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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on the Lower Thames Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Further to my answer to the hon. Member for Windsor on Monday, 24 February 2014, Official Report column 83W, the Environment Agency is continuing to work with partners to develop the River Thames Scheme (Datchet to Teddington). This includes flood channel capacity improvements, property level protection measures and the construction of three new channels.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Preparatory work, which is under way, includes establishing appropriate consents and approval needed with planning authorities, undertaking surveys needed to gain consents, and the development of a funding package with other risk management authorities. The Environment Agency is planning to submit its Strategic Outline Case for this project to Defra as part of the HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office's Major Projects Authority approvals process.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency aims to start the work on improving weir capacity in 2016.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Full appraisal and outline design of the flood channel and capacity improvements will commence this summer. It is expected that this will take three to four years to enable the proposal for the new flood channels to be submitted for planning consents and authorisations. It is estimated that the construction of the flood channel will commence in 2020 and will take five to six years to complete.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will list, by individual site of special scientific interest (SSSI), all the cases of permanent loss of land within SSSIs to development since the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 came in to force in England; and for each SSSI what the (a) area of permanent loss was, (b) cause of that loss was and (c) year that loss was permitted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>This information is not readily available in the form requested. However, the latest summary of SSSI condition, published in April 2014, shows that 139 hectares of SSSI in England were recorded as fully or partially lost due to planning-related activity between 2007 and 2013. This is 0.01% of the current total area of English SSSIs, reflecting the very strong presumption against developing SSSIs in both primary legislation, the National Planning Policy Framework and previous guidance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below sets out the area of each SSSI that has been destroyed or partially destroyed and when the loss was recorded.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Sum of Unit Area (hectares)</strong></p></td><td colspan="8"><p><strong>Monitoring date</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>SSSI name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2007</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2008</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Barrow Gravel Pits</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1.69</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1.69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Canford Heath</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cavenham - Icklingham Heaths</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>10.87</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>10.87</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cowthick Quarry</p></td><td><p>1.39</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1.39</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Doxey And Tillington Marshes</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1.45</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1.45</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Duddon Estuary</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>3.62</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>3.62</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fenn's, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem &amp; Cadney Mosses</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2.05</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gwithian To Mexico Towans</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>0.3</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>0.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Headon Warren And West High Down</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>3.16</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>3.16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Holt And West Moors Heaths</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1.26</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1.26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>King's Quay Shore</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>0.19</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>0.19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Little Paxton Pits</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>7.15</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>7.15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Medway Estuary And Marshes</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>22.56</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>22.56</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Moorgreen Meadows</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2.95</p></td><td><p>2.95</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nostell Brickyard Quarry</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>11.42</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>11.42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Parley Common</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>0.69</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>0.69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pevensey Levels</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>17.84</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>17.84</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Portsdown</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1.79</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1.79</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Povington And Grange Heaths</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2.43</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2.43</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Red Moss</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>4.29</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>4.29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Seal Sands</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>12.61</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>12.61</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slop Bog And Uddens Heath</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>5.06</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>5.06</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Southfield Farm Marsh</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1.09</p></td><td><p>1.09</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>St. Catherine's Hill</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1.95</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1.95</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Verwood Heaths</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>0.07</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>0.07</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Westhay Moor</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>17.82</p></td><td><p>17.82</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1.39</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3.16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>55.67</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>45.92</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1.95</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>9.35</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>21.86</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>139.3</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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48812
