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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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
star this property hansard heading Birds: Pest Control 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, if he will establish an independent inquiry on the reasons his Department and Natural England decided on the proposal to revoke General Licences 04/05/06. 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 248559 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The decision to revoke the licences was made by Natural England (NE) as the licensing authority, not the government. We have not yet decided on a review of the recent situation.</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 2019-05-16T12:44:51.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T12:44:51.747Z
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unstar 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
1124409
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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
star this property hansard heading Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control 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 how many cattle have been tested positive for bovine tuberculosis and then following slaughter have been negative on post-mortem testing; and what progress has been made in producing an accurate test before cattle are slaughtered. more like this
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Baroness Golding more like this
star this property uin HL15458 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 early detection and removal of tuberculosis (TB)-infected cattle before they develop advanced pathology and/or clinical signs of the disease (and thus become highly infectious) is a key element of bovine TB eradication programmes, including England’s 25 Year Bovine TB Strategy. To that effect, we use ante-mortem tests that measure the animals’ immune response to infection with the bovine TB bacterium (<em>Mycobacterium bovis – M. bovis</em>), rather than rely on direct detection methods.</p><p> </p><p>The single intradermal comparative cervical tuberculin (SICCT) test, commonly known as the ‘skin test’, together with the interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA), is the legal standard approved in the EU legislation for the diagnosis of TB in live cattle in the UK. As with cases of TB in humans, only a proportion of those animals infected with <em>M. bovis</em> and reacting to a tuberculin skin test or IGRA display gross lesions of TB when subjected to post-mortem meat inspection in the slaughterhouse.</p><p> </p><p>In 2017 (the last year for which an analysis of post-mortem findings is available), approximately 60% of the 32,000 cattle compulsorily removed for bovine TB control reasons in England as skin test reactors or IGRA positives did not have visible lesions of TB on post-mortem and were also negative for <em>M. bovis</em> on bacteriological culture (where performed).</p><p> </p><p>Defra and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) are constantly striving for new ways to maximise the effectiveness of TB testing of cattle to achieve the objectives of the Strategy. APHA may exceptionally authorise the private use of non-validated diagnostic tests for bovine TB in herds where the disease is persistent, in order to help detect additional infected animals that may have been missed by the approved official tests (rather than to negate a positive result to such tests). A policy position paper on non-validated diagnostics for TB in cattle is now available on the APHA Vet Gateway (<a href="http://apha.defra.gov.uk/vet-gateway/index.htm" target="_blank">http://apha.defra.gov.uk/vet-gateway/index.htm</a>).</p><p> </p><p>Over £4 million was allocated to TB research and development in 2018/19, with the anticipation of a similar spend this financial year. The majority of these finds are being invested in improving diagnostic tests alongside vaccine development. However, validation for a new test to World Organisation for Animal Health standards would only lead to official adoption if it demonstrated proven advantages in the detection of disease alongside the current test portfolio.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:25:10.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:25:10.83Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Golding more like this
1124633
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Eggs 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 estimate they have made of the number of eggs produced in the UK for enriched colony systems in 2019. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL15501 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>UK Packing Station egg throughput figures are collated quarterly and cover the vast majority of total eggs produced. Eggs produced from hens in enriched colony systems accounted for 42% of the total throughput in the first quarter of 2019 in the UK. This equates to 1.2 billion eggs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:44:27.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:44:27.373Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1124654
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Peat 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 to introduce regular reporting on the proportion of peat being sold in compost and used as a growing medium in horticulture. more like this
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Lord Teverson more like this
star this property uin HL15522 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>We are working with the industry to put in place a replacement for our previous monitoring of peat use in growing media, which last reported in 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The 2016 report showed that peat use in 1) the amateur sector (2020 target) was down 21% in 2015 compared to 2011, and 2) the professional grower sector (2030 target) was down 26% since 2011. Nevertheless, whilst progress had been made in reducing peat use, it appears to be stalling.</p><p> </p><p>We stated in the 25 Year Plan for the Environment that if by 2020 we have not seen sufficient movement to peat alternatives, we will look at introducing further measures. We have been discussing how we should judge what constitutes “sufficient movement” away from peat use and what potential further measures could look like. These discussions are ongoing.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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HL15523 more like this
HL15524 more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:34:42.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:34:42.027Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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3789
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Teverson more like this
1124655
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Peat 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 progress towards their voluntary targets for the phasing out of the use of peat from compost and horticulture for (1) 2020, and (2) 2030. more like this
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Lord Teverson more like this
star this property uin HL15523 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>We are working with the industry to put in place a replacement for our previous monitoring of peat use in growing media, which last reported in 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The 2016 report showed that peat use in 1) the amateur sector (2020 target) was down 21% in 2015 compared to 2011, and 2) the professional grower sector (2030 target) was down 26% since 2011. Nevertheless, whilst progress had been made in reducing peat use, it appears to be stalling.</p><p> </p><p>We stated in the 25 Year Plan for the Environment that if by 2020 we have not seen sufficient movement to peat alternatives, we will look at introducing further measures. We have been discussing how we should judge what constitutes “sufficient movement” away from peat use and what potential further measures could look like. These discussions are ongoing.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15522 more like this
