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1126315
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Glyphosate more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the use of glyphosate is consistent with plans to conserve and increase the population of pollinating insects in the UK. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL15675 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>For all pesticides, the Government carries out a thorough assessment of the scientific evidence, drawing on advice from experts in the Health and Safety Executive and the UK Expert Committee on Pesticides. The current evidence shows that glyphosate pesticides do not carry unacceptable risks to pollinators and can therefore be authorised. Ministers have acted where the evidence shows an unacceptable impact on bees – for example, with respect to neonicotinoids.</p><p> </p><p>Any highly effective means of removing flowering weeds can reduce the food and shelter available to pollinators. We are taking action to provide wildflower-rich habitat through the National Pollinator Strategy, including supporting partnerships of landowners and conservationists on large-scale habitat management projects. In 2015, we introduced new and simple agri-environment ‘packages’ to make it easier for farmers to put flowers back into fields. We are also raising awareness to help everyone support pollinators through action in their gardens and public spaces, through the ‘Bees’ Needs’ campaign.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan puts Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at the heart of its approach. This means developing and implementing policies that encourage and support sustainable crop protection with the use of pesticides and their impact kept to a minimum.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T15:55:21.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:55:21.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1126091
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Livestock: Animal Welfare 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 recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of a ban on all caged farming. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 253508 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Government shares the public’s high regard for animal welfare and the welfare of our farmed livestock in all systems is protected by comprehensive and robust legislation. This is backed up by statutory species specific welfare codes, which encourage high standards of husbandry and which keepers are required by law to have access to and be familiar with. Defra’s Animal and Plant Health Agency inspectors and local authorities conduct inspections on farms to check that the animal welfare standards are being met.</p><p> </p><p>Whatever the system of production, the most important factor in determining animal welfare is good stockmanship and the correct application of husbandry standards. This reflects the advice of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee.</p><p> </p><p>We have already banned cages or close confinement systems where there is clear scientific evidence that they are detrimental to animal health and welfare. For example, we banned the keeping of sows in close confinement stalls in the UK in 1999, and the use of conventional (‘battery’) cages for laying hens in 2012.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:40:38.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:40:38.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1126313
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Glyphosate 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidelines they have issued to local authorities on the use of glyphosate on grass verges, park paths, walkways, council gardens and road verges. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL15673 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Those who use, or cause or permit others to apply, glyphosate or other plant protection products are subject to a number of legal requirements. This includes a requirement to minimise the use of pesticides along roads and in areas used by the general public. The requirements and approaches to good practice are set out in the Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products and an accompanying guidance note. Specific requirements and advice for using a particular product are set out on the label.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:16:05.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:16:05.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1126314
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Glyphosate more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the quantity of glyphosate that has been used by each local authority in England and the cost to each of such use in the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL15674 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>This data is not collected. A regular survey of the amenity use of pesticides is conducted as part of the long-standing system of Pesticide Usage Surveys carried out by Fera Science Ltd. The most recent survey gives data and information on usage for 2016 for those local authorities who submitted data. It does not, however, include cost data and does not give figures for individual local authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:13:15.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:13:15.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1126312
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Glyphosate 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ban the use of glyphosate. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL15672 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The effects of glyphosate on wildlife have been carefully assessed as part of the regulatory process for pesticides. The effects of glyphosate itself were considered by the EU when deciding whether to approve the substance. UK regulatory scientists participated in the assessment made by the European Food Safety Authority and agreed with its conclusions. The Government therefore supported the decision at the end of 2017 to continue the approval of glyphosate.</p><p> </p><p>All products containing glyphosate are individually authorised and the Government will not authorise products for which the scientific assessment suggests that there may be unacceptable effects on wildlife.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on glyphosate are based on regulatory studies which companies are required to commission to support their applications. Relevant published data is also considered. The Government is not carrying out its own research on the environmental impact of glyphosate use because a comprehensive evidence base is already available.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15671 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:08:28.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:08:28.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1126311
