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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property hansard heading Shipping: Pollution 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 Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce the risk to the UK (a) posed by ballast water and (b) that diseases such as cholera may be transferred around the world through ballast water given rises in sea water temperature. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-16more like thismore than 2016-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK has developed a number of voluntary procedures adopted by the maritime community to tackle the issue of invasive species and pathogens. Vessels on deep sea, international voyages are encouraged to undertake mid-ocean ballast water exchange. Within the North Sea and English Channel, ballast water exchange areas have been identified and vessels visiting UK ports are encouraged to use those areas where it has been assessed safe to do so.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continues to be a strong supporter of the Ballast Water Management Convention that aims to minimise the threat posed by harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-03-16T12:01:05.747Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-16T12:01:05.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this