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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: CDC: DP World (28 Mar 2022)

Amanda Milling: ...Somaliland's GDP. CDC invests in accordance with its Policy on Responsible Investing which is aligned to international best practice and sets out the approach to environment, social and governance (ESG) matters. The Policy on Responsible Investing includes a focus on job quality, including the rights of workers and employees. All investments - including CDC's investment partnership with DP...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Modulation ( 3 Jul 2003)

Ben Bradshaw: ...An assessment of the economic impact of the Commission's January proposals on the long-term perspective for sustainable agriculture is available on the Defra website (, and an assessment of the impact of the outcome of the negotiations will be made available in future.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Farmers' Ages ( 9 Oct 2006)

Barry Gardiner: ...Union four times every decade and are part funded by the European Commission. The latest Farm Structure Survey for holders in the UK is published on the DEFRA website .asp. Data from the Farm Structure Surveys show that the average age of holders in England was 53 years in 1990, 53 years in 1993, 54 years in 1995, 53 years in...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (12 Mar 2021)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: that makes us globally competitive. Meanwhile, I hope that the Minister can reassure me that the Treasury is in active discussions with those “new economy” corporations that score highly on ESG metrics but are adept at blurring their tax borders, which I believe is known in the jargon as base erosion and profit shifting. “Shifting” should not be the S in their ESG. Time is...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Burma: Frontiir (18 May 2020)

James Duddridge: ..., occupational health and safety and understanding how data security and privacy are handled, including censorship and government disclosure. CDC provides further guidance on due diligence in its ESG Toolkit.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture (Environmental Damage) (23 Apr 2004)

Elliot Morley: ...individual studies are subject to an expanding programme of peer review. An economic evaluation of the nitrate R&D programme was published in 2002 and can be found at t.asp.

Public Bill Committee: Online Safety Bill: Examination of Witness (26 May 2022)

...towards getting any transparency out of Meta, because Meta has demonstrated that it does not want to give even the slightest slivers of data—for example, how many moderators there are—are via ESG, so we can threaten then with divestment by saying, “Prosocial companies are transparent with their data,” and via litigation. In the United States, sometimes we can get data out of these...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensions (23 Nov 2021)

Guy Opperman: ...mandatory for occupational pensions schemes, and to consult on measures to require pension schemes to measure and report their alignment with the Paris Agreement on climate change. Our work on ESG is recognised worldwide. DWP are also consulting on guidance for trustees to improve stewardship and voting which will be key to ensuring high-carbon assets transition to net zero. The...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food Miles ( 5 Oct 2005)

Jim Knight: ...miles'. The mode, timing, location and efficiency of food transport is important as well as the distance. Copies of the report, can be found on the Defra website at .asp The Government are working with the food industry to reduce the environmental and social impacts of food transportation by encouraging widespread adoption of...

Public Bill Committee: Financial Services Bill: Clause 34 - Amendments of the PRIIPs Regulation etc ( 1 Dec 2020)

Pat McFadden: At this stage in our proceedings we begin to recognise the debates that we are having, because we have had them more than once. I find the Minister’s answers on the subject of ESG slightly circular. He says—and I believe him—that he has great sympathy with the intent, but now is not the time or this is not the quite the way to do it, and so on. The reason I find that unconvincing is...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Aquaculture ( 3 Apr 2003)

Elliot Morley: this was £2.2 million. This highly successful programme which comes to an end this year has been subject to comprehensive independent review, see the Defra website (–Aqua. PDF). Defra's average current annual spend on research into sustainable aquaculture and fish/shellfish health issues is £1.75 million. In 2002 Defra provisionally...

5. Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv): Decarbonising public sector pensions (25 May 2022)

Heledd Fychan: offer them an environmental, social and governance pension, and agreed to a role in my team because they were under the impression that the Senedd pension scheme included auto-enrolment into an ESG scheme. However, having now gone through the pensions enrolment process, the person was disappointed to learn the following: that staff are not auto-enrolled into the scheme, they're not made...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Agriculture: Financial Viability (14 Feb 2006)

Lord Bach: ...for projecting incomes into the future and work of this nature is sometimes undertaken, although this is usually done in-house rather than as commissioned research. r2.pdf.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Sustainable Communities Conference ( 2 Oct 2006)

Yvette Cooper: ...Department for Communities and Local Government (HSSA and P2). For further information on the DEFRA Rural Definition and Local Authority Classification please see: definition.asp

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Farming Industry (18 Sep 2003)

Ben Bradshaw: ...assessment of the impact of the recent recovery in the euro and medium term prospects for UK farm incomes if this is sustained is published on the Defra website (

Pensions Bill (10 Jul 2008)

Lord Judd: seems to require trustees to act for the proper purpose of the trust and not for extraneous purposes. As long as the best interests of the beneficiaries are not compromised, trustees may take ESG considerations into account. The amendments, while confirming and clarifying the situation would, I hope, encourage investors to engage with companies in which they hold shares....

Written Answers — Health: Clinical Trials (10 Jul 2007)

Dawn Primarolo: The Implementation Group established by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to take forward the recommendations made by the independent Expert Scientific Group (ESG) held its first meeting on 27 September 2006 and has met a further four times since then. The MHRA assesses the starting doses to be administered to volunteers in clinical trials based on available...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing ( 9 Oct 2006)

Yvette Cooper: ...or urban according to definitions given by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. For further information on the DEFRA classification please see: on.asp Further information on house prices in local authority areas for the period 1996 to 2005 is available in Table 585 on the DCLG website. The web link for Table...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Farming ( 8 Mar 2004)

Alun Michael: ...the four UK countries are given in tables 2.3 and 2.4 of AUK. Copies of AUK are placed in the House Library and more information can be found on the Defra website at: asp In addition to this, a more detailed breakdown of information on agriculture in each of the UK countries is provided in the following specialist publications:...

Orders of the Day — Education (Grants and Awards) Bill (14 Nov 1983)

Sir Keith Joseph: The primary legislation refers to 0·5 per cent. of the total education budget, which is the limit to the aggregate of the cost of all the forms of expenditure to which ESGs are directed after consultation between the Government and the LEAs. That 0·5 per cent. is subject not to change by regulation but only to change by primary legislation. I can be categoric about that. The purposes for...

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