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Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

– in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 10th December 2009.

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  • Nuclear Power Station (Bradwell) (4 speeches)

    What representations he has received from English Nature on the environmental effects of proposals for a new nuclear power station at Bradwell, Essex.

  • Climate Change (Forestry) (12 speeches)

    When he expects to respond to the recent report of the Forestry Commission on forestry and climate change.

  • Carbon Footprint (Copenhagen Summit) (6 speeches)

    What estimate he has made of the average carbon footprint generated by his Department's representatives in attending the Copenhagen climate change summit.

  • Roadside Litter (10 speeches)

    What recent progress his Department has made on initiatives designed to reduce the amount of roadside litter.

  • Food Labelling (18 speeches)

    What recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on country of origin food labelling.

  • Canal Network (6 speeches)

    What assessment he has made of the contribution to the economy of the canal network.

  • Marine Conservation Zones (4 speeches)

    When his Department plans to establish marine conservation zones; and if he will make a statement.

  • Single Payment Scheme (6 speeches)

    How many penalties have been applied in respect of the 2008 single payment scheme; and if he will make a statement.

  • Dairy Farmers (8 speeches)

    What estimate he has made of the change in the number of dairy farmers between (a) 2008 and 2009 and (b) 2009 and 2010.

  • Food Production (Research) (6 speeches)

    What steps his Department is taking to support research on food production methods.

  • Food Labelling (4 speeches)

    What recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues and representatives of the devolved Administrations on country-of-origin food labelling.

  • Economic Downturn (Rural Economy) (4 speeches)

    What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the economic downturn on the rural economy.

  • Bovine Tuberculosis (6 speeches)

    How many cattle were slaughtered because of bovine tuberculosis precautions in the last three months.

  • Mushroom Composting (Emissions) (4 speeches)

    What recent steps have been taken to reduce the level of noxious emissions from mushroom composting.

  • Financial Inclusion (4 speeches)

    What recent assessment he has made of levels of financial inclusion in rural areas.

  • Food Labelling (6 speeches)

    What recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on country of origin food labelling.

  • Single Payment Scheme (Mr. Peter Philpot) (4 speeches)

    What progress he has made in resolving the single payment scheme difficulties experienced by Mr. Peter Philpot.

  • Flood Defences (York) (4 speeches)

    What plans the Environment Agency has for flood defences for the Leeman road area of York.

  • Topical Questions (36 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.