Results 161–180 of 5133 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Caroline Spelman

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Prices (30 Jun 2011)

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...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Battery Cages (17 Mar 2011)

Caroline Spelman: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave earlier to questions 6 and 7.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Common Agricultural Policy (17 Mar 2011)

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.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Forests (3 Feb 2011)

Caroline Spelman: Since the beginning of October last year we have received over 4,200 representations on the sale of the public forest estate.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Forests (3 Feb 2011)

Caroline Spelman: We have recently published the selection criteria for woodland in the Forestry Commission's 2011-12 asset sales programme. The Forestry Commission is currently identifying woods which meet these criteria and so no further details are available at this time. Details of woodlands to be sold in subsequent years will only be developed once the public forest estate consultation has concluded.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Global Food Security (3 Feb 2011)

Caroline Spelman: Last week I spoke at the launch of Sir John Beddington's Foresight report on global food security. The report is clear that with almost one billion people hungry and significant environmental degradation business as usual is not sustainable. The UK Government are determined to show international leadership on this issue. We are committed to international development and better functioning...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Common Agricultural Policy (9 Dec 2010)

Caroline Spelman: I do not anticipate the CAP being discontinued in the next Financial Perspective (2014-20), but it should be reformed to enable farmers to adapt to the future. Agriculture needs to move away from permanent subsidy by continuing the market orientation of the industry. As the Prime Minister has made clear, the EU Budget also needs to reflect the budgetary constraints on European economies. The...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Common Agricultural Policy (4 Nov 2010)

Caroline Spelman: The UK is committed to ambitious reform of the common agricultural policy (CAP) that delivers good value for farmers, taxpayers, consumers and the environment. A future CAP must enable a sustainable, thriving and competitive EU agriculture and food sector that is able to rise to the challenges and opportunities of the future. Negotiations on CAP will begin formally in the context of a...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Landfill (4 Nov 2010)

Caroline Spelman: We have worked closely with the Department for Communities and Local Government to understand cost pressures on local authority waste management over the spending review period and have taken these into account in the overall local government settlement. We have significantly increased financial flexibility which will free local authorities to allocate resources to meet their priorities and...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food Labelling (9 Sep 2010)

Caroline Spelman: The Government have made a commitment to clear and honest food labelling. Our food labelling standards work remains focused on protecting consumers and enabling them to make informed choices, as well as ensuring a level playing field to promote the competitiveness of our food industry.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Landfill (24 Jun 2010)

Caroline Spelman: The Government's aim of moving towards a zero waste economy includes reducing the amount of recyclable and biodegradable waste we send to landfill. How best to do this will be part of the review of waste policies I announced last week but my instinct is not to introduce an outright ban because of the unintended consequences this might cause. There is an economic and environmental imperative...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Biodiversity (24 Jun 2010)

Caroline Spelman: Biodiversity is one of my highest priorities, I will be taking action domestically, through a White Paper on the natural environment and will promote green spaces and wildlife corridors to restore and increase biodiversity. At an international level, I will ensure the UK shows leadership in this International Year of Biodiversity by working to achieve a global agreement on a new biodiversity...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Departmental Members' Interests (22 Jun 2010)

Caroline Spelman: In accordance with the requirements of the Ministerial Code, the Government are committed to publishing Ministers' relevant interests twice yearly. The list will be published in due course. In the meantime, I will write to the hon. Member and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Admiralty House (8 Apr 2010)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the cost to the public purse of (a) rent, (b) utility bills, (c) council tax payments and (d) other running costs for each Ministerial residence in Admiralty House was in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Warm Front Scheme (8 Apr 2010)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 3 March 2010, Official Report, column 1205W, on energy: housing, what the cost of the Warm Front pilots cited in the Answer has been to date.

Written Answers — Treasury: Valuation Office Agency: Allowances (8 Apr 2010)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 810W, on Valuation Office: allowances, how many individual expenses were claimed by the Valuation Office Agency's Director of National and Central Services in 2008-09.

Written Answers — Treasury: Valuation Office Agency: Allowances (8 Apr 2010)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 810W, on the Valuation Office: allowances, what individual expenses were paid to the Valuation Office Agency's (a) Chief Executive from April 2007 to March 2009, (b) Director of Data Strategy from April 2007 to March 2009 and (c)...

Written Answers — Treasury: Council Tax: Valuation (7 Apr 2010)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the Valuation Office Agency's Council Tax Revaluation 2007 Programme Board minutes of 21 September 2004, paragraph 3.3, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Data Enhancement Questionnaire policy approved by the Minister.

Written Answers — Treasury: Valuation Office Agency (7 Apr 2010)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2010, Official Report, column 1264W, on Valuation Office Agency (VOA), what data the VOA has (a) requested and (b) received from the National Register of Social Housing; and on what statutory basis the VOA obtained access.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Conservation Areas: Waste Disposal (6 Apr 2010)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 270W, on conservation areas: waste disposal, if he will place in the Library a copy of the written advice provided by English Heritage to local authorities on household wheeled refused containers in...


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