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Results 1–20 of 5000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Robert Goodwill

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (23 Jan 2020)

Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to High Speed Two to date; and what the total cost of that project is estimated to be by 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Subsidies (23 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: The Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) will be underpinned by the principle of payment of public money for public goods such as: clean air; clean and plentiful water; thriving plants and wildlife; reduced risk of harm from environmental hazards such as flooding and drought; enhanced beauty, heritage and engagement for the natural environment and mitigating and adapting to climate...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Environment Protection (23 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: Through our proposed reforms and the policies set out in the Agriculture Bill we will increase demand and therefore employment opportunities for those who have these skills by financially supporting farmers who undertake environmental works. We regularly discuss these reforms with farmers and the educational and advisory services that serve farming; including the Food and Drink Sector Council...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sheep: Transmissible Encephalopathies (23 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: The Government is preparing to consult on amendments to the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Regulations (2018) in line with changes to EU rules, which would permit the introduction of an optional method of ageing of sheep alternative to dentition.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Subsidies (23 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: Alongside the introduction of the Agriculture Bill last September we published an analysis of the impacts of phasing out and delinking Direct Payments. Delinking may encourage a faster transition of farming businesses and may help those who choose to leave farming. This could increase the ease with which new entrants can acquire land for farming.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sheep Meat: UK Trade with EU (23 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: The Government announced on 13 March that we would apply the maximum level of tariff protection in line with our World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments for the UK sheep meat sector. In particular, the tariff for sheep meat would be set at the ‘bound rate’, which is the highest tariff we are able to apply to imports. The UK would, however, be retaining a share of current EU WTO...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sheep Meat: UK Trade with EU (23 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: The Government recognises the concerns of our UK sheep farmers and is determined to get the best deal for them as we leave the EU. The UK is the largest producer of sheep and by far the largest exporter of sheepmeat in the EU. Around a third of production is exported, 95% of which is to the EU. We are doing all we can to mitigate the challenges our farmers will face and we have contingency...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Subsidies (22 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: The seven year agricultural transition period in England, as set out in the Agriculture Bill, will make sure there is a gradual transition from the current system to the new, avoiding a cliff edge for farm businesses of all sizes. It will give all farmers sufficient time to adapt and prepare for the new Environmental Land Management system which will be piloted and rolled out during the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Subsidies (22 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: Farming has a bright future outside the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. The Great Yorkshire Show demonstrated the strengths that British farming has to offer with a record-breaking number of entries for sheep and cattle, and great produce from Wensleydale cheese to North Yorkshire game. I know very well the importance of supporting these farmers in Yorkshire and Humber, home to my own...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Salmon (22 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: No formal assessment of the effect of seal activity on Atlantic salmon stocks has been made in English rivers. Although diet studies suggest that seals typically prey on other fish species, seals are known to consume salmon in estuaries, around nets and river mouths. Predation by seals is controlled by regulations including licensed sustainable culling, as well as non-lethal methods such as...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Salmon (22 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: Defra funds research conducted by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and the Environment Agency to address factors contributing to the decline of salmon in English rivers. Factors, such as water quality, migration barriers, marine survival and exploitation are addressed in Defra’s 5 year Implementation Plan for Salmon Management in England and Wales,...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control (18 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: We are pursuing a wide range of interventions as part of the Government’s strategy to eradicate bovine TB in England by 2038, including strengthening cattle testing and movement controls, licensing badger control, and promoting biosecurity on farms to help farmers prevent the spread of Bovine TB. Sir Charles Godfray’s independent review (published in November 2018) is an important...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fish (18 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: The overall impact on immature fish is not assessed at a national level. However, in granting licences to control protected birds Natural England consider the evidence of damage provided by the applicant (for example the impact on immature fish) as well as the conservation status of the species. Additionally, the Environment Agency have funded advisory posts to support affected fisheries...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Salmon (18 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: Defra undertakes annual assessments of salmon and sea trout stocks for England and Wales. These assessments are conducted by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science. The annual assessments, including the most recent for 2018, are published on GOV.UK. Which can be accessed via the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/assessment-of-sal...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Iron and Steel (17 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: As a customer of this country’s steel sector, Defra is already taking action to level the playing field for UK steel producers when competing for central Government contracts. Our commercial activities comply with current Government policy on steel procurement as set out in Cabinet Office guidance, Procurement Policy Note 11/16. We can confirm that Defra, like the Department for Business,...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fish: Exports (16 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: In the event of the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement in place, the EU will require UK exporters to provide a Catch Certificate and an Export Health Certificate (EHC) when exporting most fish and fisheries products to the EU. Direct landings made by UK fishing vessels into EU ports will need to be accompanied by a Catch Certificate but will not require an EHC. Export health...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Beef: South America (16 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: Our current high standards, including import requirements, will apply when we leave the EU. High standards and high quality are what our domestic and global customers demand, and that is what we will provide. We have been clear across Government, from the Prime Minister down, that we will not lower our standards in pursuit of trade deals.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Whales: Meat (15 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: The transit of whale meat through UK and EU ports is subject to international trade rules. Leaving the EU will present us with the opportunity to review our position on this issue.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Whales: Scotland (15 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: Protection of this particular population is a devolved issue. All cetaceans are fully protected in UK waters under the EU Habitats Directive, the UK Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and through sectoral measures tackling specific threats, such as the bycatch mitigation measures implemented under EU Regulations (Regulation 812/2004).

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture (15 Jul 2019)

Robert Goodwill: As any responsible Government would, we are preparing for the possibility of no deal, which is why we have contingency plans in place to minimise disruption for the food and farming sector as much as possible. We are in close contact with the farming unions and other farmer representatives across the UK. Alongside the publication of technical notices, we continue to work closely with...


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