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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-03-09more like thismore than 2018-03-09
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: ICT 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 benefits of using blockchain technology to store information on (a) food safety and (b) animal welfare; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
tabling member printed
Eddie Hughes more like this
uin 131771 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
answer text <p>Defra has been looking at how blockchain technology is already being used within the food and farming industries to improve data transparency and efficiency for suppliers, processors and consumers.</p><p> </p><p>We have also undertaken a ‘proof of concept’ project to explore how blockchain technology could be used to improve traceability of food throughout the supply chain. This will contribute to our wider work looking at how blockchain technology could bring benefits across Defra’s policy areas, including for food safety and animal welfare.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-03-16T14:49:56.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-16T14:49:56.837Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
4635
label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-04-25more like thismore than 2018-04-25
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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 Animal Welfare: Voluntary Organisations 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 he has made of the potential merits of introducing a registration and licensing system for animal sanctuaries and re-homing activities. more like this
tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
tabling member printed
Eddie Hughes more like this
uin 138099 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
answer text <p>In reviewing the licensing systems for dog breeding, pet sales and other animal activities in England we considered extending the licensing requirement to animal sanctuaries and re-homing centres. We were not provided with evidence that such operations need to be regulated in the same way. We support the work of the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes who have developed sector guidance for dog and cat rescue and rehoming centres which we endorse.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-05-02T14:59:57.277Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-02T14:59:57.277Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
4635
label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter