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1147127
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Ash Dieback Disease: Disease Control more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to tackle ash dieback. more like this
tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Lavery more like this
uin 292238 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p>Extensive action has been taken on ash dieback since it was first officially found in 2012. We have restricted the movement of ash and invested more than £6m in ash dieback research. We have conducted the world’s largest screening trials and in June 2019 we published the ash research strategy – this set out priority areas for future research, including the UK led work to identify tolerant trees.</p><p> </p><p>We will be planting the first UK archive of tolerant trees in 2020. We are continuing to support landowners to manage ash dieback on the ground by providing guidance, including a toolkit for local authorities and large land mangers which was launched earlier this year and has been downloaded over 16,500 times.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T13:22:03.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:22:03.587Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
4139
label Biography information for Ian Lavery remove filter
1147160
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Squirrels more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to (a) protect red squirrels in Northumberland and (b) tackle the damaging effect of the invasive grey squirrel species. more like this
tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Lavery more like this
uin 292240 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p>This is a devolved matter. The information below only relates to England.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to protecting and expanding red squirrel populations and tackling the threats that grey squirrels pose to them. The Forestry Commission and Natural England are members of Red Squirrels Northern England, a red squirrel conservation partnership project managed by Northumberland Wildlife Trust, which works in seven northern counties, including Northumberland. The Forestry Commission has also partnered with the Mammals Trust UK and Newcastle University on the Northumberland Kielder Forest Project, which considers the role that forest management can have in conservation of the species.</p><p> </p><p>The Forestry Commission undertakes actions to protect red squirrels from the impact of grey squirrels more widely as outlined in the Grey Squirrel Action Plan for England. This includes providing woodland management advice on maintaining red squirrel habitat and managing grey squirrels, including advising land-owners that receive funding through the Countryside Stewardship scheme who choose to control grey squirrels.</p><p> </p><p>Defra, Natural England and the Forestry Commission are signatories to the United Kingdom Squirrel Accord, working with over 30 other signatories, including Red Squirrels Northern England, to secure and expand red squirrel populations. Defra, in partnership with the Accord, has provided funding for work by the Animal and Plant Health Agency for the development of a fertility control method for grey squirrels. This research continues to show promise as one potentially effective and humane method to control grey squirrel numbers in the longer term.</p>
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T11:32:02.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:32:02.18Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4139
label Biography information for Ian Lavery remove filter
1147158
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Crayfish: Pest Control more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps her Department has taken to tackle invasive crayfish species in UK rivers. more like this
tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Lavery more like this
uin 292239 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p>Policy on non-native crayfish is devolved; the following information is relevant to England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>We are in the process of eradicating the only known population of white river crayfish in England and Wales, using a natural pyrethrum based biocide. The trapping of crayfish is tightly regulated to prevent deliberate or accidental spread of crayfish. The Environment Agency has been active in instigating research into methods for managing non-native crayfish populations and mitigating their impact on the environment.</p><p> </p><p>On 8 March the Government laid the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order (“the Order”) which applies across England and Wales. The Order is a key part of meeting the requirements of EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation (1143/2014), a core purpose of which is to take concerted action to tackle the threat that invasive species pose to our biodiversity and ecosystems. The Order will introduce an enforcement regime that will include the following non-native invasive crayfish species: signal crayfish, marbled crayfish, virile crayfish, spiny cheeked crayfish, and red swamped crayfish. The Order will introduce both civil and criminal sanctions including both fixed and variable monetary penalties and custodial sentences for the most serious infringements of the EU Regulation.</p><p> </p><p>On 18 July the Government launched a consultation on management measures for widely spread invasive alien species, including the signal crayfish, which closes on 12 September. Under the Invasive Alien Species Regulation, management measures must be put in place for widespread invasive alien species. The consultation asks for views on ways to manage populations of species of concern including for specified invasive crayfish species.</p><p> </p><p>The consultation can be found at</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/invasive-alien-species-management-measures-for-widely-spread-species-in-england-and-wales" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/invasive-alien-species-management-measures-for-widely-spread-species-in-england-and-wales</a></p><p> </p><p>We continue to work with water companies to improve biosecurity measures, including through the Clean, Check, Dry campaign.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T11:05:30.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:05:30.61Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4139
label Biography information for Ian Lavery remove filter
1147161
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Japanese Knotweed: North East more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the strategy to deal with invasive Japanese knotweed in (a) Wansbeck constituency, (b) Northumberland and (c) the North East. more like this
tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Lavery more like this
uin 292241 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p>There has been no formal assessment of this nature. Japanese knotweed is listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended), which makes it an offence to allow the plant to escape, or cause it to grow in the wild. Local councils and police have the power to issue Community Protection Notices against individuals or businesses who persistently or continually act in a way that has a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality.</p><p> </p><p>A number of authorities are taking action to control Japanese Knotweed. This includes the Tees River Trust which is involved in managing release sites for the biocontrol of Japanese knotweed.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T11:00:23.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:00:23.97Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
4139
label Biography information for Ian Lavery remove filter
1143721
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Squirrels: Northumberland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to (a) protect red squirrels in Northumberland and (b) tackle the damaging effect of the invasive grey squirrel species. more like this
tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Lavery more like this
uin 285274 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:49:44.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:49:44.997Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4139
label Biography information for Ian Lavery remove filter
1143307
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Ash Dieback Disease: Disease Control more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps the Government is taking to tackle Ash dieback. more like this
tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Lavery more like this
uin 284693 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:34:22.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:34:22.51Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
4139
label Biography information for Ian Lavery remove filter
1143720
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Japanese Knotweed: North East more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the strategy to deal with invasive Japanese knotweed in (a) Wansbeck constituency, (b) Northumberland and (c) the North East. more like this
tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Lavery more like this
uin 285273 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:25:22.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:25:22.72Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
4139
label Biography information for Ian Lavery remove filter
1143724
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Crayfish: Pest Control more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps her Department has taken to tackle invasive crayfish species in UK rivers. more like this
tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Lavery more like this
uin 285275 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:24:00.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:24:00.613Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
4139
label Biography information for Ian Lavery remove filter