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star this property date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Dogs: Smuggling 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 steps the Government is taking to tackle the smuggling of dogs into the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-15more like thismore than 2017-09-15
unstar this property answer text <p>We take the issue of illegal trafficking of puppies very seriously.</p><p> </p><p>Responsibility for stopping the illegal movement of puppies begins in the country where they are born. When cases of illegal puppy movements under the Pet Travel Scheme are discovered, the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) working with Defra will raise instances of abuse of the scheme with the authorities in the relevant countries.</p><p> </p><p>Defra’s Chief Veterinary Officer has written to EU countries to raise concerns over illegal smuggling of puppies and animals and APHA has worked in partnership with the Dogs Trust at Dover where approx. 600 puppies have been seized and taken into quarantine since the initiative began.</p><p> </p><p>Defra also works closely with the Pet Advertising Advisory Group to drive up standards for online advertisements and make potential pet owners and website operators more aware of rogue dealers to reduce demand.</p><p> </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 remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 7280 more like this
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less than 2017-09-15T14:44:30.64Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-15T14:44:30.64Z
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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 Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture 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 steps he is taking to support farmers and agri-producers after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
unstar this property answer text <p>Leaving the European Union means leaving the Common Agricultural Policy. We now have an opportunity to take back control of our policies on agriculture and the environment.</p><p> </p><p>This Government has pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support for the duration of this parliament, providing much needed certainty to farmers and landowners.</p><p> </p><p>Continued support is critically important, and so is reform. We need to take the opportunity that being outside the Common Agricultural Policy will give us to use public money to reward environmentally responsible land use.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has pledged to work with farmers, food producers and environmentalists across Britain to devise a new agri-environment system.</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 remove filter
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less than 2017-09-12T12:32:16.723Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T12:32:16.723Z
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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 Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-17more like thismore than 2017-02-17
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Dog Fighting 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 assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of strengthening sentencing provisions for people involved in dog fighting. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 64304 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-27more like thismore than 2017-02-27
unstar this property answer text <p>Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 it is an offence to be involved in or promote an animal fight. The maximum penalty for such an offence is six months’ imprisonment or an unlimited fine, or both. Offenders can also be banned from keeping or having any influence over the way animals are kept for anything up to life. The Government keeps maximum penalties under review and this includes sentencing trends, and whether there is any evidence that the courts may be finding their sentencing powers inadequate.</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 remove filter
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less than 2017-02-27T11:08:40.48Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-27T11:08:40.48Z
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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 Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-02more like thismore than 2017-02-02
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fairtrade Initiative 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, if the Government will take steps to encourage more consumers to buy Fairtrade produce. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 62827 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-08more like thismore than 2017-02-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting Fairtrade around the world. Over the last six years, the Department for International Development (DfID) has provided £18 million to Fairtrade International to support their work and strengthen the global Fairtrade system. This includes Fairtrade producer and worker organisations that are the drivers of inclusive economic, environmental and social development in their communities around the world. DfID continues to actively engage with Fairtrade on a variety of projects and campaigns, such as the forthcoming Fairtrade Fortnight from 27 February to 12 March.</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 remove filter
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less than 2017-02-08T14:06:49.25Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-08T14:06:49.25Z
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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 Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-01more like thismore than 2016-12-01
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Furs: Import Controls 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 discussions her Department has had with the Department for Exiting the European Union on retaining in legislation the ban on the trade in animal fur after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 55924 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-08more like thismore than 2016-12-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government will bring forward legislation in the next session that, when enacted, will repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and ensure a functioning statute book on the day we leave the EU. This ‘Great Repeal Bill’ will end the authority of EU law and return power to the UK. The Bill will convert existing European Union law into domestic law, wherever practical and in that context all relevant legislation is currently being identified and assessed.</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 remove filter
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less than 2016-12-08T16:46:04.677Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-08T16:46:04.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-03more like thismore than 2015-07-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bees 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 representations she has received from charities, experts and lobby groups on the UK bee population. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 5560 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has received many representations from charities, experts and lobby groups about bees. We are working with more than 15 partners to help deliver the National Pollinator Strategy, including: the Soil Association, the Bee Farmers’ Association, the Royal Horticultural Society, the Country Landowners &amp; Business Association, Friends of the Earth, the British Beekeepers Association, the National Trust, Buglife, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the Wildlife Trusts, Pesticide Action Network UK, CIRIA, Plantlife, the Campaign for the Farmed Environment and universities.</p><p> </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 remove filter
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less than 2015-07-13T16:03:52.253Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T16:03:52.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-03more like thismore than 2015-07-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bees 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 steps her Department is taking to monitor the size of the bee population. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Recording from volunteer societies provides a rich source of data and complex modelling can be used to produce trends. In 2014, using this approach, Defra published a pilot indicator of changes in the bee population in the UK between 1980 and 2010. Between 1980 and 2010, the indicator fell to 62 percent of its 1980 value. It is not yet possible to provide a trend since 2013; further development of the indicator should allow for assessment in future years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government continues to work to strengthen monitoring of insect pollinators. In early 2014, Defra commissioned a two-year research study to design and test a robust and affordable national monitoring framework that can be applied across the UK. This study is due to be completed later this year. It has made significant progress with engaging key audiences involved in insect and wider biodiversity monitoring and is currently testing pilot methods at sites across the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
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star this property grouped question UIN 5949 more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T10:22:22.993Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T10:22:22.993Z
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star this property date less than 2016-11-28more like thismore than 2016-11-28
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Slaughterhouses: Horses 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 steps are being taken to ensure the slaughter process in equine slaughterhouses is transparent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
unstar this property answer text <p>There are strict legislative welfare requirements in relation to the slaughter of horses. An Official Veterinarian of the Food Standards Agency is present at all times to ensure that these legislative requirements are maintained.</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 remove filter
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less than 2016-12-06T16:44:57.957Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-06T16:44:57.957Z
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star this property date less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Livestock: Transport 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 steps her Department is taking to ensure that (a) sheep and (b) other livestock are transported safely and comfortably. more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-10more like thismore than 2016-11-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) take steps to ensure that sheep and other livestock are transported safely and comfortably by assessing and issuing long and short journey Transporter Authorisations to transporters. This includes the assessment of Vehicle Approval Certificates to ensure vehicles are designed and operated with regard to the welfare of animals, and the review of Competency Certificates for drivers and attendants transporting these animals.</p><p> </p><p>APHA assess and issue Journey Logs to transporters in accordance with the maximum journey times permitted for transporting animals under Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005. APHA carry out risk based supervised loadings on consignments of sheep and other livestock being exported as part of an economic activity. APHA also carry out proportional portal checks on sheep and other livestock being imported or exported and complete Quality Assurance checks to ensure compliance with Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 and associated regulatory action.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice remove filter
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less than 2016-11-10T16:22:59.237Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-10T16:22:59.237Z
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star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bees: Neonicotinoids 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 research her Department has undertaken on the link between neonicotinoids and bee populations. more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-14more like thismore than 2016-09-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Defra has supported a range of research relevant to improving understanding of the effects of neonicotinoids and other pesticides on bees. Recent work includes the studies: quantifying the exposure of bumblebees to neonicotinoids and mixtures of pesticides (commenced 2013); interpreting pesticide residues in honeybees (published 2015); using radio-frequency identification devices to assess effects of pesticides on foraging bees (commenced 2013); and protection goals for bee colonies (commenced 2015).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice remove filter
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less than 2016-09-14T14:21:20.607Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-14T14:21:20.607Z
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