House of Commons

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RORY SPEAKS ON RECYCLING

Barry Sheerman: What steps she is taking to meet the recycling targets in the EU circular economy package. Rory: There are two separate questions here. The EU circular economy package is still under negotiation, but on recycling rates we are doing well, as the hon. Gentleman knows. We have gone from 12.5% recycling in 2001 […]

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RORY APPEARS BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT COMMITTEE

Rory, in his capacity as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, appeared alongside Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Energy and Climate Change, Tom Bastin, Head of the European Union and International Energy Efficiency Team, and Robert Hitchen, Head of the Environment Team, European Union Strategy, […]

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RORY PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE HUMBLE HEDGEHOG

On Tuesday 10th of November, Rory, as Environment Minister ‎responded to a parliamentary debate on hedgehogs, believed to be the first substantial parliamentary consideration of this prickly subject since 1566. The debate was introduced by Oliver Colvile MP, a self-proclaimed “hedgehog champion” keen to draw attention to the decline in hedgehog numbers, and predation by […]

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Rory Appears Before The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Farming, Food and the Marine Environment, Rory Stewart MP, Under-Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs, and Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Lords Spokesman for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs appear before the […]

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RORY ANSWERS ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS QUESTIONS

Elizabeth Truss, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Rory, in his capacity as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, answered Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Questions in the House of Commons today. Watch it here:

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Prime Minister’s Questions – Contaminated Blood

Rory Stewart: One of the most disturbing scandals has been the infection of thousands of people across the nation with HIV and hepatitis C through contaminated blood. Today Lord Penrose publishes a report that follows nearly 25 years of campaigning by Members on both sides of this House to address the scandal. Will the Prime […]

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Rory speaks in Parliament on the Next Defence and Security Review

I should like to begin by talking about the House of Commons Defence Committee’s report. The key element in the report, and in what I hope will be my relatively brief remarks, is that Russia poses a significant and substantial threat to Europe. That argument has been made in great detail by the Defence Committee […]