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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Farms: Ammonia 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 his Department's strategy is for cutting the amount of ammonia from farms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 189536 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government has a statutory commitment to reduce ammonia emissions from 2005 levels by 8% by 2020 and by 16% by 2030. Farming accounts for 88% of UK emissions of ammonia.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s consultation on a Clean Air Strategy was published on 22 May. The Strategy proposed that the Government would require and support farmers to make investments in farm infrastructure and equipment that will reduce emissions.</p><p> </p><p>We sought views on 3 possible approaches to regulation to reduce ammonia emissions. Proposals included regulations to reduce emissions from storage and spreading of slurry and manure and from use of urea-based fertilisers. We are considering the responses to the consultation, and the final Strategy will be published by the end of this year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is providing technical and financial support for farmers to invest in equipment to reduce ammonia emissions. Grants are currently available through the Countryside Productivity Scheme to help farmers purchase manure management equipment including low-emission spreaders and through the Countryside Stewardship Scheme for slurry tank and lagoon covers for farmers in priority water catchments.</p><p> </p><p>Defra worked with farming industry organisations to develop a voluntary Code of good agricultural practice for reducing ammonia emissions which was published earlier this year. Catchment Sensitive Farming Officers will shortly be trained to deliver on-farm advice on ammonia mitigation methods.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has recently consulted on a new system of financial support for farmers, delivering public money for public goods. This includes improving air quality and reducing ammonia emissions.</p>
unstar 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 2018-11-19T17:20:16.303Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:20:16.303Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Incinerators: Health Hazards 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 takes to assess the potential effects on human health of proposed waste incinerators. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 193367 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>In order to be allowed to operate, waste incinerators must obtain an environmental permit from the Environment Agency. Under environmental permitting, the Environment Agency is responsible for ensuring that the proposed plant will comply with all relevant legislation and that it will not cause significant harm to the environment or human health.</p><p> </p><p>Checks that the Environment Agency carries out to assess the potential health effects of proposed waste incinerators include:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Making sure that the proposed plant will meet the requirements of relevant European directives, including emission limits and the use of best available techniques to prevent or minimise emissions.</p></li><li><p>Carrying out an environmental impact assessment of emissions from the plant to ensure that it will not give rise to significant pollution or cause environmental standards to be exceeded, and a specific human health risk assessment for dioxin emissions.</p></li><li><p>Taking into account scientific opinion, including advice provided by Public Health England (PHE) on the health effects of incinerators. The Environment Agency also consults PHE, the Food Standards Agency and the relevant local authority’s Director of Public Health for their views on every EfW plant application they receive.</p></li></ul><p> </p>
unstar 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 2018-11-27T17:35:33.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:35:33.317Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Waste Disposal: Crime 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, how many enforcement undertakings for waste crime the Environment Agency has undertaken in each of the last three years; how many resulted in successful prosecution; and what fines were imposed in each case if the sums were greater than £10,000. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 196686 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 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Enforcement Undertakings (EUs) are a civil sanction and constitute a voluntary offer made by offenders, containing actions to address the cause and effect of their offending. Where an EU is accepted it becomes a legally binding agreement. The Environment Agency is increasingly using EUs for suitable cases to restore or enhance the environment, improve practices of the offending business and ensure future compliance with environmental requirements.</p><p> </p><p>Over the past 3 calendar years for waste-related offences the Environment Agency has accepted:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>2016 30 EUs accepted, contributing £858,195.69 towards environmental projects;</p></li><li><p>2017 32 EUs accepted, contributing £1,027,423.53 towards environmental projects; and</p></li><li><p>2018 (to date) 27 EUs accepted, contributing £597,022.43 to environmental projects.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p>EUs are one type of enforcement measure the Environment Agency considers and it will only do so for cases where prosecution is not appropriate using its published Enforcement and Sanctions Policy to guide its approach. However prosecutions will still be taken, particularly in the most serious cases.</p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency have undertaken the following waste prosecutions in the last 3 years:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>2016 152 waste prosecutions, of which 129 were successful</p></li><li><p>2017 129 waste prosecutions, of which 115 were successful</p></li><li><p>2018 (to date) 79 waste prosecutions, of which 73 were successful</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>I attach details of each case for each time period where the fines imposed exceeded £10,000.</p>
unstar 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 2018-12-03T14:59:10.77Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T14:59:10.77Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property file name Copy of Waste Prosecutions - Fines over 10k - 2016-2018 (to mid Nov).xls more like this
star this property title Details of fines over £10,000 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Curlews: Special Protection Areas more like this
unstar 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, with reference to the report entitled The status of UK SPAs in the 2000s: the Third Network Review, published by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee in 2016, what representations have been received by (a) his Department, (b) his Department's agencies and (c) his Department's non-departmental public bodies on completing the network of Special Protection Areas for Curlew in the breeding and non-breeding seasons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 199770 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 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>None.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2018-12-11T15:31:03.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T15:31:03.833Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trees: Diseases more like this
