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star this property date less than 2014-04-04more like thismore than 2014-04-04
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much funding has been invested by the Green Investment Bank in the development of wood-based industries and technologies. more like this
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Mrs Anne McGuire more like this
unstar this property uin 195346 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The Green Investment Bank (GIB) may invest only in specified green sectors. Its scope to finance projects involving wood based industries is limited to projects that use either waste wood recovered from landfill or wood pellets made from forestry management waste as biomass fuel to generate renewable energy. GIB has directly committed £12 million of debt finance to one project that uses waste wood to generate electricity and £100 million of finance towards the conversion of Drax power station to run partly on biomass fuel pellets rather than coal. In addition, the Bank has indirectly committed through its specialist fund managers £37 million of finance to projects that generate power from recovered waste wood and £21 million to projects that generate power from biomass pellets. Information about these and other GIB transactions to date can be found on the GIB website: <a href="http://www.greeninvestmentbank.com/" target="_blank">www.greeninvestmentbank.com</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Anne McGuire more like this
47015
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star this property date less than 2014-04-04more like thismore than 2014-04-04
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much regional growth funding has been allocated to LEPs for wood-focused initiatives to create jobs in rural areas. more like this
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Mrs Anne McGuire more like this
unstar this property uin 195352 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 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>Agriculture is a restricted sector under State Aid rules, therefore regional growth funds cannot be allocated to Local Enterprise Partnerships for wood-focused initiatives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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47043
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star this property date less than 2014-04-04more like thismore than 2014-04-04
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when work will begin on the bioenergy strategy review; and if he will make a statement. more like this
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Mrs Anne McGuire more like this
unstar this property uin 195351 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p>As set out in the UK Bioenergy Strategy:</p><p> </p><p>&quot;it will be important to continue to monitor impacts and review policies and measures periodically in the light of information gained from monitoring policy impacts and the outputs of continuing research. .... We will review how the totality of UK bioenergy policies meets the direction and principles set out in this strategy in at least 5 year intervals.&quot;</p><p> </p><p>We will set out our intentions closer to the time.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bexhill and Battle more like this
star this property answering member printed Gregory Barker more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Barker of Battle more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Anne McGuire more like this
47045
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star this property date less than 2014-04-04more like thismore than 2014-04-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans that the commercial timber manufacturing sector will be represented on the proposed public forest trustee body. more like this
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Mrs Anne McGuire more like this
unstar this property uin 195353 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 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>In January this year, we set out a list of ten core principles for the new body, including that it would be managed by experts and have access to the best advice. We intend that the commercial timber manufacturing sector should be represented in the arrangements, giving effect to this commitment.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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47050
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star this property date less than 2014-04-04more like thismore than 2014-04-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made on developing an ecosystem valuation approach. more like this
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Mrs Anne McGuire more like this
unstar this property uin 195387 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 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Defra and HM Treasury produced new Green Book supplementary guidance in 2012 on how to account for nature's value at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/191500/Accounting_for_enviornomental_impacts.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/191500/Accounting_for_enviornomental_impacts.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>This supplementary guidance covers the practical application of techniques for valuing environmental impacts in policy appraisal. It applies to all programmes, policies and projects. An important recommendation in this guidance is the use of the ecosystem services framework.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra is also supporting independent research on developing further our understanding of nature's economic and social value through the National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-On Project (NEAFO), which will report later this year.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Anne McGuire more like this
47051
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-04more like thismore than 2014-04-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made on the development of the Grown in Britain certification scheme for timber products. more like this
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Mrs Anne McGuire more like this
unstar this property uin 195347 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 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government supports and is very encouraged by the Grown in Britain initiative, which is working to maximise the long-term benefits that our woodlands can bring to the environment, social well-being and the economy. As Grown in Britain is a sector-led initiative, the Government is not responsible for the development of the brand licensing system that will be applied to timber products produced by Grown in Britain commercial partners.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Anne McGuire more like this
47052
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star this property date less than 2014-04-04more like thismore than 2014-04-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 guidance his Department gives the private sector on steps to increase the area of woodland with a current UK Forestry Service compliant management plan. more like this
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Mrs Anne McGuire more like this
unstar this property uin 195348 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 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Forestry is a devolved issue. UK Forestry Standard compliant management plans are a matter for the devolved administrations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In England, the Forestry Commission, with input from the private sector, has recently published new management plan templates with accompanying guidance. This delivers the commitment in the Government's response to the report by the Forestry Regulation Task Force to develop a series of UK Forestry Standard compliant management plan templates for a range of forest types.<strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>Grant funding is available through the English Woodland Grant Scheme to support the production of woodland management plans and similar support is planned as part of the next Rural Development Programme. In the next programme an approved UK Forestry Standard compliant management plan will be a prerequisite for further woodland grant support.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Anne McGuire more like this
47053
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star this property date less than 2014-04-04more like thismore than 2014-04-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 increase the planting of conifers. more like this
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Mrs Anne McGuire more like this
unstar this property uin 195349 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 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 10 March 2014 to the hon. Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, <em>Official Report,</em> column 75W.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-04more like thismore than 2014-04-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 recommendations have been made to him by the Natural Capital Committee on the ecosystem services provided by woodland. more like this
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Mrs Anne McGuire more like this
unstar this property uin 195350 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 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Natural Capital Committee's (NCC) second report to the Government's Economic Affairs Committee was published on 11 March. The report does not make specific recommendations that only apply explicitly to woodland. It does however use woodland based examples to illustrate a number of opportunities to enhance ecosystem service values. A copy of the report is available at: <a href="http://www.naturalcapitalcommittee.org/" target="_blank">http://www.naturalcapitalcommittee.org/</a>. The Government plans to respond to the NCC's recommendations in summer 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2012, the NCC published its principles for guiding decision making regarding forestry in the UK in response to recommendations made by the Independent Panel on Forestry report. The NCC's response is available at: <a href="http://www.naturalcapitalcommittee.org/advice.html" target="_blank">http://www.naturalcapitalcommittee.org/advice.html</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Anne McGuire more like this
47055
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star this property date less than 2014-04-04more like thismore than 2014-04-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 progress his Department has made towards the creation of a new public forest trustee body as proposed in the Government's Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement 2013. more like this
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Mrs Anne McGuire 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 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government is making good progress in developing plans for the new, operationally independent public body to manage the public forest estate, as announced in the Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement, published in January 2013. Defra and the Forestry Commission have worked closely with a wide range of stakeholders in designing the features of the new body. Subject to Parliamentary time, the Government intends to legislate at the earliest opportunity.<br></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Anne McGuire more like this