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Environment Food and Rural Affairs

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  • Animal Welfare

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action her Department is taking to limit the maximum number of hours during which a live animal may be transported to...

  • Animal Welfare

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with other EU ministers about transportation times for animals being exported for slaughter or...

  • Animal Welfare

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the new Animal Welfare Bill will be published.

  • Animal Welfare

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to strengthen animal welfare codes of conduct.

  • Badgers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish the evidence to support the hypothesis that there has been an explosion of the badger population in the UK.

  • Badgers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will publish the interim results of the proactive badger strategy.

  • Baronsdown Sanctuary

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Baronsdown Sanctuary area is a recognised reservoir of TB infection.

  • Bass

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the volume of sea bass landings in the United Kingdom was in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) market and...

  • Bass

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the value of sea bass landings within the United Kingdom was for each of the last five years, broken down by market.

  • Bass

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment is made of the sea bass catch in relation to (a) size, (b) maturity and (c) reproductive state; and whether...

  • Bio-refinery Technologies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the use of (a) household and municipal, (b) industrial and (c) agricultural waste streams as...

  • Biodiversity

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to ensure sustainable funding for national survey and monitoring schemes in order to (a) mobilise and (b)...

  • Bovine TB

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost was of the Thornbury trial.

  • Bovine TB

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the optimum area in which to conduct a badger culling operation is based on the basis of experience from the Krebs trials.

  • Bovine TB

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average duration of a TB2 restriction notice was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003.

  • Bovine TB

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2003, Official Report, column 539W on badgers, what assessment she has made of the...

  • Bovine TB

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2003, Official Report, column 212W, on bovine tuberculosis, what the lowest estimate...

  • Bovine TB

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answers of 20 November 2003, Official Report, column 1204W, on bovine tuberculosis and 8 December 2003,...

  • Bovine TB

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received from the European Commission on the incidence of TB in cattle in the United Kingdom.

  • Breckland Farmland SSSI

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the size of the stone curlew population within the Breckland Farmland Site of Special...

  • Breckland Farmland SSSI

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Breckland Farmland Site of Special Scientific Interest takes to encourage appropriate habitat management practice.

  • Breckland Farmland SSSI

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) process and (b) timescale are for the implementation of the Breckland Special Protection Area.

  • Breckland Farmland SSSI

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how the (a) boundaries of the Breckland Farmland Site of Special Scientific Interest and (b) proposed boundaries of the...

  • Brucellosis

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the (a) cause and (b) source of the recent brucellosis outbreak in South East Cornwall.

  • BSE

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the US Department of Agriculture decision to use antibody-based tests for the prion protein...

  • BSE

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the BSE tests she has been conducting at High Mowbray in Yorkshire.

  • Butterflies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will add butterflies to the list of quality of life indicators.

  • Carbon Dioxide Reduction Target

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what further steps the Government intend to take to reach the target of a 20 per cent. reduction in carbon dioxide emissions,...

  • Cervine TB

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will specify the locations at which the deer in the vicinity of the Baronsdown deer sanctuary tested positive for TB;...

  • Cervine TB

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action she takes against (a) farms and (b) others who fail to notify her Department of TB in deer.

  • Cockling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans her Department has to compensate cockle fishermen affected by the closure of cockle beds.

  • Dolphins/Porpoises

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action her Department is taking to press for the early implementation of the EU proposals to reduce accidental deaths...

  • Environmental Support

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with (a) the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and (b) Regional Development Agencies on ...

  • Erosion

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what land area in total was affected by problems of soil erosion in each of the last 10 years, broken down by county; and...

  • Erosion

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the volume of soil erosion, as measured in tonnes per hectare per annum was, broken down by country in (a) 1975, (b)...

  • EU Environmental Liability Directive

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the status of (a) the EU and (b) the UK regarding the European Environmental Liability...

  • Fauna Distribution

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average number of species in (a) grassland and (b) woodland was (i) on the latest date for which figures are...

  • Fertilisers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment has been made of the possible link between the use of chemical fertilisers in agriculture and the...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to publish the outcome of the review of fisheries and environmental enforcement; and if she will make a...

  • Food Promotion

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans her Department has to encourage the local sourcing of food and other products.

  • Greyhounds

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the minimum standards for kennels at greyhound tracks are.

  • Greyhounds

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what minimum standards breeders of greyhounds must meet.

  • Harmful Chemicals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects on UK citizens of exposure to harmful chemicals, with...

  • Harmful Chemicals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make it her policy to recommend that the proposed European Chemicals Regulation (REACH) incorporate a legal...

  • Hunting Ban

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans are in place to prevent the destruction of hunting dogs in the event of a hunting ban being introduced.

  • Illegal Meat Imports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the risks to biosecurity as a result of illegal imports of meat; and what representations she...

  • Insects

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the likely effects of climate change on the UK's biodiversity in respect of insects,...

  • Insects

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to (a) survey and (b) monitor the UK's future biodiversity in respect of insects.

  • Land Distribution

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many hectares were classified as (a) grassland, (b) land for crop growing, (c) woodland, (d) urban, (e) suburban and (f)...

  • Market and Coastal Towns Initiative

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on progress by each Regional Development Agency on the Market and Coastal Towns Initiative; and...

  • Parliamentary Questions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she intends to take to ensure that questions tabled for a named day response are answered on the specified day.

  • Salmon

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what systems are in place to regulate the operational activities of commercial salmon farmers in the UK.

  • Salmon

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment has been made of the health of the wild salmon population in the UK.

  • Severely Disadvantaged Areas

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farms are currently classed as containing both severely disadvantaged area and non-severely disadvantaged area land.

  • Sites of Special Scientific Interest

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what resources her Department makes available to local authorities for Sites of Special Scientific Interest; and how much was...

  • St. George's Day

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Country Land and Business Association about St. George's Day breakfasts.

  • Stone Curlews

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to change the boundaries of the Breckland Farmland Site of Special Scientific Interest to reflect...

  • Trees

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the percentage tree cover in each EU member state was (a) on the latest date for which figures are available, (b) 10...

  • Trees

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps (a) have been taken and (b) are planned to improve tree health.

  • Upland Farms (Environmental Management)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures she intends to take to ensure that farms in uplands are rewarded for improved environmental management of their...

  • Woodlands

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total (a) area and (b) production in cubic metres of (i) broadleaf and (ii) coniferous woodland was in each year...