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  • Agricultural Products: UK Trade With EU

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 118358, what progress her Department has made on developing the...

  • Agricultural Products: UK Trade With EU

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2017 to Question 118331, what progress has been made on getting the best possible deal...

  • Food Supply

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on food supplies in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

  • Crops

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to support the import of (a) fertilisers and (b) other crop treatments in the event that the...

  • Seed Potatoes: Exports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to support seed potato exporters in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

  • Food: Exports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the potential effect on UK food exports of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 31...

  • Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to improve the UK’s Ocean Health Index score.

  • Food: Imports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to protect farmers from imported food that is produced to lower environmental and animal...

  • Agriculture: Subsidies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 August 2019 to Question 280135 on Agriculture: Subsidies, if she will publish a list of the 46...

  • Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the legislative timetable is for the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill.

  • Sharks: Animal Products

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to prevent the export of shark fins from the UK.

  • Fisheries: Brexit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to ensure the enforcement of UK fishing waters in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

  • Food: Shortages

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to paragraph 7 of Operation Yellowhammer, HMG Reasonable Worst Case Planning Assumptions, what assessment he...

  • Forests

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Environmental Land Management scheme test and trials projects will (a) incorporate an objective to increase tree...

  • Agriculture: Subsidies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to ensure that (a) silvo-arable and (b) silvo-pastoral systems are included in Environmental...

  • Agriculture

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of whole farm agroecological systems.

  • Rain Forests: Amazonia

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to increase public awareness of the effect of the beef and leather industry on deforestation in the...

  • Agriculture

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department supports the transition to agroecological farming by 2030 as recommended by the Royal Society of Arts...

  • Agriculture: Subsidies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of creating a community supported agriculture start-up...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Operation Yellowhammer HMG Reasonable worst case planning assumptions paragraph 19, what additional...

  • Food Supply

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on food supplies of the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and what...

  • Imports

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the preparedness of the Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System...

  • Import Controls: EU Law

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government has plans to implement EU Official Control Regulation 2017/625 on the application of food and feed...

  • Animals: Imports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether live animal consignments designated under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) or...

  • Ports: Import Controls

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether UK ports will be required to undertake sanitary and phytosanitary controls on high risk food and feed from the EU in...

  • Environment Protection: British Overseas Territories

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many submissions were received in response to the call for evidence on environmental funding for the British Overseas...

  • Food Supply: Climate Change

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to (a) understand and (b) mitigate the risks to the food security of the UK population...

  • Food Supply

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the biggest risk is to the UK's food security in the (a) short, (b) medium and (c) long-term.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Statutory Instruments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many statutory instruments her Department needs Parliament to pass before the UK leaves the EU on 31 October 2019.

  • Agriculture: Scotland

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 25 July 2019, Official Report, column 1497, on priorities for...

  • Ash Dieback Disease: Disease Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to tackle ash dieback.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Chief Scientific Advisers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many meetings she had with her Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser from 1 June to 31 August 2019.

  • Crayfish: Pest Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps her Department has taken to tackle invasive crayfish species in UK rivers.

  • Squirrels

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to (a) protect red squirrels in Northumberland and (b) tackle the damaging effect of the...

  • Japanese Knotweed: North East

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the strategy to deal with invasive Japanese knotweed in (a)...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Crispin Odey

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish (a) the outcome of all meetings and (b) all call logs between Ministers of her Department and Mr Crispin...

  • Plastics: Seas and Oceans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to reduce plastic waste in oceans.

  • Incinerators

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many waste incineration plants burning (a) residential, (b) commercial and (c) industrial waste were licensed in each of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Travel

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2018.

  • Rural Development Programme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how her Department plans to support new programmes that would have been eligible for Rural Development Programme funding...

  • Food: Waste Disposal

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will (a) bring forward legislative proposals to require local authorities to provide food waste bins and (b)...

  • Electronic Training Aids

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2019 to Question 254811 on Electronic Training Aids, when the Government plans to bring...

  • Food Supply

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish her Department's latest assessment of the effect on the supply of food to the UK of the UK leaving...

  • Environmental Protection: Expenditure

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 6 and 9 September to Questions 282507, 282510, 282514, 282515, 282516, 282517, 282518, 282519,...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Jainism

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will invite representatives of the Jain community to national events organised by her Department; and if she will...

  • Agriculture: Subsidies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has budgeted for (a) payments to farmers, (b) administration apparatus for payments and (c) civil...

