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unstar this property date less than 2020-03-16more like thismore than 2020-03-16
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Clean Air Zones: Computer Software more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the software required to enforce clean air zones is available by 2021. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 29995 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-03-24more like thismore than 2020-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK-wide Pollinator Monitoring Research Partnership was established with funding from Defra and the Scottish and Welsh Governments.</p><p>The total cost over the three-year project period from 2016 to 2019 was £282,720.</p><p>In-kind contributions from UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UK CEH) and other academic and voluntary organisations were also committed to the project, to a value of £201,804 (for example for staff time, data sharing, software). The monitoring work itself was co-ordinated by UK CEH.</p><p>A follow-up project is now underway, building on the outcomes from this first one. Further details are available on the GOV.UK website at:</p><p><a href="http://sciencesearch.defra.gov.uk/" target="_blank">http://sciencesearch.defra.gov.uk/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 29996 more like this
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less than 2020-03-24T16:19:52.813Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-24T16:19:52.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1185248
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unstar this property date less than 2020-03-16more like thismore than 2020-03-16
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Clean Air Zones: Enforcement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who will be responsible for collecting payments in relation to the enforcement of clean air zones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 29996 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 2020-03-24more like thismore than 2020-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK-wide Pollinator Monitoring Research Partnership was established with funding from Defra and the Scottish and Welsh Governments.</p><p>The total cost over the three-year project period from 2016 to 2019 was £282,720.</p><p>In-kind contributions from UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UK CEH) and other academic and voluntary organisations were also committed to the project, to a value of £201,804 (for example for staff time, data sharing, software). The monitoring work itself was co-ordinated by UK CEH.</p><p>A follow-up project is now underway, building on the outcomes from this first one. Further details are available on the GOV.UK website at:</p><p><a href="http://sciencesearch.defra.gov.uk/" target="_blank">http://sciencesearch.defra.gov.uk/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 29995 more like this
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less than 2020-03-24T16:19:52.873Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-24T16:19:52.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1185249
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unstar this property date less than 2020-03-16more like thismore than 2020-03-16
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Clean Air Zones: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will allocate additional funding to support the introduction of clean air zones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 29997 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 2020-03-24more like thismore than 2020-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to bringing roadside nitrogen dioxide (NO<sub>2</sub>) concentrations within legal limits in the shortest possible time. That is why the Chancellor recently announced an additional £304 million to enable local authorities to take action to reduce nitrogen dioxide levels, including implementing clean air zones. This brings the total amount of funding committed to tackling NO<sub>2</sub> to £880 million.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2020-03-24T16:29:11.61Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-24T16:29:11.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1177523
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unstar this property date less than 2020-02-10more like thismore than 2020-02-10
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan proposals, what plans the Government has for financial support for (a) local businesses and (b) sole traders to upgrade to cleaner vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 14845 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 2020-02-17more like thismore than 2020-02-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving air quality in the UK and has provided £572 million to support the development and implementation of required measures by local authorities. This includes a Clean Air Fund that is aimed at mitigating the impact of local plans on individuals and businesses including sole traders.</p><p> </p><p>We are mindful of the challenges of delivering a clean air plan across Greater Manchester and the need to support individuals and businesses that may be affected by the resulting charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ). We have provided at this stage a first tranche of £36 million towards implementing the CAZ and intend to provide further funding, both for implementation and for mitigating the impacts of the CAZ, from the Clean Air Fund, once we have a clearer picture of the scale of need based on our assessment of additional evidence being provided by Greater Manchester.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 14785 more like this
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less than 2020-02-17T14:06:31.897Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-17T14:06:31.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1167505
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps her Department has taken to improve air quality standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 7792 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Our Clean Air Strategy (CAS) sets out an ambitious programme of action to reduce air pollutant emissions from a wide range of sources. The World Health Organization has recognised the CAS as an example for the rest of the world to follow. We have also put in place a £3.5 billion plan to tackle roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations. Our Environment Bill makes a clear commitment to set a legally binding target to reduce fine particulate matter.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T17:46:31.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:46:31.383Z
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4522
star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1023216
