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George visits South Crofty Mine

George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle last week visited the South Crofty Mine to get an update on plans to de-water the mine and resume tin production at the site. South Crofty was the last Cornish tin mine to remain open and had seen production over four hundred…

George welcomes new funding to support the reopening of Cornwall’s highstreets

George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has today welcomed the announcement by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick of new funding to support the safe and successful reopening of Cornwall’s highstreets. Cornwall Council will be receiving £609,000 from the new ‘Welcome…

George welcomes the launch of ‘Project Gigabit’

George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, has today welcomed the announcement by the Secretary of State for Culture that Cornwall will be one of the first areas in the UK to receive funding from ‘Project Gigabit’ for a super-fast, reliable internet connection. The…

George welcomes extra £3 billion in support for bus services

George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, has today welcomed £3 billion in new funding for bus services to deliver the most ambitious reform to the sector in generations.  The Prime Minister announced the new funding, along with a ‘New National Bus Strategy’. The new…

George welcomes new legislation to cut crimes and build safer communities

George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has today welcomed the announcement that new legislation will be introduced to help reduce crime and make our local communities safer.  Cutting crime and building safer communities will be at the heart of new legislation unveiled…

George welcomes the acquisition of Falfish by Morrison’s supermarket

George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has welcomed the announcement that Redruth-based Falfish is being acquired by Morrison’s Supermarket.  Falfish, a family-owned wholesaler of sustainably sourced seafood has been a trusted supplier of high-quality fresh fish and…

George welcomes new funding to repair potholes

George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, has today welcomed the news that Cornwall Council will be receiving £12,589,000 ring-fenced for pothole repair. This is part of a share of £500million allocated to Councils across England for highways maintenance.  The new…

George welcomes new funding to support victims of domestic abuse

George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, has today welcomed new funding to help ensure domestic abuse victims and their children are able to access life-saving support in safe accommodation.  The extra money will help victims and their children access life-saving…

George welcomes £1.74 million in funding to help support victims of domestic abuse in Cornwall

George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, has today welcomed new funding to help ensure domestic abuse victims and their children are able to access life-saving support in safe accommodation.  The extra money will help victims and their children access life-saving…

George welcomes announcement that 2021 G7 will be held in Cornwall

George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, has welcomed the decision by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to hold the G7 summit in Cornwall in 2021. The UK is set to host the Group of 7 summit in Cornwall from 11-13 June where the world’s major democracies will discuss…

Fisheries: Monitoring | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

The proportion of fishing trips undertaken by UK vessels using remote electronic monitoring (REM) equipment was less than one percent of the total fishing trips undertaken by UK vessels in each of the last three years from 2014 to 2016. The type of vessel using REM equipment were large capacity vessels, fishing off shore for fish stocks that were subject to quotas. In 2016 nearly 40 percent of UK landings of North Sea cod were made by vessels fully documenting their catch using REM equipment.

Fisheries: Monitoring | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

Details of planned UK observer trips are set out in United Kingdom’s Work Plan for data collection in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. The Work Plan can be found at the Gov.UK website. In England and Wales, 525 staff days per year are allocated to observer sampling with 1032 days for Scotland and 460 days for Northern Ireland.

Fisheries: Treaties | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

Ministers and officials have had meetings with a number of organisations to discuss a range of issues associated with EU exit including the 1964 London Fisheries Convention. As the Prime Minister told Parliament on 29 March, we hope to be able to say something about this soon.

Fisheries: Treaties | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

We are looking very carefully at the London Fisheries Convention. As the Prime Minister told the House on 29 March, we hope to be able to say something about this soon.

UN Convention on the Law of the Sea | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

In accordance with international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, following EU exit, the UK will be responsible for managing living resources, including fisheries, within its territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zone.

Agriculture: Wales | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

The Secretary of State has met the Welsh Minister for Agriculture on several occasions as we seek to ensure we get the best possible deal for the whole of the UK. We have committed to carefully considering any proposals that the devolved administrations put forward. Discussions on the issues are ongoing.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Security | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

Civil Servants have to ability to work flexibly across government sites where there is a business need to do so. The issuing of all passes is controlled by the local Departmental Security teams who follow strict procedures and protocols. Information on the number of people holding security passes for other government departments who are granted access to Defra premises is not centrally recorded.

Defra has issued 7501 passes since 2011. Data for 2010 is no longer held.

Defra is currently unable to provide data on the number of Defra passes that are active.

Angling: Licensing | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

There have been the following number of prosecutions for fishing without a valid rod licence in each of the last five years:

Year

Number of prosecutions

2012

2,168

2013

1,880

2014

2,268

2015

1,798

2016

2,088

All of the above figures are from between 1st January and 31st December.

Angling: Licensing | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

The Government has no plans to abolish the fishing rod licence. The income from the rod licence fee allows the Environment Agency to provide its fisheries service to rod licence holders.

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