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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the power-sharing agreement between military leaders and the opposition alliance in Sudan on the long-term stability of that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The agreement in principle between the Transitional Military Council and the Forces of Freedom and Change, which sets out the plan for the transition to civilian led government in Sudan, is a historic opportunity for the people of Sudan to secure freedom from repression, instability and economic hardship. The UK commends the role of the African Union (AU) and Ethiopia in their efforts to support the mediation that has helped to deliver this agreement. We look forward to it being formally signed. On 5 July the Foreign Secretary welcomed the agreement. This was reiterated by the UK at the UN Human Rights Council on 9 July.</p><p>There is a challenging path ahead. Sudan has faced decades of autocratic rule and peaceful protesters have been killed whilst demonstrating for change. Sudan needs to see swift implementation of the agreement, broad-based reform and economic adjustment, and will require sustained international support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T13:35:15.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:35:15.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1137452
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
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Andrea Jenkyns more like this
unstar this property uin 274585 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The agreement in principle between the Transitional Military Council and the Forces of Freedom and Change, which sets out the plan for the transition to civilian led government in Sudan, is a historic opportunity for the people of Sudan to secure freedom from repression, instability and economic hardship. The UK commends the role of the African Union (AU) and Ethiopia in their efforts to support the mediation that has helped to deliver this agreement. We look forward to it being formally signed. On 5 July the Foreign Secretary welcomed the agreement. This was reiterated by the UK at the UN Human Rights Council on 9 July.</p><p>There is a challenging path ahead. Sudan has faced decades of autocratic rule and peaceful protesters have been killed whilst demonstrating for change. Sudan needs to see swift implementation of the agreement, broad-based reform and economic adjustment, and will require sustained international support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T13:33:55.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:33:55.627Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4490
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1137426
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Armed Forces 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to The Guardian article published on 18 June entitled Pompeo blocks inclusion of Saudi Arabia on US child soldiers list, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of international conventions preventing the exploitation of children as soldiers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
unstar this property uin 274496 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to ending the use of child soldiers. We remain deeply concerned by the use of children in conflict in Yemen. We raise allegations of human rights abuses, including the use of child soldiers, with all parties to the conflict in Yemen. We have been clear that all parties must comply with International Humanitarian Law.</p><p>The UK firmly believes in the importance of international conventions to prevent the exploitation of children as soldiers. The UK has called for all states to sign up to the key international commitments pertaining to ending the recruitment and use of children in conflict including the Paris Principles and Commitments, the Vancouver Principles and the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict. We firmly believe this framework of standards and commitments provides vital safeguards for the rights of children in armed conflict. For example, 91 countries have endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration. The Declaration has led to conflict-affected countries committing to the re-opening and protection of schools.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T13:32:51.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:32:51.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1137578
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Litter: Coastal Areas 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 coastal littering. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>This is a devolved matter and the information provided therefore relates to England only.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published the Litter Strategy for England in April 2017, setting out our aim to clean up the country and deliver a substantial reduction in litter and littering within a generation. The common aim of all the actions set out in the Strategy is to change the behaviour of people who currently feel that it is acceptable to drop litter, whether at the coast or anywhere else. Evidence shows that people drop less litter in a clean environment, and we therefore particularly support efforts to remove litter from coastal environments.</p><p> </p><p>Last year saw the largest ever Great British Beach Clean, organised by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), during which nearly 15,000 volunteers removed 8,550kg of litter from their local beaches. The Government funds the MCS to carry out regular beach litter monitoring studies and cleans. This data helps inform future policies, such as our commitment to a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England from April next year.</p><p>Earlier this year the Prime Minister also recognised three “points of light” for their outstanding voluntary efforts to tackle marine litter:<br></p><ul><li>Jason Alexander, who set up the organisation Rubbish Walks, highlighting the impact that plastic and cigarette butts are having on coastal environments, and inspiring people in his local community to take action.</li><li>Emily Stevenson, a marine biology graduate, who has set up an industry partnership with Nissan to provide her 'Beach Guardian’ volunteers with transport to litter pick on remote beaches.</li><li>Dhruv Boruah, organiser of The Thames Project, who uses a specially adapted bike to provide clean ups on the Thames and across the UK, as well as in the Netherlands and the USA, inspiring people worldwide to consider the damaging impact litter and plastics are having on our waterways.</li></ul><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 2019-07-16T13:31:49.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:31:49.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1137425
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Military Aid 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the article published in The Guardian on 18 June 2019 entitled The Saudis couldn't do it without us: the UK's true role in Yemen's deadly war and the article published in The Observer on 23 June 2019 entitled British target training of Saudi air force did not stop Yemen atrocities, if he will make an assessment of the effect on the UK’s international reputation of its role in training the Royal Saudi Air Force. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK and Saudi Arabia have a longstanding bilateral relationship based on a number of pillars including defence, security, trade and investment, shared concerns about regional issues and energy security. The UK supports Saudi Arabia’s efforts to protect its national security against critical threats, such as the ballistic missiles and drones fired by the Houthis into civilian areas in Saudi Arabia.</p><p>The UK works with Saudi Arabia to ensure targeting procedures are compliant with International Humanitarian Law (IHL), and we regularly raise the importance of IHL compliance with Saudi Arabia, including at senior levels. The UK is not a member of the Saudi-led Coalition and the UK’s role is limited to providing advice, information and assistance to help Saudi Arabia respond to airborne threats launched by the Houthis. The UK has no role in setting Coalition policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T13:30:59.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:30:59.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1137878