  • Clean Bus Technology Fund: Wirral Council

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding from the Clean Bus Technology Fund her Department has allocated to Wirral Council.

  • Beverage Containers: Recycling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she had made of the implications for her policies of the findings of the Impact Assessment, Introducing a...

  • Beverage Containers: Recycling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential (a) costs and (b) benefits to local government finances of the introduction of...

  • Waste Disposal: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to inform local authorities of changes to financing waste collection as a result of the...

  • Beverage Containers: Recycling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Impact Assessment entitled, Introducing a deposit return scheme on beverage containers included an assessment of...

  • Agriculture

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent advice her Department has issued to the farming sector in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with a deal...

  • Waste: Exports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of people prosecuted for illegal waste exports in each of the last 12 months.

  • Plastics: Packaging

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to ban the (a) production and (b) use of polystyrene plastic packaging in the UK.

  • Packaging: Recycling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of obligating all retailers to ensure that the packaging of products...

  • Fish: Supermarkets

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of supermarkets on the sale of endangered fish species.

  • Plastics

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what further steps the Government is taking to reduce the use of single-use plastics; and what recent assessment she has...

  • Agriculture: Expenditure

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 6 and 9 September to Questions 282507, 282510, 282514, 282515, 282516, 282517, 282518, 282519,...

  • Climate Change

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Reducing UK emissions - 2019 Progress Report to Parliament, published by the Committee on Climate Change...

  • European Environment Agency

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the UK Government plans to seek membership of or co-operator country status with the European Environment Agency in...

  • European Environment Agency

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations the UK Government has received on the UK’s relationship with the European Environment...

  • European Environment Agency

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on the monitoring, measuring and reporting of environmental outcomes...

  • Birds: Pest Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the general licences for bird control that were introduced in April 2019.

  • Angling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the results of the survey conducted in 2016 by her Department and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries...

  • Tree Planting

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to increase the rate of tree planting.

  • Litter

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to tackle littering.

  • Litter: Fines

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the maximum fine for littering.

  • Food: Waste Disposal

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of local authorities provide food waste collections as part of their refuse collection service.

  • Plastic Bags: Biodegradability

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to make all plastic bags sold compostable.

  • Rain Forests: Amazonia

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that no products linked to Amazon deforestation are sold in the UK.

  • Game: Birds

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will review the law on the caging of game birds.

  • Food: Waste Disposal

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to increase the provision of separate food waste collections.

  • Plastics: Compost

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to encourage local authorities to compost bioplastics.

  • Packaging: Waste Disposal

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to raise awareness of how to dispose of compostable packaging.

  • Wheat: Allergies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to raise awareness of the allergenic materials in compostable straws made of wheat.

  • Plastic Bags: Biodegradability

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to encourage businesses to use compostable carrier bags.

  • Packaging: Biodegradability

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to require takeaway containers and similar items to be compostable.

  • Plastics: Packaging

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing an Extended Producer Responsibility scheme for plastic...

  • Pets: Disease Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of reintroducing compulsory tick treatment for pets at UK borders.

  • Animal Products: Imports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which animals will be covered by the ban on trophy hunting imports to the UK.

  • Animal Products: Imports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timeframe is for the ban on trophy hunting imports to come into force.

  • Animal Products: Imports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which countries will be banned from importing hunting trophies into the UK.

  • Animal Products: Imports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether animal (a) bones, (b) hands, (c) tails and (d) other parts are included in the ban on hunting trophy imports to the UK.

  • Animal Products: Imports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the extent to which trophy hunting imports arrive in the UK via other countries to those...

  • Animal Products: Imports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will impose an immediate moratorium on trophy hunting imports.

  • Animal Products: Imports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to prevent trophy hunting imports.

  • Plastics: Waste

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to reduce plastic waste in fast food outlets.

  • Sewage: Waste Disposal

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential financial effect of changes to septic tank regulations due to come into force...

  • Sewage: Waste Disposal

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to compensate property owners with septic tanks for the expense of (a) upgrading and (b)...

  • Marine Protected Areas

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to expand the size of the Blue Belt.

  • Climate Change: Curriculum

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the role of schools in promoting knowledge of the...

  • Animals: Conservation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of UK (a) mammals and (b) birds at risk of extinction.

  • Wildlife: Conservation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to protect UK wildlife from extinction.

  • Trees: Urban Areas

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has plans to develop a national plan for inner city trees.