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  • Agriculture

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential effect on new entrants to farming of freedom contracts replacing the landlord...

  • Agriculture: Reservoirs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on allowing farmers with reservoirs to recharge them during periods of heavy rainfall outside of the...

  • Agriculture: Subsidies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent advice she has received on the phasing out of direct subsidy payments to farmers in the UK.

  • Animal Welfare

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to encourage farmer producers to raise animals with higher levels of welfare.

  • Animals: Imports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many animals have been detected being illegally brought into the UK in each of the last five years.

  • Animals: Imports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many animals were imported into the UK to be sold as pets in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Birds of Prey

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether her Department has allocated any funding to (a) research into ways of reducing the buzzard population in or...

  • Birds: Conservation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has considered the reintroduction of brent geese to the quarry list; and what discussions she has had with the...

  • Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will review the effectiveness of the provisions of the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999.

  • Cattle: Exports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many live male dairy calves were exported in each of the last five years.

  • Dog Control Orders

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many dog control orders have been issued in (a) England and Wales, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) Ashfield constituency in...

  • Energy: Conservation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the likely (a) average net contribution to the economy and (b) reductions in carbon...

  • EU Law

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations her Department made to the European Commission at the time that (a) Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 and (b)...

  • Fish Farming

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what quantity of fish was farmed in UK waters in each of the last five years.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish a register of all UK fishermen; and if she will make a statement.

  • Meat: Imports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many tonnes of (a) desinewed meat, (b) mechanically separated meat and (c) 3mm Boarder meat have been imported into the...

  • Nanotechnology

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if her Department will review the arrangements for the regulation of the emission or use of nanoparticles.

  • Nanotechnology

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will bring forward legislative proposals to regulate nanoparticles smaller than PM 2.5.

  • Nanotechnology

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of research into the toxicology of nanoparticles; and if she will make a statement.

  • Nanotechnology

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will assess the feasibility of utilising electron microscopy in the evaluation of nanoparticles.

  • Origin Marking: Israel

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to paragraph 10 of her Department's technical advice on the labelling of produce grown in the Occupied...

  • Palm Oil

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will work with her international counterparts to bring forward EU legislative proposals to regulate the (a) sale, (b)...

  • Palm Oil: Imports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take to prevent the importation of unsustainable palm oil.

  • Pigs: Animal Welfare

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with retailers on the potential effect of the EU partial stalls ban to be introduced in 2013.

  • Pigs: Animal Welfare

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many EU member states she estimates will not comply with the European partial stalls ban to be introduced in 2013.

  • Pollution: Rockall

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department is responsible for pollution clearance around the Island of Rockall.

  • Poultry: Pest Control (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many licences were granted for the control of brent geese in the latest period for which figures are available; how many...

  • Poultry: Pest Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what control measures for the eradication of the ruddy duck her Department has put in place; how much she estimates such...

  • Seas and Oceans: Biodiversity

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what agreements were reached on the conservation of marine biodiversity in the high seas at the UN Rio+20 conference on...

  • Sheep

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assistance her Department is providing to farmers to help tackle sheep lameness.

  • Shellfish: Dredging

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the environmental effect of dredging cockle beds.

  • Water Supply

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate she has made of the volume of water leaking from pipes in each region in each of the last five years.

  • Water Supply: Complaints

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in how many and what proportion of consumer complaints the Independent Consumer Council for water declined to intervene in...