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518216
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Bovine Tuberculosis 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 applications to cull badgers are under consideration by her Department; and to which areas those applications relate. more like this
tabling member constituency St Albans more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Anne Main more like this
uin 36854 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
answer text <p>Natural England has received 29 applications or expressions of interest for a badger control licence in areas where the disease is rife, primarily in South West England.</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 2016-05-11T14:56:24.007Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T14:56:24.007Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
1568
label Biography information for Mrs Anne Main more like this
518217
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hotels 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 estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of hotel bookings her Department made for its (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 36795 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
answer text <p>Core Defra uses a single provider for all travel and hotel bookings. Provision of this service began in May 2012. Information relating to hotel bookings made prior to that date, through a different provider, is not available.</p><p> </p><p>This table sets out spend on hotels in financial years 2012-13 (from May 2012 onwards) to 2015-16:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong> <strong>(£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong> <strong>(£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong> <strong>(£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong> <strong>(£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Ministers </strong></p></td><td><p>1,530</p></td><td><p>2,461</p></td><td><p>3,157</p></td><td><p>1,139</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Special Advisers</strong></p></td><td><p>2,952</p></td><td><p>1,598</p></td><td><p>2,066</p></td><td><p>563</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Officials</strong></p></td><td><p>425,676</p></td><td><p>665,583</p></td><td><p>743,896</p></td><td><p>472,544</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-11T12:56:36.55Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T12:56:36.55Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
517940
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-06more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Ragwort 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, whether her Department has withdrawn the Code of Practice on how to prevent the spread of ragwort; and what plans she has to consult with stakeholders and bring forward regulations under the Ragwort Control Act 2003. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 36740 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
answer text <p>The Code of Practice on How to Prevent the Spread of Ragwort is not being withdrawn. The Code will remain available on the GOV.UK website and all interested parties will be consulted if any changes are made in the future.</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 2016-05-11T16:01:02.723Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T16:01:02.723Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
518219
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Petrol Alternatives 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, whether her Department has reviewed the Alternative Fuels Framework as part of its consultation on its National Air Quality Plan. more like this
tabling member constituency South West Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gary Streeter more like this
uin 36928 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
answer text <p>The national air quality plan for nitrogen dioxide that we published in December last year sets out a comprehensive approach to improving air quality and reducing health impacts. It recognises that the use of alternative fuels such as liquefied petroleum gas and liquefied and compressed natural gas, where appropriate, presents opportunities to improve emissions from vehicles. The plan sets out some of the measures we are taking to support innovation in this area.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government continues to review evidence concerning the environmental impact of alternative fuels. Any changes to the tax treatment of alternative fuels are announced at fiscal events.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-12T10:43:48.26Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T10:43:48.26Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
234
label Biography information for Sir Gary Streeter more like this
518406
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-10more like thismore than 2016-05-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Food: Procurement 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 potential effect on British farming of the Plan for Public Procurement, published in July 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Salisbury more like this
tabling member printed
John Glen more like this
uin 36943 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
answer text <p>Total spend on public sector food and catering services is around £2.4 billion. The Plan for Public Procurement launched a new approach to the way the Government and its catering providers buy food. It provides a transparent set of criteria that allow contracting parties to reach agreement about the quality and value of products and services. British farmers are well placed to meet these standards and to compete for a further £400 million of business that the Plan opens up.</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 2016-05-12T11:33:12.127Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T11:33:12.127Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
4051
label Biography information for John Glen more like this
518405
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-10more like thismore than 2016-05-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions 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 her Department has made of the comparative particulate pollution created by (a) diesel and (b) electric cars. more like this
tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Flynn more like this
uin 36949 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
answer text <p>The UK’s main air quality concerns relate to ambient concentrations of nitrogen dioxide, in particular close to busy roads, with diesel vehicles being the major source. Electric vehicles have zero exhaust emissions and offer a clear benefit in tackling this ongoing air quality challenge.</p><p> </p><p>On pollution from particulate matter, evidence is limited. Recent research suggests that battery electric vehicles have similar total emissions of particulate matter to petrol and diesel vehicles, due to their higher mass causing increased non-exhaust particulate matter. The UK Automotive Council has identified vehicle lightweighting as a strategic technology priority, and recent Government research and development funding of £38 million will support a number of projects in this area.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-12T10:46:48.02Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T10:46:48.02Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
545
label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
518218
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Bees: Neonicotinoids 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, by what means she will assess the risk to bee populations when considering emergency applications for the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on crops. more like this
tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Austin more like this
uin 36882 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
answer text <p>Emergency authorisation is a procedure set out in law which allows for the authorisation of a pesticide product for a period not exceeding 120 days, for “limited and controlled use, where such a measure appears necessary because of a danger which cannot be contained by any other reasonable means”.</p><p>All applications for emergency authorisation in the UK, including those for neonicotinoids, are decided according to these criteria following an expert assessment of the scientific data.</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 2016-05-12T11:35:53.77Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T11:35:53.77Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
1511
label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
518407
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-10more like thismore than 2016-05-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Pollinators 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 estimate she has made of the financial value of pollinators to the economy; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 36981 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply previously given on 18 January 2016, PQ UIN 22302.</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 2016-05-12T11:30:24.163Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T11:30:24.163Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
518408
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-10more like thismore than 2016-05-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Neonicotinoids 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 estimate she has made of the total (a) cost of monitoring and (b) number of full-time equivalent officials of her Department supporting the emergency authorisation period for neonicotinoid pesticides which expired on 20 November 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 36980 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
answer text <p>Defra has not made any such estimates.</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 2016-05-12T11:31:04.333Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T11:31:04.333Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
519147
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Rural Payments Agency: Performance Related Pay 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 direct the Rural Payments Agency not to make any bonus payments to its Chief Executive until payments to eligible farmers have been completed. more like this
tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Farron more like this
uin 37217 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-23more like thismore than 2016-05-23
answer text <p>Senior Civil Servants (SCS) who are moderated as top performers at the end of the performance management year are eligible to receive a bonus payment.</p><p> </p><p>The performance management year for the SCS runs from 1 April to 31 March. Performance markings for 2015/16 will be determined by the end of May 2016. Only then will the eligibility of SCS for bonus payments be known.</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 2016-05-23T16:54:05.267Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-23T16:54:05.267Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
1591
label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this