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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pesticides 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 the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2019 to Question 211705 on Pesticides, if he will publish the (a) conclusions of the Government’s review of the National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides and (b) stakeholder submissions that contributed to that review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 217534 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>In line with EU Directive 2009/128, we have in place a National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (NAP) that we must review every five years. The Government has reviewed the existing NAP and concluded that it is remains fit for purpose. Looking forward, the Government proposes to undertake a broader review of pesticides policy and will work closely with all interested parties as we develop our evidence base and policy thinking.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T15:47:43.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T15:47:43.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text [Suggested redraft] To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of farms at risk of closing down as a result of a new systems of agricultural payments as outlined in the Government's policy paper of 12 September 2018 on health and harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit, what the size of those farms are; and the type of farming undertaken by those farms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 278334 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>In September 2018, alongside the Agriculture Bill and policy statement, the Government published an ‘Analysis of the impacts of removing Direct Payments’. This provided an overview of the potential impacts to different farm types and sizes of moving away from direct payments and introducing a new system of public money for public goods.<del class="ministerial"> It also showed the potential across all sectors for farmers to become more efficient – producing more for less – as a response to any reductions in direct payments.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Direct payments are untargeted, poor value for money, undermine efficiency and productivity improvements, and limit opportunities for new entrants. They have imposed unnecessary bureaucracy on farmers and can inflate rent prices. Some of our most successful and vibrant food-producing sectors of agriculture have never been subsidised. For example the poultry industry, the pig industry and the horticulture industry.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Direct payments are arbitrary payments based on land area that tend to favour larger land owners rather than smaller family farming businesses.</ins> In England we will phase out direct payments during an agricultural transition, giving time for farmers to adjust. Phasing out direct payments will free up money so we can reward farmers for delivering public goods, including environmental outcomes<ins class="ministerial"> and animal welfare</ins>.<del class="ministerial"> We recognise that some certain sectors are more dependent than others on direct payments but provided that these farmers are delivering public goods, they will be well placed to benefit from the new system.</del></p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T14:08:07.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T14:08:07.413Z
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less than 2019-08-13T09:11:36.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-13T09:11:36.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1050009
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star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pesticides 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 the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides will include a strategy for (a) minimising overall pesticide use and (b) supporting the wider use of integrated pest management. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 213316 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government intends to continue to develop its approach to pesticides, and we propose to consult on the future of pesticides policy later in 2019. Both the 25 Year Environment Plan and the National Action Plan emphasise the importance of Integrated Pest Management. This means not only that pesticides are used well, but that pesticide use is minimised and the uptake of alternatives is strongly encouraged.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-01-31T14:53:55.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T14:53:55.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Opium 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 the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what acreage of land in the UK is under cultivation for the legal production of opium poppies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Inverclyde more like this
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Ronnie Cowan more like this
star this property uin 221833 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>Defra does not hold any official statistics on the acreage of land under cultivation for the legal production of opium poppies in the UK. This information is collected under the category “crops for aromatic or medicinal use&quot;. This category includes plants such as poppies, lavender, chamomile, and plants or parts of plants used for pharmaceutical purposes, perfume manufacture or other aromatic products. As a consequence we are not able to distinguish the area of opium poppies from the other crops that fall into that category.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T16:01:12.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T16:01:12.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ronnie Cowan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Fishing Vessels: Safety 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on (a) the country under which vessels fishing in UK waters are flagged and (b) the proportion of those vessels (i) under 24 metres and (ii) covered by The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 196857 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Of the UK vessels registered as at 1st January 2018, 96% were under 24 metres and 85% under 15 metres and thus subject to the Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels. Data for non-UK vessels is incomplete.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T16:13:12.5Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:13:12.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report entitled, Business Management Practices on Farms, England 2016/17, published by his Department in February 2018, what steps he is taking to increase the number of farm businesses that undertake (a) business and (b) land management planning; and what assessment he has made of the effect of new Environmental Land Management system as outlined in the statement of 12 September 2018 on the ability of farmers to produce land management plans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 278335 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme will give farmers and land managers incentives to deliver a wide variety of environmental benefits. We are exploring the role of land management plans in the ELM scheme, including through undertaking a number of tests and trials on the use of land management plans.