 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T17:18:35.743Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T17:18:35.743Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
1564
label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
227808
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Reptiles: Imports more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information her Department holds on the number of reptiles that were imported into the EU in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Smith more like this
uin 227917 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>TRACES does not hold a complete record of reptile imports into the UK because it only records consignments of species that require a CITES certificate.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Movements of reptiles from European Union (EU) Member States <strong>to the UK</strong> which do not require a CITES certificate are accompanied by a hard copy of the health certificate. However, information about these consignments is not recorded on TRACES.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The figures below refer only to those species for which a CITES licence is required. Third Country totals are not broken down into “families” as this would require each certificate to be interrogated.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Reptiles</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>From EU to UK in 2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>From EU to UK in 2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>From Third Countries to UK in 2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>From Third Countries to UK in 2014</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rhynchocephalia</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Sauria</p></td><td><p>2022</p></td><td><p>186</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Serpentes</p></td><td><p>289</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Testudinata</p></td><td><p>148</p></td><td><p>3035</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Crocodylia</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>307</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2463</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3531</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>129592</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>101592</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of reptiles imported <strong>into the EU</strong> from Third Countries, taken from Eurostat is as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2013- EU Member States imported 1,379,146 live reptiles from outside the EU.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2014- EU Member States imported 1,443,213 live reptiles from outside the EU.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
grouped question UIN 227915 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T17:18:36.073Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T17:18:36.073Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
1564
label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
227809
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Animal Welfare more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will estimate the proportion of local authority inspectors appointed under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 who deal with animal welfare issues on a daily basis. more like this
tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
tabling member printed
Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
uin 227894 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>Individual local authorities will hold information on the number of inspectors they have appointed under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and whether they work on animal welfare matters on a daily basis. As this information is not held by Defra it is not possible to provide the estimate requested.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T16:37:29.953Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:37:29.953Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
384
label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this