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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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 Rain Forests: Brazil more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her Department is holding with the Government of Brazil to help stop deforestation in the Amazon. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the importance of protecting rainforests and has a long and proud history of supporting action to combat deforestation. The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, published last year, sets out work to protect the world’s forests, support sustainable agriculture and move towards zero-deforestation supply chains.</p><p> </p><p>Brazil is one of our priority countries for both climate change and biodiversity engagement, and the UK Embassy in Brazil leads our engagement with the Brazilian Government on the environment. We have been having positive discussions with the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, who are keen to continue our partnership to promote sustainable agricultural practices to combat deforestation rates. The first phase of our Low-carbon Agriculture programme (£24.9 million), completed in May this year, reached over 18,500 beneficiaries in the Amazon and Atlantic forest biomes and delivered a seven-fold increase in livestock productivity, while avoiding the clearance of 175,000 hectares of land and reducing 52% of carbon emissions. An additional £30 million has been committed to expand project activities to a second phase, taking place in two other major biomes in Brazil – Cerrado and Caatinga.</p><p> </p><p>Brazil will continue to be an important partner in negotiations at the forthcoming UN climate summits in Chile this December (the 25<sup>th</sup> Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP 25) and again at the significant COP 26 in late 2020, where we hope to raise the level of global ambition on climate change five years on from the landmark Paris Agreement in 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T11:35:19.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:35:19.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1141143
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Rodents: Gough Island 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, what steps his Department has taken to tackle the mice infestation on Gough island. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 280227 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>Through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund the Government has committed £2.1m towards the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, which led the Gough Island Restoration Programme to eradicate non-native mice to save the critically endangered Tristan albatross and Gough bunting, and to help to maintain Gough Island’s status as a World Heritage Site.</p><p> </p><p>The final stage of the eradication project is planned to take place in 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T14:32:55.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T14:32:55.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1141146
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Plastics: Seas and Oceans 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 estimate he has made of the percentage of marine plastic pollution originating from the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 280230 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>It is difficult to meaningfully estimate the proportion of plastic waste in the world’s ocean that originates from the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T14:48:01.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T14:48:01.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1141148
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Plastics: Waste 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 estimate he has made of the percentage of the UK's plastic waste made up of straws. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 280232 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold this data and we do not have a basis to make a robust estimate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T14:09:58.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T14:09:58.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1139854
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 Plastics: Seas and Oceans 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 he has made of the effect of plastic straws on trends in levels of the ocean plastic pollution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 278437 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>A public consultation on proposals to ban the distribution and/or sale of plastic straws, plastic-stemmed cotton buds and plastic drink stirrers in England was held between October and December 2018.</p><p> </p><p>A consultation stage impact assessment was conducted, which considered levels of plastic straws polluting beaches and the ocean. It can be found online on the Government’s website: <a href="https://consult.defra.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/plastic-straws-stirrers-and-buds/" target="_blank">https://consult.defra.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/plastic-straws-stirrers-and-buds/</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Following this consultation, we will be introducing a ban on the supply of single-use plastic straws (with exemptions), plastic drink stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds to the end user in April 2020. A final impact assessment will be produced in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T09:32:22.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T09:32:22.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1136251
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Pets: 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, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the maintenance or improvement of animal welfare standards for pets after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 272133 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>We have strong animal welfare standards for pets in this country, and have taken recent steps to enhance those protections including banning the third party sale of puppies and kittens, updating the companion animal welfare codes and introducing legislation to increase the maximum penalty for animal cruelty to 5 years imprisonment. These standards will be maintained when we leave the EU and we will look to strengthen standards further where supported by scientific and veterinary evidence.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T16:10:33.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T16:10:33.087Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this
1134922
