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Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to which (a) organisations and (b) purposes revenue from fines due to breaches in landfill targets will be allocated. 
Dan Norris: The Waste and Emissions Trading (WET) Act provides for a fine to be imposed on a waste disposal authority for each additional tonne of biodegradable municipal waste that it sends to landfill above the number of allowances the authority holds under the landfill allowance trading scheme in a particular scheme year.
During the passage of the WET Act through Parliament, there was discussion about the destination of penalties. It was agreed that funds raised from penalties would be returned to all local authorities, including waste collection authorities, but would not be ring fenced to waste management options. It would therefore be for a local authority to decide for what purpose any returned funds were used.
Jim Fitzpatrick: Table 1 gives information on exports in cattle from Great Britain and is taken from the GB cattle tracing system. The system is updated on a daily basis and hence these figures can be subject to amendments.
Please note these figures are obtained using VAT records and will exclude some EU trade for businesses which are below the VAT threshold. As a result, actual trade levels may be higher than those given, particularly for trade with mainland Europe. As a result care should be taken not to read too much into the year to year changes shown.
|Table 1: GB exports of live bovine, 2006-08|
| Note: 2008 data is subject to amendments. Source: GB Cattle Tracing System|
|Table 2 : UK exports of live sheep, goats and poultry, 2006-08|
|(1) There were no recorded exports of live goats in 2007. Exports may still have occurred by traders operating below the VAT threshold and therefore will not have been declared in the HMRC official statistics. Note: 2008 data is subject to amendments. Source: H M Revenue and Customs. Data prepared by Trade statistics, ESP, DEFRA.|
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will (a) undertake and (b) publish an equality impact assessment of the relocation of Marine and Fisheries Agency staff out of London. 
Huw Irranca-Davies: DEFRA officials are currently finalising an equality impact assessment (EqIA) on the relocation of the Marine and Fisheries Agency's HQ office out of London to Tyneside. This will incorporate the impact of the relocation on MFA staff based outside the London HQ office. A copy of the EqIA will be published when completed.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his most recent assessment is of the cost to the public purse of the establishment of the headquarters of the Marine Management Organisation. 
Huw Irranca-Davies: The indicative one-off establishment costs of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), as shown in the impact assessment accompanying the Marine and Coastal Access Bill, are £2.9 million.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will assess the effects on the intellectual property rights of members of staff of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), given their change in status as a result of the creation of that organisation; and whether those staff are to be permitted to publish in their own name work produced for the MMO. 
Huw Irranca-Davies: When vested, the MMO will, as any other employer, have the benefits of any work produced by its employees. Employees will not be able to publish works produced for the MMO without the organisation's permission.
Former employees of the Marine Fisheries Agency, or another Government Department, will transfer to the MMO with their existing terms and conditions of service, which give the intellectual property rights to the employer. New MMO employees from elsewhere will be subject to similar restrictions under an MMO contract of employment.
Mr. Benyon: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Invasive Non-native Species Framework Strategy for Great Britain in tackling invasive species arriving from countries which have no comparable strategies. 
We have made no specific assessment of this. However one of the ongoing actions set out in the implementation plan for the Non-Native Species Framework Strategy for Great Britain is to maintain contact with colleagues dealing with invasive non-native species policy issues in other European member states and encourage consistent representation of issues
of concern to Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Alongside this, the UK is supporting the European Commission in developing its thinking on proposals for an effective EU Strategy on Invasive Alien Species.
Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at which locations in England levels of nitrogen oxide (a) exceed 40 micro gm-3 nitrogen oxide annually and (b) exceed 200 micro gm-3 nitrogen oxide hourly more than 18 times per year. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: Under EU legislation, the UK is required to assess ambient air for levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and to report to the European Commission on an annual basis. Detailed reports on the assessments are available from the air quality archive at:
For the purpose of implementing EU legislation, the UK is divided up into 43 agglomeration zones (areas with a contiguous population of over 250,000 as specified by the air quality directives) and non-agglomeration zones. There are 28 agglomeration zones and 15 non-agglomeration zones.
(1) annual mean concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are in excess of 40 microgrammes/m(3); and/or
(2) there are more than 18 occurrences of hourly mean NO2 >200 microgrammes/m(3) in a year.
|Table 1: Nitrogen dioxide monitoring data, 2008-AURN sites in England|
|Site name/location||Site type||Annual mean NO 2 (microgrammes/m( 3) )||Number hours NO 2 > 200 microgrammes/m( 3)|
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