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My Lords, the Minister said that the Government were ring-fencing the £2.4 billion for ELMS, but the fact is that the basic payment scheme has been going down much more quickly than the sustainable farming incentive has been going up, so there is an inevitable gap in farmers’ incomes as a result of all that. So I ask the Minister: how much of the £1 billion cut from farmers so far will...
To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving (1) to licensing professional dog walkers, and (2) to limiting them to a number of dogs that can be walked at any one time.
To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the measures requiring mandatory recycling labelling on packaging enable consumers to recycle easily and accurately, and avoid causing confusion as a result of a multiplicity of designs and messaging.
Entered the House of Lords on 18 July 2006
Positions held at time of appointment: Director of Policy & Public Affairs, UNISON. (from Number 10 press release)