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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Clinical Waste more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will estimate how much (a) anatomical and (b) cytotoxic waste the UK (i) produced in (A) 2017 and (B) 2018 and (ii) will produce in (A) 2025 and (B) 2030. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 198203 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the information reported to the Environment Agency by waste management operators through its waste returns system. Figures shown are for the amount of waste incinerated for each of the different types.</p><p> </p><p>These data are for England only - waste management is a devolved matter and the Devolved Administrations should be contacted for figures in those nations.</p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency is not in a position to estimate arisings of the specified wastes in 2025 and 2030.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Waste type</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018 year to date</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Non-infectious anatomical</p></td><td><p>160 tonnes</p></td><td><p>148 tonnes</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cytotoxic and cytostatic</p></td><td><p>1730 tonnes</p></td><td><p>1397 tonnes</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T11:46:21.037Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T11:46:21.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Clinical Waste more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many incinerators of anatomical and cytotoxic waste operate in the UK; what the volume of capacity of each incinerator is; and where each incinerator is located. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 198204 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>These data are for England only - waste management is a devolved matter and the Devolved Administrations should be contacted for figures in those nations.</p><p>The table below gives a list of all of the incinerators in England that are permitted to dispose of anatomical and cytotoxic waste, their maximum permitted annual throughputs and location.</p><p>The actual capacity of each incinerator will vary from year to year according to the mixture of waste types it receives for disposal and the number of shutdowns that are needed for maintenance and repairs.</p><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td><p><strong>Permit number</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Operator</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Site</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Site Address</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Maximum permitted throughput (tonnes/year)</strong></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>WP3935SM</p></td><td><p>Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust</p></td><td><p>Addenbrooke's Hospital Incinerator</p></td><td><p>Addenbrookes Hospital<br> Hills Road<br> CB2 2QQ</p></td><td><p>4500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>YP3934SM</p></td><td><p>Peake (GB) Ltd</p></td><td><p>Peake (GB) Ltd</p></td><td><p>Peake GB Ltd<br> Pengover<br> PL14 3NQ</p></td><td><p>5241</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>GP3236AX</p></td><td><p>Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>Derriford Incinerator EPR/GP3236AX/T001</p></td><td><p>Derriford Hospital<br> Derriford Road<br> PL6 8DH</p></td><td><p>4270</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>EP3530XY</p></td><td><p>SRCL Ltd</p></td><td><p>Ipswich Waste to Energy Facility</p></td><td><p>Ipswich Waste to Energy Facility<br> Woodbridge Road East<br> Ipswich<br> IP4 5PG</p></td><td><p>8500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ZP3230XC</p></td><td><p>SRCL Limited</p></td><td><p>Oldham Clinical Waste Incinerator</p></td><td><p>Royal Oldham Hospital<br> Rochdale Road<br> Oldham<br> OL1 2JH</p></td><td><p>7884</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ZP3730XJ</p></td><td><p>SRCL Limited</p></td><td><p>Bolton Clinical Waste Incinerator</p></td><td><p>Royal Bolton Hospital<br> Minerva Road<br> Bolton<br> BL4 0JR</p></td><td><p>6570</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BT2866IG</p></td><td><p>Grundon Waste Management Ltd</p></td><td><p>GRUNDON INCINERATOR COLNBROOK</p></td><td><p>Lakeside Clinical Waste Incinerator<br> Lakeside Road<br> Colnbrook<br> SL3 0EG</p></td><td><p>10000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>LP3037UU</p></td><td><p>SRCL Ltd</p></td><td><p>Hillingdon Clinical Waste Incinerator</p></td><td><p>The Incinerator<br> Pield Heath Road<br> UB8 3NN</p></td><td><p>8000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>JP3133XP</p></td><td><p>SRCL Ltd</p></td><td><p>Sidcup Waste to Energy Facility</p></td><td><p>Queen Mary's Hospital<br> Sidcup<br> DA14 6LT</p></td><td><p>8000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HP3230XA</p></td><td><p>SRCL Ltd</p></td><td><p>Ashford Clinical Incinerator</p></td><td><p>William Harvey Hospital<br> Kennington Road<br> Willesborough<br> TN24 0LZ</p></td><td><p>8500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>VP3130EF</p></td><td><p>SRCL Limited</p></td><td><p>Avonmouth Clinical Waste Incinerator</p></td><td><p>Avonmouth Clinical Waste Incinerator<br> Holesmouth Road<br> Avonmouth<br> BS11 9BP</p></td><td><p>6570</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>PP3530XK</p></td><td><p>SRCL Ltd</p></td><td><p>Bournemouth Waste To Energy Facility</p></td><td><p>The Incinerator Complex, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, Dorset<br> BH7 7DW</p></td><td><p>8000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CP3930XL</p></td><td><p>SRCL Ltd</p></td><td><p>Knostrop Clinical Waste Incinerator</p></td><td><p>Knostrop Treatment Works<br> Knowsthorpe Lane<br> Leeds<br> LS9 0PJ</p></td><td><p>17000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>VP3136ZD</p></td><td><p>Tradebe Healthcare National Limited</p></td><td><p>Redditch Clinical Waste Treatment Facility</p></td><td><p>The Incinerator, Alexandra Hospital<br> Woodrow Drive<br> B98 7UB</p></td><td><p>10000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WP3239SJ</p></td><td><p>Veolia ES Birmingham Limited</p></td><td><p>Tyseley Energy from Waste Plant</p></td><td><p>Tyseley Waste Disposal Ltd<br> James Road<br> Birmingham<br> B11 2BA</p></td><td><p>5250</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BS5193IE</p></td><td><p>Veolia ES Cleanaway (UK) Limited</p></td><td><p>Ellesmere Port Incinerator</p></td><td><p>BRIDGES ROAD<br> SOUTH WIRRAL<br> CH65 4EQ</p></td><td><p>100000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UP3034CN</p></td><td><p>Augean Treatment Ltd</p></td><td><p>East Kent Waste Recovery Facility EPR/UP3034CN/V003</p></td><td><p>East Kent Waste Recovery Facility<br> Ramsgate Road<br> CT13 9ND</p></td><td><p>13140</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FP3935KL</p></td><td><p>Tradebe Fawley Limited</p></td><td><p>Tradebe Fawley HTI EPR/FP3935KL/V005</p></td><td><p>Tradebe Fawley Limited<br> Charleston Road<br> Hythe<br> SO45 3NX</p></td><td><p>45000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T14:07:20.