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  • Agriculture: Subsidies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many appeals have been lodged under the single payment scheme appeal procedure since its inception; and how many appeals...

  • Agriculture: Subsidies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of Single Farm Payments due in 2007 has been paid.

  • Animal Welfare

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the introduction of cost and responsibility sharing for animal health;...

  • Animals: Exports (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many live (a) cattle, (b) horses, (c) sheep and (d) ponies were exported from the UK in each of the last three years.

  • Beekeeping: Research

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research projects on beekeeping have been funded by his Department in the last five years; what bids for funding for...

  • Bovine Tuberculosis

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent research he has commissioned into the relationship between tuberculosis in animals and human strains of the disease.

  • Bovine Tuberculosis

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what evidence he has considered on the relationship between the size of herds and the incidence of bovine tuberculosis in cattle.

  • Carbon Emissions: Retail Trade

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will discuss with representatives of the retail sector the effect on energy use of the practice of high street stores...

  • Departmental Contracts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what security checks are carried out on civilian contractors working in his Department's establishments.

  • Departmental Translation Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent by his Department on translation and interpretation services in 2007-08, broken down by language.

  • Dogs: Electric Shock Equipment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent research he has commissioned on the (a) effectiveness, (b) efficacy and (c) ethics of using electric shock...

  • Environment Agency: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Environment Agency's net receipts from contingency fees were in each of the last three years.

  • Farms

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what records his Department holds on the average cost of farmland in different parts of England.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether (a) UK and (b) other EU member states' fishing vessels are permitted to engage in pair-trawling in the six to...

  • Fisheries: Fuels

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to assist UK fishermen to meet rising fuel costs; what other measures to assist fishermen with fuel...

  • Floods: EU Grants and Loans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether state aid rules apply to monies dispensed from the European Solidarity Fund to address problems faced by farmers as a...

  • Food

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will commission research on the effects of activities thought to contribute to anthropomorphic climate change,...

  • Food

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will commission research on the effects of G8 agricultural subsidies on trends in global food prices; and if he will...

  • Food: Waste Disposal

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what support is being provided by his Department to promote food waste collection for the commercial sector.

  • Food: Waste Disposal

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many food waste trials he has (a) commissioned and (b) approved; and when the results of the trials are expected.

  • Horses: Exports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the animal welfare standards for live horses and ponies being exported from the UK.

  • Litter

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research his Department has recently (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated relating to (i) litter and (ii) fly-tipping in...

  • Pollution: Power Stations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effects on (a) fish and (b) other marine creatures of thermal discharges...

  • Recycling: Non-profit Making Associations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the role of co-operative enterprises in recycling and waste minimisation.

  • Waste Disposal: Construction

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that waste from projects on construction sites with an estimated cost of less than...

  • Waste Management: Private Finance Initiative

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many local authorities have received private finance initiative finance from his Department for waste schemes; how much...