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  • Air Pollution

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what major air pollution events occurred in the UK between 1 January 2017 and 1 September 2019; on which dates such events occurred; and on which dates they...

  • Air Pollution

    To ask Her Majesty's Government on which dates between 1 January 2017 and 1 September 2019  the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs convened the multi-agency response group to...

  • EU Rapid Alert Systems for Food and Feed

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made with discussions about the UK remaining an active member of the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed operated by the EU.

  • White Fish: North Sea

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of climate change on North Sea cod losing sustainability status.

  • Forests: North of England

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made on the Northern Forest scheme and (1) how many trees have been planted so far, (2) how many will be planted in each of the next five...

  • Forests: North of England

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they will provide towards the Northern Forest scheme in each year from 2018–2023; and in each year how much of this is expected to be spent...

  • Forests: Lancashire

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had since the announcement of the Northern Forest scheme on its possible extension to Lancashire or a part of that county.

  • Forests: North of England

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether proposals under the Northern Forest scheme will include any rewilding schemes.

  • Electrical Control Equipment: Sulphur Hexafluoride

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consult the National Grid and other electricity suppliers about the use of the greenhouse gas sodium hexafluoride as an insulation material in...

  • Bridleways and Public Footpaths: Lake District National Park

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the damage caused to footpaths and bridleways in the Lake District National Park; and what measures are available to park...

  • Incinerators

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the 1.3 million ton increase in the incineration of waste in 2017 compared to 2016, as outlined in the...

  • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Ickenham

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made against the environmental objective to attain good water quality standards at the Ickenham stream by 2027 of (1) the removal of...

  • Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are on track to meet their commitment, made in December 2014, that the English Coastal Path will be completed and open in 2020; and if not, what are...

  • Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas

    To ask Her Majesty's Government which sections of the English Coastal Path are now open; and what are the expected opening dates of the remaining sections in each area.

  • Environment Protection

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the arrangements for environmental protection and upholding environmental standards from the date of the UK leaving the EU and the date on which...

  • Eggs: Import Duties

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to revise their proposed no-deal tariff schedule to include eggs and egg products.

  • Packaging: Waste

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they are conducting into extended producer responsibility to assist in the reduction of pollution by plastics and to encourage the use of recyclable...

  • Waste: Exports

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take to prevent the export of waste products from the UK.

  • Packaging: Waste

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what incentives they intend to offer to (1) producers, (2) wholesalers, and (3) retailers, to reduce the amount of packaging in the economy, in particular...

  • Plastics: Waste Disposal

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the amendment of the Basel Convention on Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes in June 2019 to include a list...

  • Deserts: Waste Disposal

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commission research into the capacity of the world's deserts to accommodate toxic wastes and non-recyclable plastics.

  • Water Supply: Colne Valley

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 1 August (HL17256), what assessment they have made of the advice from the Environment Agency to...

  • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Hillingdon

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they have sought from HS2 Ltd about the impacts on their plans of the confirmation by the London Borough of Hillingdon in 2011 that New Years Green...

  • Trees: Conservation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of legal protections for ancient yew trees.

  • Trees: Conservation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consult (1) members of the public, (2) civil society organisations, and (3) local authorities, on options for increasing legal protections...

  • Trees: Conservation

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to recognise ancient yew trees as part of the UK’s national heritage.

  • Beverage Containers: Recycling

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timetable for the introduction of a deposit return scheme for drinks containers; what use will be made of reverse vending machines as part of such a...

  • Agriculture: Subsidies

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether pilots, or other tests and trials, of the proposed Environmental Land Management Schemes have taken place; and if so, when they will publish the results.

  • Eggs: Imports

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to make the duty-free import of eggs conditional upon animal welfare requirements.

  • Eggs: Standards

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that egg and egg products continue to comply with high welfare standards after Brexit.

  • Eggs

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the vitality of the British egg industry after Brexit.

  • Recycling

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the EU's Circular Economy Package; and what steps, if any, they are taking to implement the concept of a circular economy in the UK.

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    To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedures they have established for companies to apply for UK REACH certification of compliance in the event of the UK exiting the EU.

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    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the procedures for companies to obtain UK REACH certification of compliance.