Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the projected cost per kilometre is of the London to Birmingham stretch of High Speed 2; and what the projected cost per kilometre is of noise barriers on that stretch.
Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the likelihood of nations to which the UK exports for incineration introducing similar measures to the Dutch government's planned incineration tax.
Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the Dutch government about its planned incineration tax.
Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) non-patient egg donors and (b) egg-share donors were admitted to hospital for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in each year since 2009.
Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to address the barriers to remanufacturing identified in the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group's recent report on remanufacturing. [R]
Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to publish a call for evidence on the refuse-derived fuel market; and what timetable he has set for publication of recommendations arising from that consultation. [R]
Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the export of waste from the UK; and what assessment he has made of the effects of the recent increase in exports of refuse-derived fuel on gate fees in the UK. [R]
Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to establish and increase partnerships with faith groups to tackle violence against women and girls. [R]
Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to announce a decision on Solihull Metropolitan borough council's local plan.
Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average length of time is for approval of local plans submitted by local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) nationality and (b) gender was of each suspected victim of trafficking referred to the Trafficking Victim Support Scheme operated by the Salvation Army in August 2013; in which (i) region, (ii) county and (iii) parliamentary constituency each of the suspected victims was found; and which agency referred each case to the scheme.
Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the impact of Cyclone Phailin in India; and if she will make a statement.
Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what practical steps the Government plans to take to make the trade in coltan conflict-free.
Caroline Spelman: DEFRA works closely with the food industry to encourage innovation, competitiveness and growth. The joint Government-industry action plan, “Driving Export Growth in the Farming, Food and Drink Sector”, published in January, details how we will work together to open up and take advantage of key markets to boost our economy and generate jobs.
Caroline Spelman: Drought is a natural phenomenon and so the Government together with the Environment Agency and water companies have contingency plans. Since May 2011, we have held three drought summits and established the National Drought Group to co-ordinate actions to manage the impacts of the drought. Water companies are taking action to conserve the public water supply. We put resilience at the heart of...
Caroline Spelman: Food waste in the UK is valued at £17 billion a year and when landfilled produces methane. Working with retailers and manufacturers, we are reducing food waste through the Courtauld Commitment, helping households waste less and save money through WRAP'S Love Food Hate Waste campaign, and clearing up confusion with our date-labelling guidance.
Caroline Spelman: The Foresight report on the Future of Food and Farming identified the global challenges we face feeding an estimated population of 9 billion in 2050. The UK Government are working at home and abroad to increase resilience, promote open global markets, boost trade and ensure there will be more food, at less cost to the environment.
Caroline Spelman: The Foresight report to the Government's chief scientific adviser on food and farming futures highlighted the need for transparency in global food markets and liberalisation of international trade to address price volatility. The Government are committed to promoting better functioning of agricultural markets to help mitigate future price spikes. Last week I attended the G20 Agriculture...
Caroline Spelman: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave earlier to questions 6 and 7.
Caroline Spelman: Lord Henley attended Agriculture Council to represent the UK. I spent two days this week in Brussels where the Environment Council discussed CAP reform and met members of the European Parliament, including the officers and rapporteur of the Agriculture Committee, to discuss CAP reform as.-the European Parliament has the power of co-decision.