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: Tree Planting (18 Sep 2018)
Therese Coffey: The Forestry Commission’s Corporate Plan 2018-19 describes how it aims to support the planting of more woodland in England. The Forestry Commission’s current priority is to work with the sector to deliver the Government’s manifesto commitment to plant 11 million trees this Parliament. This and further action by the Forestry Commission and others will contribute to increasing...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Management (18 Sep 2018)
Therese Coffey: The assessment in the Forecasting 2020 Waste Arisings and Treatment Report, published in February 2013, noted that residual waste treatment infrastructure is key to England’s efforts to meet its target of reducing the amount of biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) going to landfill. England is on course to meet that target which is 35% of the 1995 baseline by 2020. Waste in the UK is a...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Floods: Land Drainage (18 Sep 2018)
Therese Coffey: Lead responsibility for managing surface water flood risks, including understanding the contribution of local drainage systems, lies with Lead Local Flood Authorities, in this case Cumbria and Lancashire County Councils. Section 19 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 requires Lead Local Flood Authorities to investigate floods in their area. Lancashire and Cumbria County...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Curlews: Conservation (18 Sep 2018)
Therese Coffey: As a signatory of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement, we are taking a leading role in the implementation of an international plan to address the conservation status of the curlew. The plan includes a requirement for land management techniques that reduce levels of nest and chick predation to those associated with stable populations. Predator control already takes place to...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control (18 Sep 2018)
Therese Coffey: The Environment Agency (EA) does not asses flood defence capacity by postcode. Maps showing flood risk throughout England can be found online here: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/long-term-f lood-risk/map. The maps indicate where flood risk is high, medium and low; taking into account existing flood defences. The EA targets investment to reduce the risks of...


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