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Litter 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, if he will monitor the number of (a) prosecutions and (b) fixed penalty notices for dropping litter from a vehicle in England and Wales annually, what plans he has to help reduce the incidence of such offences; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
unstar this property uin 275124 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not collect or monitor any data on the number of prosecutions or fixed penalty notices for littering from vehicles and has no plans to do so. The Government has given powers to local authorities that they requested and it is now for them to use.</p><p> </p><p>On 30 November last year we launched our new campaign, “Keep it, Bin it”, with support from the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The campaign imagery is being displayed in all seven Extra Motorway Service Areas (MSA) across England.</p><p>This year saw the fourth year that Highways England has supported Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean; 19,450 bags of litter were collected in this year’s spring clean, more than doubling last year’s collection of 8,000 bags.</p><p>We continue to work with Highways England to investigate new ways of reducing littering on our major roads. This includes introducing behavioural interventions such as trialling car and lorry-height funnel bins at the Roadchef MSA in Maidstone on 21 June last year, along the M20, to test whether they reduce littering. The number of bags of litter collected on the on-slips reduced by 47.1%.</p><p> </p><p>The first round of the Litter Innovation Fund awarded grants to two projects trialling interventions to tackle roadside litter. The results will be published shortly.</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 2019-07-16T13:22:17.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:22:17.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this
1138444
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star 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 Revenue and Customs: Staff 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, how many tax experts HMRC's Tax Capacity Building Unit and Tax Expert Unit has trained since 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
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Peter Dowd more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Capacity Building Unit, which subsumed the Tax Expert Unit on 1 April 2017, does not maintain records of the number of people trained in Low and Middle Income Countries. This is principally because:</p><ul><li>HMRC’s Capacity Building Unit delivers technical assistance through a broad range of methods beyond the delivery of training, including through sharing of advice and experience, workshops and mentoring.</li><li>HMRC often train other trainers, in order to spread awareness of best practice most efficiently. As a result the effect of HMRC training goes well beyond the number of people specifically involved.</li></ul> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T13:15:16.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:15:16.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Peter Dowd more like this
1137497
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: 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, for what reason agricultural ammonia emissions are not monitored from the majority of UK farms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
unstar this property uin 274626 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Intensive pig and poultry installations are major point sources of ammonia emissions that are regulated under the Industrial Emissions Directive. These farms are required to report their ammonia emissions annually through their pollution inventory return. This requirement applies to installations with more than 40,000 places for poultry, or 2,000 places for production pigs (over 30kg), or 750 places for sows.</p><p> </p><p>Agricultural ammonia emissions from all farm types are estimated on a national scale and reported annually through the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T13:12:13.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:12:13.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1137457
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Ivory: Trade 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 he will make an assessment of banning the non-elephant ivory trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
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Andrea Jenkyns more like this
unstar this property uin 274589 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>On 30 May 2019 the Government published a call for evidence concerning the trade in ivory from species other than elephants The species in scope are the common hippopotamus, killer whale, narwhal, sperm whale, walrus, common warthog, desert warthog and mammoth.</p><p> </p><p>Evidence provided through this call for evidence, which closes on 22 August, will help inform what, if any, action could be taken to further restrict the trade in ivory from one or more of these species.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T13:07:30.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:07:30.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1137420
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Squirrels: Pest Control 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 control the grey squirrel population. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
unstar this property uin 274544 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>In March this year the Government put in place the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019. Under the Order, listed invasive species including the grey squirrel cannot be imported, kept, bred, transported, sold, used or exchanged, allowed to reproduce, or released into the environment. To support implementation of the Order we will shortly be consulting on management measures for widely spread invasive non-native species in England and Wales, including the grey squirrel.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to work with stakeholders under the UK Squirrel Accord, which aims to promote partnership working to protect our red squirrels and woodlands from the damage caused by grey squirrels. Under the joint grey squirrel action plan for England, Defra and the Forestry Commission remain committed to working with land owners and others on measures to support targeted grey squirrel control, for example, through additional measures in forestry options of Countryside Stewardship, as well as through research and taking action on the Forestry Commission’s own land holding (the public forest estate).</p><p> </p><p>Defra continues to support research by the Animal Plant and Health Agency to test the potential of fertility control to reduce local grey squirrel populations.</p><p> </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 2019-07-16T13:00:48.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:00:48.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this