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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Food Supply 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 ensure the maintenance of food suppliers in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 281002 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 2019-08-09more like thismore than 2019-08-09
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s high degree of food security is built on access to a range of sources including strong domestic production and imports from other countries. This will continue to be the case whether we leave the EU with or without a deal.</p><p> </p><p>Defra Ministers and officials meet regularly with the food industry to understand the potential impacts of leaving with no deal at the end of October and support contingency planning by the industry. This includes working with Defra’s long established Food Chain Emergency Liaison Group (FCELG). The FCELG membership is drawn from across the agri-food chain industry sectors from farm to fork.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-08-09T12:20:44.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-09T12:20:44.843Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
1141400
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Food Supply 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 guidance his Department has issued to consumers on the supply of food in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 281006 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 2019-08-13more like thismore than 2019-08-13
star this property answer text <p>On 31 July, the Prime Minister announced a new £138 million public awareness campaign to prepare the public for every aspect of our leaving the EU without an agreement at the end of October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-08-13T16:22:24.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-13T16:22:24.72Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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3930
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1141404
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Food Supply 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 assessment the Government has made of the worse-case effects of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on (a) the proportion of food trucks not being able to have smooth border transit, (b) waiting times at borders, (c) the length of time of disruption to food supplies, (d) potential food price rises and (e) the finances of vulnerable people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 281008 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 2019-08-12more like thismore than 2019-08-12
star this property answer text <p>The government has been planning for a no deal scenario for the past three years and the cross government Border Delivery Group has been working on logistics issues and planning for a range of scenarios. The government has conducted exercises to test systems in preparation for leaving the EU without a deal and Operation Brock has been developed as a contingency plan, in the event that any problems arise at cross-Channel ports, to manage traffic flows.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-08-12T08:54:11.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-12T08:54:11.027Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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3930
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1141406
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Food Supply 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 representations the Government has received from representatives of (a) food companies and (b) food bank organisers on the worst-case effect on food supplies of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 281009 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 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>Defra Ministers and officials have been meeting regularly with the food industry to understand the potential impacts of a no deal scenario in October and support contingency planning by the industry. Alongside this, there has been cross-Government engagement including Defra with 3rd sector organisations to understand the concerns and views of representatives from the food aid sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to a strong safety net for those who need it and will continue to spend over £90 billion a year on welfare benefits. Additionally, Defra is working to increase levels of surplus food being redistributed through a £15 million fund to reduce unnecessary food waste that is still edible and can be redirected to feed those in need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 281011 more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T10:17:18.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T10:17:18.673Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
star this property tabling member
3930
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1141408
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Food Supply 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 the Government has taken to involve (a) food surplus re-distributors and (b) frontline charities that feed vulnerable groups including (i) homeless shelters, (ii) domestic violence refuges, (iii) mental health groups in supply chain conversations and planning in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 281011 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 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>Defra Ministers and officials have been meeting regularly with the food industry to understand the potential impacts of a no deal scenario in October and support contingency planning by the industry. Alongside this, there has been cross-Government engagement including Defra with 3rd sector organisations to understand the concerns and views of representatives from the food aid sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to a strong safety net for those who need it and will continue to spend over £90 billion a year on welfare benefits. Additionally, Defra is working to increase levels of surplus food being redistributed through a £15 million fund to reduce unnecessary food waste that is still edible and can be redirected to feed those in need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 281009 more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T10:17:19.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T10:17:19.327Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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3930
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1141409
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Food Supply 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 plans the Government has to undertake a public awareness campaign on the effect on food (a) supply and (b) prices of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 281012 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 2019-08-09more like thismore than 2019-08-09
star this property answer text <p>On the 31st July, the Prime Minister announced a new £138 million public awareness campaign to prepare the public for every aspect of our leaving the EU without an agreement at the end of October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-08-09T14:44:20.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-09T14:44:20.167Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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3930
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1140826
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Fly-tipping 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 estimate he has made of the proportion of fly-tipping incidents that were categorised as car boot sized in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 280371 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 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>The proportion of fly tipping incidents reported by local authorities and published in annual statistics on a financial year basis, that are categorised as car boot sized is summarised in the table below. The detailed breakdown is only available from 2011/12.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Barnsley</p></td><td><p>South Yorkshire*</p></td><td><p>All England</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td><td><p>49%</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>11%</p></td><td><p>40%</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td><td><p>34%</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>18%</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td><td><p>36%</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>35%</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td><td><p>27%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>27%</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td><td><p>27%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield</p><p> </p><p>Source: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/env24-fly-tipping-incidents-and-actions-taken-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/env24-fly-tipping-incidents-and-actions-taken-in-england</a></p><p> </p><p>The main ‘household’ categories for fly tipping waste include ‘black bag – household’ and ‘other household waste’, which could include the results of house or shed clearances, old furniture, carpets and the waste from small scale DIY works. There are also separate categories for white goods, electrical items and green waste which may originate from household or commercial sources. It is not possible to distinguish the original source. Incidents for these are much lower than the other two household categories so for this purpose the figures below do relate just to ‘black bags – household’ and ‘other household’ incidents.