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T10:25:50.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T10:25:50.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Rural Areas: EU Grants and Loans 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, with reference to the letter of 18 November from the Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to the hon. Member for High Peak on small abattoirs, if he will provide (a) a list the 79 LEADER groups in England and (b) the closing date of applications for each LEADER group in each area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 204630 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>Full details of the 79 LEADER groups are available through the Rural Development Programme for England LEADER homepage on gov.uk.</p><p> </p><p>At a national level, the LEADER programme is on track to commit the majority of its funds by March 2019 with more than half of these groups now closed to new applications.</p><p> </p><p>Individual LEADER groups close their programmes when they have sufficient demand to spend their full allocation. As a result, the decision to close is made by the LEADER groups and is shown on their individual websites.</p><p> </p><p>A list of LEADER programmes currently open is provided in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Beds and Hunts Claylands</p></td><td><p>Chilterns</p></td><td><p>Clay Vales</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways</p></td><td><p>Durham and Coast Lowlands</p></td><td><p>East Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastern Plateau</p></td><td><p>Fieldfare</p></td><td><p>Greensand Ridge</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Heart of Wessex</p></td><td><p>Loddon and Test</p></td><td><p>Mersey Rural</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New Forest</p></td><td><p>North Nottinghamshire</p></td><td><p>North Pennine Dales</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Warwickshire Hinckley and Bosworth</p></td><td><p>North Wessex Downs</p></td><td><p>North York Moors, Coast and Hills</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northern Lincolnshire</p></td><td><p>Northumberland Coast and Lowlands</p></td><td><p>Northumberland Uplands</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Plain Action</p></td><td><p>Rural Surrey</p></td><td><p>South East Cornwall</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Nottinghamshire</p></td><td><p>South Pennines</p></td><td><p>Vale Action</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wealden and Rother Rural Partnership</p></td><td><p>West Cheshire and Warrington</p></td><td><p>West Kent</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T12:27:50.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T12:27:50.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Seasonal Workers 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, with reference to the Seasonal Workers Pilot in the agricultural sector, how much time will be provided to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority to develop a system for worker oversight and protection in the UK and overseas from the point at which Pilot Operators are chosen to the point at which the pilot starts to provide workers to growers and employers in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 201235 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Defra officials are working closely with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) on the Government’s seasonal workers pilot. The oversight and protection of workers was a central element of the selection process for Pilot Operators. The selected Pilot Operators were first publically announced in the Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules, which was laid on 11 December and is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-of-changes-to-the-immigration-rules-hc-1779-11-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-of-changes-to-the-immigration-rules-hc-1779-11-december-2018</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Officials will continue working closely with the GLAA over the two year operation of the Pilot. A key objective of the pilot is to ensure that migrant workers are adequately protected against modern slavery and other labour abuses. The operators of the scheme will be licensed by the GLAA. They will ensure that all workers are placed with farms who adhere to all relevant legislation, including paying the National Minimum Wage. Farmers will also be vetted to ensure that living and working conditions are of a suitable quality.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T11:06:31.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T11:06:31.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Rural Development Programme 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, with reference to the Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal, published by the Department for Exiting the European Union, what parts of the plan for receiving rural development funding in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal have been implemented. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 279014 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government has guaranteed that any rural development projects where funding has been agreed before the end of 2020 will be funded for their full lifetime.</p><p> </p><p>This means in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal there will be no substantive change for farmers, land manages and rural businesses who have agreements funded by the UK Rural Development Programmes (RDP) due to finish after 31 October 2019, and existing application and contracting arrangements remain in place for those planning to seek funding after this date but before the end of 2020.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to update information about the RDP for England and the schemes open for applications on the rural grants and payment pages of <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/rural-development-programme-for-england-network" target="_blank">GOV.UK</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T10:40:03.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T10:40:03.967Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Bovine Tuberculosis Strategy Review 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, with reference to the Godfray Review into the Government's Bovine TB Policy, published on 13 November 2018, what steps his Department plans to take to implement the findings of that Review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 194007 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>As set out in my written statement of 13 November 2018 (HCWS1077), the Government will consider the Review recommendations carefully and a formal response will be published in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T14:46:56.653Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T14:46:56.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this