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.

To read more about Therese's appearances in Parliament when as a backbencher, check Hansard or click here


Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pollinators: Monitoring (20 Sep 2017)
Therese Coffey: The National Pollinator Strategy was launched in November 2014 and included commitments on measuring progress by developing an indicator on the status of pollinators and by evaluating Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs) and agri-environment schemes. Defra has developed an indicator of the status of pollinating insects in partnership with the research community and the voluntary sector. The...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Foxes (19 Sep 2017)
Therese Coffey: Wildlife management is a devolved matter so this reply relates to England only. Defra does not offer incentives to help control fox numbers in England and currently has no plans to control the number of foxes. Defra's general policy is that individuals should be free to manage wildlife within the law. The fox is not a protected species so the decision to control them lies with the owner...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Floods: Insurance (19 Sep 2017)
Therese Coffey: The British Insurance Broker Association (BIBA) insurance product, launched in December 2016, provides flood insurance for many small businesses that have struggled to access it to-date. We understand that this new product is already providing insurance and has strong support from brokers. BIBA’s ‘Find a Broker Service’ can help business identify local brokers participating...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environment: Treaties (18 Sep 2017)
Therese Coffey: The UK will continue to be bound by international Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) to which it is party. We are committed to upholding our international obligations under these agreements and will continue to play an active role internationally following our departure from the EU. We will give due consideration to the ratification of MEAs in the future to which the UK is not...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pest Control: Trapping (18 Sep 2017)
Therese Coffey: Wildlife management is a devolved matter so this reply relates to England only. The Goodnature A24 rat and stoat trap is permitted for use in England, under the Spring Traps Approval (Variation) (England) Order 2015, for the purpose of killing rats and stoats only. The trap must be placed so that it can only be entered by way of an artificial tunnel that is suitable for that purpose. A...


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