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Energy Prices (16 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: ...within the city are particularly stark. In some neighbourhoods, nearly a quarter—more than 23%—of households are in fuel poverty. Those areas are within a mile of neighbourhoods in which the figure is only 5%. Local food banks increasingly have to help people who self-disconnect or who ration their energy use, as well as their food consumption, to save money. People too often...

Microbead Ban — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Sue Hayman: ...genuine concern to our constituents, so I am really delighted that we had the opportunity to have this debate and hear so many important contributions. My hon. Friend the Member for Bristol East (Kerry McCarthy) and the hon. Member for North Ayrshire and Arran (Patricia Gibson) both spoke about the 8 million tonnes of plastics that enter the oceans each year. My hon. Friend spoke about...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Waste (23 Feb 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the potential cost to the public purse of introducing mandatory food waste collections by local authorities.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Management (11 Jan 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Environment Agency about (a) its responsibility to enforce the waste hierarchy and (b) cases in which that hierarchy has not been observed.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Waste Disposal (9 Jan 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice she has received from the Chief Scientific Adviser to her Department on the cost and associated benefits of introducing separate food waste collections in England.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal (9 Jan 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what metrics for success her Department has set for the framework for consistency in household waste collections, launched by WRAP in September 2016.

Scottish Parliament: Food Waste (15 Dec 2016)

David Stewart: ...and insightful debate with well-informed contributions from across the chamber. It is ironic that, as the festive season beckons, we have the almost Dickens-esque record that, while the poor faced food inequality and ill health, 4.2 million Christmas dinners were wasted in the UK in 2014, according to Unilever. In that same year, Scottish households generated an estimated 600,000 tonnes of...

Household Food Insecurity — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (6 Dec 2016)

Emma Lewell-Buck: I am aware of the EFRA Committee’s inquiry, and it would be good for the Government to back the Food Waste (Reduction) Bill of my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol East (Kerry McCarthy). Although we have national statistics on how much households have spent on food and on individuals’ dietary intake, those data cannot tell us exactly how many households in the UK are unable to...

Soil Health — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (17 Nov 2016)

Therese Coffey: ..., during my contribution. Soil is a finite resource and it must be protected. The Government recognise that good soil health is essential, not least for the range of benefits it provides, including food production, biodiversity, carbon storage and flood protection. The benefits derived from healthy soil are many and they have a very important role to play. It is for those reasons that the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Waste (27 Oct 2016)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress signatories to Courtauld 2025 are making towards reducing food and drink waste by 20 per cent by 2025.

EU Referendum: Energy and Environment (12 Jul 2016)

Rachael Maskell: ...risk if we leave the EU, along with the advances of the past 40 years—40 years of marriage summed up in two years of divorce. In particular, she highlighted the issues of air quality, water management, waste and, of course, biodiversity protection. We were privileged to hear today the maiden speech of my hon. Friend the Member for Tooting (Dr Allin-Khan). It was a tour de force. She...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Farming Businesses: Resilience (7 Jul 2016)

Kerry McCarthy: I tabled five written questions in the past week asking what assessment had been made of the impact of Brexit on a range of DEFRA-related areas, from air pollution to waste, water, rural payments, fisheries, food standards and food safety. I got one answer back that basically said that everything remains in place and the negotiations are up to the future Prime Minister, which to me shows a...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: UK Withdrawal from EU (6 Jul 2016)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on (a) air pollution, (b) water pollution, (c) protection of species and habitats and (d) waste management.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hazardous Substances: Waste Disposal (29 Jun 2016)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to stop the illegal export of electronic and other hazardous waste from the UK to Africa.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Waste: Exports (6 Jun 2016)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of waste exported for recycling which is contaminated and is sent to landfill or incinerated.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Waste (15 Mar 2016)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons waste reduction, improved resource efficiency and increasing recycling rates were not included in her Department's Single Department Plan: 2015 to 2020, published on 19 January 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Disposal (8 Mar 2016)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to ensure the UK meets (a) the EU target to 50 per cent of municipal waste by 2020 and (b) the proposed EU target to recycle 65 per cent of such waste by 2030.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Waste (4 Feb 2016)

Paul Blomfield: The Minister is right to highlight the reduction in household food waste, but he will know that that is not being matched by the food industry. Will he explain why Government Whips objected to the Food Waste (Reduction) Bill, which was promoted by my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol East (Kerry McCarthy) last Friday? Would it not be better to get the Bill into Committee, where its...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Waste (10 Sep 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: What steps the Government plan to take to meet the UN target of halving food waste by 2030.

Food Waste (Reduction) (9 Sep 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to make provision for a scheme to establish incentives to implement and encourage observance of the food waste reduction hierarchy; to encourage individuals, businesses and public bodies to reduce the amount of food they waste; to require large supermarkets, manufacturers and distributors to reduce their...


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