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star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 Horse Racing: Animal Welfare 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 his Department has made of the number of race horses that have (a) died during races and (b) died due to racing-related injuries in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 235344 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
star this property answer text <p>Defra is keen that the welfare needs of racehorses are well met, both during their racing lives and afterwards and any race horse fatality is one too many.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In their report, Cheltenham Festival Review 2018, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), who are responsible for the safety of racehorses at race tracks, made seventeen recommendations to make horseracing safer. The recommendations included that the industry must support a major research project to develop a predictive model for identifying risk factors for all jump racing and that rules relating to pulling up fatigued runners must be appropriately scrutinised and enforced, to encourage positive and responsible behaviour.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government considers that whilst the BHA have made improvements to the welfare of racehorses, there is still more work to be done. That is why I am keeping in regular contact with the BHA to see what further measures can be taken to reduce the number of racehorse fatalities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Percentage of racehorse fatalities (as provided by the British Horseracing Authority)</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Fatal injuries</p></td><td><p>% of horses</p><p>as fatalities</p></td><td><p>Runners</p></td><td><p>% of runners</p><p>as fatalities</p></td><td><p>5-year average</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>189</p></td><td><p>0.98%</p></td><td><p>86,456</p></td><td><p>0.22%</p></td><td><p>0.22%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>156</p></td><td><p>0.79%</p></td><td><p>88,377</p></td><td><p>0.18%</p></td><td><p>0.21%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>171</p></td><td><p>0.86%</p></td><td><p>89,975</p></td><td><p>0.19%</p></td><td><p>0.21%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>167</p></td><td><p>0.82%</p></td><td><p>91,360</p></td><td><p>0.18%</p></td><td><p>0.20%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>201</p></td><td><p>0.96%</p></td><td><p>94,439</p></td><td><p>0.21%</p></td><td><p>0.20%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><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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less than 2019-04-11T12:12:42.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T12:12:42.97Z
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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 remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit 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, how much his Department has spent on external consultants for work relating to the UK leaving the EU in each year since 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 229231 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>Given over 80% of Defra’s agenda is affected by the UK’s departure from the EU, it is not possible to determine whether contracts relate solely to the UK leaving the EU. Accordingly, we are unable to estimate total expenditure on external consultants for work relating to the UK leaving the EU since 2016.</p><p>In September, the National Audit Office reported that Defra has specific contracts with BCG and PWC, up to the values of £9.5 million and £6.7 million respectively, to support the Department’s preparations for leaving the EU.</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 2019-03-11T16:50:29.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T16:50:29.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit 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 the per annum cost is of the additional staff his Department has recruited since June 2016 to work on projects relating to the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 228690 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>As at 31 January 2019 Defra group has recruited around 2,200 additional staff to support our comprehensive programme of work to support our departure from the EU. The annual cost of these additional staff is expected to be around £190 million in 2019/20. This assessment includes estimates of pay, pension, and national insurance contributions plus an estimate of overheads.</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 2019-03-11T14:58:17.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T14:58:17.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Climate Change 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 impact assessment his Department has undertaken on the consequences to the UK in the event that global temperature rises are not kept within the limits of climate accords. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 191948 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Defra publishes a UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) every five years which reviews risks and opportunities associated with current and potential future climate change. The most recent CCRA was published in January 2017 and considered a range of scenarios, including global warming of 2⁰C and 4⁰C. The next CCRA will be published in early 2022.</p><p> </p><p>At the end of this month we will release updated UK and global climate projections (UKCP18). These will be available for use by all decision makers to help them build resilience to climate change into their plans, and will form an important part of the evidence base informing the next CCRA.</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 2018-11-20T14:54:59.753Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T14:54:59.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Horses: Animal Welfare 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, whether his Department plans to review its policy on the tethering of horses, donkeys, ponies and their hybrids; and what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of (a) making guidance on tethering enforceable by Environmental Officers, (b) introducing a time-limit on tethering and (c) making it an offence to tether an animal in a location that poses a danger to the animal or the public. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 187056 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answer text <p>Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) it is an offence to fail to provide for an animal’s welfare or to cause it any unnecessary suffering. The 2006 Act is backed up by the statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids (the Code). The Code provides owners and keepers with information on how to meet the welfare needs of their horses and includes a specific section on how to tether a horse. Local authorities have powers under the 2006 Act to investigate allegations of cruelty or poor welfare. In addition, welfare organisations such as the RPSCA and World Horse Welfare (WHW) may also investigate such matters. If anyone is concerned about the way a horse has been tethered they should report the matter either to the relevant local authority or to the RSPCA or WHW who can investigate.</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 2018-11-06T17:21:10.217Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T17:21:10.217Z
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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 remove filter