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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...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agricultural Products: Import Duties (21 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: After the UK leaves the EU with on 31 January 2020, we will enter a temporary implementation period which will apply until the end of December 2020. The UK will continue to import goods tariff free from within the EU and will continue to apply the EU’s Common External Tariff to goods imported from outside the EU during this period. At the end of the implementation period the Government...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Farmers: Yorkshire and the Humber (20 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: Farmers currently have access to a range of support measures, including direct payments under the CAP. We have published the Agriculture Bill that sets out how we will support the industry as we leave the EU and this includes rewarding farmers for delivering public goods. We would expect farmers in Yorkshire and Humber to participate in the scheme and to be able to apply for the wider...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Horse Racing: Animal Welfare (20 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: Defra is keen to ensure that we uphold our high standards of animal welfare including in relation to horseracing. Irresponsible use of the whip is completely unacceptable. The British Horseracing Association (BHA) requires that whips be used responsibly and jockeys may only use the whip within certain strict rules. The BHA policy on the whip was drawn up in consultation with animal welfare...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pay (20 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: This Government is committed to paying people a decent living wage, which is being addressed through the statutory National Living Wage (NLW). In April 2020, the NLW increases to £8.72 per hour. By 2024 the NLW will rise to £10.50 per hour, reaching 66% of median UK earnings. The scope will be expanded to everyone aged 21 and over and is expected to benefit over 4 million low paid workers....

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pay (20 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: Defra’s facilities management (FM) contract will not be affected by the announcement on 31 December 2019 of the increase in the National Minimum Wage. This is because we require, and the contract states, that the FM provider will pay the Foundation Living Wage which is already higher than the National Living Wage. As a result there is no need for a contract variation or engagement with the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (20 Jan 2020)

George Eustice: The Government has committed to bringing in new legislation on animal sentience. Any necessary changes required to domestic law will be made in a rigorous and comprehensive way after we leave the EU. Legislation will be brought forward when Parliamentary time allows.


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