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T14:07:20.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Biodiversity more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the contribution that green bridges make to biodiversity. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261183 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>Green bridges are structures designed to provide wildlife and non-motorised users with easy and safe crossing of main roads and railways.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, Natural England published a review of the literature on green bridges. The review looked at 53 case studies from Europe and North America and found evidence that, in the majority of cases, green bridges were utilised by wildlife, although an assessment of their effectiveness in conserving wildlife populations was limited by the lack of long-term monitoring data. Guidance on the design of green bridges was also published by the Landscape Institute based on research undertaken by Natural England.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, the Government published research which included an assessment of the A21 Scotney Caste Green Bridge, constructed by the then Highways Agency, which found that of all incidences of bats crossing the road to and from the Scotney Castle Estate, 97 per cent used the green bridge. At least five bat species were recorded foraging over the bridge which was also used by deer, badger and breeding dormice.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will keep the evidence for the effectiveness of these structures under review as new green bridges are planned and implemented.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:08:13.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:08:13.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Biodiversity more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which key performance indicators his Department uses to assess progress in improving the UK’s biodiversity. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>Domestic biodiversity policy is a devolved matter. The UK government has a range of performance indicators for England, although we do also work with the devolved administrations to compile indicators at UK scale for international reporting.</p><p> </p><p>In June 2019 the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published its <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs-single-departmental-plan/department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs-single-departmental-plan-may-2018" target="_blank">Single Departmental Plan</a> which includes biodiversity performance indicators for England, including: extent of marine protected areas and condition of protected sites and priority habitat.</p><p> </p><p>In May of this year, the Government published a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/25-year-environment-plan" target="_blank">new indicator framework</a> for the 25 Year Environment Plan, setting out a transparent, comprehensive framework that shows how the environment in England is changing and whether it is improving over time. These indicators include diversity and health of our seas, wildlife and wild places, and nature on land and water.</p><p> </p><p>To support reporting of progress across the whole of the UK, the government publishes a set of <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/biodiversity-indicators-for-the-uk" target="_blank">UK Biodiversity Indicators,</a> updated annually. These measure long term trends in the UK’s biodiversity and progress against our international commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T09:52:58.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T09:52:58.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Solid Fuels: Heating more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood in England, what different types of PM2.5s released when burning (a) smokeless briquettes, (b) wet wood, (c) dried wood and (d) house coal on open domestic fires in England his Department is assessing; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 277779 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Our assessments of emissions of pollutants from domestic combustion sources use a range of data which are based on established international reporting. These use different conversion factors for different fuels but do not distinguish between different types of PM2.5.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T17:17:45.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T17:17:45.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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
star this property hansard heading Birds: Conservation more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the current protections in place for swifts, swallows and martins. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency South Leicestershire more like this
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Alberto Costa more like this
star this property uin 242873 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property answer text <p>Like all wild birds, swifts, swallows and martins as well as their nests and eggs are offered robust protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Individuals convicted of an offence could face up to six months in prison or an unlimited fine, or both.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T13:02:16.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T13:02:16.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alberto Costa more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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
