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Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill – report stage – Lord Douglas-Miller. Legislation

Upcoming Business – Lords: Grand Committee ()

Sea Fisheries (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2024 – Lord Douglas-Miller. Orders and regulations; 3:45 pm

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee ()

Official Controls (Fees and Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2024; Plant Health (Fees) (England) and Official Controls (Frequency of Checks) (Amendment) Regulations 2024 – Lord Douglas-Miller. Orders and regulations

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee ()

Veterinary Medicines (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2024 – Lord Douglas-Miller. Orders and regulations

Farmers: Flooding Compensation - Question (16 Apr 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: My Lords, I declare my interests as set out in the register. Farmers will receive payments from the new farming recovery fund for all land parcels that are flooded contiguous to a river with notably high river level gauge readings, following Storm Henk during January this year. Currently, eligible areas are Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset,...

Farmers: Flooding Compensation - Question (16 Apr 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: The noble Lord is right about the 150-metre restriction, which was lifted within 48 hours of that announcement. The farming recovery fund will pay farmers who suffered uninsurable damage from exceptionally high continued rainfall from Storm Henk in the period 2 to 12 January this year. The fund is a contribution towards the cost of recultivating whole land parcels flooded by notably high...

Farmers: Flooding Compensation - Question (16 Apr 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: I am particularly sympathetic to the issue of livestock farmers, being one myself. As I explained in my opening comments, that fund is restricted to a number of areas at the moment but we are exploring what else we might apply it to. There are a number of funds that the farming community can use, and this is just one of them. The flood recovery framework covers the business recovery grant. It...

Farmers: Flooding Compensation - Question (16 Apr 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: The right reverend Prelate is entirely right to raise the issue of food security, which is high on the Government’s agenda. Through our environmental land management schemes, we are ensuring that food production remains constant. We also have the food index, announced by the Prime Minister at the NFU conference in January, to measure the amount of food that the country is producing and...

Farmers: Flooding Compensation - Question (16 Apr 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: I thank the noble Baroness very much for her question. I do not have the exact answer so, rather than perhaps mislead her and the House, I will endeavour to write to her very shortly.

Farmers: Flooding Compensation - Question (16 Apr 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: I have recently attended a number of meetings on this specific subject, and the intention last week was to get the first element of this fund out and available to farmers. We have this issue under constant review and I hope that, if there are further announcements to make, we can make them very shortly.

Farmers: Flooding Compensation - Question (16 Apr 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: The noble Baroness will be very well aware that there is a trade here between the environmental gains we are looking to enact and protecting our food production. One of the main aims of ELMS is to improve productivity, and a lot of the funding through ELMS is driving better productivity—higher yields from smaller areas of land—so that we can then allow land to be available for nature and...

Farmers: Flooding Compensation - Question (16 Apr 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: The Rural Payments Agency is contacting all eligible farmers to remove the burden of the farmers themselves having to contact the RPA. The RPA has a range of measures to look at these issues—aerial photography, digital mapping and local knowledge—to assess who is eligible, and it will contact farmers directly. Any farmer who feels that they should be eligible and has not been contacted by...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fertilisers (12 Apr 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: The existing UK regulatory regime for the manufacture and placing of fertilisers on the market in the UK is fragmented and in need of modernisation. There are currently no specific requirements for plant biostimulants in domestic fertilisers legislation. However, Defra intends to improve on this by consolidating and streamlining the statute book and putting in place a conformity...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture (12 Apr 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: We very recently published a detailed impact assessment of a long list of actions considered for inclusion in the Environmental Land Management schemes. Actions were rated against a large number of ecosystem services and their impact on food production. An executive summary is attached. We have provided information on the potential impact of our farming reforms. For example, the farming...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: UK Trade with EU (12 Apr 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: All food and drink products imported into the UK, including those from countries we have trade agreements with, must comply with the UK’s import requirements and standards. The independent Trade and Agriculture Commission concluded that our Free Trade Agreements with Australia, New Zealand and CPTPP are consistent with the maintenance of UK statutory protections in relation to animal and...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agricultural Products: Northern Ireland (12 Apr 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: The arrangements for moving plants and plant products for production, such as animal feed, are set out in detail on the GOV.UK pages covering movements into and out of Northern Ireland. That includes details of the unfettered access for Northern Ireland goods to the whole UK market, as well as the support services available under the Trader Support Service and the Movement Assistance Scheme...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Chemicals: Regulation ( 9 Apr 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) operates a robust programme of regulating and monitoring medicines to ensure patients have access to safe and effective medicines. While the microbiome is still an evolving field, the MHRA is working to further our understanding on the impact of pharmaceuticals on the microbiome. Experts in MHRA are leading on international...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Import Controls ( 8 Apr 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: SPS facilities have always been necessary under all scenarios, as the Government has made clear, in order to administer red lane checks on goods moving on into the EU. This is reflected in the fact that the plans were brought forward, and the business case for the facilities was being prepared, during the passage of the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Recycling: Reform ( 5 Apr 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: We published an impact assessment alongside the 2021 consultation on Consistency in recycling England, which can be found attached to this answer. The final impact assessment is due to be published in line with the laying of the secondary legislation for Simpler Recycling. HL3238 attachment (pdf, 814.5KB)


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