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Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill: Incorporation of EU legislation governing the CAP direct payment schemes (28 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. I thank the House for the debate on this Bill, which is so vital for the agricultural sector across the UK. I recognise the frustrations that some Members might have had because of the need for the Bill in the first place, given that the Agriculture Bill is on its way. Let me reaffirm that this Bill makes no policy changes; it is about...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Horse Racing: Animal Welfare (28 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Ealing Central and Acton, Dr Rupa Huq, on 20 January 2020 PQ 1916. Defra officials are in regular dialogue with the British Horseracing Authority to discuss the safety and welfare of racehorses and will continue to work with the industry to safeguard horse welfare.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Iron and Steel (27 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: This Government remains committed to supporting the UK steel industry. Defra collates information about steel spend for projects with the largest steel requirements, including origin where known. This information is published annually on GOV.UK at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/steel-public-proc urement The data was first published in January 2019, with the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Labelling (27 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: The term ‘best before’ is used to indicate to consumers that the quality of the food may not be at its best after the date has expired. When used appropriately, and in line with the most recent guidance from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), ‘best before’ helps ensure that consumers are able to make the best use of food and reduce waste. The Government supports the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Alabama Rot (27 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV), which is sometimes referred to as Alabama Rot, first emerged in the UK in 2012. The Animal and Plant Health Agency has been in touch from the start with the private veterinary group investigating the syndrome. While CRGV remains rare in the UK, we are now working with this vet group to commission research to improve our understanding....

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: January Agriculture and Fisheries Council (27 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: The Agriculture and Fisheries Council takes place in Brussels on 27 January. As the provisional agenda stands, the main item for agriculture will be an exchange of view between EU ministers on the regulation on CAP transitional rules. The Commission will also present on the agricultural aspects of the Green Deal, followed by an exchange of views on this. This will be followed by a...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Families (23 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: Each department has a function that leads on ensuring Family Test (FT) requirements are embedded, and is part of the Civil Service Family Test Network. This Network is the central forum through which we have sought input and comments on the support departments need to help with FT implementation. Members feed improvements into existing guidance for officials in all departments on FT...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Weedkillers (23 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: Pesticides are subject to strict regulation and are only permitted for use where a comprehensive scientific assessment finds that this will not harm people or have unacceptable effects on the environment. The assessment first considers the active substance. If this is approved for use, each product containing that active substance is assessed and is only authorised, subject to any necessary...

Scottish Parliament: Farming and Crofting (Support) (23 Jan 2020)

Fergus Ewing: ...on future funding for farming and food production. “The UK government will continue to give farmers and the environment as much support—or perhaps even more—as they get now.” That was what George Eustice, the UK rural affairs minister, promised in 2016. However, all that we have had is a letter from a UK Treasury minister, confirming that Scotland will receive £472 million to...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Rights related to residence: application deadline and temporary protection (22 Jan 2020)

...Oliver Dowden Jackie Doyle-Price Richard Drax Flick Drummond James Duddridge David Duguid Iain Duncan Smith Philip Dunne Mark Eastwood Ruth Edwards Michael Ellis Tobias Ellwood Natalie Elphicke George Eustice Luke Evans David Evennett Ben Everitt Michael Fabricant Laura Farris Simon Fell Katherine Fletcher Mark Fletcher Nicholas Fletcher Vicky Ford Kevin Foster Liam Fox Mark Francois Lucy...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Interpretation of retained EU law and relevant separation agreement law (22 Jan 2020)

...Oliver Dowden Jackie Doyle-Price Richard Drax Flick Drummond James Duddridge David Duguid Iain Duncan Smith Philip Dunne Mark Eastwood Ruth Edwards Michael Ellis Tobias Ellwood Natalie Elphicke George Eustice Luke Evans David Evennett Ben Everitt Michael Fabricant Laura Farris Simon Fell Katherine Fletcher Mark Fletcher Nicholas Fletcher Vicky Ford Kevin Foster Liam Fox Mark Francois Lucy...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Arrangements with EU about unaccompanied children seeking asylum (22 Jan 2020)

...Oliver Dowden Jackie Doyle-Price Richard Drax Flick Drummond James Duddridge David Duguid Iain Duncan Smith Philip Dunne Mark Eastwood Ruth Edwards Michael Ellis Tobias Ellwood Natalie Elphicke George Eustice Luke Evans David Evennett Ben Everitt Michael Fabricant Laura Farris Simon Fell Katherine Fletcher Mark Fletcher Nicholas Fletcher Vicky Ford Kevin Foster Liam Fox Mark Francois Lucy...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Regulations (22 Jan 2020)

...Oliver Dowden Jackie Doyle-Price Richard Drax Flick Drummond James Duddridge David Duguid Iain Duncan Smith Philip Dunne Mark Eastwood Ruth Edwards Michael Ellis Tobias Ellwood Natalie Elphicke George Eustice Luke Evans David Evennett Ben Everitt Michael Fabricant Laura Farris Simon Fell Katherine Fletcher Mark Fletcher Nicholas Fletcher Vicky Ford Kevin Foster Liam Fox Mark Francois Lucy...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Alcoholic Drinks: Exports (22 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: Her Majesty’s Government do not collate official statistics of total production in all alcohol categories, and export figures include some re-exported alcohol, especially in the wine category. In 2018 values of £4.8 billion pounds worth of whisky, £620 million pounds of gin and geneva, and £64 million pounds of cider and other fermented beverages were exported. In each case these are...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: West Midlands (22 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: The Government works closely with the full spectrum of food and drink businesses across the country to promote growth, jobs, productivity and exports. As elsewhere, we engage with businesses in the West Midlands, both directly and through trade associations and other businesses groups, to support them in their efforts to: address economic challenges; understand and mitigate regulatory and...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agricultural Products: Trade Promotion (22 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: Food and drink exports are a success story, increasing by 24% since 2010. The Government is determined to help showcase and promote our excellent food and drink even more in the years to come. The UK’s growing reputation for quality food and drink, with high standards of food safety, animal welfare and sustainability is an excellent platform to increase demand for our products still...

Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill (21 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: We have had a good and comprehensive debate, with a number of excellent maiden speeches along the way. Many Members talked about the future of agriculture policy after the implementation period. That is a matter for the Agriculture Bill, which was presented to the House last week and will be debated in due course. A number of hon. Members made reference to trade deals and the vital importance...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Developing a National Food Strategy Independent Review (21 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: The National Food Strategy independent review, led by Henry Dimbleby, was launched in June 2019. A Call for Evidence was held from 17 August 2019 to 25 October 2019. 1979 responses were received and these responses are currently being analysed. Since the review’s launch, Henry and his team have engaged extensively across the food system, academia, industry, civil society and citizens....

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Trade Unions (21 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: GDPR has not affected the rights of unions in Defra to bargaining information provided under section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pay (21 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: Defra, as with other Government Departments, has an obligation to provide reasonable paid time off to recognised trade union representatives to undertake trade union duties. This includes paid time off for safety representatives as set out in section 3.1.8 of the Civil Service Management Code. Defra Health and Safety representatives can use their paid facility time for the following TU duties...


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