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star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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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
star this property hansard heading Nature Conservation: 5G more like this
unstar 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 assessment he has made of the effect of the roll-out of 5G on the sustainability of (a) insects, (b) other animals and (c) other wildlife. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 270788 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Defra has funded national and global assessments of the status of pollinators and the factors driving changes in their populations. These assessments do not identify 5G or electromagnetic radiation as a driver.</p><p> </p><p>Defra has not undertaken any formal assessment of the potential effect of the roll out of the 5G network on insects, other animals or other wildlife. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is the lead Department for 5G roll out and I refer the hon. Member to the reply previously given to the hon. Member for Stroud, Dr David Drew, on 29 May 2019 to PQ 256919.</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 2019-07-03T12:47:06.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:47:06.887Z
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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 Ian Murray more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 Food: Packaging more like this
unstar 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 encourage major supermarket chains to stop using plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 251953 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations already require all retailers to ensure that all their packaging does not exceed what is needed to make sure the products are safe, hygienic and acceptable for both the packed product and for the consumer. As part of the Resources and Waste Strategy, we have committed to review the effectiveness of these regulations by the end of next year.</p><p> </p><p>We are also consulting on reforms to the way we manage packaging waste. We have set out in our consultation options for how we want to enhance the incentive for producers to make better packaging design choices.</p><p> </p><p>Plastic packaging for some fruit and vegetables can extend their shelf life, which can help to reduce food waste.</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 2019-05-13T16:48:39.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:48:39.687Z
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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 Ian Murray more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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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 Water: Standards more like this
unstar 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 plans the Government has to ensure the quality of (a) bathing water at UK beaches and (b) drinking water after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 220856 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The EU Withdrawal Act 2018 will make sure all existing EU environmental law continues to operate in UK law, providing businesses and stakeholders with certainty as we leave the EU. This will include the secondary legislation which has already transposed the EU Bathing Water Directive, which will ensure the UK maintains or surpasses the same standards and levels of testing for water quality required of EU Member States.</p><p> </p><p>In January 2018, the Government published its 25 Year Plan for the environment detailing our ambition to be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we found it. As part of its plan for clean and plentiful water, the Government aims to minimise harmful bacteria in designated bathing waters by 2030 and make sure that potential bathers are warned of any short term pollution risks.</p><p> </p><p>Drinking water and bathing waters are both devolved matters. With regards to drinking water, standards derived from the EU Drinking Water Directive have been transposed into UK law and the regulations in force cover the whole of the UK. These standards apply currently and will continue to apply when the UK leaves the EU. National standards which are not directly derived from the EU Drinking Water Directive are also enshrined in UK law and will remain so once the UK leaves. The UK is covered by three technical regulators of drinking water quality: the Drinking Water Inspectorate covering England and Wales, the Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland and the Drinking Water Inspectorate for Northern Ireland. These organisations will continue their role in scrutinising water company activities and enforcing standards on departure from the EU. Bathing water quality standards are derived from the EU Bathing Water Directive and will also continue to apply when the UK leaves the EU. Water quality is monitored by the Environment Agency (in England), Natural Resources Wales, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.</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 2019-02-22T13:13:23.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T13:13:23.947Z
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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 Ian Murray more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
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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 Plastics: Packaging more like this
unstar 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 recent discussions his Department has had with major supermarkets on the reduction of plastic use. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 125053 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
star this property answer text <p>Defra officials recently met Iceland’s Managing Director to discuss Iceland’s plan to eliminate plastic in its own brands by 2023.</p><p> </p><p>In December 2017, the Secretary of State chaired a roundtable with representatives from across the plastic sector to discuss reducing the amount of packaging produced and increasing the level of recycling.</p><p> </p><p>In November I wrote to a number of major retailers to ask about their packaging choices for specific products.</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 2018-02-01T12:29:08.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-01T12:29:08.757Z
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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 Ian Murray more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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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 Air Pollution more like this
unstar 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 mitigating actions local authorities that breach air quality targets are required to take. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 70134 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
star this property answer text <p>Sections 82 to 84 of the Environment Act 1995 require local authorities to review air quality in their areas and to designate an air quality management area (AQMA), where air quality objectives are not being achieved. Where an AQMA is designated, local authorities must produce an air quality action plan describing the pollution reduction measures to be put in place.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities in England can already implement Clean Air Zones voluntarily. We have recently consulted on a national framework for Clean Air Zones and supporting legislation to enable the Government to mandate local authorities to implement Clean Air Zones. This is a devolved matter.</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 2017-04-18T12:20:55.88Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-18T12:20:55.88Z
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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 Ian Murray more like this
715653
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star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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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 Air Pollution more like this
unstar 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, whether her Department plans to consult on its forthcoming air quality strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 70135 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government will be publishing a revised draft national plan to address nitrogen dioxide concentrations for consultation by 24 April.</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 2017-04-18T14:51:28.75Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-18T14:51:28.75Z
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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 Ian Murray more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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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 Air Pollution: Monitoring more like this
unstar 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 her Department is taking to introduce a national air quality monitoring system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 70136 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
star this property answer text <p>Defra currently supports a network of 270 monitoring sites in the UK, measuring concentrations of 13 pollutants (270 sites active as at 12 December 2016). The Environment Agency manages the UK's national monitoring sites on behalf of Defra and the Devolved Administrations..</p><p> </p><p>Many local authorities also undertake monitoring separately for the purpose of Local Air Quality Management. The majority of local authority monitoring stations are not part of Defra’s national monitoring network as they do not meet the criteria set out in European legislation.</p><p> </p><p>Further information and pollutant monitoring data is available on the <a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/" target="_blank">UK Air website</a>.</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 2017-04-18T14:54:09.897Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-18T14:54:09.897Z
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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 Ian Murray more like this