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Environmental Targets (Biodiversity) (England) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (25 Jan 2023)

Lord Harlech: I thank all noble Baronesses for their valuable contributions tonight. This is a very important subject, regardless of the time or the fact that this is an SI as opposed to a piece of legislation. The environment and environmental targets are one of the reasons why I joined this place, so this is a subject that is very important to me. As a Government, we put the requirement to set targets...

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Report: Amendment 22 (25 Jan 2023)

Lord Trees: I am grateful for the excellent introduction of the noble Baroness, Lady Parminter, which carries my name and those of two other noble Baronesses. I am also very grateful to the Minister for our meetings. As he and others in the House will be aware, I strongly support the Bill, and I commend the Government on including animals in it. Alongside existing animal welfare legislation, the new...

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (25 Jan 2023)

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle: ...group. Many Peers will no doubt have received overnight the joint briefing on the Bill from Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland; the Landworkers’ Alliance; the Consortium for Labelling for the Environment, Animal Welfare, and Regenerative Farming —known as CLEAR; the Soil Association; GM Freeze; Organic Farmers and Growers; and the Organic Research Centre. The tone...

Public Bill Committee: Electricity and Gas Transmission (Compensation) Bill: Clause 1 - Independent mechanism to determine claims for compensation (25 Jan 2023)

Liam Fox: It is a pleasure, Mr Hosie, to have you chair our Committee, which I intend to be brief. On Second Reading, I set out the cases that form the basis for sponsoring the Bill, and I feel no need to go through them again, except to say that when one of my constituents approached National Grid with a problem that was unresolved and said, “I’m going to take it to my Member of Parliament”, he...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Subsidies (25 Jan 2023)

Mark Spencer: Outside the bureaucratic Common Agricultural Policy, we are freeing farmers to enhance the natural environment alongside food production, supporting our drive to reach net-zero by 2050. We will deliver this by pressing ahead with our Environmental Land Management schemes and phase out direct payments. As we set out in the Agricultural Transition Plan, we are providing a package of ongoing...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Avian Influenza: Disease Control (25 Jan 2023)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support farmers with bird flu outbreaks.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Subsidies (25 Jan 2023)

Lord Benyon: In October 2021, the Government published the Agriculture in the UK Evidence Pack. This publication included static analysis showing the profitability of farms in the absence of Direct Payments for the years immediately prior to the start of the agricultural transition. In 2019 the Government published the farming evidence compendium. This publication provided an in-depth assessment of the...

Scottish Parliament: Housing (25 Jan 2023)

Murdo Fraser: ...to Mr Harvie that that is what happens if a Government brings in rent controls. It is a huge error. Let us look at the owner-occupied sector. We have a problem that Willie Rennie identified—and I forgive him for trying to blame me for his tardy rearrival at the previous debate. Mr Rennie and I—I think that we are of a similar vintage—bought our first homes in our 20s; now, the...

Scottish Parliament: Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill (25 Jan 2023)

Brian Whittle: ...to clarify the scope of clause 42, but the Scottish Government’s approach to addressing that, by introducing an unnecessary LCM, seems to be more about posturing than principle, and we cannot support the motion as it is drafted. The very first line of the motion has the Scottish Government demanding that Parliament not support the bill. There is no way that we can get past that, because...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Eggs: Production (24 Jan 2023)

Lord Benyon: Defra has no plans to recommend that a declaration of exceptional market conditions be made for the egg sector under Section 20 of the Agriculture Act 2020. Other sectors have experienced similar problems and supply chains have themselves adjusted to address the challenges related to rising input costs, which the egg sector has started to do. The UK egg industry operates in an open market...

Scottish Parliament: Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (24 Jan 2023)

Màiri McAllan: I will begin with amendments 19, 25, 28, 31 and 59, in the name of Ariane Burgess, which seek to remove section 5, and the provision for using dogs below ground, from the bill. In developing the bill, my officials and I have sought to pursue the highest possible welfare provisions while balancing that with the need for farmers, land managers and environmental groups to carry out legitimate...

Environmental Targets (Water) (England) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (23 Jan 2023)

Lord Benyon: My Lords, I am grateful to all noble Lords for their valuable contributions to this debate. The water targets put forward in this statutory instrument meet the requirements under the Environment Act to set at least one target in the area of water. As the Act requires, the Secretary of State has sought appropriate advice from independent experts and is satisfied that these targets can be met....

Northern Ireland Budget Bill (23 Jan 2023)

Jim Shannon: ...be last, so I am happy to speak, whenever it may be—and in this House that is nearly always last. However, that does not take away from my comments, and it is a real pleasure to add some Strangford commitments and comments in relation to this essential Bill. The difficulty with the Budget is not a new problem, and it is not a DUP problem, despite what has been said by some colleagues in...

Environmental Targets (Water) (England) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve (23 Jan 2023)

Lord Benyon: My Lords, I beg to move that the draft environmental targets for water in England be approved. Water is one of our most precious natural resources. It is essential for human well-being, farming, food production and biodiversity. I will briefly set out how the Government have massively increased action on water quality. We are tackling agricultural pollution at the source by doubling...

Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill - Committee: Amendment 3 (23 Jan 2023)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: ...this debate. It is certainly worth ensuring that there is always full transparency, and I welcome any comments or question around that. This has been a wide-ranging debate, and I thank noble Lords for their valuable contributions, particularly my noble friends Lord Lansley and Lord Howell, for their helpful support, and the noble Lord, Lord Lennie. This has been a broad debate about the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Farms: Solar Power (23 Jan 2023)

Mark Spencer: Protecting our environment, backing British farmers and delivering long-term energy security with more renewables is at the heart of HM Government’s manifesto. The Net Zero Strategy sets out a clear vision for a sustained increase in deployment of renewable generation capacity in the 2020s and beyond. In addition, The British Energy Security Strategy set out a series of bold commitments to...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Eggs: Production (23 Jan 2023)

Mark Spencer: The UK egg industry operates in an open market and the value of egg commodities, including the farm gate egg price, is established by those in the supply chain including farmers, processors, wholesalers, retailers and consumers. Recognising the challenges that the agricultural industry, including the egg sector, is currently facing due to the rise of input costs as a result of the war in...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Avian Influenza: Compensation (23 Jan 2023)

Mark Spencer: To help producers deal with the impacts of the UK’s worst ever avian influenza outbreak on 28 October 2022, Defra announced a new package of measures to support domestic producers with the impacts of avian influenza. This included changes to the compensation scheme allowing compensation to be paid to farmers from the outset of planned culling rather than at the end. This will give earlier...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: River Foss and River Ouse: Flood Control (20 Jan 2023)

Rebecca Pow: ...is 2km northeast of Strensall, and will hold 1,000,000m³ of water during extreme rainfall events, which will be released at a controlled rate once downstream river levels recede. It is scheduled for completion by winter 2023. In addition to improving flood protection, the scheme will create valuable new wetland habitats, including two shallow ponds. The banks of the River Foss will be...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Protection: Brexit (20 Jan 2023)

Trudy Harrison: Since we have left the EU, we have introduced a range of measures to improve our environment and deliver our ambition for a green Brexit. To take a few examples, we passed the first Environment Act in over two decades, which sets out how we plan to protect and improve the natural environment in the UK. The Act will help us leave our environment in a better state for future generations and set...


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