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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
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 Fish Products: Norway more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the products of the Norwegian fish farming industry imported into the UK on global health insecurity and food shortage as a result of the industry's use of feed and fish oil from Mauritania. more like this
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL2720 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-11more like thismore than 2024-03-11
answer text <p>Addressing the ongoing global food security crisis and delivering sustainable food security for countries struggling with hunger and malnutrition is a priority for His Majesty’s Government. In 2022 the UK was one of the top 6 countries donors to the World Food Programme (over $400 million). Between 2016 and 2021, the UK spent £2.6 billion on longer-term food and agriculture programmes.</p><p>We are aware of recent reports that have suggested that the fishmeal industry based in Mauritania which supplies, among others, the Norwegian aquaculture sector is contributing to loss of livelihoods and malnutrition in West African nations. Assessments on the impact of supply chains to the Norwegian aquaculture sector are the responsibility of the Norwegian government.</p><p>The UK works directly to support food security and sustainable Ocean Management in West African countries affected by declining fish stocks. For example, as part of the £500 million Blue Planet Fund, the UK formalised a bilateral Ocean Country Partnership with Senegal in 2023. This partnership aims at reducing marine pollution, preserving marine biodiversity as well as helping fishing to be more sustainable.</p>
answering member printed Lord Douglas-Miller more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-11T17:07:55.927Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-11T17:07:55.927Z
answering member
5006
label Biography information for Lord Douglas-Miller more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1217771
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-06-24more like thismore than 2020-06-24
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Advertising 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, further to reports of increases of 20 per cent in alcohol consumption by drinkers and increases in related harms during the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic, what consideration they have given to restricting alcohol advertising. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL6114 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-07-17more like thismore than 2020-07-17
answer text <p>Advertising in the United Kingdom is overseen by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the industry’s independent regulator, who enforce the Advertising Codes through a system of self-regulation and co-regulation with Ofcom. The Codes apply to all media, including broadcast and online, and set standards for accuracy and honesty to which advertisers must adhere, including specific conditions on advertising to children, causing offence and social responsibility. The Codes also include specific rules on alcohol advertising, with the underlying aim of ensuring that marketing communications do not imply, condone or encourage immoderate, irresponsible or anti-social drinking. The Codes are regularly reviewed and updated by the ASA to ensure they remain effective.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bethell more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-07-17T10:29:25.907Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-17T10:29:25.907Z
answering member
4708
label Biography information for Lord Bethell more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1461025
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-05-10more like thismore than 2022-05-10
answering body
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept id 211 more like this
answering dept short name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept sort name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
hansard heading Sand 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, further to the report by the United Nations Sand and Sustainability: 10 strategic recommendations to avert a crisis, published on 26 April, what plans they have (1) to promote global action, and (2) to promote protection of that resource; and what assessment they have made of UK (a) supplies, (b) use, and (c) conservation, of sand. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL20 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-05-23more like thismore than 2022-05-23
answer text <p>Aggregate mineral surveys have been regularly undertaken by the Government since 1973. These provide an in-depth assessment of national and sub-national sales, inter-regional flows, transportation, consumption and permitted reserves of primary aggregates. The survey provides comprehensive data for monitoring and facilitating aggregates provision at a local, regional and national level.</p><p>The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) recognises that it is essential that there is a sufficient supply of minerals to provide the infrastructure, buildings, energy and goods that the country needs. It is clear that as minerals are a finite natural resource, best use needs to be made of them to secure their long term conservation. This is why mineral planning authorities are required to safeguard mineral resources through their planning policies, by defining Mineral Safeguarding Areas and Mineral Consultation Areas. Furthermore, the NPPF is clear that local planning authorities should not normally permit other development proposals in Mineral Safeguarding Areas if it might constrain potential future use for mineral working.</p>
answering member printed Lord Greenhalgh more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-05-23T14:39:32.173Zmore like thismore than 2022-05-23T14:39:32.173Z
answering member
4877
label Biography information for Lord Greenhalgh more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1311217
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-04-21more like thismore than 2021-04-21
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: Forests 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, further to the report by the Woodland Trust State of the UK's Woods and Trees 2021, published on 14 April, what plans they have to promote agroforestry, particularly the growing of fruit and nut crops; what assessment they have made of the impact of such promotion on (1) the level of food security, (2) the quality of diets, (3) fodder crops for animals, (4) the diversion to animals of food that could be eaten by humans, and (5) the use of anthelmintics. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL15131 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-04-29more like thismore than 2021-04-29
answer text <p>Agroforestry has a significant role in helping the Government commitment to increase tree planting across the UK to 30,000 hectares per year by 2025, in line with the annual rate recommended by the Committee on Climate Change in 2019 to help us meet net zero. We know our mechanisms for woodland creation must be more wide reaching and bold. This requires a transformative change for government and the sector. That is why the Nature for Climate Fund announced in the March 2020 Budget provides significant funding for tree planting, including agroforestry systems. The Committee on Climate Change has also recommended agroforestry on 10% of arable and grassland by 2050 to contribute to net zero emissions targets.</p><p> </p><p>We know that agroforestry systems can play an important role in addressing some of the key issues of climate and land use change in England, through the wide range of ecosystem services it provides.</p><ul><li>Providing food, fuel, fodder, timber, shade</li><li>Regulating soil, water, air quality and sequester carbon</li><li>Improving animal health and welfare</li><li>Supporting biodiversity and habitat creation</li></ul>
answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-04-29T11:42:05.52Zmore like thismore than 2021-04-29T11:42:05.52Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1672487
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2023-11-22more like thismore than 2023-11-22
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 Fishing Catches: Cetaceans more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government how many cetaceans were caught in UK waters in 2022; and how that number compares to estimates of cetacean bycatch. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL504 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-11-29more like thismore than 2023-11-29
answer text <p>All cetaceans are fully protected in UK waters under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations. In the UK, it is an offence to deliberately disturb, harm, capture or kill wild cetaceans. We are not aware of any cetaceans being caught illegally in UK waters in 2022.</p><p> </p><p>The UK introduced new rules in 2021 making it mandatory under fishing vessel licence conditions for fishers to report any marine mammal bycatch to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). On the introduction of this requirement, communications were sent out by Defra, the Devolved Administrations and the MMO to ensure that industry understood the new obligations.</p><p> </p><p>This reporting is complemented by a range of other monitoring programmes.</p><p> </p><p>The Government funds the UK Bycatch Monitoring Programme which uses onboard observers to estimate bycatch rates and high-risk gear types. The 2022 annual programme report will be completed and published, once fishing effort figures for 2022 are finalised and can be integrated into bycatch estimates.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, both the UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP) and the Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme investigate the causes of death of stranded cetaceans around the UK coast to improve our understanding of, and ability to tackle, key threats like bycatch. CSIP strandings data are published in annual reports. Due to unprecedented events, including the coronavirus pandemic and the UK’s largest ever outbreak of avian influenza, the delivery of project reports has been delayed. The 2022 annual report will be finalised shortly and released in due course, following publication assurance processes.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2020, Defra has also funded Clean Catch UK, a research programme which is developing and trialling a range of bycatch monitoring and mitigation measures. This programme has developed a bycatch self-reporting mobile application and an online ‘Bycatch Mitigation Hub’ with information on different approaches to reduce bycatch.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that accidental bycatch in fisheries is one of the greatest threats faced by cetaceans, and we remain fully committed to tackling this and addressing monitoring gaps. In 2022, the UK Government and Devolved Administrations published the UK Bycatch Mitigation Initiative (BMI). This outlines how the UK will achieve its ambitions to minimise and, where possible, eliminate the bycatch of sensitive marine species. As a core objective of the BMI, the Government will continue to build on existing monitoring work to improve our understanding of bycatch and entanglement of sensitive marine species.</p>
answering member printed Lord Benyon more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-11-29T14:44:54.407Zmore like thismore than 2023-11-29T14:44:54.407Z
answering member
1547
label Biography information for Lord Benyon more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1299833
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
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 Genetically Modified Organisms 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 methodology they intend to use to analyse responses to the consultation by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs The regulation of genetic technologies which opened on 7 January; and what steps they are taking to ensure that responses received using non-technical language are taken into account and understood. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL13887 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-03-18more like thismore than 2021-03-18
answer text <p>All consultation responses will be taken into account and analysed regardless of type. Free text responses will be analysed using well-established methodology from social sciences for the analysis of qualitative data, in line with standard practice for the analysis of public consultations. All views are being considered, whether or not they use technical language, and no weighting will be applied to more technical responses.</p><p> </p><p>Prior to its publication, the Gene editing (GE) explainer document was reviewed by Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser and Defra’s communications team. This ensured that the information was scientifically accurate and pitched so that a lay person could understand it.</p><p> </p><p>We are gathering views and evidence on trade as part of the our consultation process. We will continue to monitor and respond to the approach taken in the EU to the regulation of GMOs.</p><p> </p><p>Defra officials have regular ongoing discussions with Scottish and Welsh Government counterparts about the regulation of genetically modified organisms. These discussions are considering the impact of any potential changes to the regulation of genetic engineering in food and farming in England.</p><p> </p><p>Owing to the application of Union law to Northern Ireland by virtue of the Northern Ireland Protocol, GE organisms will in Northern Ireland continue to be considered as GMOs and regulated as such.</p>
answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
grouped question UIN
HL13888 more like this
HL13889 more like this
HL13890 more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-03-18T17:21:34.99Zmore like thismore than 2021-03-18T17:21:34.99Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1299834
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
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 Genetically Modified Organisms 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 was made of the content of the Gene editing explainer, published in January, prior to its publication as a supporting document for the consultation by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs The regulation of genetic technologies which opened on 7 January. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL13888 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-03-18more like thismore than 2021-03-18
