Results 1–20 of 1707 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Therese Coffey

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Opencast Mining: County Durham (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: UK Coal Mining Ltd applied to Durham County Council on 11 December 2007 for planning permission to open the proposed Bradley Coal Mine. This was granted at appeal on 3 June 2015. The Environment Agency (EA) was consulted as a statutory requirement during Durham County Council’s original consultation on the planning application. The EA considered the application and the accompanying...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pet Travel Scheme (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: Defra is concerned that the number of pet animals that one person is currently allowed to transport into the UK has the potential to facilitate the illegal puppy trade. Whilst we remain a member of the EU, we continue to be signed up to the requirements of the Pet Travel Scheme. After we leave we want pet owners to continue to be able to travel to and from the EU with the minimum of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Supply (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: Total leakage has fallen by a third since 1994, following investment by water companies. However, there is still more to do. The 25 year environment plan sets out the Government’s ambitions for reducing demand on water resources. This includes support for Ofwat’s target for water companies to reduce leakage by 15% by 2025. The Government will respond to the National...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pets: Databases (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: It is already a requirement for every dog in the UK to be identified by a microchip and its details to be recorded on a recognised database. This includes dogs imported from outside the UK. We do not consider it is necessary to introduce an additional database along the lines proposed.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animals: Transport (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: Defra has an extensive programme of work focused on preparing for a range of scenarios to make sure we are ready for the point when the UK leaves the EU. This includes ensuring there is a system which will enable the tracking of all movements of animals transported from EU member states to the UK and from the UK to EU member states. The precise nature of our future relationship with the EU is...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Disease Control: EU Countries (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: Defra will continue to share disease outbreak information with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). This information is publicly available to all countries.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Horses: Transport (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: The Government is very keen to see the spirit of our relationship with the EU, including that of the Tripartite Agreement, continue beyond our Exit. We want equines to continue to be able to travel to and from the EU with the minimum of disruption, whilst maintaining high biosecurity and welfare standards. The Government is negotiating our departure from the EU with this in mind and Defra is...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pet Travel Scheme (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: There is a general existing requirement under the Welfare of Animals (Transport) (England) Order (2006) that protects all animals during transport. This regulation makes it an offence to cause or be likely to cause injury or unnecessary suffering during transport. Whilst we remain a member of the EU, we continue to be signed up to the requirements of the Pet Travel Scheme. After we leave we...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Veterinary Medicine: Licensing (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: We want to secure trade with the EU that is as frictionless as possible, and the continued effective and safe regulation of veterinary medicines. A responsible government should prepare for all potential outcomes, including the unlikely scenario in which no mutually satisfactory agreement can be reached; this is the approach the government is taking.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pet Travel Scheme (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: Each carrier is subject to an annual liaison visit and a minimum of one additional audit visit to ensure compliance with the agreed procedures set out in the RMOP. Every 2 years the RMOP is formally reviewed and re-approved. It was last reviewed in July 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Experiments (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: Our manifesto made it clear that we would take early steps to control specifically the export of live farm animals for slaughter, once we leave the European Union (EU). We recently launched a call for evidence on the control of live farm animal exports for slaughter but also on how we could improve animal welfare during transport for all purposes which may include animals transported for...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fisheries: Scotland (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: Officials and I have had, and will continue to have, regular discussions with the Scottish Government and the Scottish fishing industry on the full range of fisheries issues in relation to the UK leaving the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Seafood: Scotland (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: Seafood 2040 is a strategy for England, developed by representatives of the English seafood sector. However, its development was facilitated by the UK-wide NDPB Seafish, and the industry group included an aquaculture expert from Scotland. Seafood 2040 is a public document and its findings and recommendations are available to all. A member of the Seafood 2040 group has presented the report to...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Seafood (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: The Chancellor announced in October 2016 that all European Marine and Fisheries Fund projects approved before the UK leaves the EU will be fully funded under a Treasury guarantee, even when these projects have not been completed by the UK’s departure date. This guarantee applies across the UK. Work to consider the longer term future of all funding programmes that are currently managed...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: The current assumption of the UK authorities is that we expect to commit all of the UK’s £243 million allocation of European Maritime and Fisheries Fund budget, with spending continuing to support projects within the Union Priorities as laid out in the Operational Programme.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Seafood: Scotland (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: All European Marine and Fisheries Fund funding spent in Scotland has been done so directly, and not through the Barnett formula.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Seafood: Scotland (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: The Scottish Government is responsible for the Scottish seafood processing sector. However, as noted in our recent Fisheries White Paper, we think there are exciting opportunities for the whole seafood sector to supply consumers’ growing demand for sustainable, resource efficient and nutritious seafood.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fisheries (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: A well functioning UK internal market brings economic and social benefits to everyone in the UK. Our policy is therefore to continue to work to preserve those benefits as the UK leaves the EU. We are working with the devolved administrations to develop a new UK framework for fisheries management. This will respect the devolution settlements and maximise all fisheries...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme (27 Jul 2018)

Therese Coffey: The Government understands the importance of seasonal labour in supporting a successful and effective agricultural sector, and is considering how best to support the needs of the sector both before and after the UK leaves the EU. We keep our position on seasonal labour under close review. Until the end of December 2020, employers in the agricultural and food processing sectors can recruit EU...


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