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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 Greyhounds: 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, with reference to the Second report of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee of Session 2015–16, Greyhound welfare published on 10 February 2016 and its recommendation that regulations should be extended beyond racetracks to cover standards at trainers’ kennels, if he will amend the Welfare of Racing Greyhound Regulations 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 269675 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>I refer my hon. Friend to my answer of 25 June to the hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Paul Farrelly, to PQ 265461. The Government is currently considering whether changes are required to the Welfare of Racing Greyhound Regulations 2010 to protect the welfare of racing greyhounds used by professional trainers not running greyhounds on tracks regulated by the industry regulator, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T14:32:09.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T14:32:09.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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1133761
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 Dangerous Dogs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, what discussions he has had with animal welfare organisations on changing the law to allow rehoming organisations to rehome well-behaved and suitably assessed section 1 dogs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 267365 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Whilst there are no plans to change the law on dangerous dogs, Defra has discussed the interpretation of the existing law on dangerous dogs with stakeholders. Recent case law (<em>Webb v Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary (Secretary of State for Food Environment and Rural Affairs intervening</em>) [2017] EWHC 3311 (Admin)) confirmed that the Court may award possession of a prohibited dog to the owner of the dog or to a person who has been “<em>for the time being in charge</em>” of the dog.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T14:13:28.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:13:28.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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1131106
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 Plastics: Seas and Oceans 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, what steps his Department is taking to prevent plastic waste from the UK entering the world's oceans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 262282 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK is making significant progress in addressing the issue of plastic in the oceans, and is taking measures to stop plastic from entering the oceans in the first place. Our ban on microbeads in cosmetic and personal care products, one of the strongest in the world, came into force in June 2018. Our plastic bag charge has led to an 86% reduction in the use of plastic carrier bags and last year alone raised over £51 million for environmental causes. We have consulted on plans to extend the charge to all retailers and on increasing the minimum 5p charge to at least 10p, and last month announced that a ban on the distribution and/or sale of plastic straws, stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds will come into force from April 2020. A full response to this consultation can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/gove-takes-action-to-ban-plastic-straws-stirrers-and-cotton-buds" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/gove-takes-action-to-ban-plastic-straws-stirrers-and-cotton-buds</a>.</p><p>These policies are helping to deliver the Resources and Waste Strategy for England, our framework for eliminating all avoidable plastic waste. It builds on commitments in our 25 Year Environment Plan and sets out plans to maximise the value we get from resources, minimise waste, promote a circular economy and protect the environment better.</p><p>Earlier this year we published consultations on a number of key policy measures to significantly change the way that we manage our waste, and in doing so, prevent plastic waste from entering the oceans in the first place: reforming existing packaging waste regulations, exploring the introduction of a deposit return scheme for drinks containers, and increasing consistency in the recycling system, along with a parallel consultation on the plastic packaging tax that the Chancellor announced in the Budget last year. We will publish the Government’s responses to these consultations on GOV.UK in due course.</p><p>Although 80% of plastic waste comes from land, 20% comes from ocean sources. Abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) accounts for 10% of all plastic waste in the ocean and presents acute threats to marine life. Through the forthcoming International Ocean Strategy the UK is committed to spearheading international collaboration to establish a detailed understanding of the ocean, with the aim of significantly reducing the contribution of ALDFG to the problem of marine litter. The UK also signed up to the Global Ghost Gear Initiative in 2016, a pioneering scheme tackling lost and abandoned fishing gear on a global scale. Through this initiative we are committed to working with our partners to address the management of existing ALDFG and the mitigation of potential ALDFG.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises the benefits and importance of youth outreach and education programmes in tackling this issue. In 2018 a new partnership between the UK Scouts and the Government was set up to help young people better understand the importance of reducing plastic consumption and marine litter. The UK is also working in partnership with UN Environment, collaborating internationally with young people across the Commonwealth to support them in becoming leaders and advocates for behaviour change.</p><p>We are committed to our international work to lead action on the global threat of marine litter. We continue to actively engage internationally through OSPAR, the G7 and the G20, and the UN. In April 2018, the Prime Minister announced the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance, a ground breaking initiative working with our Commonwealth partners to reduce marine plastic pollution. To help deliver this, we committed an ambitious package of up to £70 million of UK Aid to drive research and innovation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T11:37:28.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T11:37:28.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1131116
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 Circuses: Animal Welfare more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations his Department has received on the effect of the Wild Animals in Circuses Bill on human rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 262292 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government has examined the compatibility of the provisions in the Wild Animals in Circuses (No.2) Bill with the European Convention on Human Rights, and believes that the Bill’s provisions are compatible with the Convention. The Government has not therefore sought any other views on the Bill’s compatibility with the Convention.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T12:49:44.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T12:49:44.197Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this