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: Birds of Prey: Theft (15 Feb 2019)
Therese Coffey: The Government takes wildlife crime, including the illegal taking of birds of prey, seriously. All wild birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, with strong penalties for those committing offences against birds of prey including up to six months in prison and/or an unlimited fine. Birds of prey are listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ramsgate Port: Dredging (15 Feb 2019)
Therese Coffey: Under section 75 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act, certain activities by a harbour authority (or on behalf of one), within their area, are exempt from requiring a marine licence if they have a local act or a harbour order (the Ramsgate Corporation Act 1934 is the relevant local act in this case). As a result of the dredging activity, referenced within the answer provided on 15 January...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Stoats: Pest Control (15 Feb 2019)
Therese Coffey: While the Government regulates the management of wildlife it is not directly involved in the control of stoats. Responsibility for management lies with the landowner or occupier.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ramsgate Port: Seaborne Freight (14 Feb 2019)
Therese Coffey: The Marine Management Organisation has not issued a marine licence to Seaborne Freight for works relating to activity within the Port of Ramsgate.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Biodiversity: British Overseas Territories (14 Feb 2019)
Therese Coffey: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), under which the Aichi biodiversity targets were adopted, has been extended to six UK Overseas Territories (OTs). As part of that, OTs are required to demonstrate that they have the capacity to work towards implementing the CBD, including having sufficient funds for the purposes of conservation and sustainable use in line with the Aichi targets. As...


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