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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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 Non-native species 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, whether Natural England plans to consult on the implementation of the Invasive Alien Species Order 2019 to create species action plans that allow a flexible and risk-based management approach to licensing the release of (a) grey squirrels, (b) muntjac deer and (c) other widespread species where their release poses no threat to native wildlife. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 219390 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 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>While the rescue of wildlife will not be illegal under the Order, the re-release of listed invasive species that have been taken from the wild will not be permitted.</p><p> </p><p>Neither grey squirrel nor muntjac deer are protected in the UK and both are highly invasive species which cause significant impacts on domestic ecosystems and protected species. Grey squirrels also have a negative impact on our forestry.</p><p> </p><p>There are no plans to allow the release of widespread invasive species listed under the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation 2014, except as part of a specific licenced activity aimed at supporting the control of the species.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is committed to reducing the impacts of invasive non-native species within our borders. The Invasive Aliens Species (enforcement and permitting) Order 2019 is part of fulfilling these commitments, as laid out by the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. The Order also fulfils our obligations under the EU regulation to manage our widespread invasive non-native species.</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 2019-02-19T13:42:00.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T13:42:00.967Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
785118
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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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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 Animal Breeding: Licensing 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, when his Department plans to publish draft regulations on single animal establishment licences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 111822 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
star this property answer text <p>We intend to lay draft regulations on animal activity licensing schemes before Parliament early next year. Since the end of the public consultation last year and the publication of the Next Steps document setting out the way forward in February 2017, Defra has been working closely with key sectors and stakeholders to refine the regulations.</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 2017-11-16T16:17:34.86Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T16:17:34.86Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
1047994
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star this property date less than 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
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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 Pâté de Foie Gras: Imports 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, whether he plans to ban foie gras imports after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 212612 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 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
star this property answer text <p>We have some of the highest standards of animal welfare and the production of foie gras by force feeding is banned in the UK as it is incompatible with our domestic legislation. Once we leave the European Union, there will be an opportunity to consider whether the UK can adopt a different approach to foie gras imports and sales in the UK.</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 2019-01-31T14:03:57.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T14:03:57.077Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
524954
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star this property date less than 2016-06-14more like thismore than 2016-06-14
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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 Animal Products: Imports 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, whether she plans to prohibit the import of trophies from any CITES Appendix I or Appendix II listed species. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 40644 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 2016-06-27more like thismore than 2016-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Under international rules set by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), a hunting trophy from a species listed on Appendix I or Appendix II of the Convention can be exported only if the exporting country is satisfied that the hunt was both legal and sustainable.</p><p> </p><p>Importing controls are implemented at an EU-wide level and the UK works with other EU Member States to agree a collective approach. In light of growing concerns about the sustainability of the hunting of some species, stricter controls on the import of hunting trophies of six species, including lions and African elephants, have been introduced. As a result, the import of hunting trophies of certain species from certain countries is currently prohibited.</p><p> </p><p>The Government considers that properly managed, legal and sustainable trophy hunting can play a part in species conservation efforts, including by providing an important source of funding for conservation in some countries. In view of this, we have no plans to introduce legislation banning the import of all trophies of Appendix I and II species. We will however continue to monitor the impact of trophy hunting and will work to put in place greater protection, including prohibiting imports, if this is shown to be needed.</p><p> </p><p>For example, in recognition of the real concerns about the impact of trophy hunting on lion conservation, I announced in Parliament on 24 November 2015 that the Government will ban lion trophy imports by the end of 2017 unless there are improvements in the way hunting takes place in certain countries, judged against strict criteria. We will work with our European and international partners, and experts in the field, to reach a common approach to this issue.</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 2016-06-27T12:07:10.127Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-27T12:07:10.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
982882
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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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 Southern Water 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 recent discussions he has had with Southern Water on improving its performance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 176231 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 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The water regulators, Ofwat, the Environment Agency and the Drinking Water Inspectorate, hold regular discussions with water companies, including Southern Water, about the companies’ performance. Discussions cover all relevant regulatory performance, including operational resilience, customer service and environmental protection.</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 2018-10-16T13:51:03.783Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T13:51:03.783Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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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 Dangerous Dogs 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, how many prohibited types of dogs have been exempted to named keepers in each month in each year since 2012; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 226683 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 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The number of prohibited dogs exempted to named keepers are detailed in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Numbers of exempted dogs transferred to keepers for each month from January 2012 to February 2015</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>January</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>February</strong></p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>March</strong></p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>April</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>May</strong></p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>June</strong></p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>July</strong></p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>August</strong></p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>September</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>October</strong></p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>November</strong></p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>December</strong></p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>26</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>23</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2015-03-16T16:52:48.76Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T16:52:48.76Z
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
381991
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star this property date less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
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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 Food: Exports 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 plans to take to promote British food and drink exports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 900422 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 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The agri-food sector is worth over £100bn and employs one in eight people. The food and drink manufacturing sector – largest in the UK - exported nearly £19bn last year, including chocolates to Belgium, pork to China and chillies to India.</p><p> </p><p>Supporting and encouraging businesses to take the opportunities that exporting presents is one of my Department’s top priorities. Officials are working with the industry and UKTI to develop a new Action Plan.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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900420 more like this
900421 more like this
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less than 2015-06-18T15:26:06.74Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-18T15:26:06.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
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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 Pollinators 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, how frequently her Department plans to update the National Pollinator Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 1928 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 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The National Pollinator Strategy is a 10 year plan which sets out a framework for collective action to protect pollinators on farmland, towns, cities and the countryside, and to enhance the response to pests and disease risk. The Strategy also seeks to raise awareness of what pollinators need to thrive through a call to action message which sets out five simple actions that everyone can take to support pollinators (<a href="http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/Bees-needs" target="_blank">www.wildlifetrusts.org/Bees-needs</a>).</p><p>The Strategy is an important starting point and must be flexible, adapting to new data and understanding as this emerges. We will keep the Strategy under review, refreshing the aims by 2019 and identifying any necessary targets and additional policies to strengthen our response based on an improved understanding of the baselines, the impact of pressures and the role of pollinators. The review will also consider lessons learned from the initial policy actions and partnership working. We will coordinate the production of a one year progress report with key partners on implementation of the Strategy later this year.</p><p> </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 2015-06-17T11:02:34.337Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-17T11:02:34.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
982881
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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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 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 his Department is taking to improve the care and protection of animals in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 176230 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made it clear that as we leave the EU we will maintain and enhance our reputation as a global leader on animal welfare. We are increasing maximum sentences for animal cruelty tenfold from six months’ to five years’ imprisonment, we have made CCTV mandatory in slaughterhouses, we propose to ban the use of electronic shock collars and we are banning online sales of puppies.</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 2018-10-16T15:25:59.643Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T15:25:59.643Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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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 Slaughterhouses: 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, how much funding his Department plans to allocate to the monitoring of animal welfare standards in 2019-20 after the introduction of CCTV in slaughterhouses throughout England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 176232 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government has delivered its manifesto commitment to make CCTV mandatory in slaughterhouses. Legislation came into force on 4 May 2018 with a 6-month transitional period to allow slaughterhouse operators to comply before provisions come into force on 5 November.</p><p> </p><p>The Food Standards Agency (FSA) are responsible for the implementation and enforcement of this legislation. The forecasted costs for 2018-19 for the monitoring of animal welfare standards in slaughter houses in England has been set at £149,777. The costs for 2019-20 will be discussed and agreed with FSA in due course.</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 2018-10-16T15:29:01.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T15:29:01.12Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this