Results 1–20 of 4453 for speaker:George Eustice

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sugar Beet (15 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: Leaving the EU and the Common Agricultural Policy gives us an opportunity to transform our agricultural policy into a fairer system that will help farm businesses across all sectors thrive. We are committed to delivering value for money to the taxpayer while supporting British agriculture and the environment. We will publish for consultation a command paper setting out our proposals later...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Natural England: Equal Pay (15 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: For clarity, it should be recognised that this question is about equal pay, as it is by grade, rather than the gender pay gap which applies to the whole of an organisation. The data provided in Natural England’s response is based on the data used for Natural England’s Gender Pay Gap Report 2017. Natural England will be undertaking an Equal Pay Audit in 2018, which will include...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control (15 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: The number of holdings in England subject to interferon gamma testing is set out below. TB Risk Area Low Edge High Number of holdings(CPH) to which IFN-γ test applied 45 228 100 In response to the question, ‘herd’ has been interpreted to mean ‘holding (County Parish Holding - CPH)’. Please note that this is unpublished data and has been provided...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine Tuberculosis: South West (15 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: The number of holdings subject to interferon gamma testing is set out below. Number of CPHs tested 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Dorset 0 1 2 3 1 0* 0 16 Gloucestershire 0 0 1 2* 3 2 0 7 N Somerset & S Glouc 1 3 1 2* 7 4 3 5 Somerset Excluding North 0 0 1 2* 1 1 4 13 * These figures reflect the year in which authorised...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Farms: Tenancy Agreements (12 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: The government is committed to supporting a vibrant tenant farming sector which creates opportunities for new entrants to the industry. Last year I asked the Tenancy Reform Industry Group to give an opinion on a range of issues. This included giving consideration to how Defra might make greater use of its powers under the 1970 Agriculture Act. I have received their report and we are...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Local Government: Smallholdings (12 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: The government is committed to supporting a vibrant tenant farming sector which creates opportunities for new entrants to the industry. Last year I asked the Tenancy Reform Industry Group to give an opinion on a range of issues. This included giving consideration to how Defra might make greater use of its powers under the 1970 Agriculture Act. I have received their report and we are...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Regulation (10 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: Defra introduced a total of 217 statutory instruments and revoked a total of 353 statutory instruments in calendar years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the breakdown is presented in the table below. The large number of revocations in 2015 were predominantly of already redundant regulation identified through the Red Tape Challenge programme. Year Introduced Revoked or otherwise no longer in force...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal and Plant Health Agency: Fees and Charges (10 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: The level of fees charged and collected in a given financial year are a reflection on the amount of activity that is undertaken for the appropriate process at the published charge out rates. These rates have been unaltered for the past three years and the only variable is the amount of activity undertaken by the Animal and Plant Health Agency’s inspectors.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animals: Diseases (10 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: The Government has comprehensive arrangements for dealing effectively with outbreaks of animal disease. In relation to notifiable exotic diseases, these arrangements are consistent with those set out by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). After the UK leaves the EU the Government will retain the necessary powers required to tackle animal disease.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Circuses: Animal Welfare (10 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: The Government’s policy is to introduce via primary legislation a ban on the use of wild animals in travelling circuses as soon as parliamentary time allows. The Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012 were introduced as a temporary measure while a bill was enacted. We intend to publish the Post Implementation Review of the 2012 Regulations in early 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dogs: Exports (10 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: In 2015 there were 15 consignments of dogs to Pakistan, with 15 animals exported. In 2016 there were 18 consignments of dogs, with 23 animals exported. In 2017, there were 23 consignments with 26 animals.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Taxation (10 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: The Secretary of State and I have regular discussions with ministerial colleagues on a range of agricultural issues.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees: Fungicides (10 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: All pesticides, including chlorothalonil and other fungicides, are subject to a stringent authorisation process before they can be placed on the market and used. Active substances are approved at EU level if they meet safety requirements and approvals are regularly reviewed. The UK is responsible for authorising products containing approved active substances. This involves a thorough...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Circuses: Animals (9 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: I refer the Hon. Gentleman to the response to PQ 117047, answered on 7 December 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare: Norfolk (9 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) takes the welfare of all farmed animals very seriously and every substantive complaint received at APHA is evaluated and investigated. All farms need to comply with the Animal Welfare Act 2006. APHA does not release the finding of inspections to third parties as this would be a breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pigs: Animal Welfare (9 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: We recognise the need to improve compliance with the ban on routine tail docking. We are currently preparing a new statutory pig welfare code which will strengthen the guidance on how to comply with the legal requirements in relation to tail docking and environmental enrichment and provide enhanced guidance on how to identify, manage and prevent tail biting. The new code will incorporate EU...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Cooperation (9 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: Cooperation is a powerful way for farmers and growers to improve their negotiating power, share machinery, labour, storage and other resources, and access knowledge and skills from others. The latest CLA survey of its farmer members shows that nine in ten respondents collaborate in some way; largely to make their businesses more successful and access new opportunities. We meet regularly...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Regulation (9 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: The changes to regulations affecting business during the 2010-15 Parliament are recorded in Statements of New Regulation that were published every six months. These are available on https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/one-in-two-out-sta tement-of-new-regulation. For the 2015-17 Parliament, the Government will shortly publish its final report on the savings to business delivered during...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU Law (9 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will retain EU law as it applies in the UK on the day we leave. We expect between 800 and 1000 statutory instruments will be required across Government to correct this retained EU law to ensure the statute book functions appropriately outside the EU. All Departments are engaged in this process. Once we leave the EU, we will make our own laws. As we leave...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Written Questions (8 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have answered 14 written parliamentary questions explaining that the requested information was not available on the grounds of disproportionate cost since 20th June 2017. This is out of a total of 1,278 parliamentary questions that have been answered.


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