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Glyphosate 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects of using glyphosate on wildlife, including birds and insects; and what research, if any, they are undertaking into the impact of using glyphosate. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL15671 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The effects of glyphosate on wildlife have been carefully assessed as part of the regulatory process for pesticides. The effects of glyphosate itself were considered by the EU when deciding whether to approve the substance. UK regulatory scientists participated in the assessment made by the European Food Safety Authority and agreed with its conclusions. The Government therefore supported the decision at the end of 2017 to continue the approval of glyphosate.</p><p> </p><p>All products containing glyphosate are individually authorised and the Government will not authorise products for which the scientific assessment suggests that there may be unacceptable effects on wildlife.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on glyphosate are based on regulatory studies which companies are required to commission to support their applications. Relevant published data is also considered. The Government is not carrying out its own research on the environmental impact of glyphosate use because a comprehensive evidence base is already available.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15672 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:08:28.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:08:28.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1126124
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit 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, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to his Department. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 253454 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>EU departure is an all-of-Government operation. The Department for Exiting the European Union is responsible for overseeing negotiations to leave the EU and establishing the future relationship between the UK and EU. The Department for International Trade works to secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.<strong><br></strong></p><p>Departments continually review workforce plans and reprioritise and assess changing needs, which includes identification and cessation of non-priority work where appropriate. We have accelerated our plans, and at the same time, the Civil Service as a whole is working to ensure that exit implementation is carried out to a high standard without impacting public service delivery across the whole of Government.</p><p>For Defra, information relating to all staff who have been transferred or loaned to another department since June 2016 is provided below. We are not able to confirm how many of these were related to exit roles as this information is not held.</p><p>We have interpreted the second part of the question relating to ‘other departmental briefs’ as those working on projects with or in other departments through any informal arrangement that is not a formal loan or secondment. Based on this interpretation, Defra does not hold this data and is unable to provide this information.</p><p>The information is from June 2016 – present.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Total number of staff transferred to another Government department (OGD) between June 16 – March 19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>445</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Number of staff transferred to an OGD who have since returned to Defra</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total number of staff loaned to an OGD between June 19 – March 19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>118*</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Number of staff loaned to an OGD who have since returned to Defra</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>14</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*This figure includes 30 loans where the end dates are between May 2019 and January 2022, and therefore we would not expect staff to have returned to Defra. All loans are generally for a period of two years.</p><p> </p><p>We do not use the term ‘secondment’ to refer to Civil Servants moving between departments, instead we use the term ‘loan’. Therefore we have interpreted this question to refer to those who have moved to other departments on loans.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:09:10.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:09:10.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126148
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Farmers: Training 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 plans his Department has to provide support for on-going training for young farmers who have entered the farming industry, to help ensure the sustainability of that workforce. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Somerton and Frome more like this
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David Warburton more like this
star this property uin 253689 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>It is a key priority of this Government to enable an innovative, productive and competitive agricultural sector, which invests in its people and skills.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working with industry bodies to improve access to the skills and training required within the industry. The Food and Drink Sector Council identified skills as one of its first priorities. The Council has established a Workforce and Skills Group to develop a long-term action plan for a world-class workforce for all sectors of the food chain, including agriculture.</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 2019-05-21T13:34:19.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:34:19.093Z
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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 David Warburton more like this
1126147
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property hansard heading Countryside Stewardship Scheme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Rural Payments Agency will deliver outstanding countryside stewardship payments in full. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Somerton and Frome more like this
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David Warburton more like this
star this property uin 253688 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) took on responsibility for Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship in October 2018, and is simplifying the administration of the schemes as far as possible under the current EU system by streamlining processes, making changes to IT systems and boosting the workforce to speed up processing.</p><p> </p><p>All eligible Countryside Stewardship 2016 and 2017 claims have received a payment apart from exceptional cases, for example, those that cannot be paid for legal reasons such as probate. Any claim that was not paid a 2018 advance payment by the end of March was issued a bridging payment in early April.</p><p> </p><p>The RPA is on track to meet its commitment to complete 95% of 2018 final payments on claims by the end of July.</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 2019-05-21T12:27:53.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T12:27:53.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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4526
unstar this property label Biography information for David Warburton more like this
1126036
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Former Ministers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Any such payments are published in the department’s audited annual accounts, and these accounts can be found on GOV.UK.</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 2019-05-21T12:10:48.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T12:10:48.677Z
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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 Justin Madders more like this