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47235
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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 he will make an assessment of the implications for his policy of the findings of the European Commission's Epilobee Study, published on 2 April 2014; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 195673 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
answer text <p> </p><p>Defra has received a copy of the report on the findings of the Epilobee Study and is considering its content.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We take the issue of honeybee health seriously. We have a long-established bee health programme, which includes inspection of colonies, diagnosis of bee pests and diseases, and training for beekeepers. Bee health forms a key part of the National Pollinator Strategy, which is currently out for consultation.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
answering member printed Dan Rogerson remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1504
label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
47237
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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 studies the Government has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned on the effects of pesticides on honeybee mortality. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 195674 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
answer text <p> </p><p>Pesticides are authorised for sale and use only if effects on non-target species, including honeybees, are not unacceptable.</p><p>The Government has, over a number of years, commissioned broader research on the effects of pesticides on honeybees. Details of all Defra research can be found at <a href="http://randd.defra.gov.uk/" target="_blank">http://randd.defra.gov.uk/</a></p><p>Current Defra research projects include:</p><ul><li>· PS2370 <em>Interpretation of pesticide residues in honeybees</em></li><li>· PS2374 <em>Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) of the effects of pesticides on foraging bees</em></li><li>· PS2376 <em>Evaluation of procedures to improve estimates of exposure of pollinators to neonicotinoid insecticides</em></li></ul><p>In addition, one of the nine projects being carried out under the Insect Pollinators Initiative (which is part-funded by Defra) is <em>An investigation into the synergistic impact of sub-lethal exposure to industrial chemicals on the learning capacity and performance of bees</em>.</p><p>Research needs in this area are kept under active consideration.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
answering member printed Dan Rogerson remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1504
label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
47238
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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 recent steps the Government has taken to protect the UK's honeybee population. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 195672 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p> </p><p>Recent steps taken by Defra to protect the UK's honeybee population include the launch of the National Pollinator Strategy and conducting a 12 month policy review, in collaboration with stakeholders, on the pests and diseases affecting honeybees. Longer term initiatives include the Healthy Bees Plan and continued funding of the National Bee Unit.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
answering member printed Dan Rogerson remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1504
label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
62046
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Timber: Imports more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to prevent illegally-harvested timber and endangered hardwoods being imported into the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 200944 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-06-19
answer text <p> </p><p>In March 2013 the Timber and Timber Products (Placing on the Market) Regulations were introduced in the UK. The regulations implement the EU Timber Regulation, which aims to prevent the trade of illegally harvested timber in the EU by:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>prohibiting the placing of illegally harvested timber and timber products on the EU market for the first time;</li><li>requiring operators who place timber products on the market for the first time to exercise ‘due diligence'; and</li><li>requiring traders to keep records of their suppliers and customers in order to facilitate the traceability of timber products through the supply chain.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK also provides financial and in-country support to the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) process between the EU and timber producing countries under the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. Once VPAs are in operation, EU-bound timber exports will be issued with FLEGT licences which guarantee the timber's legality.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, the import of a number of endangered hardwood species into the UK is controlled under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) licensing system. The system aims to ensure that international trade does not threaten the survival of endangered species and is implemented in the EU by the Wildlife Trade Regulations.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
answering member printed Dan Rogerson remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-06-19T10:58:36.4136566Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T10:58:36.4136566Z
answering member
1504
label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
62047
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Timber: Imports more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department issues on types of timber it discourages from being imported to the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 200945 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-06-19
answer text <p> </p><p>The EU Timber Regulation aims to prevent the trade of illegally harvested timber in the EU by laying down obligations on operators who place timber and timber products on the market and those who subsequently trade in them. It was implemented in the UK by the Timber and Timber Products (Placing on the Market) Regulations in March 2013.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how UK operators and traders can comply with the EU Timber Regulation, including the list of products that are in scope of the regulation, is available at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/eu-timber-regulation-guidance-for-business-and-industry" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/eu-timber-regulation-guidance-for-business-and-industry#guidance</a>. The National Measurement Office, the UK enforcement authority for the EU Timber Regulation, also administers an advice and enquiry service for industry, as well as undertaking an ongoing programme of activities designed to raise awareness and promote compliance.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
answering member printed Dan Rogerson remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-06-19T15:55:23.2443827Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T15:55:23.2443827Z
answering member
1504
label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this