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Seasonal Workers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to his Department's paper entitled, Seasonal workers pilot: request for information, published in September 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 201232 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The paper entitled Seasonal workers pilot: request for information (RFI), published in September 2018, laid out the details of the Pilot explained Defra’s expectations of any potential Pilot Operators, and requested information from any organisation seeking to operate the Pilot to enable Defra to assess their suitability. The responses to the RFI were evaluated as part of the Pilot’s competitive selection process and two Pilot Operators were selected. The statement of changes to the Immigration rules laid out on 11 December 2018 names of the selected Pilot Operators.</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 2018-12-17T11:00:55.29Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T11:00:55.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1023218
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Seasonal Workers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority on the seasonal workers pilot. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 201234 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Defra officials are working closely with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) on the Government’s seasonal workers pilot. The oversight and protection of workers was a central element of the selection process for Pilot Operators. The selected Pilot Operators were first publically announced in the Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules, which was laid on 11 December and is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-of-changes-to-the-immigration-rules-hc-1779-11-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-of-changes-to-the-immigration-rules-hc-1779-11-december-2018</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Officials will continue working closely with the GLAA over the two year operation of the Pilot. A key objective of the pilot is to ensure that migrant workers are adequately protected against modern slavery and other labour abuses. The operators of the scheme will be licensed by the GLAA. They will ensure that all workers are placed with farms who adhere to all relevant legislation, including paying the National Minimum Wage. Farmers will also be vetted to ensure that living and working conditions are of a suitable quality.</p><p> </p>
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 2018-12-17T10:51:04.973Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T10:51:04.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1023219
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Seasonal Workers more like this
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25259
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Seasonal Workers Pilot in the agricultural sector, how much time will be provided to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority to develop a system for worker oversight and protection in the UK and overseas from the point at which Pilot Operators are chosen to the point at which the pilot starts to provide workers to growers and employers in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 201235 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Defra officials are working closely with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) on the Government’s seasonal workers pilot. The oversight and protection of workers was a central element of the selection process for Pilot Operators. The selected Pilot Operators were first publically announced in the Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules, which was laid on 11 December and is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-of-changes-to-the-immigration-rules-hc-1779-11-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-of-changes-to-the-immigration-rules-hc-1779-11-december-2018</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Officials will continue working closely with the GLAA over the two year operation of the Pilot. A key objective of the pilot is to ensure that migrant workers are adequately protected against modern slavery and other labour abuses. The operators of the scheme will be licensed by the GLAA. They will ensure that all workers are placed with farms who adhere to all relevant legislation, including paying the National Minimum Wage. Farmers will also be vetted to ensure that living and working conditions are of a suitable quality.</p><p> </p>
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 2018-12-17T11:06:31.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T11:06:31.45Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
969137
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unstar this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Vacancies more like this
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25259
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an estimate of the level of labour shortages in the farming sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 171414 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 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Defra continue to monitor the latest data and work closely with industry to understand trends in labour demand and supply.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for National Statistics estimates that around 29,000 people make up the permanent agricultural workforce, with Defra estimating a further 67,000 seasonal workers. Industry sets this figure at 80,000 - the majority of which are EU migrant workers.</p><p> </p><p>Defra’s best estimate of seasonal labour shortages, using both Defra’s June agricultural survey and the National Farming Union’s survey of labour providers, is that in June 2016 there was a shortfall of 3,231 seasonal workers, and in June 2017; a shortfall of 7,676.</p><p> </p><p>A new pilot scheme in 2019 will enable non-EEA migrant workers to come to the UK to undertake seasonal employment in the horticultural sector.</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 2018-09-11T12:00:38.66Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T12:00:38.66Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
806505
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unstar this property date less than 2017-12-14more like thismore than 2017-12-14
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Ritual Slaughter: Animal Welfare more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his policy on recognising animals as sentient beings encroaches on the rights of religious minorities to slaughter animals in accordance with Muslim and Jewish faith traditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 119581 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 2017-12-20more like thismore than 2017-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s policies on animal welfare have always been driven by the fact the animals are sentient beings. The draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill published on 12 December 2017 for consultation gives absolute clarity to that commitment. The draft bill does not affect the right of Jewish and Muslim communities to eat meat from animals slaughtered in accordance with religious rites. There are strict rules that govern the slaughter of animals in England and additional rules which apply to animals slaughtered in accordance with religious rites.</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 2017-12-20T16:38:26.49Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-20T16:38:26.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this