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NHS Funding Bill: Annual statement on performance (4 Feb 2020)

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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Experiments: Chemicals (4 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: The UK has been in the forefront in opposing animal tests where alternative approaches could be used – the “last-resort principle” - and we will retain that principle moving forward, enshrining it in the Environment Bill We are working collaboratively with partner countries at the OECD as part of their test guidelines programme to develop new methods aimed at reducing the need for...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fish: Sales (4 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: Yes, buyers acquiring up to 30kg of fish for personal consumption will continue to be exempt from the need to produce sales notes.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Busking: Animal Welfare (4 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: There are already laws and regulations in place to protect animals used by buskers. Dogs often act as companions for vulnerable members of the homeless community, aiding their rehabilitation to overcome many mental health issues. However, there is an important distinction between these companion animals and dogs being exploited for money. Support and protection for these animals is further...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fisheries: Finance (4 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: We made a commitment in our manifesto to maintain funding for fisheries across the UK’s nations throughout the Parliament and to support the regeneration of our coastal communities. Last year, the Government provided an extra £37 million of domestic funding for the sector, which will be available until 2022. England’s share of this funding is available via the Maritime and Fisheries...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (4 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: In line with the manifesto commitment to introduce tougher sentences for animal cruelty, we remain fully committed to increasing the maximum custodial sentences for animal cruelty offences from six months to five years. This will enable courts to take a firmer approach to cases such as dog fighting, abuse of puppies and kittens, or gross neglect of farm animals. The necessary legislation will...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Reviews (4 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: Defra is currently supporting 5 independent reviews. These are: Gamebirds ReleaseHighly Protected Marine AreasReservoirs ReviewSurface WaterNational Food Strategy Review The reports for which are due over the course of this year.

Agriculture Bill (3 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: It is a real pleasure to close this debate. This is the second time that I have taken this Bill—or a similar version of it—through Parliament for Second Reading within the last two years, following the difficulties that the previous Parliament encountered. But we have now had a general election. We have a new Parliament and we have a newly elected Government who have a clear mandate to...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fishing Catches: Computer Software (3 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: The catch recording system is currently in its roll out phase. As the system enters full usage and fishers get used to the system, the data gathered from it will be used to cross check data from sales notes. For at least the current quota management year catch records will be used to supplement but not replace sales note data in tracking uptake and setting limits. As the catch records...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fish: Sales (3 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: For under 10 metre licensed fishing vessels, a sales note is not required to be submitted in instances where less than 30kg of fish is bought per day directly from a commercial fisher for personal consumption.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fishing Catches (3 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: The requirement to report fish caught to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) only applies to licenced commercial fishing vessel owners. Recreational sea anglers can fish for most finfish and shellfish species unrestricted and without the need to report catches to the MMO. However, recreational sea anglers are obliged to comply with EU minimum landing sizes and catch limits for certain...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Exports (3 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: Data at the level of detail requested is not available. According to Defra analysis of HM Revenue & Customs regional trade statistics, UK exports by region over the last three years (2016 to 2018) were as follows: Meat and meat preparations: UK region export value (16-18) Share of exports England £3.3bn 63% Wales £310m 5.9% Scotland £310m 5.9% Northern Ireland £970m...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Sustainable Development (3 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: The Agriculture Bill will allow us to replace the restrictive EU Common Agricultural Policy with an ambitious new Environmental Land Management scheme. This scheme is based on the principle of ‘public money for public goods’ and will deliver financial support for farmers who protect our environment and deliver high animal welfare and food quality standards in a sustainable way. As such,...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rural Areas: Finance (3 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: The Government is committed to continuing to support rural areas, for example through its manifesto pledge to maintain the current annual budget to farmers in every year of this Parliament. We have also confirmed that all Rural Development Programme projects that have funding agreed before 31 December 2020 will be fully funded for their lifetime. The Government considers that the benefits...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Public Sector (3 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: Defra mandates certain food and catering standards to encourage the provision of higher quality and nutritious foods, accounting for dietary advice from Public Health England (PHE). Defra continues to support other departments and institutions, such as NHS trusts and schools, in their efforts to provide the relevant information and mechanisms to inform appropriate arrangements regarding...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare: Sentencing (3 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: Sentencing is a matter for the courts, which are independent from the Government. When deciding what sentence to impose the courts take into account the circumstances of the offence and any mitigating and aggravating factors, in line with the sentencing guidelines which are published by the independent Sentencing Council for England and Wales. The guidelines are intended to promote greater...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Domestic Animals: Animal Welfare (3 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 it is an offence to cause any unnecessary suffering to an animal or to fail to provide for its welfare needs. Under the Act, anyone can take forward a prosecution if they consider that they have the necessary evidence. Around 800 people are successfully prosecuted each year for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. The maximum penalty for causing...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Apprentices (3 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: As of 31 December 2019, there were 72 apprentices in Defra. This is 1.4% of the total staff employed in the department. Data regarding the number of apprentices in each Government department is published yearly as part of routine Government transparency. The most recent report was published in September last year, covering the 2018-19 financial year, and can be found on the GOV.UK website:...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Electronic Training Aids (3 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: The Government remains committed to banning the use of certain types of electronic training collars for dogs. We will introduce the necessary legislation to implement the ban as soon as Parliamentary time allows.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Livestock: Vaccination (3 Feb 2020)

George Eustice: Where considered appropriate by a vet and farmer, vaccination has a role to play in preventing diseases in livestock. We know that the majority of farmers have animal health plans and good biosecurity measures in place, but there is a clear opportunity to go further. We are working with industry and veterinary representatives to develop practical actions to help reduce the impact of endemic...


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