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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Sheep Meat: Import Duties 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, with reference to the Department for International Trade's draft tariff schedule, Temporary rates of custom duty, published on 13 March 2019, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on livestock farmers in the event that the EU matches the tariff on sheep meat proposed in that draft tariff schedule in the event that the UK leaves the EU without an agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Consistent with World Trade Organisation rules, the EU must apply tariffs equally to imports from all countries where there is not a trade agreement or any other preferential arrangement in place. In the event of no deal, this includes the UK.</p><p> </p><p>We anticipate that the application of EU tariffs on UK exports would have a substantial negative impact across the UK farming sector, particularly for sheepmeat where those tariffs are high and around 30% of production is exported, approximately 95% of which goes to the EU. This is just one reason why delivering a negotiated settlement remains the Government’s top priority.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:58:06.837Z
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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 Jo Stevens more like this
1139956
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Sheep Meat: UK Trade with EU 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 he has in place to deal with sheep meat that is not sold into the EU as a result of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Darlington more like this
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Jenny Chapman more like this
unstar this property uin 278473 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>It is in everyone’s interests to secure a good deal with the European Union and that is exactly what we are committed to do. The Government recognises the concerns of stakeholders and is determined to get the best deal for the UK in our negotiations to leave the EU, including for our globally recognised sheep meat.</p><p> </p><p>As a responsible Government it is our duty to prepare for every eventuality, including that of no-deal. Significant work is underway to ensure that UK exporters can maintain access to EU markets. We are confident that we will achieve third country listing with the EU prior to our departure, as we did prior to the April date. This will allow the UK to export to the EU. A no-deal Brexit would mean that goods traded between the EU and the UK will be subject to the same tariffs as goods from third countries.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is the largest producer of sheep and by far the largest exporter of sheep meat in the EU. Around 30% of production is exported, with 95% of these exports going to the EU. The application of high EU tariffs on UK exports of sheep meat will have a substantial negative effect on the income of UK sheep farmers. At Defra, we are doing all we can to mitigate the challenges they face and we have contingency plans in place to minimise disruption. We will be monitoring the market situation closely and My Rt Hon friend, the Secretary of State, has made it clear that we will support our most vulnerable sectors, such as our sheep farmers.</p><p> </p><p>Government has also pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this parliament, expected in 2022. This includes all funding provided for farm support under both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 of the current CAP. This commitment applies to the whole UK.</p><p> </p><p>We are in regular dialogue with the farming unions, processors and allied industries about storage, feed and other supplies in the event of a no deal. These discussions have been constructive and will continue.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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278469 more like this
278470 more like this
278471 more like this
278472 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:57:22.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:57:22.52Z
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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 Jenny Chapman more like this
1139955
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Sheep: UK Trade with EU 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 he has taken to ensure adequate amounts of animal feed are available to feed sheep that are not sold to the EU in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Darlington more like this
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Jenny Chapman more like this
unstar this property uin 278472 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>It is in everyone’s interests to secure a good deal with the European Union and that is exactly what we are committed to do. The Government recognises the concerns of stakeholders and is determined to get the best deal for the UK in our negotiations to leave the EU, including for our globally recognised sheep meat.</p><p> </p><p>As a responsible Government it is our duty to prepare for every eventuality, including that of no-deal. Significant work is underway to ensure that UK exporters can maintain access to EU markets. We are confident that we will achieve third country listing with the EU prior to our departure, as we did prior to the April date. This will allow the UK to export to the EU. A no-deal Brexit would mean that goods traded between the EU and the UK will be subject to the same tariffs as goods from third countries.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is the largest producer of sheep and by far the largest exporter of sheep meat in the EU. Around 30% of production is exported, with 95% of these exports going to the EU. The application of high EU tariffs on UK exports of sheep meat will have a substantial negative effect on the income of UK sheep farmers. At Defra, we are doing all we can to mitigate the challenges they face and we have contingency plans in place to minimise disruption. We will be monitoring the market situation closely and My Rt Hon friend, the Secretary of State, has made it clear that we will support our most vulnerable sectors, such as our sheep farmers.</p><p> </p><p>Government has also pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this parliament, expected in 2022. This includes all funding provided for farm support under both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 of the current CAP. This commitment applies to the whole UK.</p><p> </p><p>We are in regular dialogue with the farming unions, processors and allied industries about storage, feed and other supplies in the event of a no deal. These discussions have been constructive and will continue.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
278469 more like this
278470 more like this
278471 more like this
278473 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:57:22.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:57:22.487Z
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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 Jenny Chapman more like this
1139954
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Sheep Meat: UK Trade with EU 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 he is taking to ensure his Department will have adequate cold storage facilities available for the storage of sheep meat in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Darlington more like this
