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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Flowers: Conservation more like this
star 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 wildflower meadows throughout the country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe remove filter
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 277176 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>We are taking action to encourage wildflower meadows by managing designated sites, providing incentives for habitat management and creation, and forging strong partnerships with landowners, communities and conservation bodies.</p><p> </p><p>Our agri-environment schemes provide incentives for creation and management of wildlife-rich habitat, including meadows. Since 2011, we have initiated creation of over 130,000 hectares of wildlife rich habitat, including wildflower meadows. Our new Environmental Land Management scheme will reward farmers and land managers for delivering environmental outcomes such as conserving and restoring such habitats.</p><p> </p><p>Our Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) provide protection for approximately two thirds of the total extent of 110,000 ha of semi-natural grassland Priority Habitat in England. Natural England’s 2018-19 SSSI designation programme identifies a further 12 sites containing important wildflower-rich grasslands. The 25 Year Environment Plan commits us to restoring 75% of SSSI areas to good condition.</p><p> </p><p>We work with partners to support the recovery of threatened species and their habitats. For example, Natural England are working with landowners and conservation organisations on the Back from the Brink programme including on the ‘Limestone’s Living Legacies’ project, restoring a network of limestone grassland sites in the West Midlands.</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 2019-07-18T14:37:58.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T14:37:58.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1138806
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Flowers: Conservation more like this
star 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 contribution of wildflower meadows to the success of the various bee populations in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe remove filter
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 277177 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Wildflowers provide pollen and nectar resources essential for sustaining wild and honey bees. Wildflower meadows therefore provide vital habitats for bee populations.</p><p> </p><p>Published scientific research has established that range contractions in many of our bee species are linked to the loss of species-rich habitats such as wildflower meadows. It also found that bee populations are more diverse on farms where wildflowers are sown or in landscapes with greater densities of wildflower meadows and other species-rich habitats.</p><p> </p><p>We also know that when we put wildflowers back, bees respond. Landscape-scale studies of wild bumblebee populations in farmed landscapes, led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and part-funded by Defra, revealed that providing flower-rich habitat enhances the long-term survival of bumblebee families.</p><p> </p><p>Through our programme of agri-environment monitoring, we are currently evaluating how sowing wildflowers on farms is supporting bee populations.</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 2019-07-18T16:38:58.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:38:58.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1138807
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 he is taking to help farmers tackle the spread of bovine TB. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe remove filter
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 277178 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>We are pursuing a wide range of interventions as part of the Government’s strategy to eradicate bovine TB in England by 2038, including strengthening cattle testing and movement controls, licensing badger control, and promoting biosecurity on farms to help farmers prevent the spread of Bovine TB. Sir Charles Godfray’s independent review (published in November 2018) is an important contribution that will inform next steps in the strategy.</p><p> </p><p>In my Written Ministerial Statement of 20 June 2019, I announced plans to reinforce TB testing in the High Risk Area, invited applications for a third round of the Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme and confirmed the licensing and authorisation by Natural England of three supplementary badger control areas for 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Our partnerships with other organisations have enabled the development of toolkits that support farmers to understand their role in the prevention and eradication of the disease, including the TB Hub, the iBTB website and the TB Advisory Service.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T13:12:16.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:12:16.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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1127392
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Commodore Charles Clarke more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text If she will pay tribute to Air Commodore Charles Clarke OBE. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe remove filter
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 910989 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Air Commodore Clarke was a great friend and ambassador of the Royal Air Force and a truly remarkable man.</p><p> </p><p>Air Commodore Clarke was a member of a World War Two Lancaster aircrew, and one of the last surviving prisoners of the Stalag Luft III Prisoner of War camp in Poland at the time of the great escape.</p><p> </p><p>Following a distinguished career in the RAF, he worked tirelessly as Chairman of the Bomber Command Association, not to mention his support for the RAF Association, RAF Benevolent Fund and the Air Cadets. His courage in the face of adversity is an inspiration to us all, and I know he will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:38:02.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:38:02.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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1045931
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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Trade: Departmental Responsibilities more like this
star 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 International Trade, on (a) how many occasions and (b) what dates the Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser has met (i) the Prime Minister’s Europe Adviser and (ii) the Prime Minister in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe remove filter
