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  • Veterinary Medicine

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what studies the Government has undertaken to establish the extent to which common veterinary practice is evidence-based.

  • Foot and Mouth Disease: Disease Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has in place to prevent a potential outbreak of foot and mouth disease among livestock.

  • Water: Meters

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of households that use less than the average amount of water whose bills will...

  • Energy: Meters

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the electromagnetic fields produced by smart meters are within the guidelines exposure levels set by his Department.

  • Air Pollution

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of his Department’s national air quality monitoring data from Preston Park...

  • Animal and Plant Health Agency

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Plant Health Inspectors have been stationed at (a) Heathrow and (b) Manchester airports in each year since 2010.

  • Countryside

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the Report of Session 2017-19 of the Lords Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural...

  • Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill (Draft)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to introduce the Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: SCL Group

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether (a) his Department and (b) any of his Department's agencies entered into contracts with Strategic Communication...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Motor Vehicles

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many vehicles (a) his Department and (b) Defra Group (i) own and (ii) lease.

  • UK Export Certification Partnership

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the (a) financial and (b) staffing resources of (i) the UK Export...

  • Packaging: Recycling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to introduce changes to the Packaging Recovery Note system to strengthen producer...

  • Motor Vehicles: Batteries

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the Government plans to ensure that the environmental effects of vehicle battery manufacture, use and disposal are...

  • Motor Vehicles: Recycling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to encourage manufacturers to recycle material recovered from fossil fuel powered vehicles to...

  • Biodiversity

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the outcomes of the 2018 Plenary meeting of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on...

  • EU Countries: Biodiversity

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what arrangements he plans to make for continued co-operation with EU member states on international biodiversity issues...

  • Domestic Waste: Recycling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many councils charge for collecting garden waste for recycling.

  • Pet Travel Scheme: Fraud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fake pet passports were (a) identified and (b) removed from circulation in each of the last five years.

  • Pet Travel Scheme: Fraud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what security features have been built into pet passports to prevent fake passports from being used to bring animals into the UK.

  • Pet Travel Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the security features contained within pet passports.

  • Pet Travel Scheme: Fraud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what training is provided to carrier staff, Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) staff and Animal and Plant Health Agency staff to...

  • Floods: Insurance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment has been made of the equity of the cost to consumers of Flood Re insurance cover.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that a UK fishing policy will be in place after April 2019 in the event that...

  • Wolves: Conservation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of reintroducing wolves into the UK; whether his Department...

  • Landfill

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether England is projected to meet its share of the UK's targets for reducing waste sent to landfill sites.

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to publish its Waste and Resources Review; and if he will make a statement.

  • Incinerators

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117198, on Incinerators, for what reason the UK's on-stream...

  • Recycling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to promote the recycling of waste instead of using (a) landfill and (b) incineration.

  • Environment Protection

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect on the environment of the UK leaving the EU.

  • Ivory: Sales

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to ensure that closing markets for elephant ivory in the UK and internationally does not lead to...