</p><p> </p><p>The proportion of fly tipping incidents reported by local authorities and published in annual statistics on a financial year basis, that contain household waste for these two main categories is summarised in the table below. The detailed breakdown is only available from 2012/13.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Barnsley</p></td><td><p>South Yorkshire*</p></td><td><p>All England</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>71%</p></td><td><p>80%</p></td><td><p>67%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td><td><p>76%</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td><td><p>67%</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>78%</p></td><td><p>72%</p></td><td><p>67%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>77%</p></td><td><p>69%</p></td><td><p>67%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>70%</p></td><td><p>62%</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/env24-fly-tipping-incidents-and-actions-taken-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/env24-fly-tipping-incidents-and-actions-taken-in-england</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 280373 more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T14:26:46.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T14:26:46.167Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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4607
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1140827
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Fly-tipping 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 estimate he has made of the proportion of fly-tipping incidents that were categorised as small van sized in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 280372 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 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
star this property answer text <p>The proportion of fly-tipping incidents reported by local authorities and published in annual statistics on a financial year basis, that are categorised as small van load is summarised in the table below. The detailed breakdown is only available from 2011/12.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Barnsley</p></td><td><p>South Yorkshire*</p></td><td><p>All England</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>44%</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>42%</p></td><td><p>30%</p></td><td><p>31%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>44%</p></td><td><p>34%</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td><td><p>31%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>39%</p></td><td><p>28%</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>39%</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>40%</p></td><td><p>40%</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield</p><p> </p><p>Source: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/env24-fly-tipping-incidents-and-actions-taken-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/env24-fly-tipping-incidents-and-actions-taken-in-england</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-29T16:40:02.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T16:40:02.23Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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4607
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1140828
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Fly-tipping 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 estimate he has made of the proportion of fly-tipping incidents that contained household waste in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 280373 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 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>The proportion of fly tipping incidents reported by local authorities and published in annual statistics on a financial year basis, that are categorised as car boot sized is summarised in the table below. The detailed breakdown is only available from 2011/12.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Barnsley</p></td><td><p>South Yorkshire*</p></td><td><p>All England</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td><td><p>49%</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>11%</p></td><td><p>40%</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td><td><p>34%</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>18%</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td><td><p>36%</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>35%</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td><td><p>27%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>27%</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td><td><p>27%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield</p><p> </p><p>Source: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/env24-fly-tipping-incidents-and-actions-taken-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/env24-fly-tipping-incidents-and-actions-taken-in-england</a></p><p> </p><p>The main ‘household’ categories for fly tipping waste include ‘black bag – household’ and ‘other household waste’, which could include the results of house or shed clearances, old furniture, carpets and the waste from small scale DIY works. There are also separate categories for white goods, electrical items and green waste which may originate from household or commercial sources. It is not possible to distinguish the original source. Incidents for these are much lower than the other two household categories so for this purpose the figures below do relate just to ‘black bags – household’ and ‘other household’ incidents.</p><p> </p><p>The proportion of fly tipping incidents reported by local authorities and published in annual statistics on a financial year basis, that contain household waste for these two main categories is summarised in the table below. The detailed breakdown is only available from 2012/13.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Barnsley</p></td><td><p>South Yorkshire*</p></td><td><p>All England</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>71%</p></td><td><p>80%</p></td><td><p>67%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td><td><p>76%</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td><td><p>67%</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>78%</p></td><td><p>72%</p></td><td><p>67%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>77%</p></td><td><p>69%</p></td><td><p>67%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>70%</p></td><td><p>62%</p></td><td><p>66%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/env24-fly-tipping-incidents-and-actions-taken-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/env24-fly-tipping-incidents-and-actions-taken-in-england</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 280371 more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T14:26:46.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T14:26:46.227Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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4607
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1140862
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Biodiversity 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 enhance biodiversity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Domestic biodiversity policy is a devolved matter and the information provided relates to England only, except in relation to our international activity.</p><p>The 25 Year Environment Plan marks a step-change in ambition for wildlife and the natural environment internationally and in England. It sets out over two hundred actions to enhance the environment and has long-term goals for recovering nature.</p><p>We are already delivering the 25 Year Plan commitments. We are bringing forward the first Environment Bill in over 20 years with ambitious measures to address the biggest environmental priorities of our age: air quality, thriving plants and wildlife, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, and clean and plentiful water.</p><p>Agri-environment schemes provide financial incentives for farmers and land managers to look after the environment. We are developing a new Environmental Land Management scheme that will reward farmers and land managers for delivering environmental outcomes such as conserving and restoring habitats which will support our biodiversity goals.</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, which aims to put over 100 threatened species on the road to recovery by 2020.</p><p>At sea, we are expanding our protected areas. An ambitious third tranche of 41 Marine Conservation Zones were designated in May 2019.</p><p>Nature matters, but the ongoing decline in nature is a global problem that requires leadership and global action. Our Darwin Initiative programme funds projects to protect biodiversity and the natural environment in developing countries, with £10.3 million awarded in 2018/19. The UK Government is investing more than £36 million between 2014 and 2021 to counter the illegal wildlife trade and we are introducing one of the world’s toughest ivory bans.</p><p>The UK has committed to continuing its leading role in global biodiversity conservation, including calling for at least 30 per cent of the ocean to be in Marine Protected Areas by 2030 and negotiating hard to agree a global post-2020 framework under the Convention on Biological Diversity that is both ambitious and transformational.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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