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on the exporting of live horses and ponies for slaughter. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There is no ban in place on the export of live horses for slaughter. However, there is a system of inspections and checks in place to make sure that horses are healthy and fit for transport. The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) undertakes risk based inspections of equines destined for export. Local authorities also undertake inspection work and are responsible for investigating breaches of the welfare legislation with a view to prosecution.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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48813
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 list the government departments and public authorities to which borough councils for areas where there is no unitary authority can apply for funding towards (a) their own costs in dealing with flooding and (b) the cost of flood protection schemes in their area, stating in each case the name of the funding scheme and the government department or public authority to which the application should be made. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Sir John Stanley more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>(a) There are a number of schemes where borough councils can apply for funding towards their own costs in dealing with flooding and these are listed below.</p><p> </p><p>The Bellwin Scheme of emergency financial assistance (funding to help Local Authorities in the emergency phase of the flooding to protect lives or property) – through the Department for Communities and Local Government.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Funding for repair of damages to roads (hit by weather damage) – through the Department for Transport</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The business support scheme (hardship funding for SME businesses in areas affected by the floods) – through the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(b) Borough councils can also apply for funding towards the cost of flood protection schemes from Flood Defence Grant in Aid through the Environment Agency. Second tier local authorities including Borough Councils can apply for capital grants towards flood and coastal erosion risk management projects. Where there are two tiers of local government, local authorities should work together to decide which authority is best placed to lead in different circumstances.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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48814
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on the continued exclusion of borough councils for areas where there is no unitary authority from the definition of risk management authorities in Section 6(13) of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Sir John Stanley more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>All local authorities are risk management authorities under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. No local authorities are excluded from the definition of a risk management authority in the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A ‘borough council' will either be a unitary authority or a district council. As a unitary authority it will be a ‘lead local flood authority', which in turn makes it a ‘risk management authority' in its own right (the same applies to county councils). Where it is not a unitary authority it is a district council, whether known as borough council or city council, and so is also a risk management authority.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward proposals to make borough councils for areas where there is no unitary authority eligible to apply for flood and coastal erosion risk management grant-in-aid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Sir John Stanley more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Borough Councils are already able to bring forward proposals working with the Environment Agency and/or the Lead Local Flood Authorities, should they wish to seek flood and coastal erosion risk management grant-in-aid.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will name the lead local flood authority or authorities for the area of the Tonbridge and Malling constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Sir John Stanley more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Lead Local Flood Authority is Kent County Council. This is defined under section 6(7) of the Flood &amp; Water Management Act 2010.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 8 April 2014, Official Report, column 208W, on Common Agricultural Policy, if he will assess the value and purpose of advertising the merits of the EU Common Agricultural Policy in British cinemas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Worcestershire more like this
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Sir Peter Luff more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>We do not have any plans to assess the value and purpose of advertising the merits of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in British cinemas. Using cinema advertising is not part of the Government's approach to communicating information on the CAP. My Department is informed by the European Commission that the advert ran for four weeks across the EU, including in the UK, but it has now ended and that the campaign was funded by reducing other activities, such as European Commission attendance at certain events.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effects of puppy trafficking on the welfare of the UK dog population. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
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Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>A comprehensive risk assessment carried out in 2011prior to the UK's harmonisation with the EU Pet Travel Scheme concluded that the risk of an animal with rabies coming into the UK is very low and the risk of rabies being passed from a pet to a person is lower still. The details of this assessment are available at <a href="http://www.defra.gov.uk/animal-diseases/a-z/rabies/" target="_blank">http://www.defra.gov.uk/animal-diseases/a-z/rabies/</a>. This risk assessmentconsidered how the risk of rabies introduction from all countries would change based on (a) where the rules are followed with 100% compliance and (b) where the rules are followed with varying degrees of less than 100% compliance. The risk assessment also incorporated both intra-EU and third country movements and its conclusions are valid for animals moving under both the EU Pet Travel Scheme and commercial movements as the risk mitigation measures are the same for both categories.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the changes in quarantine due to be implemented in December 2014 will help prevent commercial dealers fraudulently using the Pet Travel Scheme; and if he will make a statement on the steps being taken to improve enforcement in this area. more like this
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Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>A new EU pet travel Regulation comes into effect on 29 December 2014 and introduces a number of measures which will strengthen enforcement regimes, in particular. For example, pets being prepared for travel after the 29 December 2014 will be issued with a new style pet passport that will be harder to forge or tamper with. New rules governing the movement of more than five pets will be introduced together with a new requirement for all EU countries to carry out some compliance checks on pets moving between EU member states. A 12 week minimum age for rabies vaccination will also be applied across the EU which will assist compliance checking and restrict the movement of very young animals. The fundamental requirements of the scheme (including microchip, rabies vaccination, pet passport and a waiting period) will remain the same and non-compliant animals will continue to be either placed into quarantine, re-exported or, as a measure of last resort, euthanased. Defra will continue to work closely with its operational partners to clamp down on the illegal puppy trade and prosecute those responsible.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
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