unstar 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, how many incidences of each notifiable tree disease have been reported to his Department; what species of tree was affected by each disease; and when the notifications were made. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 199775 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 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The Tree Health Diagnostic and Advisory Service (THDAS) at Forest Research provides advice and where possible diagnosis and identification of tree pests and pathogens. The Forestry Commission has developed TreeAlert, an online tool to help gather information about the health of the nation's trees, woodlands and forests, which allows individuals to report any suspected tree pests and diseases. Over half of the enquiries received at THDAS come through TreeAlert. The rest of the enquiries come via email, letter, telephone or visitors.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>From 2015 to 30 September 2018, THDAS identified 1820 cases of notifiable trees pests and diseases. Of these, ash dieback and oak processionary moth were the most frequently reported notifiable pests and diseases. The reports received included a range of different tree species affected by pests and diseases.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2018-12-11T15:24:46.497Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T15:24:46.497Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Water Supply more like this
unstar 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 recent steps his Department has taken to improve water management in areas affected by (a) water shortages and (b) drought. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 201093 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency (EA) continues to support flexible abstraction for agriculture to support winter reservoir storage, irrigation and crop lifting. 60% of the 150 applications have been agreed this year. The EA continue to work with the National Farmers’ Union to help farmers prepare for 2019 through developing advice and running local drop-in surgeries to help farmers review their abstraction licensing needs.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Water companies are following their drought plans. The EA continues to work closely with them to ensure they are taking actions in a timely manner. Such actions include awareness campaigns for their customers to use water wisely, reduce leakage, make changes to their network operations and seek additional water through applying for drought permits. Two companies (United Utilities and Yorkshire Water) have applied for drought permits since July.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2018-12-17T11:00:42.51Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T11:00:42.51Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Water Supply more like this
unstar 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, whether he has plans to introduce financial incentives to encourage on-farm reservoirs to tackle water shortages in affected areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 201094 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Countryside Productivity Scheme offered grants towards the costs of constructing on-farm reservoirs. This scheme was open for applications between July 2017 and June 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The Agriculture Bill sets out the foundations for our future farming policy. The Bill includes powers to give financial assistance for a number of purposes. These purposes include managing the land or water in a way that protects or improves the environment, and improving the productivity of an agricultural, horticultural or forestry activity.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work closely with farmers, land managers, and other stakeholders as we develop our proposals for future schemes.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2018-12-17T09:34:02.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T09:34:02.713Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Water Supply more like this
unstar 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, whether he has plans to increase investment in (a) the UK’s medium-term weather and (b) real-time water availability forecasting capability for farming to support drought planning. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 201106 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>BEIS is the lead department on matters regarding weather and the Met Office.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Met Office weather predictions feed into the UK Hydrological Outlook which describes likely river flows and groundwater levels over the coming season and is used to support flood and drought risk assessments and adaptation planning. The Met Office also supports the National Drought Group, of which the National Farmers Union (NFU) is a partner, by providing briefing on the latest seasonal outlook.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency (EA) is developing a digital water resources licensing service. A pilot to make river information available in near real time was successfully undertaken this year in priority catchments. Current plans are to implement this across the country ahead of summer 2019 to enable more abstractors to manage their water abstraction during periods of prolonged dry weather. This is an enhancement to current support to abstractors, for example provision of advice and daily river flow data by phone or email.</p><p> </p>
unstar 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 2018-12-17T17:52:57.577Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:52:57.577Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Curlews: Conservation more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answers of 8 November 2018 to Question 186211 and of 28 November 2018 to Question 196767 on Birds: Conservation, and with reference to the completion in November 2017 of phase 2 of the Special Protection Area review, what guidance he has received on improving the network for breeding and non-breeding curlew. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 209298 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 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
star this property answer text <p>The phase two report highlights that there are currently no Special Protection Areas (SPAs) classified for breeding curlew in the UK. In England, the review identifies some potential areas that could be considered for classification including at existing SPAs. We are still considering this review.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-01-25T13:56:05.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-25T13:56:05.05Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Lead: Ammunition more like this
unstar 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 recent research he has commissioned on the effect of the use of lead shot on the environment; and whether he has plans to abolish the use of lead shot. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 209299 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Environmental Protection (Restriction on Use of Lead Shot) (England) Regulations 1999 already offer protection for waterfowl.</p><p> </p><p>In response to the 2015 report by the independent Lead Ammunition Group, Government concluded there was insufficient evidence to justify a change to the legislation.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will consider the evidence review recently undertaken for the European Commission by the European Chemicals Agency before deciding if any changes to the current regulations are required.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-01-21T16:52:41.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:52:41.74Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this