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star this property date less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Timber: Imports 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 how much timber with bark for firewood has been imported into the UK in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
star this property uin HL4933 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-07more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Revenue &amp; Customs collect and publish National Statistics for the United Kingdom on the level of imports of woodfuel under commodity code 44011000: ‘fuel wood in logs, billets, twigs, faggots or similar forms’. No record is made to differentiate the presence or absence of bark on imports of woodfuel.</p><p> </p><p>Figures for 2011-15, the latest figures for which complete data is available, are shown the Table attached.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that wood can be a pathway for the introduction and movement of harmful plant pests. That is why a new Statutory Notification Scheme for importing solid woodfuel (firewood) came into force on 1 January 2017. This requires importers bringing firewood into England and Scotland from outside the UK to provide the Forestry Commission with at least three days’ prior notification of its arrival if it is coming by sea, road or rail, and four hours’ notice if arriving by air. The Welsh Assembly Government is expected to introduce a similar regulation.</p><p> </p><p>The scheme will enable the Forestry Commission to gather information about the firewood importing trade, and to carry out risk-based and random inspections of a selection of imports. This will help to ensure that the firewood or its associated wooden packaging meets British plant health landing requirements.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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HL4934 more like this
HL4935 more like this
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less than 2017-02-07T15:07:32.183Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-07T15:07:32.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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star this property file name HL4933 HL4934 HL4935 - firewood imports with bark - Table.pdf more like this
star this property title TABLE OF IMPORTS 2011-2015 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
678205
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star this property date less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Timber: Imports 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 from which countries timber with bark for firewood has been imported into the UK in the last five years. more like this
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Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
star this property uin HL4934 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-07more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Revenue &amp; Customs collect and publish National Statistics for the United Kingdom on the level of imports of woodfuel under commodity code 44011000: ‘fuel wood in logs, billets, twigs, faggots or similar forms’. No record is made to differentiate the presence or absence of bark on imports of woodfuel.</p><p> </p><p>Figures for 2011-15, the latest figures for which complete data is available, are shown the Table attached.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that wood can be a pathway for the introduction and movement of harmful plant pests. That is why a new Statutory Notification Scheme for importing solid woodfuel (firewood) came into force on 1 January 2017. This requires importers bringing firewood into England and Scotland from outside the UK to provide the Forestry Commission with at least three days’ prior notification of its arrival if it is coming by sea, road or rail, and four hours’ notice if arriving by air. The Welsh Assembly Government is expected to introduce a similar regulation.</p><p> </p><p>The scheme will enable the Forestry Commission to gather information about the firewood importing trade, and to carry out risk-based and random inspections of a selection of imports. This will help to ensure that the firewood or its associated wooden packaging meets British plant health landing requirements.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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HL4933 more like this
HL4935 more like this
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less than 2017-02-07T15:07:32.243Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-07T15:07:32.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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star this property file name HL4933 HL4934 HL4935 - firewood imports with bark - Table.pdf more like this
star this property title TABLE OF IMPORTS 2011-2015 more like this
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525
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
678206
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star this property date less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Timber: Imports 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 impact on the eco-system of importing timber with bark to the UK. more like this
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Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
star this property uin HL4935 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-07more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Revenue &amp; Customs collect and publish National Statistics for the United Kingdom on the level of imports of woodfuel under commodity code 44011000: ‘fuel wood in logs, billets, twigs, faggots or similar forms’. No record is made to differentiate the presence or absence of bark on imports of woodfuel.</p><p> </p><p>Figures for 2011-15, the latest figures for which complete data is available, are shown the Table attached.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that wood can be a pathway for the introduction and movement of harmful plant pests. That is why a new Statutory Notification Scheme for importing solid woodfuel (firewood) came into force on 1 January 2017. This requires importers bringing firewood into England and Scotland from outside the UK to provide the Forestry Commission with at least three days’ prior notification of its arrival if it is coming by sea, road or rail, and four hours’ notice if arriving by air. The Welsh Assembly Government is expected to introduce a similar regulation.</p><p> </p><p>The scheme will enable the Forestry Commission to gather information about the firewood importing trade, and to carry out risk-based and random inspections of a selection of imports. This will help to ensure that the firewood or its associated wooden packaging meets British plant health landing requirements.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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HL4933 more like this
HL4934 more like this
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less than 2017-02-07T15:07:32.107Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-07T15:07:32.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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star this property file name HL4933 HL4934 HL4935 - firewood imports with bark - Table.pdf more like this
star this property title TABLE OF IMPORTS 2011-2015 more like this
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525
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
678849
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star this property date less than 2017-01-25more like thismore than 2017-01-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Dog Fighting 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 action they are taking to curb dog fighting. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
star this property uin HL5000 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-08more like thismore than 2017-02-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government has provided the police with a range of powers to tackle dog fighting effectively. Offences cover organising, advertising and taking monies relating to animal fights as well as the possession of equipment used to train dogs for dog fighting. In addition, the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 makes it an offence to possess certain types of dog that have been identified as bred for fighting or that are similar to types bred for fighting. The police work with the Special Operations Unit of the RSPCA to target illegal dog fighting rings by gathering intelligence and prosecuting those that are involved in dog fighting.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-02-08T13:32:39.637Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-08T13:32:39.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hoyle more like this
