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Jane Kennedy: In line with good practice, the Government expect that authorities will use all the powers available to them proportionately and sensibly, hand in hand with effective communications and support for residents.
All authorities will continue to have to meet existing requirements to collect household waste. In addition, local authorities have a duty, under section 89 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA), to keep land under their control clear of litter and refuse.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the efficacy of the operation of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991; and if he will make a statement. 
Jane Kennedy: In 2007 we undertook a review of the dangerous dogs legislation. DEFRA consulted all chief officers of police in England and Wales to find out their views on how effective the dangerous dogs legislation is, what could be done to improve enforcement and whether any parts of the law need to be changed.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs against how many people orders have been made under section 2 of the Dogs Act 1871 in each year since 1997. 
Jane Kennedy: The figures on the following tables show the number of farmers, partners, directors and their spouses (if working on the holding) by farm type in England. The farm types for 1997 to 2000 are presented separately from the 2001 to 2008 types because of differing farm type definitions.
|Total farmers, partners, directors and spouses by farm type (based on predominant activity) in England 1997 to 2000|
|Farmers, partners, directors and spouses by farm type (based on pre dominant activity) in England 2001to 2008|
1. Includes full and part-time farmers, partners directors and spouses (if working on the holding).
2. Figures prior to 2000 are for main holdings only. From 2000 onwards main and minor holdings are included.
3. Farm type categories were altered in 2001.
4. A register improvement exercise was undertaken in 2001. Labour figures prior to this are not directly comparable with later results.
June Agricultural Survey
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the percentage of (a) meat, (b) eggs, (c) bread, (d) wheat, (e) fruit, (f) vegetables and (g) milk consumed which was produced domestically in each year since 1997. 
Estimates of the percentage of meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables and milk consumed and which
were produced domestically are provided in table 1. These figures are based on volumes of production and trade.
This information is not available for bread production. However data on the tonnage of wheat grain used for milling and the proportion of wheat grain that is home grown is collected and is shown in table 2. This is also based on volumes but is for the crop year rather than calendar year. The grain will be milled into flour for a range of purposes including bread, biscuits and cakes. It is not possible to provide information that distinguishes home grown wheat grain milled for bread flour.
|Table 1: Estimate of the percentage consumed from domestic production for various commodities|
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