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Environment Food and Rural Affairs

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  • Agriculture: Subsidies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to streamline the delivery of Pillar 2 monies under the Common Agricultural Policy.

  • Agriculture: Subsidies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress the Rural Payments Agency is making towards its targets of (a) making 96.14 per cent. of payments under the...

  • Agriculture: Subsidies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Rural Payments Agency on recent trends in the rates of payments under the 2007 Single...

  • Beekeeping: Research

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research his Department has commissioned into beekeeping and bee health in each year since 2001; what research he plans...

  • Bees

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the value of the contribution honey bees made to the agricultural economy in the last 12 months.

  • Bees

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to monitor and control foul brood diseases in bees.

  • Bees

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research he is funding on tropilaelaps; and if he will make a statement.

  • Biofuels

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research was commissioned by his Department on biogas production in (a) England and (b) Wales in each year since 2000.

  • BSE

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of BSE were recorded in UK herds in (a) 2004, (b) 2005, (c) 2006 and (d) 2007.

  • Canvey Island

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Environment Agency on the effect of additional development on Canvey Island...

  • Carbon Emissions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what timetable he has set for announcing the strategy to reduce UK carbon emissions to the levels proposed in the Climate...

  • Carbon Emissions: Nuclear Power

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1357, on carbon emissions: nuclear power stations, what...

  • Construction: Carbon Emissions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how the carbon footprint of government-funded construction projects is assessed; and what guidance his Department issues on...

  • Departmental Data Protection

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether any officials in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies were disciplined or dismissed for (i) alleged breaches of...

  • Disease Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what bio-security measures are in place at airports and ports to prevent the importation of animal diseases from abroad; and...

  • Environment Agency: Conferences

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Environment Agency spent on its internal communications conference in 2007; how much of that total was accounted...

  • Fisheries: Fuels

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information he holds on the levels of fuel subsidy provided to fishing fleets in other EU member states; and if he will...

  • Flood Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will bring forward proposals to update and consolidate legislation on flood prevention and protection in a single Act.

  • Flood Control: EU Law

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on the implementation of the European Floods Directive 2007; what the timetable...

  • Flood Control: Training

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the foundation degree training programme in flood risk management; how many people (a) have...

  • Genetically Modified Organisms: Crops

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the status is of the GM crops (a) hybrid maize (i) MON863 x MON810, (ii) MON863 x NK603 and (iii) MON863 x MON810 x...

  • Genetically Modified Organisms: Trees

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what releases of genetically modified (GM) eucalyptus trees were made under release consents 93/R6/1 and 93/R6/2 by Shell...

  • Ground Water: Pollution

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) assessment he has made of risks and (b) estimate he has made of levels of contamination of groundwater; which 10...

  • Reservoirs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will take steps to assess the effectiveness of reservoir safety legislation; and if he will make a statement.

  • Seas and Oceans: EU Law

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by what means his Department plans to transpose the EU Marine Strategy Directive into UK law; what timetable has been set for...

  • Tobacco: EU Grants and Loans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 May 2008, Official Report, columns 1341-2W, on tobacco: EU grants and loans, what steps he is...