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star this property date less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Poultry: Campylobacter 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 steps they are taking to address the high levels of campylobacter infection which are resistant to antibiotics in UK chickens. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
star this property uin HL4753 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The use of antibiotics is a driver of selection of resistance. Therefore, Defra is working with the livestock industry to implement the sector specific targets published in October 2017 to promote reduction in antibiotic use, while encouraging best husbandry practice and responsible use of antibiotics. The UK meat poultry industry has significantly reduced the use of antibiotics including those of critical importance to public health; the British Poultry Council, representing 90% of the meat poultry industry, reported a 72% reduction in the use of fluoroquinolones between 2012 and 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The Government monitors resistance levels in <em>Campylobacter</em> in meat poultry at slaughter. Latest results show very low resistance levels to Erythromycin, an antibiotic considered to be a last resort for the treatment of <em>Campylobacter</em> infections in people, and low levels of multidrug resistance.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T15:56:09.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T15:56:09.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
823670
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star this property date less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Birds: Marine Environment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans next to undertake a census of seabirds. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 123125 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Work on the next breeding seabird census, covering 2015-2019, is underway. The Seabirds Count census approach was developed by the Seabird Monitoring Programme (SMP) partnership, which is coordinated by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) in partnership with government agencies and conservation organisations.</p><p> </p><p>To date the census has incorporated data collected by volunteers and professional surveyors as part of ongoing SMP annual monitoring and from other survey initiatives such as Common Standard Monitoring of the UK’s breeding seabird special protection area network. During the 2018 and 2019 breeding seasons, the JNCC will be working with the SMP partnership to increase census survey coverage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T17:40:21.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T17:40:21.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
825593
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star this property date less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Plastics: Pollution more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the level of plastic pollution in rivers and canals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 123722 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency (EA) regulates the management of waste plastics, including waste treatment, exports and recovery. The producer responsibility regime requires producers of plastic packaging to ensure it is recovered.</p><p> </p><p>The EA is currently working with the water industry through the price review process to investigate the sources and types of microplastics entering the environment via sewage and sewage sludge. This will feed into future planning and the potential for plastic capture technology at water company assets.</p><p> </p><p>The EA is investigating additional regulation of plastics from production to disposal, and enhanced monitoring and analysis to provide better evidence on how plastics enter and affect the land and water environment.</p><p> </p><p>The EA recently announced £750,000 for a new, dedicated team to tackle plastics pollution in the South West of England. The team aims to reduce plastic pollution across land, rivers and the coastline. It will promote better environmental practices across industry, including a reduction in plastic waste from manufacturing and community campaigns to clean up pollution locally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T14:03:02.647Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T14:03:02.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect animal welfare standards in slaughterhouses after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 122680 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK already has stricter national rules to protect animal welfare at slaughter than those laid down in the EU regulation and we will maintain those stricter national rules, alongside rolling-over current EU regulations, when we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, to increase protection of animals at slaughter, this year we will be introducing regulations to make it mandatory for all approved slaughterhouses in England to have CCTV installed.</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 2018-01-23T18:07:28.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T18:07:28.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Game: Birds more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to increase the population of game birds in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 122507 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>This is a devolved matter. In England, the Countryside Stewardship Scheme encourages the provision of sympathetic habitat management of farmland through a Wild Pollinator and Farm Wildlife Package. This can indirectly benefit game birds, such as grey partridge and grouse, by providing winter feeding opportunities, nesting sites and food for chicks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T14:15:43.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T14:15:43.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Paper more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the use of paper by (a) Government Departments and (b) non-executive agencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon more like this
