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Environment Food and Rural Affairs

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  • Agriculture

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take to address monopolies in agricultural markets.

  • Agriculture: Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on wage levels in farming communities.

  • Agriculture: Young People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to increase the number of young people pursuing a career in agriculture.

  • Animal Welfare: Charities

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many meetings she has had with animal welfare charities since her appointment; and what matters were discussed at each...

  • Animal Welfare: Slaughterhouses

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's policy is on the export via UK ports of live animals for slaughter and fattening.

  • Badgers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the size of the badger population in each local authority area in England in each of the last five years.

  • Biotechnology

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to promote innovation in the biotechnology sector for the purposes of enhancing food security.

  • Bovine Tuberculosis

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the number of incidents of bovine tuberculosis in (a) each local authority area in England and (b) each...

  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many of the cattle slaughtered during (a) 2009 and (b) 2010 as a result of bovine tuberculosis testing subsequently...

  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of scientific advice on the effectiveness of a badger cull in reducing rates of bovine...

  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what date she expects the oral vaccine against tuberculosis in badgers to be available; and if she will make a statement.

  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what financial support her Department plans to provide towards research and development of vaccines against tuberculosis in...

  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what financial support her Department has provided for research and development of vaccines against tuberculosis in (a)...

  • Carbon Emissions: Business

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hartlepool (Mr Wright) of 27 October 2010, Official Report, column 319W, when...

  • Carbon Emissions: Cattle

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research her Department is supporting on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cattle.

  • Crops: Droughts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what programmes to develop drought-resistant or tolerant crops are being funded by her Department.

  • Dairy Farming

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential effects on the dairy sector of the implementation of the provisions of the...

  • Departmental Regulation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what regulations her Department introduced between 1 March 2011 and 31 May 2011; and what the estimated costs of...

  • Departmental Regulation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many regulations (1) her Department has introduced (a) in the six months prior to 1 September 2010 and (b) in the six...

  • Dogs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the number of molosser dogs in the UK.

  • EU Grants and Loans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had with the European Commission on the matching criteria for Leader funding.

  • EU Grants and Loans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what arrangements her Department has in place for the transition of Leader funding applications from regional development...

  • Food Supply

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent meetings she has had with ministerial colleagues to discuss threats to UK food security.

  • Food: Exports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with her international counterparts on the elimination of export bans of foodstuffs.

  • Forestry Commission: Manpower

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many Forestry Commission staff at each payband work in its offices at (a) Coleford, (b) Mamhead, (c) Wendover, (d)...

  • Land: Contamination

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funds her Department has received under Heading 1 of the EU Budget in respect of the decontamination of brownfield sites...

  • Rural Development Programme: Yorkshire and the Humber

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what arrangements are in place to ensure the use of funding available to Yorkshire and the Humber under the Rural Development...

  • Stray Dogs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many local authorities in England are under a statutory requirement to provide a stray dog service.

  • Trees: Disease Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures her Department has taken in response to infestations of trees and woodlands; what measures have been taken in...

  • Wildlife: Circuses

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) options she has considered and (b) steps she plans to take to give effect to the resolution of the House of 23 June...