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1349375
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-07-22more like thismore than 2021-07-22
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Labour Market more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of supply and demand in the UK agricultural sector labour market. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Flynn more like this
uin 903154 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-07-22more like thismore than 2021-07-22
answer text <p>We make use of all available information to understand labour demand and supply, considering both permanent and seasonal workforce requirements. This includes engaging closely with farmers, growers, and industry bodies to consider the latest data and business intelligence. Defra is also working across Government to ensure there is a long-term evidence-based strategy for the agricultural workforce beyond 2021.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Banbury more like this
answering member printed Victoria Prentis more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-07-22T12:40:43.457Zmore like thismore than 2021-07-22T12:40:43.457Z
answering member
4401
label Biography information for Victoria Prentis more like this
tabling member
4735
label Biography information for Stephen Flynn more like this
1349371
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-07-22more like thismore than 2021-07-22
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Animal Welfare: Standards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to increase animal welfare standards. more like this
tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
tabling member printed
John Lamont more like this
uin 903144 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-07-22more like thismore than 2021-07-22
answer text <p>This Government has an ambitious programme of legislative and non-legislative measures that go further than ever to ensure the highest level of animal welfare standards. Our Action Plan for Animal Welfare provides an overview. As part of this, we have introduced the Animal Sentience and Kept Animals Bills and intend to legislate further in an Animals Abroad Bill.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Banbury more like this
answering member printed Victoria Prentis more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-07-22T12:17:35.86Zmore like thismore than 2021-07-22T12:17:35.86Z
answering member
4401
label Biography information for Victoria Prentis more like this
tabling member
4608
label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
1349370
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-07-22more like thismore than 2021-07-22
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Rivers: Pollution more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to improve cooperation between government agencies tackling pollution of rivers and streams. more like this
tabling member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Nokes more like this
uin 903143 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-07-22more like thismore than 2021-07-22
answer text <p>I recently met local hon. Members, Southern Water and the local agencies cooperating on pollution issues in West Sussex and the Solent.</p><p> </p><p>River Basin Management Plans ensure the coordination of action on pollution and the wider management of the water environment, and all relevant Government agencies provide input to their development.</p><p> </p><p>We supplement these with the Catchment Based Approach which brings together, locally, public bodies, business and third sector organisations. We also support initiatives to deliver a coordinated approach to specific issues such as the Storm Overflows Taskforce and the Chalk Rivers Action Group.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-07-22T12:14:48.487Zmore like thismore than 2021-07-22T12:14:48.487Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
1349374
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-07-22more like thismore than 2021-07-22
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Food: Standards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on maintaining British food standards in the trade deal with Australia. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 903148 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-07-22more like thismore than 2021-07-22
answer text <p>I have had regular discussions with the Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade and, indeed, other Cabinet colleagues on the issue of food standards in the context of our negotiations with Australia.</p><p>The UK is rightly proud of our world-leading food, environment and animal welfare standards. We have a number of tools available in FTAs to maintain these standards. All imports of agri-food products will still have to comply with the UK’s food safety and biosecurity requirements.</p><p>The commitment to non-regression means that neither country can lower their animal welfare standards to undercut the other.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Banbury more like this
answering member printed Victoria Prentis more like this
grouped question UIN 903147 more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-07-22T12:39:44.167Zmore like thismore than 2021-07-22T12:39:44.167Z
answering member
4401
label Biography information for Victoria Prentis more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1349372
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-07-22more like thismore than 2021-07-22
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Rivers and Seas and Oceans: Sewage more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to help ensure untreated sewage is not discharged into rivers, inland waterways and the sea. more like this
tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
uin 903146 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-07-22more like thismore than 2021-07-22
answer text <p>We have set up the Storm Overflows Taskforce which has already resulted in increased investment of £144 million and this Government has amended the Environment Bill to introduce measures on storm overflows. Water companies are currently investing £3.1 billion in storm overflow improvements between 2020 and 2025. On 9 July, Southern Water was fined £90 million for pumping raw sewage into protected waters, the largest ever fine imposed on a water company.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-07-22T12:15:42.853Zmore like thismore than 2021-07-22T12:15:42.853Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4277
label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1349400
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-07-22more like thismore than 2021-07-22
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Gardens: Waste Disposal more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What assessment he has had made of the potential effectiveness of providing free garden waste collections as proposed in the consultation on Consistency in Household and Business Recycling in England. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Munira Wilson more like this
uin 903161 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-07-22more like thismore than 2021-07-22