answer text <p>All consultation responses will be taken into account and analysed regardless of type. Free text responses will be analysed using well-established methodology from social sciences for the analysis of qualitative data, in line with standard practice for the analysis of public consultations. All views are being considered, whether or not they use technical language, and no weighting will be applied to more technical responses.</p><p> </p><p>Prior to its publication, the Gene editing (GE) explainer document was reviewed by Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser and Defra’s communications team. This ensured that the information was scientifically accurate and pitched so that a lay person could understand it.</p><p> </p><p>We are gathering views and evidence on trade as part of the our consultation process. We will continue to monitor and respond to the approach taken in the EU to the regulation of GMOs.</p><p> </p><p>Defra officials have regular ongoing discussions with Scottish and Welsh Government counterparts about the regulation of genetically modified organisms. These discussions are considering the impact of any potential changes to the regulation of genetic engineering in food and farming in England.</p><p> </p><p>Owing to the application of Union law to Northern Ireland by virtue of the Northern Ireland Protocol, GE organisms will in Northern Ireland continue to be considered as GMOs and regulated as such.</p>
answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
grouped question UIN
HL13887 more like this
HL13889 more like this
HL13890 more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-03-18T17:21:35.067Zmore like thismore than 2021-03-18T17:21:35.067Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1299835
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
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 Genetically Modified Organisms 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 discussions they have had with (1) the Scottish, and (2) the Welsh, Government about the impact of any changes to the regulation of genetic engineering in food and farming in England on the maintenance of existing regulations relating to genetic modification in those countries; and what assessment they have made of any such change on (1) frictionless trade with Northern Ireland, and (2) the functioning of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL13889 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-03-18more like thismore than 2021-03-18
answer text <p>All consultation responses will be taken into account and analysed regardless of type. Free text responses will be analysed using well-established methodology from social sciences for the analysis of qualitative data, in line with standard practice for the analysis of public consultations. All views are being considered, whether or not they use technical language, and no weighting will be applied to more technical responses.</p><p> </p><p>Prior to its publication, the Gene editing (GE) explainer document was reviewed by Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser and Defra’s communications team. This ensured that the information was scientifically accurate and pitched so that a lay person could understand it.</p><p> </p><p>We are gathering views and evidence on trade as part of the our consultation process. We will continue to monitor and respond to the approach taken in the EU to the regulation of GMOs.</p><p> </p><p>Defra officials have regular ongoing discussions with Scottish and Welsh Government counterparts about the regulation of genetically modified organisms. These discussions are considering the impact of any potential changes to the regulation of genetic engineering in food and farming in England.</p><p> </p><p>Owing to the application of Union law to Northern Ireland by virtue of the Northern Ireland Protocol, GE organisms will in Northern Ireland continue to be considered as GMOs and regulated as such.</p>
answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
grouped question UIN
HL13887 more like this
HL13888 more like this
HL13890 more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-03-18T17:21:35.113Zmore like thismore than 2021-03-18T17:21:35.113Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1299836
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
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 Genetically Modified Organisms 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 compatibility of any changes to the regulation of genetic engineering in food and farming in England with the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL13890 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-03-18more like thismore than 2021-03-18
answer text <p>All consultation responses will be taken into account and analysed regardless of type. Free text responses will be analysed using well-established methodology from social sciences for the analysis of qualitative data, in line with standard practice for the analysis of public consultations. All views are being considered, whether or not they use technical language, and no weighting will be applied to more technical responses.</p><p> </p><p>Prior to its publication, the Gene editing (GE) explainer document was reviewed by Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser and Defra’s communications team. This ensured that the information was scientifically accurate and pitched so that a lay person could understand it.</p><p> </p><p>We are gathering views and evidence on trade as part of the our consultation process. We will continue to monitor and respond to the approach taken in the EU to the regulation of GMOs.</p><p> </p><p>Defra officials have regular ongoing discussions with Scottish and Welsh Government counterparts about the regulation of genetically modified organisms. These discussions are considering the impact of any potential changes to the regulation of genetic engineering in food and farming in England.</p><p> </p><p>Owing to the application of Union law to Northern Ireland by virtue of the Northern Ireland Protocol, GE organisms will in Northern Ireland continue to be considered as GMOs and regulated as such.</p>
answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
grouped question UIN
HL13887 more like this
HL13888 more like this
HL13889 more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-03-18T17:21:35.16Zmore like thismore than 2021-03-18T17:21:35.16Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1695948
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-13more like thismore than 2024-03-13
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Health Professions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government, following the protection of the titles “physician associate” and “anaesthesia associate” under the Anaesthesia Associates and Physician Associates Order 2024, when they plan to provide protection for other medical titles which are not already protected. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL3233 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-25more like thismore than 2024-03-25
answer text <p>All healthcare professional regulators have protected titles relating to the professions they regulate. There are currently 64 protected titles across 10 professional health and care regulators. The Government’s regulatory reform programme, which is already underway, will consider protected titles more broadly.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Markham more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-25T12:06:32.127Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-25T12:06:32.127Z
answering member
4948
label Biography information for Lord Markham more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this