Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

– in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 25th March 2010.

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  • Food Industry (11 speeches)

    What steps his Department is taking to assist the food industry in the current economic climate.

  • Dangerous Dogs (14 speeches)

    What steps he is taking to tackle the problem of dangerous dogs; and if he will make a statement.

  • Recycling (8 speeches)

    What steps his Department is taking to encourage the recycling of household waste; and if he will make a statement.

  • Air Quality (10 speeches, 1 annotation)

    What recent assessment he has made of progress towards meeting European air quality standards; and if he will make a statement.

  • Local Food Sourcing (9 speeches)

    What recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on steps to increase local food sourcing by the public sector.

  • Drains and Sewers (Transfer Guidance) (6 speeches)

    When he expects to publish guidance on the transfer of ownership of private drains and sewers to water companies.

  • Farming (Competitiveness) (12 speeches)

    What steps his Department is taking to improve the competitiveness of the farming industry.

  • Landfill (2010 Targets) (6 speeches)

    What progress has been made towards meeting the 2010 targets for waste management under the EU landfill directive.

  • Small and Medium-Sized Family Farms (4 speeches)

    What recent assessment he has made of the future financial viability of small and medium-sized family farms.

  • Hunting Act (4 speeches)

    What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Hunting Act 2004; and if he will make a statement.

  • Anaerobic Digestion Facilities (6 speeches)

    How many anaerobic digestion facilities for the disposal of fallen stock have been opened in each of the last three years.

  • Food Wastage (8 speeches)

    What steps are being taken to reduce the level of food wastage.

  • Rural Economy (4 speeches)

    What steps his Department is taking together with other Government Departments to strengthen the rural economy.

  • Topical Questions (44 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.