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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the time taken by insurance companies to compensate those affected by the current year's floods. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Defra has funded a number of studies to investigate the potential for the absorption of contaminants by organisms that consume plastics. These studies are published in scientific literature. Defra is also currently conducting an analysis of the costs and benefits of the carrier bag charge, including on the marine environment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has been monitoring seabed litter since 1992 through fisheries stock assessments and marine litter surveys.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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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 progress has been made on the Lower Thames Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Further to my answer to the hon. Member for Windsor on Monday, 24 February 2014, Official Report column 83W, the Environment Agency is continuing to work with partners to develop the River Thames Scheme (Datchet to Teddington). This includes flood channel capacity improvements, property level protection measures and the construction of three new channels.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Preparatory work, which is under way, includes establishing appropriate consents and approval needed with planning authorities, undertaking surveys needed to gain consents, and the development of a funding package with other risk management authorities. The Environment Agency is planning to submit its Strategic Outline Case for this project to Defra as part of the HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office's Major Projects Authority approvals process.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency aims to start the work on improving weir capacity in 2016.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Full appraisal and outline design of the flood channel and capacity improvements will commence this summer. It is expected that this will take three to four years to enable the proposal for the new flood channels to be submitted for planning consents and authorisations. It is estimated that the construction of the flood channel will commence in 2020 and will take five to six years to complete.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Floods: South East more like this
star this property house id 1 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 estimate he has made of how many properties at risk of flooding in (a) Windsor constituency and (b) the Thames Valley that will not be covered by the new Flood Re scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 200307 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The assessment of the impact the scope of the Flood Re Scheme will have was done at a UK level. There was no specific assessment for individual constituencies or regions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T11:03:41.5247104Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T11:03:41.5247104Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Biotechnology 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, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of cellular agriculture on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261181 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 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>Cellular agriculture has the potential to transform how we produce some foods. Advances in science may allow us to create traditional animal products away from traditional farm settings, from gelatine and egg whites to milk and even meat. Such methods of production also have the potential to reduce climate emissions, especially when harnessing renewable energy supplies. Whilst Defra has not yet assessed the potential of this technology on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, through the £90 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Transforming Food Production challenge we will focus on innovation and research around agriculture, productivity and sustainability.</p><p>The environmental impacts of food are complex and span the whole supply chain. Defra undertakes and coordinates research across the whole food system to enhance productivity, enhance food quality, increase efficiency, and reduce waste, from primary production through to manufacturing, retail, distribution and the consumer.</p><p>The Government is committed to publishing a National Food Strategy when we leave the European Union. This will help ensure that our food system delivers healthy and affordable food for all people, and is built upon a resilient and sustainable agriculture sector which considers its climate impact.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T15:42:30.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T15:42:30.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-10more like thismore than 2017-11-10
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Inland Waterways more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential benefits to waterways management of the proposals by the Inland Waterways Association to transfer management of the waterways from the Environment Agency to the Canal and River Trust. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 112204 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Defra has not received proposals from the Inland Waterways Association for the transfer of the management of the waterways from the Environment Agency to the Canal and River Trust.</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 2017-11-20T16:22:24.82Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T16:22:24.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Biodiversity more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which key performance indicators his Department uses to assess progress in improving the UK’s biodiversity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261184 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>Domestic biodiversity policy is a devolved matter. The UK government has a range of performance indicators for England, although we do also work with the devolved administrations to compile indicators at UK scale for international reporting.</p><p> </p><p>In June 2019 the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published its <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs-single-departmental-plan/department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs-single-departmental-plan-may-2018" target="_blank">Single Departmental Plan</a> which includes biodiversity performance indicators for England, including: extent of marine protected areas and condition of protected sites and priority habitat.</p><p> </p><p>In May of this year, the Government published a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/25-year-environment-plan" target="_blank">new indicator framework</a> for the 25 Year Environment Plan, setting out a transparent, comprehensive framework that shows how the environment in England is changing and whether it is improving over time. These indicators include diversity and health of our seas, wildlife and wild places, and nature on land and water.