679844
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star this property date less than 2017-01-27more like thismore than 2017-01-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Food: Imports 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 whether any new trade arrangements with the US, involving the import of food products from the US to the UK, could compromise existing food safety and traceability standards. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL5064 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-08more like thismore than 2017-02-08
star this property answer text <p>There are currently no proposals for the UK to grant access for US agri-food products outside of the EU’s current approvals regime and hence no specific assessment has been undertaken. Until the UK leaves the EU we will continue to meet all relevant EU food safety legislation. Once we have left the EU, maintaining the UK’s high standards of food safety will remain a priority.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-02-08T14:21:21.227Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-08T14:21:21.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
681841
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star this property date less than 2017-01-31more like thismore than 2017-01-31
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Air Pollution 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 action they are taking to ensure that air pollution levels are reduced in the UK, in the light of the alert declared in London recently as a result of toxic air peaks. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL5154 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-14more like thismore than 2017-02-14
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom complies with EU legislation for nearly all air pollutants, but faces challenges in achieving nitrogen dioxide limits, along with 16 other EU member states. That is why we have committed more than £2 billion since 2011 to reduce transport emissions and the autumn statement provided a further £290 million to support greener transport. Air quality is improving, but the Government recognises that we need to go further and faster and we will be consulting on a new national plan by 24 April. The final plan will be in place by the end of July.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the national air quality plan already in place we are requiring five cities (Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Nottingham and Southampton) to implement Clean Air Zones.</p><p> </p><p>London faces the greatest challenge because of the size and complexity of the Capital’s transport networks and construction activity from unprecedented growth. The Mayor is responsible for air quality in the capital and has reserve powers under Part IV of the 1995 Environment Act to enable this. Under the Act the Mayor may direct the boroughs in the Greater London area concerning how they should assess and prioritise action in their areas. From September 2020 an Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be introduced in London. The ULEZ will apply to all cars, motorcycles, vans, minibuses, buses, coaches and HGVs and will cover the same area as the current Congestion Charge Zone.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-02-14T14:15:00.58Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-14T14:15:00.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
681844
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star this property date less than 2017-01-31more like thismore than 2017-01-31
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Flood Control: Somerset 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 23 January (HL4517), when the scheme to widen and improve the River Sowy and King Sedgemoor Drain will be completed, and what is the estimated increase in volumes of flood water that can be removed as a result of that scheme. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL5157 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-08more like thismore than 2017-02-08
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency is planning to issue tender documents for the main component of the works to widen and improve the River Sowy and King Sedgemoor Drain in spring 2017 and expects the scheme to be functional by the end of 2020.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The scheme aims to increase the capacity of the River Sowy and King Sedgemoor Drain system by an estimated 7 cubic metres per second (m<sup>3</sup>/s). This will increase the estimated existing capacity of the system by 41%, from 17 m<sup>3</sup>/s to 24 m<sup>3</sup>/s.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-02-08T14:23:01.99Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-08T14:23:01.99Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Chemicals: Regulation more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, what steps they intend to take in regard to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. more like this
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Baroness Parminter more like this
star this property uin HL5172 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-08more like thismore than 2017-02-08
star this property answer text <p>The regulation of Chemicals is essential to manage the risk of harmful chemicals entering the environment or adversely affecting human health. Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 covering the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is the regulation for EU chemicals management and will continue to apply while the UK remains a member of the EU.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the exit negotiations the Government will discuss with the EU and Member States how best to continue cooperation in the field of chemicals regulation in the interests of both the UK and the EU. The Great Repeal Bill will also convert current EU law into domestic law wherever practical, giving consumers and businesses as much certainty as possible. This includes laws relating to chemicals. The UK is strongly committed to the effective and safe management of chemicals. That will not change when we leave the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-02-08T15:31:20.5Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-08T15:31:20.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Parminter more like this
683625
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star this property date less than 2017-02-02more like thismore than 2017-02-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Wines: Labelling 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 whether sampling of Spanish and French wine has been increased in the light of allegations that cheap Spanish wine is being labelled as French wine. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL5188 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-13more like thismore than 2017-02-13
star this property answer text <p>Wine sampling is conducted by Her Majesty’s Government on a random and risk-led basis. It therefore remains fully adaptable to respond to actual and perceived risks faced by the wine sector and consumers.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-02-13T14:16:21.097Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-13T14:16:21.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
683632
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star this property date less than 2017-02-02more like thismore than 2017-02-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Common Fisheries Policy 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 they intend to leave the Common Fisheries Policy when the UK leaves the EU; and if so, how they will ensure that fish stocks remain sustainable. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL5195 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-08more like thismore than 2017-02-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to withdrawing from the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and putting in place a new fisheries regime.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will continue to champion sustainable fisheries, including restoring stocks to Maximum Sustainable yield and ending discards, and is committed to cooperating with other countries over the management of shared stocks. We want to use this opportunity to deliver a sustainable fishing industry and marine environment.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-02-08T16:18:31.563Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-08T16:18:31.563Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this