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star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government plans to take to help protect vulnerable older people from prosecution for unpaid TV licences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 267716 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the collection and enforcement of the licence fee, not government.</p><p> </p><p>The BBC set out in its decision document on the future of the over 75 licence fee concession that enforcement action would be a last resort, and that it will consider ‘people’s vulnerability'.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T13:42:56.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T13:42:56.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
1129685
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care 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 Education, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on accommodation standards for 16 and 17 year olds in care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 259860 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 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities are responsible for commissioning sufficient accommodation to meet the needs of children in care and care leavers; and to ensure that this accommodation is ‘suitable’.</p><p> </p><p>Suitable accommodation is defined in the Children Act Volume 2 guidance, which states that settings used to accommodate children in care should:</p><p> </p><ul><li>be suitable for the child in light of their needs, including their health needs;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>ensure the responsible authority has satisfied itself as to the character and suitability of the landlord or other provider;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>comply with health and safety requirements relating to rented accommodation; and</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>ensure the responsible authority has, so far as reasonably practicable, taken into account the child’s: wishes and feelings; and education, training or employment needs.</li></ul><p> </p><p>A copy of the guidance is available at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/441643/Children_Act_Guidance_2015.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/441643/Children_Act_Guidance_2015.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>This definition of suitable accommodation also applies to settings used to accommodate care leavers aged 16 or 17.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T16:49:14.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T16:49:14.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
1130726
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees 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 many trees were (a) planted and (b) cut down in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 261476 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Trees, woods and forests are a devolved matter and the information provided therefore relates to England only. Neither Defra nor the Forestry Commission records tree planting data except for trees planted in England with central government support.</p><p> </p><p>The latest figures from the Forestry Commission’s Corporate Plan Performance Indicators, published on 13 June, show that from April 2018 to March 2019 at least 2.06 million trees have been planted with central government support, equivalent to approximately 1,273 hectares of woodland creation.</p><p> </p><p>The Forestry Commissioners are responsible for the control of tree felling under the provisions in Part II of the Forestry Act 1967 (as amended). However, there are a number of exemptions from the requirements for a Felling Licence, including trees growing in private gardens, trees felled directly as a result of the granting of planning permission, felling approved in a legacy English Woodland Grant Scheme and trees felled on the Public Forest Estate. There is also no obligation to fell the trees once a Licence, which can be valid for up to 10 years, has been granted. These are some of the reasons why we do not know how many trees have been cut down. In the vast majority of cases where clear felling has been approved there will be a restocking requirement attached to the Licence.</p><p> </p><p>The Forestry Commission also publishes, as part of its Corporate Plan Performance Indicators, the net change in woodland area based on the balance between new planting of woodland and woodland removal, this information was last updated on 13 June 2019 and can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/forestry-commission-corporate-plan-performance-indicators" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/forestry-commission-corporate-plan-performance-indicators</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:00:58.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:00:58.107Z
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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 Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
1134163
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Forests: North of England 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 steps he is taking to ensure the preservation of the Northern Forest. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 268380 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Trees are vital environmental, social and economic assets. We need to take action to protect all trees from pests and diseases to preserve the benefits trees provide, include those trees that are planted within the Northern Forest.</p><p> </p><p>Our woodlands and forests are protected by the Forestry Act and Felling Licence regulations. In most cases a licence is required from the Forestry Commission before a landowner can undertake tree felling, with the Forestry Commission taking into account the UK Forestry Standard when considering felling applications. Where clear felling takes place there is, in most cases, a requirement to restock the woodland to maintain our woodland resource.</p><p> </p><p>Protecting trees from pests and diseases is essential in realising our ambition to leave the environment in a better state for the next generation. The Tree Health Resilience strategy, published in May 2018, sets out how Government will work with others to reduce the risk of pest and disease threats, and how we will strengthen the resilience of our trees to withstand these threats. The strategy includes a National Action Plan that sets out what we are already doing and what we and others will need to do to protect our trees.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has invested £5.7m to kick-start the development of the Northern Forest, which will have planted 1.8 million trees by the end of the Parliament to offer a firm foundation to continue to deliver against its longer term vision.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has a manifesto commitment to ensure stronger protection for our ancient woodlands and the irreplaceable nature of ancient woodlands is recognised in our 25 Year Environment Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework. Planning authorities are required to consult the Natural England and Forestry Commission ‘standing advice’ on ancient woodland and veteran trees when determining planning applications that may affect such habitats.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also providing funding of £5m for the HS2 Woodland Fund. This supports the restoration of existing plantations on ancient woodland sites (PAWS) as well as the creation of new native woodland.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 268381 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:02:09.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:02:09.367Z
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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 Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
1134164
