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1166840
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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 Motorcycles: Exhaust Emissions 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 evidence her Department uses in respect of motorcycle emissions of NOx; how the practice of filtering is reflected in the emissions modelling that her Department uses; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Law more like this
uin 6407 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The method for estimating emissions from road transport, including powered two wheelers, is available in the latest National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory’s (NAEI) informative inventory report: <a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/assets/documents/reports/cat09/1904121008_GB_IIR_2019_v2.0.pdf" target="_blank">https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/assets/documents/reports/cat09/1904121008_GB_IIR_2019_v2.0.pdf</a>. It uses the internationally recognised COPERT methodology produced by Emisia and if the abatement technology is already incorporated in the emission factor, then it will be reflected in the emissions estimates. Emission factors are presented in the EMEP/EEA Guidebook. The NAEI results for 2017 show that motorcycles and mopeds account for less than 0.5% of road traffic NOx emissions. The NAEI is subject to rigorous international reviews and has a continuous improvement programme to incorporate the latest available evidence.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:49:32.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:49:32.52Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4403
label Biography information for Chris Law more like this
1166841
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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 Nitrogen Oxides 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 the primary source of NOx is in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Law more like this
uin 6408 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The latest estimates made of annual pollutant emissions in the UK show that road transport accounts for 32% of NO<sub>x</sub> emissions, followed by emissions from energy generation (21%) and emissions from manufacturing and construction (17%).</p><p> </p><p>Further information on the UK’s air pollutant emissions can be found on the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory website: <a href="https://naei.beis.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://naei.beis.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Information is also reported in the UK emissions statistical release:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/778483/Emissions_of_air_pollutants_1990_2017.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/778483/Emissions_of_air_pollutants_1990_2017.pdf</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:49:24.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:49:24.37Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4403
label Biography information for Chris Law more like this
1166836
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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 Air Pollution: Sutton Coldfield 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 improve air quality in Sutton Coldfield. more like this
tabling member constituency Sutton Coldfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
uin 6245 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>Air quality is a threat to public health and more needs to be done to improve it. That is why we have put in place a £3.5 billion plan to reduce harmful emissions from road transport, and published the Clean Air Strategy which focuses on broader emissions beyond road transport and which aims to cut air pollution and save lives.</p><p>Local authorities are responsible for reviewing and assessing local air quality and must take action in the event of exceedances in pollution concentration limits. The Environment Bill includes measures to improve air quality which will ensure that local authorities have a clear framework, and simple to use powers, to tackle air pollution.</p><p>The Government is taking a strong national leadership role in improving air quality and provides financial and expert support to local authorities to develop innovative plans to tackle local air pollution. Defra and the Department for Transport’s Joint Air Quality Unit has been working with local authorities including Birmingham City Council to tackle nitrogen dioxide exceedances.</p>
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:48:20.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:48:20.827Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
1211
label Biography information for Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
1167066
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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 LIFE Programme 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 plans she has to replace EU LIFE funding for projects such as the Little Tern Recovery Project at Pagham Harbour after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Chichester more like this
tabling member printed
Gillian Keegan more like this
uin 7230 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>Projects funded under the L’Instrument Financier pour l’Environnement (LIFE) programme have played an important role in helping to implement environment policy in the UK. The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan makes clear that public funding will continue to play an important role in protecting and enhancing our natural environment. Securing a negotiated exit from the EU would ensure that UK organisations could continue to access LIFE funding until the end of 2020. The UK Government has guaranteed to underwrite the funding for agreed LIFE projects led by UK organisations in the event of the funding from the EU stopping in a ‘no deal’ exit. Once the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU are clear, we will decide as part of the next multi-year Spending Review, whether the UK will seek to associate with the LIFE programme as a third country or whether domestic arrangements should be established.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:47:14.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:47:14.973Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4680
label Biography information for Gillian Keegan more like this
1166691
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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 Noise: East Hampshire 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, where Noise Important Areas (NIAs) have been identified in East Hampshire constituency; and what plans he has for updating the identification of NIAs. more like this
tabling member constituency East Hampshire more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Damian Hinds more like this
uin 6340 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>Detailed strategic maps showing noise levels for road noise and rail sources, as well as Noise Important Areas (NIAs) and exposure data across England, are available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategic-noise-mapping-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategic-noise-mapping-2019</a>. This data is searchable by location.</p><p> </p><p>NIAs are currently defined as the areas where the 1% of the population affected by the highest noise levels from roads and railways are located according to the results of the strategic noise mapping. The noise maps and action plans published in July 2019 remain in place for five years. As we prepare for the next round of noise mapping and action planning, we intend to consider whether the metrics currently used to identify Important Areas could be improved.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:47:10.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:47:10.04Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
3969
label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
1167430
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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 Air Pollution: Southampton 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 reduce air pollution in Southampton. more like this
tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
tabling member printed
Royston Smith more like this
