Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

– in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 10th September 2015.

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The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Hedgehogs (10 speeches)

    What plans the Government have to protect hedgehogs.

  • Broadband (Rural Areas) (16 speeches)

    What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on ensuring broadband roll-out in rural areas.

  • Food and Farming (Use of Data and Technology) (4 speeches)

    What assessment she has made of the contribution of data and technology to maximising the potential of the food and farming industry.

  • Dairy Farming (12 speeches)

    What support she plans to give to the dairy farming industry.

  • Flood Defence Programme (13 speeches)

    How many flood defences the Government plan to build under their six-year flood defence programme.

  • Food Waste (6 speeches)

    What steps the Government plan to take to meet the UN target of halving food waste by 2030.

  • Discussions with the Scottish Government (5 speeches)

    When she last had discussions with her counterpart in the Scottish Government and what the subject was of those discussions.

  • Badger Cull (10 speeches)

    What consultation she undertook before her recent announcement on extending the badger cull.

  • Promotion of British Food and Drink (10 speeches)

    What steps the Government are taking to promote British food and drink.

  • EU Exit (Potential Effects) (4 speeches)

    What assessment she has made of the potential effect on her Department of a vote to leave the European Union in the forthcoming referendum.

  • Farm Inspections (4 speeches)

    What plans she has to reduce the burden of farm inspections.

  • Farm Produce (Fair Pricing) (4 speeches)

    What steps she is taking to ensure farmers receive a fair price for their produce from retailers.

  • Topical Questions (32 speeches)

    If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.