HL15524 more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:34:42.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:34:42.087Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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3789
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Teverson more like this
1124656
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Peat 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 to introduce mandatory targets for the phasing out of the use of peat for compost and horticulture; and whether any such targets will be earlier than the current voluntary targets. more like this
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Lord Teverson more like this
star this property uin HL15524 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>We are working with the industry to put in place a replacement for our previous monitoring of peat use in growing media, which last reported in 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The 2016 report showed that peat use in 1) the amateur sector (2020 target) was down 21% in 2015 compared to 2011, and 2) the professional grower sector (2030 target) was down 26% since 2011. Nevertheless, whilst progress had been made in reducing peat use, it appears to be stalling.</p><p> </p><p>We stated in the 25 Year Plan for the Environment that if by 2020 we have not seen sufficient movement to peat alternatives, we will look at introducing further measures. We have been discussing how we should judge what constitutes “sufficient movement” away from peat use and what potential further measures could look like. These discussions are ongoing.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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HL15522 more like this
HL15523 more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:34:42.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:34:42.137Z
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unstar 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 Teverson more like this
1124951
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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
star this property hansard heading Furosemide 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 assessment he has made of the potential merits of banning the medication Furosemide from being used by trainers in equestrian training sessions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 251224 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>Furosemide is an active ingredient authorised for use in veterinary medicines for dogs, cats and horses. Products containing furosemide are diuretic and are used to treat a build-up of fluid within the body, for example as a result of congestive heart failure. Medicines containing furosemide must be prescribed by a veterinary surgeon before they can be administered to an animal.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does not seek to interfere with the clinical judgement of a veterinary surgeon in determining the best available treatment to an animal under his or her care.</p><p> </p><p>There are no regulatory concerns that would necessitate a ban on the use of furosemide on the grounds of safety, quality or efficacy. Any ban on the use of a product in an equestrian sporting discipline is the responsibility of the relevant sport’s governing body.</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 2019-05-16T10:52:08.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T10:52:08.947Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1125274
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution 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 steps his Department takes to protect vulnerable people, including older people, children and people with health conditions from pollution episodes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 251940 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>During episodes of elevated air pollution, Defra works closely with Public Health England and a network of health charities to ensure that key health messages are communicated to those who are vulnerable to the effects of air pollution, in addition to communicating through our normal digital channels.</p><p> </p><p>Defra’s Daily Air Quality Index (<a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/air-pollution/daqi" target="_blank">https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/air-pollution/daqi</a>) assists in understanding air pollution levels and suggests recommended actions and health advice. Such advice applies to anyone experiencing symptoms.</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 2019-05-16T11:23:40.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T11:23:40.59Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
1125301
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution 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 monitoring of air quality takes place in each local authority area in England; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 251897 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>Local authorities have a statutory responsibility to review and assess local ambient air quality, and are responsible for mitigation of air pollution where people are likely to be exposed. Defra provides guidance and support to local authorities on monitoring; positioning of monitors is expected to be in line with national and local priorities.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, Defra’s national network of air quality monitors currently comprises 272 sites across the UK and is managed by the Environment Agency. Sites are organised into networks that gather information on a wide range of pollutants in towns and cities as well as in rural areas. Some monitoring sites are focused on measuring specific sources, e.g. road traffic or industry whilst others are focused on background concentrations.</p><p> </p><p>Monitoring data is made available on our UK-AIR website. Data from the Automatic Urban and Rural Network is reported in near-real-time and is updated every hour. The website is: <a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/</a>.</p>
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 2019-05-16T12:08:50.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T12:08:50.46Z
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4098
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1125402
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution 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 estimate he has made of the number of (a) adults and (b) children who were exposed to high levels of air pollution between 4 and 26 April 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
star this property uin 252076 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Between 4 and 26 April 2019, there were two separate pollution episodes, which were due to a mixture of pollutants (including PM<sub>10</sub>, PM<sub>2.5 </sub>and ozone) and therefore it is not possible to easily estimate the number of adults and children who were exposed to high levels of air pollution.</p><p> </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 2019-05-16T12:02:38.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T12:02:38.46Z
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4098
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this