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star this property date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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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 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their decision unilaterally to withdraw from the London Fisheries Convention, what is their negotiating position on the right of other states to fish in UK waters post–Brexit. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL547 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>When the UK leaves the EU it will automatically become an independent state and will be able to control and manage access to UK waters in accordance with international law. We will have taken back control of our waters and be in a position to negotiate access with other countries in the interests of the UK and our fishing industry.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T15:28:10.41Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T15:28:10.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-27more like thismore than 2017-01-27
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Imports more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether any new trade arrangements with the US, involving the import of food products from the US to the UK, could compromise existing food safety and traceability standards. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL5064 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-08more like thismore than 2017-02-08
star this property answer text <p>There are currently no proposals for the UK to grant access for US agri-food products outside of the EU’s current approvals regime and hence no specific assessment has been undertaken. Until the UK leaves the EU we will continue to meet all relevant EU food safety legislation. Once we have left the EU, maintaining the UK’s high standards of food safety will remain a priority.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-02-08T14:21:21.227Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-08T14:21:21.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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547
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star this property date less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Sheep Dipping: Organophosphates more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of how many (1) farm workers, and (2) other people, may have had their health affected by working with organophosphate sheep dipping chemicals. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL515 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
star this property answer text <p>The Veterinary Medicines Directorate’s (VMD's) Pharmacovigilance Unit runs a voluntary scheme that encourages veterinary professionals, medical professionals and the general public to report suspected adverse reactions or treatment failures following use of veterinary medicines. Pharmaceutical companies are also legally obliged to report adverse reactions they are made aware of to the VMD within agreed timeframes and are inspected periodically to ensure compliance with this requirement.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Adverse reactions may occur in treated animals, in-contact animals, people administering the product or handling treated animals. Each report is individually reviewed before being subjected to statistical analysis to look for trends. Should a pattern of adverse events for a specific product emerge, regulatory actions to improve the safety of that product may be taken. The action taken will depend on the seriousness of the adverse events and the conditions under which they occurred.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All human reports and statistical findings are regularly reviewed by the VMD’s veterinarians, immunologists, pharmacists, toxicologists and ecotoxicologists before being considered by the Veterinary Products Committee (VPC) who provide independent advice to the VMD.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of reports of suspected adverse reactions in humans to organophosphate (OP) sheep dips received by the VMD each year since records began in 1985 is shown below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is not compulsory for reporters to provide information on the occupation of the patient but it is known that at least 83% of those affected were farm workers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Reports</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Reports</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1985</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2001</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1986</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2002</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1987</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2003</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1988</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2004</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1989</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>9</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2005</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1990</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>4</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2006</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1991</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>126</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2007</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1992</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>130</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2008</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1993</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>167</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1994</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>47</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1995</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>41</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1996</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>27</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1997</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>32</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1998</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1999</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>24</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>6</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>688</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The majority (56%) of these reports have been assessed to relate to short term illness following acute exposure but since some reports describe a period of illness following each exposure over a number of years, they have been classified as chronic. Almost 50% of reports do not contain any information on whether Personal and Protective Equipment (PPE) was worn, but of those where this information is known, 82% of the reports describe PPE as being either inadequate or totally absent.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>At the request of the Government, the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (the COT) considered the issue of whether prolonged or repeated low level exposure to OPs can cause chronic ill health on two separate occasions. The COT’s “Organophosphates” report of 1999 identified some gaps in the scientific knowledge.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government responded by commissioning the research and once it was completed referred back to the COT to seek advice on the meaning of this research.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Following a broader review of published scientific literature the COT published a statement on 13 March 2014. The COT concluded that the reviewed evidence suggests that exposures to cholinesterase-inhibiting organophosphates that are insufficient to cause overt acute poisoning do not cause important long-term neurological toxicity in adults and that if toxic effects on the nervous system do occur then they are minor and subtle.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The full COT statement and lay summary are both available on the COT website.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2015-06-30T15:47:25.76Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-30T15:47:25.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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547
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748883
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star this property date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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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 more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their decision unilaterally to withdraw from the London Fisheries Convention, what assessment they have made of the risk that other EU member states may seek to restrict fishing by British vessels in their waters post-Brexit. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL546 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK has notified its intention to withdraw from the London Fisheries Convention ensuring the UK will control access to the 6-12 mile zone of UK waters after we leave the EU. In 2015, EU vessels caught an estimated 10,000 tonnes of fish, worth around £17 million in the 6-12 mile zone of UK waters. In comparison, UK fishermen caught an estimated 730 tonnes of fish, worth around £1 million in the 6-12 mile zone of other Member States.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T15:07:15.44Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T15:07:15.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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748886
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star this property date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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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 more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the government of Ireland concerning the UK's withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL549 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State and the Irish Agriculture Minister, Michael Creed, discussed the UK’s withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention on 5 July 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T11:02:19.067Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T11:02:19.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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785903
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star this property date less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Glyphosate more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review regulations concerning the use of glyphosate products as weed killers, in the light of evidence presented to the United States Federal Court relating to its safety. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL3051 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
star this property answer text <p>Pesticides are highly regulated in the UK and can only be used if scientific assessment establishes that they pose no unacceptable risks to people or the environment.</p><p> </p><p>UK specialists participated in the European Food Safety Authority’s assessment of glyphosate and support its conclusions that glyphosate meets the safety requirements for approval. The Government therefore supports the continuing approval of glyphosate.</p><p> </p><p>If glyphosate is approved, we will review the authorisations of glyphosate products to ensure they meet current standards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-11-21T13:03:32.063Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-21T13:03:32.063Z
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748885
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star this property date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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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 more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with the Government of Wales prior to the issuing of the statement by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 2 July on the UK's withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention; and whether the Government of Wales had any input into the contents of that statement. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL548 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answer text <p>In April this year, my colleague the Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food discussed a range of issues relating to UK fisheries with Ministers from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, including taking back control of UK waters when we leave the EU. Plans to withdraw from the London Fisheries Convention were set out in the Government’s manifesto and so were well known to Ministers of all devolved administrations. The matter was also discussed between Defra and Welsh Government officials.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T11:02:00.42Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T11:02:00.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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