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: Tyres: Snow and Ice (15 Jan 2019)
Therese Coffey: Defra has not made an assessment of the effect of the use of winter tyres on roads on air quality. In 2018, Defra carried out a joint call for evidence with the Department for Transport on particulate emissions from brakes, tyres and road. We are now considering the evidence submitted.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ramsgate Port: Dredging (15 Jan 2019)
Therese Coffey: In 2010/2011, Natural England (NE) worked with Ramsgate Harbour on environmental assessment and monitoring of their water injection dredging activities, including a Habitats Regulations Assessment of the activity undertaken at that time. After noting reports that dredging was taking place in order to prepare the port for expansion via water injection, NE have contacted the port directly to...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Birds: Malvern Hills (15 Jan 2019)
Therese Coffey: Natural England attends the annual Wildlife Panel for the Malvern Hills where it is presented with a summary bird report for the area for the year. The last panel was held in March 2018 and Natural England will attend the next meeting in March this year. In the meantime Natural England continues to liaise with members of the group.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution (14 Jan 2019)
Therese Coffey: The 23 local authorities are working together in eleven groupings. Eight out of the eleven local authority groupings submitted a plan by the 31 December 2018. They are currently under consideration. The local authorities that have submitted a plan are Bath & NE Somerset Council; Basildon & Rochford District councils; Surrey Heath, Guildford and Rushmoor councils; Fareham Borough Council;...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics: Recycling (14 Jan 2019)
Therese Coffey: Policy officials continue to engage regularly with the Scottish Government. Ministers met in July 2018 and are due to meet again in February 2019.


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