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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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
star this property hansard heading Dogs: Smuggling 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 discussions Ministers in his Department have had with the Immigration Minister on (a) puppy smuggling and (b) collaboration between Animal and Plant Health Agency and Border Force in tackling that activity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 257548 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Defra takes the issue of the smuggling of dogs and puppies seriously. It is an abhorrent trade which causes suffering to the smuggled dogs and puts the health of pets and people in the UK at risk. We are working hard to tackle the problem, targeting both the supply and demand of illegally imported dogs. This approach includes enforcement, international engagement, tighter regulation and public communications.</p><p> </p><p>A meeting with the Immigration Minister, specifically to discuss puppy smuggling, was arranged a few weeks ago for mid-June.</p><p> </p><p>The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) continues to work collaboratively with Border Force at ports and airports, sharing intelligence in order to disrupt illegal imports.</p> more like this
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 2019-06-05T11:39:55.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T11:39:55.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4641
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1128335
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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
star this property hansard heading Pet Travel Scheme more like this
star this property house id 1 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 information Animal and Plant Health Agency holds on animals imported into the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme; and (a) when and (b) for what reasons that Agency stopped recording the country of origin of animals imported under that scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 257572 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Currently the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) holds data on the total number of animals entering Great Britain under the Pet Travel Scheme, and the number of animals that failed the compliance checks.</p><p> </p><p>APHA stopped recording the country of origin of compliant animals imported under the scheme in 2016. Detailed data on non-compliant pet animals, including the country in which the paperwork accompanying the animal was issued, is always collected.</p><p> </p><p>In previous years the country of origin data was taken from a legacy database (Pets database) which was deployed in 2006 when the throughput of pet animals was much lower. Pet carriers recorded details of pet animals entering Great Britain, including the country of origin.</p><p> </p><p>APHA introduced a new system to establish the quality of the submitted data available from the Pets Database. This new system more accurately records the number of pet animals entering the country but does not record the country in which the paperwork was issued or the country the animal travelled from.</p><p> </p><p>When the new system was introduced to verify throughput figures it was identified that recording the country of origin for compliant animals would place an undue burden on the carriers given the volume of pets travelling (the number of pets entering Great Britain has increased from 91,308 in 2006 to 336,446 in 2018).</p><p> </p><p>Collecting the country of origin data for compliant pet imports has not proved useful in deterring puppy smuggling as it is essentially collecting information on legal movements; however APHA are looking at how this data could be accurately collected in the future and the likely costs that would be involved.</p><p> </p><p>There is no legal requirement for the country of origin to be recorded, and we always relied on the good will of the carriers to record this information.</p><p> </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 2019-06-05T16:45:35.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T16:45:35.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4641
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1128303
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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
star this property hansard heading Cats: Pet Travel 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, how many kittens and cats entered the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 257555 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In 2018, 28,979 cats and kittens entered Great Britain under the Pet Travel Scheme. This data is not publically available, but is held by the Animal and Plant Agency (APHA). APHA only holds data on the number of pets entering Great Britain (rather than the UK as a whole).</p><p> </p><p>This statistic is based on information provided by checkers employed by approved carriers of pet animals. It is a true reflection of the information that we have access to, however, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data, as it is provided to us by third parties.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2019-06-05T16:48:04.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T16:48:04.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4641
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1128399
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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
star this property hansard heading Farmers: Suicide 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 the Answer of 14 May 2019 to Question 254107 on Farmers: Suicide, if he will set up a round table for hon. Members representing agricultural constituencies to discuss what steps can be taken to reduce the number of suicides of farmers and farm workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 257438 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This is a good suggestion and I would welcome the opportunity to explore further with colleagues representing agricultural constituencies these important issues that were raised in debate on 22 May.</p><p> </p><p>Defra and the Department for Health and Social Care work closely together to monitor and improve mental health and wellbeing in rural communities and I suggest that officials from both departments join us in this discussion.</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 2019-06-05T11:18:02.293Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T11:18:02.293Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
1128293
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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
star this property hansard heading Plastics: Regulation 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 steps the Government is taking to ensure that the single-use plastic products that are set to be banned from April 2020 will still be available to disabled people who require them. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 257416 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The exemptions will ensure that plastic straws will continue to be available for medical uses and through registered pharmacies (in store and online), and through catering establishments for use by people with disabilities who rely on them to eat and drink safely and independently.</p><p> </p><p>For plastic straws, the Government will review the policy after the ban has been in place for a year, to assess its effectiveness in cutting the number of straws, its impact on those with disabilities, and whether the policy needs to be revised.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 257417 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T11:50:26.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T11:50:26.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1128294
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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
star this property hansard heading Plastics: Regulation 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 the Government is taking to ensure that plastic straws provided to disabled people from pharmacies that are set to be banned from April 2020 will still be available to disabled people who require them. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 257417 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The exemptions will ensure that plastic straws will continue to be available for medical uses and through registered pharmacies (in store and online), and through catering establishments for use by people with disabilities who rely on them to eat and drink safely and independently.</p><p> </p><p>For plastic straws, the Government will review the policy after the ban has been in place for a year, to assess its effectiveness in cutting the number of straws, its impact on those with disabilities, and whether the policy needs to be revised.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 257416 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T11:50:26.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T11:50:26.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1128418
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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
star this property hansard heading Birds: Conservation 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 the cost to the Government was of cases CO1673/2018 and CO1683/2018 brought against Natural England including (a) administration costs and (b) legal expenditure; and how much of those costs the court allowed the Government to recover from (a) the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and (b) Mark Avery. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 257394 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The legal costs to Natural England of defending cases CO1673/2018 and CO1683/2018, and the related appeal of those cases, were £106,000. Natural England was awarded costs for successfully defending the challenge in the High Court though these costs were capped at £10,000 for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and £5,000 from Mark Avery in accordance with cost protection rules for Aarhus Convention claims.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T12:18:27.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T12:18:27.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1128416
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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
star this property hansard heading Natural England: Licensing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether before Natural England’s announcement of the end of its general licences in April 2019, it offered the group Wild Justice a review of those licences as an alternative to their immediate removal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 257393 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Natural England wrote to Wild Justice on 13 March 2019 confirming its intention to undertake a planned review of its general licences during 2019, and that Wild Justice and other stakeholders would be able to participate in that review. Natural England argued that, in this context, it would be premature for Wild Justice to commence legal proceedings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T12:25:42.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T12:25:42.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this