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 122910 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Greening Government Commitments (GGCs) require central Government Departments and their executive and non-executive agencies to improve their waste management by reducing the amount of waste going to landfill to less than 10%; continuing to reduce the overall amount of waste generated and increasing the proportion which is recycled; and reducing their paper use by at least 50% from a 2009/10 baseline.</p><p> </p><p>Compared with the 2009/10 baseline, by 2015/16 Departments had reduced their overall waste by 27% and their paper consumption by 44%. The proportion of waste sent to landfill in 2015/16 had been reduced to 13% across Government. The target to increase recycling was introduced for the 2016/17 financial year, and this data will be published shortly in the 2016/17 Annual Report on the GGCs, along with 2016/17 figures for the other GGC goals.</p><p> </p><p>Departments are responsible for making decisions about how to achieve these goals in line with the priorities of their own functions, but their performance is reported annually in the Annual Report on the GGCs. Defra and Cabinet Office Ministers follow up any significant issues with performance with individual Departments.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 122909 more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T16:13:51.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T16:13:51.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Recycling more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase recycling rates across (a) Government Departments and (b) non-executive agencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon more like this
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 122909 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Greening Government Commitments (GGCs) require central Government Departments and their executive and non-executive agencies to improve their waste management by reducing the amount of waste going to landfill to less than 10%; continuing to reduce the overall amount of waste generated and increasing the proportion which is recycled; and reducing their paper use by at least 50% from a 2009/10 baseline.</p><p> </p><p>Compared with the 2009/10 baseline, by 2015/16 Departments had reduced their overall waste by 27% and their paper consumption by 44%. The proportion of waste sent to landfill in 2015/16 had been reduced to 13% across Government. The target to increase recycling was introduced for the 2016/17 financial year, and this data will be published shortly in the 2016/17 Annual Report on the GGCs, along with 2016/17 figures for the other GGC goals.</p><p> </p><p>Departments are responsible for making decisions about how to achieve these goals in line with the priorities of their own functions, but their performance is reported annually in the Annual Report on the GGCs. Defra and Cabinet Office Ministers follow up any significant issues with performance with individual Departments.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 122910 more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T16:13:51.057Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T16:13:51.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
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star this property hansard heading Sheep Dipping: Organophosphates more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research is being conducted on the effect of organophosphates on people that operate sheep dips. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 122600 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that organophosphates are potentially dangerous substances, and that their use needs to be carefully controlled in order to minimise the risks to people who work with them. Government policy is, and always has been, based on the best independent scientific advice. It is Government practice to regularly review all controls in line with the latest scientific advice, and to carry out research to provide more information when required.</p><p> </p><p>The 1999 report from the Government’s independent advisory Committee on Toxicity (COT), entitled ‘Organophosphates’, concluded by making recommendations for further scientific research in the form of five questions. Subsequently, the Government committed £4.1 million funding to answer these and other research questions, exploring whether the use of sheep dips was the cause of the chronic ill health reported by some sheep farmers. The outcome of this research was provided to the COT for its work in preparation for the March 2014 statement.</p><p> </p>
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 2018-01-23T18:07:28.977Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T18:07:28.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Sheep Dipping: Organophosphates more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Guy's hospital poisons unit on organophosphates in sheep dips. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 122601 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>In January 2017, Government officials met with representatives from Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals’ Toxicology Department to discuss how patients who participated in various studies conducted there in the early 1990s could access their test results.</p><p> </p><p>During this meeting the extent of data relating to these studies that is still held was clarified, and several options for patients to gain access to their medical records were discussed. In concluding the meeting, officials agreed to produce very clear and concise instructions for how this could be done at minimal cost and share them with the group of patients concerned.</p><p> </p><p>The above action was completed a few weeks later at the beginning of February 2017. Since that time there have been no further meetings with the hospital, but officials have been in occasional communication with staff in the Toxicology Department in response to feedback from some patients.</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 2018-01-23T18:00:55.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T18:00:55.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
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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
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star this property hansard heading School Milk: EU Action more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on creating a replacement for the European School Milk Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 123586 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State and I have regular discussions with ministers in other government departments on a range of matters.</p><p> </p><p>We want children to be healthy and well-nourished and the dairy industry makes an important contribution to this. Alongside the European Union (EU) scheme, the Government is already doing a great deal nationally to promote children’s dairy consumption through, for example, the much larger national free Nursery Milk Scheme, and by ensuring the availability of milk for pupils under the School Food Standards, including free milk for disadvantaged pupils. The longer-term approach to the EU Scheme is still under consideration.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 123585 more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T18:22:20.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T18:22:20.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this