</p><p> </p><p>To support reporting of progress across the whole of the UK, the government publishes a set of <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/biodiversity-indicators-for-the-uk" target="_blank">UK Biodiversity Indicators,</a> updated annually. These measure long term trends in the UK’s biodiversity and progress against our international commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity.</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 2019-06-14T09:52:58.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T09:52:58.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Biodiversity more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the contribution that green bridges make to biodiversity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>Green bridges are structures designed to provide wildlife and non-motorised users with easy and safe crossing of main roads and railways.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, Natural England published a review of the literature on green bridges. The review looked at 53 case studies from Europe and North America and found evidence that, in the majority of cases, green bridges were utilised by wildlife, although an assessment of their effectiveness in conserving wildlife populations was limited by the lack of long-term monitoring data. Guidance on the design of green bridges was also published by the Landscape Institute based on research undertaken by Natural England.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, the Government published research which included an assessment of the A21 Scotney Caste Green Bridge, constructed by the then Highways Agency, which found that of all incidences of bats crossing the road to and from the Scotney Castle Estate, 97 per cent used the green bridge. At least five bat species were recorded foraging over the bridge which was also used by deer, badger and breeding dormice.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will keep the evidence for the effectiveness of these structures under review as new green bridges are planned and implemented.</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 2019-06-14T11:08:13.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:08:13.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Rivers: Repairs and Maintenance 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 recent progress has been made in deregulating the consent process for river maintenance pilots; and what plans she has to start new pilot schemes (a) along the Thames in Berkshire and (b) elsewhere. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p>On 10 December 2014, Defra launched a consultation on proposals to integrate flood defence consents into the Environmental Permitting framework. The new scheme will simplify the application process while removing unnecessary costs and burdens for those who wish to carry out construction works or other activities in, or near, main rivers.</p><p>The River Maintenance Pilots (which explore how red tape could be reduced for landowners who wish to undertake maintenance in man-made ditches, land drains or previously straightened watercourses that had been dredged in the last ten years) were launched by the Environment Agency in October 2013 and were scheduled to last for one year. In response to interest shown by local farmers, the pilots were expanded in May 2014 to include two new pilot areas, and expand an existing area. To allow those affected by the 2013/14 floods extra time to carry out their work, the pilots were also extended until mid-March 2015. We will consider the evidence from the pilots when they are complete.</p><p>In addition, the Environment Agency and National Farmers Union are launching a new local initiative across rural Oxfordshire to help landowners along tributaries of the River Thames with the consenting process. This initiative will start in 2015/16 and it is likely to expand into Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T15:41:20.533Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T15:41:20.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Floods: Thames Valley 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 steps she has taken to improve flood defences in the Thames Valley in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p>Since the 2013/14 winter flooding, over £3 million has been spent on work to restore flood defence assets in the Thames Valley and Surrey areas to help reduce the risk of flooding to communities. This has included completing eight flood defence repair projects and capital works on two weirs (Molesey and Godstow). The Environment Agency has also carried out repairs to damage on three Thames weirs, including removal of trees and blockages, and shoal clearance works across twenty sites through the Lower Thames.</p><p>During this year, the Environment Agency has also made progress in developing two large-scale flood alleviation schemes:</p><p>- The Oxford to Abingdon scheme, reducing flood risk to over 1,000 properties; and</p><p>- The River Thames scheme, reducing flood risk to over 15,000 homes and businesses and significant local infrastructure around Teddington to Datchet.</p><p>An indicative allocation of £297m of Grant in Aid has been allocated to projects within the Thames RFCC are over the next 6 years. These projects will better protect at least 25,000 households by 2021. It is planned to start the construction of 36 projects by April 2016 with a further 126 projects in development and the pipeline for construction in future years.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T17:51:29.987Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T17:51:29.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport: Inland Waterways 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 effect of proposals to expand Heathrow airport on the (a) environmental and (b) financial cost to operators and owners of waterways and canals in the areas surrounding Heathrow. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-14more like thismore than 2018-02-14
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency (EA) has not yet made a detailed assessment of the effect of proposals to expand Heathrow Airport.</p><p> </p><p>Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) is currently working on its detailed proposal and once this is submitted the EA will assess it. The EA will be responding to the first phase of HAL’s public consultation which was launched on 17 January 2018. The EA will not be able to assess the detailed proposals until HAL submit their application for a Development Consent Order, which they expect to do by the end of 2019.</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 2018-02-14T11:10:56.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-14T11:10:56.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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