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Labour Environment Jan 17
. asks what checks are being made to prevent animal cruelty in the fashion industry after were found to have rabbit fur in their products
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Labour Environment Jan 17
The Tories simply cannot be trusted on animal welfare. The Prime Minister has openly declared her support for fox hunting and a free vote on repealing the Hunting Act.
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Labour Environment Jan 17
Labour’s 2017 general election manifesto pledged to increase the maximum sentence for those convicted of committing animal cruelty. Labour’s 50-point Animal Welfare Plan reiterated this promise
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Labour Environment Jan 17
Stephen Timms MP asks why is the Government dragging its feet introducing maximum five sentences for serious animal cruelty? All sound-bites and no action. You can't trust the Conservatives to deliver on animal welfare
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Labour Environment Jan 17
The Minister yet again refuses to rule out a no-deal Brexit to in reject no deal as a viable option and negotiate transitional arrangements to avoid a cliff-edge for British farming.
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Luke Pollard MP Jan 17
Defra Questions are half an hour every six weeks. That’s hardly enough time for proper scrutiny normally but without the Secretary of State it’s a mess. Sadly, that’s the norm for this shambles of a Government
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Labour Environment Jan 17
. has asked will the Government rule out a no-deal Brexit and stop businesses and people having to stock pile food and money? No deal would be the worst possible deal for British farmers#DefraQs
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Labour Environment Jan 17
this morning but everyone is asking where is ? these questions are only 30 mins long!
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Labour Environment Jan 17
Even Tory MPs are expressing their dismay at Michael Gove missing this morning. Apparently the Secretary of State has been summoned by No.10.
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Labour Environment Jan 17
. are in the House of Commons this morning for starting now. Follow along here
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Labour Press Team Jan 14
. responds to latest Clean Air Strategy
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SERA - Labour's Environment Campaign Jan 10
The Government recently published its Waste & Recycling strategy including its proposals to tackle plastic waste Labour's Minister for Waste & Recycling Sandy Martin responds: "What is completely unforgivable is the absence of any sense of urgency" Read:
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Labour Environment Jan 10
Today's shameful report: ⬇️ UK food insecurity levels = worst in Europe 🍎 Brexit's effect on the £ = fewer affording a healthy diet ⏰ Tories failing to understand and respond ⬇️ Food insecurity worsening Recommends a Minister for Hunger
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Mary Creagh Jan 9
No child should go to bed hungry in the UK. Yet UK child hunger is worst in Europe. ⁦⁩ report on SDGs out now
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Labour Environment Jan 10
The state of Britain’s environment is at a historic crossroads. Brexit cannot be used as an excuse to veer off towards a future of lowered standards that would put our environment at risk. -
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Labour Environment Jan 10
.: It’s essential that we keep in step with the EU on environmental standards post-Brexit, and we need to use the status quo as a starting point. We must not pick and choose which standards to apply – it needs to be all of them.
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Labour Environment Jan 10
British wildlife is in freefall. So we need the Government to set ambitious and measurable goals to provide certainty for the future of our natural world. -
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Labour Environment Jan 10
. points out that is well aware that some of his colleagues are pushing ahead with plans to open us up to lower quality imported produce. She calls for Brexit not to be used as an excuse to allow deregulation and undercutting of our high standards.
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Labour Environment Jan 10
.: The Government’s track record on the environment has been woeful – it has repeatedly failed to tackle toxic air, given the green light to fracking, and pushed ahead with Heathrow expansion regardless of the environmental impacts.
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Labour Environment Jan 10
"Thanks to the Labour amendment to the Withdrawal Bill, Ministers have had to publish their draft . While I welcome its publication, it falls far short of what we were led to expect. It’s again more warm words with no substance to underpin it." -
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