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Forests: Conservation 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 steps his Department is taking to preserve forests throughout the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 268381 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Trees are vital environmental, social and economic assets. We need to take action to protect all trees from pests and diseases to preserve the benefits trees provide, include those trees that are planted within the Northern Forest.</p><p> </p><p>Our woodlands and forests are protected by the Forestry Act and Felling Licence regulations. In most cases a licence is required from the Forestry Commission before a landowner can undertake tree felling, with the Forestry Commission taking into account the UK Forestry Standard when considering felling applications. Where clear felling takes place there is, in most cases, a requirement to restock the woodland to maintain our woodland resource.</p><p> </p><p>Protecting trees from pests and diseases is essential in realising our ambition to leave the environment in a better state for the next generation. The Tree Health Resilience strategy, published in May 2018, sets out how Government will work with others to reduce the risk of pest and disease threats, and how we will strengthen the resilience of our trees to withstand these threats. The strategy includes a National Action Plan that sets out what we are already doing and what we and others will need to do to protect our trees.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has invested £5.7m to kick-start the development of the Northern Forest, which will have planted 1.8 million trees by the end of the Parliament to offer a firm foundation to continue to deliver against its longer term vision.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has a manifesto commitment to ensure stronger protection for our ancient woodlands and the irreplaceable nature of ancient woodlands is recognised in our 25 Year Environment Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework. Planning authorities are required to consult the Natural England and Forestry Commission ‘standing advice’ on ancient woodland and veteran trees when determining planning applications that may affect such habitats.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also providing funding of £5m for the HS2 Woodland Fund. This supports the restoration of existing plantations on ancient woodland sites (PAWS) as well as the creation of new native woodland.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 268380 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:02:09.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:02:09.417Z
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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 Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Tree Planting 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 many trees are being planted annually in the UK; and whether the Government is meeting its target on tree planting. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 268382 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Trees, woods and forests are a devolved matter and the information provided relates to England only. Neither Defra nor the Forestry Commission records tree planting data except for trees planted in England with central Government support.</p><p> </p><p>The latest figures from the Forestry Commission’s report on <em>Government supported new planting of trees in England</em>, published on 13 June, show that from April 2018 to March 2019 at least 2.06 million trees have been planted with central Government support, equivalent to approximately 1,273 hectares of woodland creation. Between April 2017 and March 2018, 1.6 million trees were planted with central Government support, equivalent to approximately 1,045 hectares of woodland creation.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has planted 16.1 million trees since 2010, and remains on course to plant 11 million trees in this Parliament, 2017-22. Woodland creation is a key activity of our 25 Year Environment Plan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:09:14.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:09:14.583Z
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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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Tree Planting 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 steps the Government is taking to increase the planting of trees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 268383 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the reply previously given to the Hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Paul Farrelly, on 20 June 2019 to PQ 265458.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 268384 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:35:19.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:35:19.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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1134169
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Tree Planting 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 steps his Department is taking to encourage landowners to plant trees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 268384 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the reply previously given to the Hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Paul Farrelly, on 20 June 2019 to PQ 265458.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 268383 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:35:19.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:35:19.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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1134170
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Tree Planting 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 long will it take for planted trees to have a benefit on the environment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 268385 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>There are immediate environmental benefits from planting trees for new woodland creation; these increase over time and as the woodland develops and matures.</p><p> </p><p>For example, the change of land use means that some public benefits such as water quality improvement are achieved immediately. Within the first 5 years benefits to soil infiltration (for flood risk management) and biodiversity can be seen, with different species benefiting as the woodland becomes established. Carbon sequestration, the contribution of evapotranspiration to flood risk management and landscape enhancement generally give greatest benefit to the environment at canopy closure and beyond, 10-25 years after planting.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T13:54:03.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T13:54:03.6Z
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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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Tree Planting: Yorkshire and the Humber 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 many trees have been planted between Leeds and Hull in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 268386 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Neither Defra nor the Forestry Commission record tree planting data except for trees planted in England with central Government support.</p><p> </p><p>The table below contains a breakdown of the planting of new trees supported by the Rural Development Programme for England, and other forms of Government support, in Local Authority areas between Leeds and Hull, for the five years 2014-15 to 2018-19.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Administrative area </strong> <strong>from west to east</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Approximate</strong> <strong>number of trees:</strong> <strong>newly planted</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Equivalent</strong> <strong>number of hectares:</strong> <strong>newly planted</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Leeds</p></td><td><p>3,200</p></td><td><p>1.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wakefield</p></td><td><p>1,300</p></td><td><p>0.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Selby</p></td><td><p>11,600</p></td><td><p>7.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>York Unitary Area</p></td><td><p>2,800</p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Riding of Yorkshire Unitary Area</p></td><td><p>28,900</p></td><td><p>19.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>City of Kingston upon Hull</p></td><td><p>3,500</p></td><td><p>1.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total for these six administrative areas</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>51,300</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>33.6</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T14:34:59.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:34:59.643Z
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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 Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter