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Rebecca Harris

Conservative MP for Castle Point (6 May 2010 – current)

Rebecca Long-Bailey

Labour MP for Salford and Eccles (8 May 2015 – current)

Rebecca Pow

Conservative MP for Taunton Deane (8 May 2015 – current)


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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Microplastics: Seas and Oceans (17 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: Microplastics, pieces of plastic smaller than 5mm, can fragment from larger items or be intentionally produced. Our aim is to prevent plastic pollution at its source and develop a circular economy approach to plastic. In 2018, we launched one of the world’s toughest bans on the sale and manufacture of microbeads in rinse-off personal care products, helping to prevent billions of tiny...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Chemicals (17 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: Work on the Chemicals Strategy (CS) started in the summer of 2019. A broad programme of stakeholder engagement is underway to help shape the vision and scope of the CS. To date, we have engaged with interested stakeholders from industry representatives to academia to voluntary organisations. We will publish a Call for Evidence in the spring to seek views on the safe and effective management...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Chemicals (17 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: There is a growing global awareness of the adverse effects on human health and the environment of polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS); the widespread occurrence of it in products and the environment make it a complex challenge. The UK is a signatory to the Stockholm Convention which bans and/or restricts the production, use and emissions of substances listed as Persistent Organic...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Chemicals: Regulation (17 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: The production, use, and disposal of Persistent Organic Pollutant (POPs) chemicals is managed in order to protect human health and the environment. Substances that fulfil the criteria for a POP are banned or restricted under the international Stockholm Convention and we regulate to enforce those restrictions. The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan has specific targets to reduce...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Chemicals: Seas and Oceans (17 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: The Environment Agency and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science will carry out field studies in 2020 to estimate levels of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances in sediments in selected English estuaries and coastal waters. The results will be used to inform assessments of the risks posed by these chemicals to humans and sea life as part of the UK Marine Strategy.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Chemicals: Regulation (17 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) constitute a group of thousands of chemicals that are widely used in consumer and industrial products. There are existing restrictions on the use of certain PFAS under the Stockholm Convention, to which the UK is a signatory, and under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. My department...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges (17 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: The introduction of the 5p charge on single use carrier bags has reduced sales by 90% by the main supermarket retailers. The regulations require retailers with more than 250 staff to charge a minimum of 5p and report data on their annual sales of single use carrier bags, including what they did with the proceeds from the charge. The Department publishes a summary of the data reported in...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Protection (17 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: Across the Defra group, for many environmental services provided, HM Treasury requires that we seek to charge for those services through full cost recovery, levies or in some cases taxes. For these services, the revenue received from these charges can only support the services specified. The retention of revenue from levies or taxes is usually in agreement with HM Treasury.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions (17 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: The Government is committed to improving air quality in the UK and has provided £572 million to support the development and implementation of required measures by local authorities. This includes a Clean Air Fund that is aimed at mitigating the impact of local plans on individuals and businesses including sole traders. We are mindful of the challenges of delivering a clean air plan across...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Clean Air Zones (17 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: The Government is committed to improving air quality. That is why £572 million is already available to support local authorities implement a range of clean air measures to deliver compliance with NO2 levels, including Clean Air Zones. I am considering what future support is needed to deliver Government priorities via a range of clean air measures. I will discuss Defra’s Budget proposals...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (17 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: The Government has not laid these documents before Parliament. In tandem with its advice to the governments of all GB administrations on species listing following the 6th Quinquennial review of Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended), the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) noted concerns from stakeholders that the selection criteria needed to be...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Recycling: OECD Countries (14 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: The Secretary of State has not assessed validation systems operated by other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries for imports of waste. Movements of waste between countries of the OECD have been supervised and controlled under an intra-OECD Control System since 1992. The OECD Council Decision C(2001)107 FINAL provides a legal framework for the control of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Waste (14 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: Waste is a devolved matter. Data recently published by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), the Government’s delivery body on food waste, shows household food waste reduced in the UK by over 1.4 million tonnes between 2007 and 2018. That’s a fall of almost 18%. However, there is more to do. The Resources and Waste Strategy (RWS), published in December 2018, outlined our...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution (14 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: The Clean Air Strategy (CAS), published in January 2019, set out the comprehensive action required across all parts of Government to improve air quality, and reduce public exposure to particulate matter pollution. In line with the CAS, Defra consulted on the cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood between August–October 2018. The proposals in this consultation included:...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics: Recycling (13 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: Defra does not hold this information. A list of accredited plastic reprocessors is available on the National Packaging Waste Database at the link below, but this does not provide details of the type of plastics dealt with by a site: https://npwd.environment-agency.gov.uk/PublicRegister.aspx?R eturnUrl=%2fPackagingPublicRegisterLinks.aspx%3fReturnUrl%3d %252fdefault.aspx.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics: Waste (13 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: The UN Basel Convention and an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Council Decision (C(2001)107 FINAL) provide a system of international rules on waste shipments. These control regimes have been fully implemented in EU law through the EU Waste Shipment Regulations (Regulation (EC) 1013/2006). The EU’s control system for intra-EU shipments of waste is a shared...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fly-tipping: Barnet (13 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: Tackling fly-tipping is a Government priority. It blights local communities and the environment wherever it occurs. As such, we have given waste collection authorities such as the London Borough of Barnet the power to enable them to search and or seize vehicles that they suspect have been involved, are involved or are about to be involved in fly-tipping and other waste crimes. In accordance...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution: Barnet (13 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: Barnet Council has not been awarded funding from Defra’s Air Quality Grant Programme in the last three years.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution (13 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: The Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU) is a cross-departmental team between Defra and the Department for Transport (DfT). It was set up in financial year (FY) 2016/17 and is responsible for the delivery of the UK Plan for Tackling Roadside Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations. The table below shows Defra’s spend for FY 2015/16 and JAQU’s total spend each year since FY 2016/17. Figures for FY...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics: Waste (13 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: Plastic pollution is one of the biggest challenges facing the marine environment today. It’s estimated that between 4.8 and 12.7 million tonnes enter the global ocean each year and, if action is not taken, scientific evidence estimates that the total plastic in the ocean is set to treble by 2025 compared to 2015 levels. Marine plastic litter can move with ocean currents, which makes it...


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