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Jenny Chapman more like this
unstar this property uin 278471 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>It is in everyone’s interests to secure a good deal with the European Union and that is exactly what we are committed to do. The Government recognises the concerns of stakeholders and is determined to get the best deal for the UK in our negotiations to leave the EU, including for our globally recognised sheep meat.</p><p> </p><p>As a responsible Government it is our duty to prepare for every eventuality, including that of no-deal. Significant work is underway to ensure that UK exporters can maintain access to EU markets. We are confident that we will achieve third country listing with the EU prior to our departure, as we did prior to the April date. This will allow the UK to export to the EU. A no-deal Brexit would mean that goods traded between the EU and the UK will be subject to the same tariffs as goods from third countries.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is the largest producer of sheep and by far the largest exporter of sheep meat in the EU. Around 30% of production is exported, with 95% of these exports going to the EU. The application of high EU tariffs on UK exports of sheep meat will have a substantial negative effect on the income of UK sheep farmers. At Defra, we are doing all we can to mitigate the challenges they face and we have contingency plans in place to minimise disruption. We will be monitoring the market situation closely and My Rt Hon friend, the Secretary of State, has made it clear that we will support our most vulnerable sectors, such as our sheep farmers.</p><p> </p><p>Government has also pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this parliament, expected in 2022. This includes all funding provided for farm support under both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 of the current CAP. This commitment applies to the whole UK.</p><p> </p><p>We are in regular dialogue with the farming unions, processors and allied industries about storage, feed and other supplies in the event of a no deal. These discussions have been constructive and will continue.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
278469 more like this
278470 more like this
278472 more like this
278473 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:57:22.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:57:22.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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3972
unstar this property label Biography information for Jenny Chapman more like this
1139953
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Sheep: UK Trade with EU 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 contingency plans his Department has made in relation to sheep that are not sold to the EU in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Darlington more like this
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Jenny Chapman more like this
unstar this property uin 278470 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>It is in everyone’s interests to secure a good deal with the European Union and that is exactly what we are committed to do. The Government recognises the concerns of stakeholders and is determined to get the best deal for the UK in our negotiations to leave the EU, including for our globally recognised sheep meat.</p><p> </p><p>As a responsible Government it is our duty to prepare for every eventuality, including that of no-deal. Significant work is underway to ensure that UK exporters can maintain access to EU markets. We are confident that we will achieve third country listing with the EU prior to our departure, as we did prior to the April date. This will allow the UK to export to the EU. A no-deal Brexit would mean that goods traded between the EU and the UK will be subject to the same tariffs as goods from third countries.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is the largest producer of sheep and by far the largest exporter of sheep meat in the EU. Around 30% of production is exported, with 95% of these exports going to the EU. The application of high EU tariffs on UK exports of sheep meat will have a substantial negative effect on the income of UK sheep farmers. At Defra, we are doing all we can to mitigate the challenges they face and we have contingency plans in place to minimise disruption. We will be monitoring the market situation closely and My Rt Hon friend, the Secretary of State, has made it clear that we will support our most vulnerable sectors, such as our sheep farmers.</p><p> </p><p>Government has also pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this parliament, expected in 2022. This includes all funding provided for farm support under both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 of the current CAP. This commitment applies to the whole UK.</p><p> </p><p>We are in regular dialogue with the farming unions, processors and allied industries about storage, feed and other supplies in the event of a no deal. These discussions have been constructive and will continue.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
278469 more like this
278471 more like this
278472 more like this
278473 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:57:22.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:57:22.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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3972
unstar this property label Biography information for Jenny Chapman more like this
1139952
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Sheep 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 effect on the rearing and sale of lamb and mutton of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Darlington more like this
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Jenny Chapman more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>It is in everyone’s interests to secure a good deal with the European Union and that is exactly what we are committed to do. The Government recognises the concerns of stakeholders and is determined to get the best deal for the UK in our negotiations to leave the EU, including for our globally recognised sheep meat.</p><p> </p><p>As a responsible Government it is our duty to prepare for every eventuality, including that of no-deal. Significant work is underway to ensure that UK exporters can maintain access to EU markets. We are confident that we will achieve third country listing with the EU prior to our departure, as we did prior to the April date. This will allow the UK to export to the EU. A no-deal Brexit would mean that goods traded between the EU and the UK will be subject to the same tariffs as goods from third countries.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is the largest producer of sheep and by far the largest exporter of sheep meat in the EU. Around 30% of production is exported, with 95% of these exports going to the EU. The application of high EU tariffs on UK exports of sheep meat will have a substantial negative effect on the income of UK sheep farmers. At Defra, we are doing all we can to mitigate the challenges they face and we have contingency plans in place to minimise disruption. We will be monitoring the market situation closely and My Rt Hon friend, the Secretary of State, has made it clear that we will support our most vulnerable sectors, such as our sheep farmers.</p><p> </p><p>Government has also pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this parliament, expected in 2022. This includes all funding provided for farm support under both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 of the current CAP. This commitment applies to the whole UK.</p><p> </p><p>We are in regular dialogue with the farming unions, processors and allied industries about storage, feed and other supplies in the event of a no deal. These discussions have been constructive and will continue.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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278470 more like this
