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44899
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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the breakdown of departmental spending on Government Procurement Cards in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in 2009–10, including the name, merchant type, purchase date and transaction value. more like this
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Baroness Seccombe more like this
star this property uin HL6302 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Officials' spending on Government Procurement Cards (GPCs) in 2009-10 generated nearly 47,000 transactions totalling £3.9m.</p><p>The breakdown requested could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p>However, details of all GPC transactions with a value of £500 or above, incurred from 1 April 2010 onwards, are published online at <a href="http://data.gov.uk/dataset/defra-gpc-spend-over-500-pounds" target="_blank">http://data.gov.uk/dataset/defra-gpc-spend-over-500-pounds</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2097
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Seccombe more like this
44609
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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to support the proposed European Union regulations on the sale of seeds, plants and plant material. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL6266 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government does not support the proposed European Union regulation on the sale of plant reproductive material as currently drafted. The future of the proposals is uncertain following rejection by the European Parliament.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
44564
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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reassure consumers, who for religious or other reasons do not wish to consume halal or kosher meats, about the provenance of the meat they buy, in the absence of any informative labelling as to the method of slaughter used. more like this
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Lord Rana more like this
star this property uin HL6221 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government is of the view that consumers should have the necessary information available to them to make an informed choice about their food. Any method of slaughter labelling system needs to cover more than just the UK. We are awaiting the results of an European Commission study on method-of-slaughter labelling, which is due this summer. We will look at possible options in light of that report.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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3689
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rana more like this
44898
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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the breakdown of departmental spending in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on catering, hospitality and refreshments in (1) 2008–09, and (2) 2009–10. more like this
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Baroness Seccombe more like this
star this property uin HL6301 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>This table sets out the information requested, in respect of Core Defra.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>£</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2008-09</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009-10</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Catering and Hospitality</strong></p></td><td><p>426,317</p></td><td><p>545,253</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Refreshments</strong></p></td><td><p>18,574</p></td><td><p>7,114</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The figures for Catering and Hospitality include a subsidy paid to the Department's providers of in-house catering, hospitality and refreshments. The Department no longer pays such a subsidy.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2097
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Seccombe more like this
44910
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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord de Mauley on 19 March (WA 34–5), what discussions they have had with the Environment Agency in recent years about the case for, and value of, dredging; and whether Ministers considered at any point the Environmental Agency's plans for the Somerset Levels. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL6313 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>We have had frequent discussions with the Environment Agency over the last few years about flood risk management, including the contribution and value of dredging, in Somerset and across the country. We have also been kept up to date with Environment Agency's plans for the Somerset Levels.</p><p>The Environment Agency will continue to undertake dredging where it is shown to be a genuinely cost effective way of managing flood risk, taking account of the other options available. In some areas, dredging will be the most cost effective approach. In others, it would divert resources away from other flood risk management activities which are far more beneficial to local communities, such as maintaining pumps, sluice gates or raised embankments. The Environment Agency will therefore continue to review the case for dredging area by area, given its variable impact on reducing flood risk.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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565
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
46413
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will adopt measures similar to those recently taken by the United States Food and Drugs Administration to curb the routine use of antibiotics in the food of healthy animals. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL6510 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Any routine use of antibiotics in the food of healthy animals as growth promoters has been banned in the EU since 2006.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
46686
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the three crop rule included in the new Common Agricultural Policy relates to single parcels of land owned or rented by one person or company, or whether the entire holding can be treated as one parcel of land. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL6564 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The requirements of the crop diversification measure of greening, also known as the “three crop rule”, apply to the total arable area of a holding.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Farmers with between 10ha and 30ha of eligible arable land will usually need to grow at least two crops. Farmers with over 30ha of eligible arable land will usually need to grow at least three crops. Compliance with the measure will be assessed at the holding level, not the parcel level.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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3343
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
47747
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of cats deliberately poisoned by antifreeze products each year; and what action they are taking to combat such attacks. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL6695 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government has not made any estimate of the number of cats deliberately poisoned by antifreeze products. Any deliberate poisoning of a cat is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 punishable by a fine of £20,000 and/or six months imprisonment.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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4171
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
46431
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the financial impact, in terms of percentage of United Kingdom food prices, of the United Kingdom's participation in the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy; and what is their assessment of the overall effect on the United Kingdom economy if the Common Agricultural Policy were abandoned. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL6528 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-16more like thismore than 2014-04-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development estimates that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) cost EU consumers approximately €16 billion in 2012 as a result of higher food prices. This equates to 4% of consumption expenditure on agricultural commodities (at farm gate prices).</p><p>The Government does not have estimates of the effect of abandoning the current CAP programme. However studies are available from 2009 which estimated the impact of removing aspects of the CAP policies and budgets that were in place at the time:</p><p>1) Modelling commissioned by Defra estimated the impact of phasing out direct payments in CAP and liberalising agricultural trade. The results vary by sector, ranging from a negligible impact expected on UK cereal production and prices to around a 25% reduction in beef prices and production.</p><p>2) A European Commission study estimates the impact of eliminating direct payments and liberalising trade. The results showed a 6% reduction in land use and a 30% reduction in land prices across Europe. However the impact on agro-food production was modest and food price changes ranged from a 33% fall in beef, to just a 1% fall for milk and eggs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
46979
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they are making in complying with the European Union Directive 2008/50/EC on air quality. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL6587 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-16more like thismore than 2014-04-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK reports compliance with the limit values in the Ambient Air Quality Directive (2008/50/EC) to the European Commission in September each year. The last report related to concentrations of air pollutants in 2012. This indicated that the UK met both the daily and annual limit values for particulate matter with a diameter of 10 micrometres or less (PM<sub>10</sub>)and complied with the EU limit values for sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, benzene and lead.</p><p>Meeting the nitrogen dioxide (NO<sub>2</sub>) limit values alongside busy roads continues to be a significant challenge for the UK and most other Member States. In 2012, 32 zones exceeded the annual mean limit value (or margin of tolerance for zones with a time extension) and two exceeded the hourly mean limit value. The UK is investing heavily in measures to reduce emissions, in particular from transport, and over £2bn worth of measures have been announced since 2011. These measures will address both particulate matter and NO<sub>2</sub>.</p><p>Further information is available in the series of reports on ‘Air Pollution in the UK' available at: <a href="http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/library/annualreport/index" target="_blank">http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/library/annualreport/index</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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4282
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this