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star this property date less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Pollinators 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 she has made of the effectiveness of the National Pollinator Strategy since its publication in November 2014. 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 902034 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">We have established a programme of research to accurately assess our effectiveness, including a national framework for monitoring of pollinators. Over half of mid–tier applications to Countryside Stewardship contain the Wild Pollinator and Farm Wildlife Package. Monitoring and evaluation of the scheme makes provisions for assessing the impact on pollinators. The Implementation Plan sets out details on progress with the Strategy and will be published shortly.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We have established a programme of research to accurately assess the effectiveness of our pollinator strategy. Over half of mid-tier applications to the new Countryside Stewardship scheme contain the Wild Pollinator and Farm Wildlife Package.</ins></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 2015-11-05T16:57:06.453Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-05T16:57:06.453Z
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less than 2015-11-05T18:03:06.42Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-05T18:03:06.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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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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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
223607
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Dangerous Dogs Exemptions Schemes (England and Wales) Order 2015 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the provisions of the Dangerous Dogs Exemptions Schemes (England and Wales) Order 2015 on the owners of exempted dogs intending to go to university or who serve in the armed forces; 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 225447 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 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
star this property answer text <p>The Dangerous Dogs Exemption Schemes (England and Wales) Order 2015 recognises that owning and keeping a prohibited dog is a significant responsibility. These dogs are bred for fighting and Parliament has agreed that there should be restrictions and conditions on their ownership in order to protect public safety. The court plays an important role in determining whether a prohibited dog is a danger to public safety and must take into account whether the person intending to be in charge of the dog is a fit and proper person. The expectation of Parliament is that the person approved by the court will have day-to-day responsibility for the dog. There is a limit on how long a prohibited dog can be kept away from its home under the supervision of the person approved by the court. This ensures that the dog is kept in suitable accommodation at premises known to the police and is under the supervision of the court-approved person at all times.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A public consultation exercise on a package of measures aimed at promoting more responsible dog ownership ran from 23 April to 15 June 2012. This included aspects of the 2015 Order including provisions to enable seized suspected prohibited dogs not considered by the police to be a danger to public safety to be returned to their owner, subject to conditions, pending a court judgment on the fate of the dog. These provisions were widely supported. The keepership elements the 2015 Order return the law more closely to the position agreed by Parliament before the judgment in</p><p> </p><p>R (Sandhu) v Isleworth Crown Court [2012] and address issues of public safety. The police were consulted on these provisions. Dogs Trust was consulted on the changes relating to insurance of owners of prohibited dogs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In its response to the EFRA Committee pre-legislative scrutiny report of the Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Bill, the Government made clear it would be bringing forward an Order to prescribe the limited circumstances when transfer of keepership of a prohibited dog is permitted. The issue was also covered in the fact sheets accompanying the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Bill during its passage through Parliament.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 225446 more like this
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less than 2015-03-03T13:58:10.417Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-03T13:58:10.417Z
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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
223608
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star this property date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Dangerous Dogs Exemptions Schemes (England and Wales) Order 2015 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 she consulted with (a) the British Veterinary Association, (b) the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, (c) Dogs Trust, (d) Blue Cross and (e) the Kennel Club in drawing up the provisions of the Dangerous Dogs Exemptions Schemes (England and Wales) Order 2015; 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 225446 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 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
star this property answer text <p>The Dangerous Dogs Exemption Schemes (England and Wales) Order 2015 recognises that owning and keeping a prohibited dog is a significant responsibility. These dogs are bred for fighting and Parliament has agreed that there should be restrictions and conditions on their ownership in order to protect public safety. The court plays an important role in determining whether a prohibited dog is a danger to public safety and must take into account whether the person intending to be in charge of the dog is a fit and proper person. The expectation of Parliament is that the person approved by the court will have day-to-day responsibility for the dog. There is a limit on how long a prohibited dog can be kept away from its home under the supervision of the person approved by the court. This ensures that the dog is kept in suitable accommodation at premises known to the police and is under the supervision of the court-approved person at all times.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A public consultation exercise on a package of measures aimed at promoting more responsible dog ownership ran from 23 April to 15 June 2012. This included aspects of the 2015 Order including provisions to enable seized suspected prohibited dogs not considered by the police to be a danger to public safety to be returned to their owner, subject to conditions, pending a court judgment on the fate of the dog. These provisions were widely supported. The keepership elements the 2015 Order return the law more closely to the position agreed by Parliament before the judgment in</p><p> </p><p>R (Sandhu) v Isleworth Crown Court [2012] and address issues of public safety. The police were consulted on these provisions. Dogs Trust was consulted on the changes relating to insurance of owners of prohibited dogs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In its response to the EFRA Committee pre-legislative scrutiny report of the Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Bill, the Government made clear it would be bringing forward an Order to prescribe the limited circumstances when transfer of keepership of a prohibited dog is permitted. The issue was also covered in the fact sheets accompanying the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Bill during its passage through Parliament.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 225447 more like this