uin 7762 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>On 19 March 2019, Southampton City Council was directed to implement a plan for</p><p>NO2 compliance as part of the UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations 2017.</p><p> </p><p>Under this direction, the local authority was directed to implement a number of measures to ensure compliance with the legal limit value for NO2, in the shortest possible time. These include:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>A taxi licensing condition to require a minimum euro 6 diesel/euro 4 petrol for newly licensed vehicles by 2023</p></li><li><p>An expansion of the low emission taxi incentive for Southampton licensed taxis</p></li><li><p>Electric vehicle charge points</p></li><li><p>Ultra Low Emission Vehicle taxis trials for Southampton licenced taxis</p></li><li><p>A bus lane restriction for non-Southampton vehicles</p></li><li><p>A city centre euro 6 bus traffic condition</p></li><li><p>A behavioural change campaign to promote active and sustainable travel</p></li><li><p>Freight consolidation centre for Heavy Goods Vehicles operators in Southampton</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>The Government has provided funding to Southampton of over £1.4 million to support the introduction of these measures.</p><p> </p><p>Our officials have ongoing engagement with Southampton to monitor implementation of these measures and their impact.</p>
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:45:31.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:45:31.783Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4478
label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1167672
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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 Flood Control: Worcestershire 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 plans the Environment Agency has to build flood protection schemes in Severn Stoke and Tenbury Wells. more like this
tabling member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
tabling member printed
Harriett Baldwin more like this
uin 8283 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The Environment Agency (EA) is continuing to work with partners and the local community to reduce the impacts of flooding in Severn Stoke. The EA is undertaking further modelling and assessments of a proposed design for a flood alleviation scheme. Given the small rural community, this project is an economically challenging scheme and the EA is working with wider professional parties to identify a suitable delivery route and viable way for the scheme to be built. Subject to planning approval and adequate funds being in place it is anticipated that work can commence on site in 2020 to ensure completion during 2021. The EA anticipate the local community will be able to submit an outline planning application this winter.</p><p> </p><p>Tenbury has suffered from extensive flooding on a number of occasions with direct impacts affecting homes and businesses. An economic appraisal of the feasibility design completed in 2007 estimated that delivery of a full flood defence scheme would cost around £5.5 million. However, the scheme as it stands is unlikely to attract more than £1 million of Flood Defence Grant in Aid, leaving a substantial partnership funding gap.</p><p> </p><p>The EA are currently updating this appraisal to re-assess the scale of defences required but do not anticipate the revised potential costs to have changed significantly, they may have potentially increased. Because of the funding deficit, the scheme will not be able to progress until significant contributions have been secured. The EA are reviewing all delivery options for the scheme, including engaging with Local Enterprise Partnerships, businesses and the local authority and continues to look at strategic options.</p><p> </p><p>The EA continues to actively work with local flood action groups in both locations. In the meantime property level flood resilience measures were installed to a limited number of properties between 2010 and 2012 and these were in operation last weekend.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:41:49.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:41:49.627Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
1167638
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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 Nature Conservation 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 his Department has made of the potential effect of the proposed 10 per cent biodiversity net gain in new developments on the effectiveness of the nature recovery network. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 8263 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>We published an <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/839610/net-gain-ia.pdf" target="_blank">impact assessment</a> which quantifies the potential benefits of a mandatory biodiversity net gain requirement. This analysis estimates that net gain is likely to deliver several thousands of hectares of habitat creation and enhancement per year, and we anticipate this will make an important contribution to the Nature Recovery Network (NRN).</p><p> </p><p>Beyond the contribution of biodiversity net gain, the NRN requires clear spatial strategies to direct investment, strong partnerships to support its delivery, and a clear set of incentives and land management actions to drive improvements.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:36:53.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:36:53.963Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1167639
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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 Environment Bill 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 his Department has made of whether local planning authorities have sufficient resources to implement the proposed requirements of the Environment Bill. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 8264 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The Government wants to see better planning for nature, in a way that’s more efficient as well as effective. The Environment Bill will provide greater certainty through the planning system on how to plan effectively for the local environment.</p><p> </p><p>We consulted local authorities during the policy making stage, and continue to be committed to working in partnership with local government on the implementation of these measures.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will cover any additional costs these measures place on local authorities.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:34:41.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:34:41.11Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1151325
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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 Eutrophication: Solent 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 she has made of the effect of eutrophication in the Solent area on protected habitats and bird species in that region. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 3783 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>Both Natural England (NE) and the Environment Agency (EA) have a role in assessing water quality and its impacts on designated sites.</p><p> </p><p>The EA has used its monitoring and evidence to undertake modelling of nitrogen sources in the Solent area. This shows that, on average, about 50% of nitrogen sources impacting coastal and estuarine waters in the Solent come from agriculture and about 10% from sewage treatment works.</p><p> </p><p>NE’s site condition assessments consider a range of different environmental features and are therefore undertaken as an ongoing process, rather than a one-off undertaking. Through their site condition assessment work, NE has concluded that the Solent is in unfavourable condition because of the high levels of nutrients, which are causing excessive growth of algae, particularly green species of macroalgae.</p><p> </p><p>Proliferation of these green macroalgal mats can be detrimental to ecology, including birds. Several of the Solent’s estuaries are affected in this way and work has been ongoing for many years to reduce inputs of nitrogen and hence reduce macroalgal mats. This has primarily been through tackling diffuse agricultural sources and improvements to sewage treatment works on both the coast and within the river catchments which feed into the Solent.</p>
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
grouped question UIN 3782 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:30:48.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:30:48.567Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this