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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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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 Air Pollution 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, if she will publish a timetable for the preparation of an action plan to improve air quality. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Mr Andrew Smith more like this
star this property uin 215674 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 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
unstar this property answer text <p>As set out in Defra’s business plan, we will be publishing revised Air Quality Action Plans by December 2015. These will set out actions at all levels, including national and local, to improve air quality.</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 2014-12-01T13:05:48.977Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T13:05:48.977Z
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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 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Emissions: Peat more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 steps she is taking to reduce carbon emissions from England's upland and lowland peatlands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Mr Andrew Smith more like this
star this property uin 8153 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 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
unstar this property answer text <p>We recognise the significance of peat as a natural carbon store and are undertaking a series of measures to reduce carbon emissions from peatlands. These include: the pilot Peatland Code, negotiating the implementation of management objectives in designated areas for peatland restoration through agri-environment schemes, and targets for the reduction of peat use in horticulture. Between 2003 and 2013 the number of peatland Sites of Special Scientific Interest in “unfavourable but recovering” condition, increased from 16% to 85%, illustrating a major step forward in the restoration of degraded peat habitats.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK has chosen to report and account for the carbon emissions from wetland drainage and rewetting, including peatlands, as part of our international climate change commitments. To inform this reporting, Government is funding research on the carbon mitigation potential of improved peatland management. This will help to identify how resources might best be targeted to reduce carbon emissions from both upland and lowland peat soils.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2015-09-07T10:57:10.373Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T10:57:10.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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63496
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star this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 his policy is on the introduction of further low emission zones outside London to reduce the levels of nitrogen dioxide air pollution in ambient air. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Mr Andrew Smith more like this
star this property uin 201995 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 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government has funded a number of local authorities outside London to investigate the feasibility of low emission zones (LEZs) within their areas, through the annual Air Quality Grant Scheme targeted at reducing levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO<sub>2</sub>) and accelerating compliance with EU limit values.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This ongoing support is focused on addressing barriers and looking for practical options for putting in place NO<sub>2</sub>-related LEZs and similar measures.</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 2014-06-30T13:46:29.0175775Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T13:46:29.0175775Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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63497
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star this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, which local authorities have been sent letters indicating that they may have to pay part or all of the fines arising from infraction proceedings following the European Court of Justice's finding against the UK for breach of nitrogen dioxide limit values under the EU Air Quality Directive. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Mr Andrew Smith more like this
star this property uin 201997 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 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>In March this year, Defra sent letters to all local authorities in England to inform them of the Commission's decision to commence infraction procedures against the UK for non-compliance with NO<sub>2</sub> limit values, what it means and the next steps that should be taken by the Government in response. As part of this, local authorities were reminded of the discretionary power in Part 2 of the Localism Act under which the Government could require responsible authorities to pay all or part of an infraction fine.</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 2014-06-30T14:15:37.8535336Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T14:15:37.8535336Z
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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 2016-12-01more like thismore than 2016-12-01
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Plants 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 assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on UK science, plant breeding and food production of changes to the regulatory regime for plant breeding techniques after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Mr Andrew Smith more like this
star this property uin 55811 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 2016-12-07more like thismore than 2016-12-07
unstar this property answer text <p>There are two EU regulatory regimes which have a particular bearing on plant breeding in the UK. These are the controls on the marketing of new plant varieties, and the controls on the release of genetically modified organisms. The Government wants to ensure that we have science and evidence-based legislation in place which allows our plant science and breeding sector to thrive in the post-EU environment.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2016-12-07T12:57:55.11Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-07T12:57:55.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Andrew Smith remove filter