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 211218 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 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Chief Negotiation Adviser’s role is to lead on trade negotiation and strategy, at the Department for International Trade. He advises my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade on trade agreements and market access deals with the UK’s global trading partners. The negotiation with the EU regarding the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration is the responsibility of the Prime Minister’s Europe Adviser.</p><p> </p><p>The Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser has had one 1:1 meeting with the Prime Minister’s Europe Adviser in the last 12 months. He has had no 1:1 meetings with the Prime Minister in the last 12 months, but has had two meetings with her accompanied by the Secretary of State for International Trade and others in the last 12 months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T13:48:20.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T13:48:20.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star 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 International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Rukban Camp in the Tanf zone of Syria; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe remove filter
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 185076 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 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
star this property answer text <p>Lord Bates’ statement on 16 October to the House of Lords expressed the UK’s increasing concern regarding the estimated 50,000 people currently stranded at the Rukban camp. A recent UN mission revealed rapid deterioration in the humanitarian situation, with access to those at the Rukban Berm extremely constrained. To date, the UN has not been granted sustained access by the Assad regime.</p><p> </p><p>The UK urges all parties to ensure unconditional and sustained humanitarian access that will enable regular aid deliveries to take place. We continue to call on all parties to ensure that the approved humanitarian convoy from Damascus to Rukban takes place, providing the assistance these people badly need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-01T14:02:20.3Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-01T14:02:20.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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994153
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star this property date less than 2018-10-24more like thismore than 2018-10-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish immediately and in full detail the cross-Whitehall Brexit analysis and the underlying models and assumptions supporting that analysis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe remove filter
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 183423 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government has confirmed that once we have agreed a deal with the EU, the Government will provide Parliament with the appropriate analysis of that deal ahead of the vote on the final deal.</p><p> </p><p>With negotiations ongoing, it would not be practical or sensible to set out the details of exactly how the Government will analyse the final deal.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will therefore not provide an ongoing commentary on internal analytical work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2018-10-29T13:05:22.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-29T13:05:22.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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989588
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star this property date less than 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Delegated Legislation 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 Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 178290 on Delegated Legislation, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the rate at which each Department is laying statutory instruments on EU exit domestic preparedness compared with the rate required to deliver a functioning statute book on the day that the UK leaves the EU; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe remove filter
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 180722 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
star this property answer text <p>As stated in my response to question 178290, the Government remains confident of having a functioning statute book in place by exit day whatever the outcome of negotiations. We expect a significant increase to the rate that these are laid over the coming months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Daventry more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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less than 2018-10-23T16:45:05.773Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-23T16:45:05.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-11more like thismore than 2018-10-11
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Delegated Legislation 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 Exiting the European Union, what recent assessment he has made of his Departments' progress on secondary legislation programmes related to EU exit domestic preparedness; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe remove filter
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 178290 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government has started laying the necessary statutory instruments to prepare the statute book for our exit. We remain confident of having a functioning statute book in place by exit day whatever the outcome of negotiations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Daventry more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T13:10:58.207Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T13:10:58.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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4064
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Exiting the European Union: Economic Analysis 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 Exiting the European Union, if he will publish documentation for the computable general equilibrium model used by the Planning and Analysis Directorate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe remove filter
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 168188 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is undertaking a wide range of ongoing analysis in support of our EU exit negotiations and preparations. This analysis supports our negotiation of our future partnership with the EU, and informs our understanding of how EU exit will affect the UK’s domestic policies and frameworks. Ministers have a specific responsibility, which Parliament has endorsed, not to release information that would reveal our negotiating position and so the Government will not provide an ongoing commentary on internal analytical work.<br><br>The Government has confirmed that when we bring forward the vote on the final deal, we will ensure that Parliament is presented with the appropriate analysis to make an informed decision. This will be the right time for the Government to present its work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Worcester more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
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less than 2018-09-04T17:02:01.673Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-04T17:02:01.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
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4064
star this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker remove filter