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star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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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 Nature Conservation: Crime 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 Wildlife Crime Unit in tackling wildlife crime and protecting endangered animals. 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 905727 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-07more like thismore than 2016-07-07
star this property answer text <p>As part of the Government’s funding agreement, Defra regularly assesses the performance of the National Wildlife Crime Unit.</p><p> </p><p>Last year, for example, as part of an international law enforcement operation, the Unit supported 28 investigations and supported seizures of almost 700 illegal goods derived from protected species.</p><p> </p><p>Defra and the Home Office have guaranteed funding for NWCU until March 2020.</p><p> </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 2016-07-07T14:50:34.047Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-07T14:50:34.047Z
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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 2015-09-04more 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 pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to 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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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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
426372
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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
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 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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unstar 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
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 pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government 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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unstar 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 2017-02-22more like thismore than 2017-02-22
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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 Microplastics: Cosmetics 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 the planned timetable is for (a) consulting on and (b) bringing into effect a ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetic and personal care products. 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 64971 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 2017-03-02more like thismore than 2017-03-02
star this property answer text <p>In September 2016 the UK government announced its intention to ban microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products. We are currently running a consultation on our proposals, which end on 28th February 2017. Subject to the results of the consultation we anticipate bringing in legislation for England by October 2017, with a ban on manufacture beginning in January 2018 and a ban on sale in June 2018.</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 2017-03-02T17:07:19.323Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-02T17:07:19.323Z
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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 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Pate De Foie Gras 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, if she will consider taking steps to ban the sale of foie gras in the UK. 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 47247 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 2016-10-18more like thismore than 2016-10-18
star this property answer text <p>The EU has introduced controls on the production of foie gras. These controls do not ban the sale of foie gras and while the UK is a member of the EU we are subject to EU Treaty obligations in relation to the free movement of goods. Foie gras is not produced in the UK and this Government has made its views very clear that the production of foie gras using force feeding (or ‘gavage’ as it’s known in France) gives rise to serious welfare concerns. If any production were to occur, the Animal and Plant Health Agency would be asked to investigate and advise on any contravention of UK animal welfare laws.</p><p> </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 2016-10-18T12:26:30.783Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-18T12:26:30.783Z
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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 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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: Animal Welfare 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 she has made of the potential benefits of requiring CCTV animal welfare standards monitoring in slaughterhouses; 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 44130 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 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) was commissioned by GB governments to produce an independent assessment of the benefits of CCTV in slaughterhouses. The report was published in February 2015. It concluded that CCTV can offer some real benefits but it cannot replace the need for businesses to have proper monitoring procedures in place on the ground. The FAWC report did not recommend legislation. However, the Government is keeping the issue under review.</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 2016-09-12T15:40:02.883Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T15:40:02.883Z
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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 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 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 Animal Products: Imports more like this
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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 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
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star this property date less than 2016-05-24more like thismore than 2016-05-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling 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 the status is of the draft Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations; and when those regulations are expected to be adopted into UK law. 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 38171 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-31more like thismore than 2016-05-31
star this property answer text <p>Following consultation on proposals to update and consolidate the existing legislation on the control of trade in endangered species last year, work to finalise a new regulation is nearing completion. The aim remains for the new regulation to come into force as soon as possible, in the second half of this year.</p><p> </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 2016-05-31T10:16:57.81Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-31T10:16:57.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-23more like thismore than 2016-05-23
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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 Cats: Animal Breeding 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, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that those who breed and sell kittens where there is evidence of commercial trade do so under a pet vending licence; 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 38029 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
star this property answer text <p>Earlier this year, Defra consulted on proposals to update the laws on breeding and selling of pet animals. We are currently analysing the responses.</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 2016-05-26T11:34:22.173Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-26T11:34:22.173Z
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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