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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Management: EU Law (16 Apr 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to undertake a review of its waste prevention programmes in compliance with the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC).

International Court of Justice: Seasonal Migrant Workers (1 Mar 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: ...;not just in picking, but in packaging and processing, right through to the retail and hospitality sectors. Migrant labour is important not just in low-skilled work, but in highly skilled jobs such as food scientists and vets, which I will mention again later. Migrant workers have made a huge contribution to the British economy. The whole rhetoric during the Brexit campaign about their...

Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: Agriculture — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (1 Feb 2018)

Sue Hayman: ...the debate and recognising the challenges that we face in Cumbria. There have been many good contributions from Members across the Chamber. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol East (Kerry McCarthy) for expressing her concerns about food security and labour, which are an important part of the debate. We have heard that British farming is critical to our economy, providing...

Leaving the EU: Chemicals Regulation — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (1 Feb 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: ...world are still exposed to them today. The negative impacts are felt only when a certain threshold of accumulation is passed, and that could be many years after their use begins. Bioaccumulation often occurs through food chains, with those at the top suffering from the worst exposure—in most cases, humans are at the top of the food chain. Polychlorinated biphenyls, which were once...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Saving for rights etc. under section 2(1) of the ECA (16 Jan 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: ...is what protections would remain, given the importance of our membership of the EU for everything from cleaning up water pollution and protecting biodiversity to improving recycling and reducing waste. It is hard to believe that we used to allow untreated sewage to flow into our seas before the EU’s bathing water directive forced the UK Government to make our bathing waters fit for...

Environmental and Food System Education (19 Dec 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: I beg to move, That this House has considered environmental and food system education in schools. My reasons for calling this debate were twofold: to highlight some of the positive work already being done in schools and to call on the Government to go further and embed some of this work in the curriculum or support it across all schools. It is so important that our young people learn about...

Marine Environment — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (14 Nov 2017)

Holly Lynch: ..., there is nothing particularly new about some of these issues, but there is real urgency about where we are today. This debate is timely because latest figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs suggest that the amount of litter in our seas has increased, and research this week indicates that carbon dioxide emissions are set to increase by 2% by the end of this...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Waste (31 Oct 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2017 to Question 105344, whether there is a timetable for the completion of the work to assess the carbon reduction potential of separate food waste collections in England; and whether the results of that work will be published.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Disposal (31 Oct 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2017 to Question 107863, if the Government will conduct a public consultation to inform its Resources and Waste Strategy in 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Waste Disposal (12 Oct 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will undertake a cost-benefit analysis of the introduction of mandatory separate food waste collections in England, including the effect on (a) local government and (b) landfill tax receipts; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Supermarkets: Waste (12 Oct 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage supermarkets to publish food waste data and audited annual breakdowns of food waste.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Food: Waste Disposal (9 Oct 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: ...of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has considered including in its Clean Growth Plan the provision of funding for local authorities to introduce separate food waste collections.

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

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Environment Agency and (b) Local Government Association on enforcement of the Food Waste Hierarchy.

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

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of introducing mandatory separate food waste collections in England on carbon reduction potential.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Recycling: Domestic Waste (12 Sep 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of household waste his Department expects England to recycle by 2030.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Waste (17 Jul 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2017 to Question 1490, on food: waste, what his policy is on the European Parliament’s proposals to (a) set a target to halve food waste across supply chains by 2030, (b) review making those targets mandatory and (c) introduce a specific food waste hierarchy.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: G7: Environment Protection (17 Jul 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations the Government made at the Environmental Ministerial Meeting of the G7 in Bologna on 11 and 12 June 2017; and what contribution he made to discussions on food waste and separate food waste collections.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Agenda 2030 (12 Jul 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: The Minister will know of my interest in food waste, which is addressed by sustainable development goal 12.3. Does he agree that it is not enough just to have a DFID-led approach? We will not be able to help farmers in developing countries unless we also tackle the relationship with the supermarkets in this country.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Waste (3 Jul 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations the Government has made on proposals from the European Parliament to set a mandatory target to halve EU food waste by 2030 and to introduce a food waste hierarchy as part of trialogue discussions between the European Commission, the European Parliament and European Council on the Circular Economy package.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Packaging: Waste Disposal (25 Apr 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the level of competition between compliance schemes for the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations; and what consideration has she given to the effect of introducing a single compliance scheme.


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