answer text <p>A free minimum garden waste collection service reduces the amount of garden waste that ends up in landfill, minimising the release of harmful greenhouse gases. We will publish a final impact assessment and Government response with further analysis of this proposal and on alternative measures to increase the recycling of garden waste from households.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-07-22T13:58:51.283Zmore like thismore than 2021-07-22T13:58:51.283Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4776
label Biography information for Munira Wilson more like this
1349373
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-07-22more like thismore than 2021-07-22
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Food: Standards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on maintaining British food standards in the trade deal with Australia. more like this
tabling member constituency Warwick and Leamington more like this
tabling member printed
Matt Western more like this
uin 903147 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-07-22more like thismore than 2021-07-22
answer text <p>I have had regular discussions with the Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade and, indeed, other Cabinet colleagues on the issue of food standards in the context of our negotiations with Australia.</p><p>The UK is rightly proud of our world-leading food, environment and animal welfare standards. We have a number of tools available in FTAs to maintain these standards. All imports of agri-food products will still have to comply with the UK’s food safety and biosecurity requirements.</p><p>The commitment to non-regression means that neither country can lower their animal welfare standards to undercut the other.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Banbury more like this
answering member printed Victoria Prentis more like this
grouped question UIN 903148 more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-07-22T12:39:44.117Zmore like thismore than 2021-07-22T12:39:44.117Z
answering member
4401
label Biography information for Victoria Prentis more like this
tabling member
4617
label Biography information for Matt Western more like this
1348700
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-07-22more like thismore than 2021-07-22
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Religious Buildings: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support is available to assist with the upkeep of places of worship to prevent the need for major remedial works. more like this
tabling member constituency Wolverhampton South West more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart Anderson more like this
uin 36767 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-07-23more like thismore than 2021-07-23
answer text <p>We recognise the importance of carrying out routine repairs and maintenance in order to reduce the need for major remedial works in places of worship, and the great challenge to raise funding to carry out this work, particularly at the present time. Listed places of worship represent some of the nation's finest heritage, and we support them through the DCMS run Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme, which makes grants equal to the VAT paid on maintenance and repairs. The scheme will continue to benefit listed places of worship across the country, all of which have provided a much needed space for rest, contemplation and well-being during these difficult times, when they have been able to be open.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Listed places of worship may also benefit from the latest round of Cultural Recovery Funding with the £300 million package announced in June representing the latest and final tranche of funding for the CRF. The National Lottery Heritage Fund is distributing £40m in partnership with Historic England, based on criteria set by DCMS.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>There are a number of sources of funding available for places of worship. The National Lottery Heritage Fund supports a broad range of projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. This includes historic buildings, monuments and the historic environment. This funding can be used for repairs and conservation.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-07-23T12:32:38.527Zmore like thismore than 2021-07-23T12:32:38.527Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
4742
label Biography information for Stuart Anderson more like this
1349325
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-07-21more like thismore than 2021-07-21
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Children: Remote Education more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of children educated at home in each of the last two years. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
uin HL2258 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-07-26more like thismore than 2021-07-26
answer text <p>The department does not collect data on children who are home educated, however we are aware of the rising numbers of home-educated children.</p><p>The department supports the right of parents to educate their children at home. Most parents do this with the intention of providing their child with the best education possible, and sometimes during challenging circumstances.</p><p>However, the rising numbers of home educated children cannot be overlooked. For some parents, the child’s education is not the primary reason behind the decision to home educate, which can mean that some children are not being provided with a suitable education.</p><p>The government remains committed to a form of registration system for children not in school. Further details on this will be in the government response to the Children Not in School Consultation, which we will publish in the coming months.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-07-26T15:40:37.723Zmore like thismore than 2021-07-26T15:40:37.723Z
answering member
4218
label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
tabling member
3801
label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
1349336
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-07-21more like thismore than 2021-07-21
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Peers: By-elections more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, following the recent hereditary peers by-election after the retirement of Lord Elton, how many peers (1) were entitled to vote, (2) voted; how many ballot papers were spoilt; and what the percentage turnout was. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Grocott more like this
uin HL2269 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-07-22more like thismore than 2021-07-22
answer text <p>The details of the by-election to replace Lord Elton are as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong><em>Vacancy Created By:</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Number of Members eligible to vote:</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Number of Members who voted:</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Number of spoiled ballot papers:</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Percentage turnout:</em></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Lord Elton</em></p></td><td><p><em>785</em></p></td><td><p><em>237</em></p></td><td><p><em>0</em></p></td><td><p><em>30%</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-07-22T12:45:36.237Zmore like thismore than 2021-07-22T12:45:36.237Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
276
label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this