star this property hansard heading Village Halls: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will ensure that grants from the village hall improvement grant fund are able to be allocated to (a) Collingham Memorial Hall and (b) other halls where refurbishment is already underway and due for completion in time to commemorate the centenary of their opening in 2020. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Elmet and Rothwell more like this
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Alec Shelbrooke more like this
star this property uin 254800 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government announced the establishment of the £3 million Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund on 5 April this year. It will be administered by Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) on behalf of Defra and work is currently in hand to finalise arrangements. Halls can already make an expression of interest in the scheme through ACRE’s website and we understand that the trustees of Collingham Memorial Hall have already done so. It is not possible to guarantee funds for any particular hall. We hope that the first grants will be awarded in late summer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T11:47:18.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T11:47:18.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alec Shelbrooke more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Disposable Wipes: Biodegradability more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ban the marketing of single-use wipes as flushable if they do not conform to the Water UK approved fine to flush standard. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
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Alex Chalk more like this
star this property uin 233610 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government set out in the Resources and Waste Strategy, the actions we will take to encourage producers to take more responsibility for the lifespan of their products and make sure these are more carefully designed with resource efficiency, and waste prevention in mind. This includes wet wipes.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working with the water industry and wet wipe manufacturers to prevent wet wipes entering our waterways and damaging our marine environment. I hosted a cross industry wet wipes roundtable in November 2016, to tackle the issue of wipes being incorrectly flushed and causing sewer blockages. Following the meeting, revised wet wipe industry guidance requires a ‘Do Not Flush’ label to be displayed far more prominently on non-flushable wipes.</p><p> </p><p>We support the water industry’s ongoing work on their voluntary ‘Fine to Flush’ label, to ensure that any wipes which are marked as being ‘flushable’, are plastic free and are truly flushable, meaning they can enter the sewage system without causing blockages or harming the environment. We are actively encouraging the water and wet wipe industries to work together to develop an agreed ‘flushability’ standard for those wipes that are intended for disposal via toilets.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T10:05:50.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T10:05:50.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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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
star this property hansard heading Wood-burning Stoves more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government is reviewing the planning regulations on the installation of wood burning stove chimneys near residential properties as part of the ongoing review into domestic fuel burners. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
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Alex Chalk more like this
star this property uin 267761 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>No. The focus is on the fuels used and guidance on how stoves should be best used.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T15:44:57.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T15:44:57.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Waste: Exports more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to penalise (a) local authorities and (b) companies found to be illegally exporting refuse and recycling abroad. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
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Alex Chalk more like this
star this property uin 275789 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations set out offences in relation to the shipment of waste and provide that a person found guilty of an offence can be fined and/or imprisoned for up to two years. The regulations are enforced by the UK’s competent authorities which will take appropriate action against any illegal activity.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has a robust approach to enforcing these controls. The UK environmental regulators take a pro-active, intelligence led approach to checking compliance, targeting exports which pose a high risk and intervening to stop illegal exports taking place. In 2017/18, the Environment Agency issued 158 stop notices, prohibiting the export of unsuitable waste. It stopped 367 containers of waste destined for illegal export at ports and intervened further upstream to prevent 8,974 tonnes of waste from reaching our ports.</p><p> </p><p>After exports are stopped, the costs associated with returning a waste shipment that is found to be unfit for export to the site of origin for further treatment can be a significant cost to the exporter. This prevents illegal exports and makes sure that the waste is recovered or disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.</p><p> </p><p>I have asked the Environment Agency to contact you with more information on their enforcement activities and the letter will be placed in the Library.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this