Since joining the Government in July 2014, Therese now shares that corporate responsibility. While she no longer speaks from the backbenches or tables questions, she continues to make representations to the Government on behalf of constituents and businesses, as well as on specific campaigns. She no longer signs EDMs for the same reason.

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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Moorland: Fire Prevention (16 Nov 2018)
Therese Coffey: The UK has responded to the European Commission’s reasoned opinion of April 2017. A short press release on the reasoned opinion is available on the Commission website. We do not comment on on-going infraction procedures and as such are unable to provide further detail at this time.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Floods: Risk Assessment (15 Nov 2018)
Therese Coffey: The Environment Agency estimates there are 2.7 million properties at risk of river and coastal flooding, 3 million properties at risk of surface water flooding and some 660,000 properties at risk from all sources: river, coastal and surface water. The report can be found online at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flood-and-coastal -risk-management-national-report As set out in...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Paper: Waste Disposal (15 Nov 2018)
Therese Coffey: We have no plans to ban “non-recyclable” wrapping paper. Retailers are encouraged to provide information on whether their wrapping paper can be recycled or whether it should be disposed of in residual waste. Packaging materials, including wrapping paper sold with the product, are covered by the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations which place a...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Squirrels: Conservation (14 Nov 2018)
Therese Coffey: The Government is committed to protecting and expanding red squirrel populations and tackling the threats that grey squirrels pose to them. This is a devolved matter. In England, the Forestry Commission works with Natural England and other conservation organisations and projects to help protect red squirrel enclaves and to allow the populations to expand. The Forestry Commission also...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution: Children (14 Nov 2018)
Therese Coffey: Defra provides funds to Local Authorities via the air quality grant fund for projects in local communities to tackle air pollution and reduce emissions affecting schools, businesses and residents. For example, in 2016/17, the London Borough of Islington were awarded £50,000 to run a local school focussed awareness and engagement campaign through the air quality grant, and in 2017/18,...


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