278471 more like this
278472 more like this
278473 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:57:22.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:57:22.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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3972
unstar this property label Biography information for Jenny Chapman more like this
1138959
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2019 to Question 257548, what further collaboration his Department is planning with (a) the Animal and Plant Health Agency and (b) Border Force following that meeting with the Immigration Minister. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), as an executive agency of Defra, delivers Defra’s animal health and welfare and plant health policy, including in the area of illegal dog imports, which was discussed at the Ministerial meeting in question. APHA and Defra colleagues are in continual communication about how to best shape and deliver this important policy area.</p><p> </p><p>Regarding further collaboration between Defra and Border Force, we are taking forward our work to disrupt illegal imports of dogs as part of a wider refresh of our engagement at points of entry. Specifically, this includes APHA working more closely with Border Force to further improve operational processes at port, as well as exploring options for more mutual sharing of intelligence and intelligence led work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-07-18T14:44:05.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T14:44:05.727Z
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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 Alex Norris more like this
1138678
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star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Poultry: Animal Welfare 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 plans he has to encourage (a) supermarkets, (b) restaurant chains and (c) hotel groups to sign up to the European chicken commitment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
unstar this property uin 276519 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
unstar 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. After we leave the EU we will look to strengthen our world class welfare standards as new research and evidence emerges. In England, we intend to develop publicly funded schemes for farmers to deliver animal welfare enhancements beyond our high regulatory baseline that are valued by the public, but not sufficiently rewarded by the market. We also want to provide greater transparency and certainty for consumers, so that they have a clear understanding of the animal welfare standards applying to products. We note that the European Chicken Commitment initiative is also promoting enhancements beyond the regulatory baseline and we look forward to seeing how this voluntary initiative progresses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-07-17T14:40:12.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:40:12.617Z
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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 Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Horse Racing: Animal Welfare 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 16 April 2019 to Question 242198 on Horse Racing: Animal Welfare, what the timescale is for improving the design of starting stalls. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
unstar this property uin 276229 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is keen that the welfare needs of racehorses are well met, both during their racing lives and afterwards. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is responsible for the safety of racehorses at British racecourses and the BHA works alongside the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare to make horseracing as safe as possible.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to starting stalls, the incidence of stalls fatalities is low. In 2018 there was one stalls fatality over the course of 6,591 flat races. In addition the BHA Starting Team discuss any incident which occurs in the stalls with Veterinary Officers and staff handlers to improve safety.</p><p> </p><p>However, both I and the BHA consider that more can be done to make horseracing safer in general which is why I have been holding regular discussions with the BHA about this. Most recently on the 14 May, I met with the BHA as well as the new independent Chair of the BHA’s newly appointed Horse Welfare Board. This was a constructive meeting where the number of fatalities of racehorses was acknowledged and both sides agreed that further action is required to tackle avoidable harm and make the sport safer.</p><p> </p><p>The Board committed to doing all it can to improve welfare outcomes. I stressed the need for the BHA in conjunction with the Horse Welfare Board to develop a robust action plan that will deliver tangible results and intend to stay in regular contact with both the BHA and newly appointed Horse Welfare Board to continue to press for improvements in racehorse welfare.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T15:45:53.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:45:53.287Z
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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 Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animals: Exports 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 assessment he has made of the potential increase in the number of Export Health Certificate that will be required in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harborough more like this
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Neil O'Brien more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>If the UK leaves the EU without a deal we expect the number of Export Health Certificates (EHCs) issued for exports to increase.</p><p>To address this increase, we have offered free training to official veterinarians, with around 1000 official veterinarians now able to sign EHCs.</p><p>We have created a new Certification Support Officer. This role will assist Certifying Officers to collate the evidence needed for certification. 250 have registered and 90 have qualified in Great Britain so far.</p><p>We have offered local authorities funding to help them meet demand for EHCs, and a new web portal for processing EHCs will also help by speeding up the application process.</p><p>The proposed risk based approach to inspecting EHCs will increase the capacity for local authority Certifying Officers to certify export health certificates for fish and fish products.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-07-22T13:08:28.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:08:28.43Z
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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 Neil O'Brien more like this