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less than 2015-03-03T13:58:10.777Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-03T13:58:10.777Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Dangerous Dogs Exemptions Schemes (England and Wales) Order 2015 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, for what reasons the Dangerous Dogs Exemptions Schemes (England and Wales) Order 2015 does not give full effect to the court's ruling in R (Sandhin) v Isleworth Crown Court; 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 225448 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 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
star this property answer text <p>Dangerous dogs law is concerned with protecting the safety of the public. <em>The Dangerous Dogs Exemption Schemes (England and Wales) Order 2015 </em>reflects the amendments made by section 107 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The intention is to remedy the situation created by the High Court decision in R (Sandhu) v Isleworth Crown Court [2012]. The 2015 Order returns the position on ownership of four types of prohibited dogs broadly to where it was before that judgment. The four types of dog are prohibited because they are of a type bred for fighting. The 2015 Order requires a court, when considering whether to exempt a prohibited dog, to take into account whether the intended keeper is a “fit and proper person” and other matters such as suitability of accommodation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 states that no person shall give away, sell, or exchange a prohibited dog. The Sandhu judgment was seen as allowing keepership of exempted prohibited dogs to be transferred to anyone else by the owner with no supervision by the courts or by the Index of Exempted Dogs (which maintains a register of exempted prohibited dogs and liaises with the police.) The 2015 Order prevents exempted prohibited dogs from being transferred in such a way but allows change of keepership where the existing owner has died or has become seriously ill.</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 2015-03-04T10:21:31.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-04T10:21:31.597Z
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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
225901
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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, 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 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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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice 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
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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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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 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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 remove filter
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, what steps the Government is taking to support bees and pollinators. 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 9045 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
star this property answer text <p>Defra recognises the importance of pollinators, including bees, and their value to food security and sustaining the natural environment. This is why Defra published the National Pollinator Strategy in November 2014:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-pollinator-strategy-for-bees-and-other-pollinators-in-england" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-pollinator-strategy-for-bees-and-other-pollinators-in-england</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Strategy is a ten-year plan to bring about the best possible conditions for pollinators to flourish across all land types. It identifies specific policy and evidence actions for government and others, and actions that everyone can take to help expand food, shelter and nest sites. The Strategy also seeks to address key gaps in our understanding about the status of pollinators.</p><p>To raise public awareness a ‘Call to Action’, “Bees’ Needs: Food and a Home” (<a href="http://www.beesneeds.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.beesneeds.org.uk</a>) was launched in July 2014. This is a simple message on the essential needs of pollinators and how to fulfil them.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2015-09-14T10:24:44.743Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-14T10:24:44.743Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees 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 many trees the Government plans to plant during the current Parliament; 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 13489 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
star this property answer text <p>A total of £31m per year of new Rural Development Programme funding will be spent on forestry, with £13m being spent on woodland management and £18m on new planting. By investing in woodlands, Countryside Stewardship will help us fulfil the Government’s manifesto commitment to plant another 11 million trees by supporting the creation of around 24,711 acres of new woodland.</p><p>I will keep the House updated on our progress.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2015-11-02T09:51:15.523Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-02T09:51:15.523Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2016-02-19more like thismore than 2016-02-19
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Slaughterhouses: CCTV 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 her Department's policy is on the installation of mandatory, independently-monitored CCTV in slaughterhouses and abattoirs. 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 27422 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 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the Rt. Hon. Member for Knowsley, George Howarth, on 24 June 2015, PQs UIN 2944 and 2945.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2016-02-25T17:45:50.027Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-25T17:45:50.027Z
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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