After the general election in May 2015, the Prime Minister appointed Therese Deputy Leader of the House of Commons. Her role involves planning and supervising the Government's legislative programme as well as being the voice of Parliament in Government.

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: Power Stations: Pollution (24 Mar 2017)
Therese Coffey: We recently consulted on proposals to transpose the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD). We are proposing to amend the current England and Wales environmental permitting regime to implement the MCPD which will be transposed into law by December 2017. New plants will be required to comply with the MCPD emission limits by 20 December 2018. Existing plants with a rated thermal input >5MW...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fuel Cells: Urban Areas (23 Mar 2017)
Therese Coffey: While Defra has not carried out a specific assessment regarding the deployment of low nitrogen oxide fuel cell generators in inner cities, the Government welcomes the development of lower emissions technologies and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has recently provided innovation funding to a project developing a low temperature solid oxide fuel cell that would be...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fly-tipping (23 Mar 2017)
Therese Coffey: We are committed to tackling fly-tipping and, as set out in the Government’s manifesto have given local councils the power to issue fixed penalty notices for small-scale fly-tipping. These new enforcement tools have been available to councils since May 2016, providing them with an alternative to prosecutions and assisting them in taking a proportionate enforcement response. This...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ivory: Sales (22 Mar 2017)
Therese Coffey: We intend to consult on our proposals on ivory this year. We will be consulting on our proposals in this area shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ivory: Sales (22 Mar 2017)
Therese Coffey: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 22 March 2017. The correct answer should have been: We intend to consult on our proposals on ivory this year. We will be consulting on our proposals in this area shortly.


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Parliament: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA, 

Call: 0207 219 7164

E-mail: therese.coffey.mp@parliament.uk

Emails sent to Dr Coffey as a DEFRA Minister (and not from constituents) will not be processed. For DEFRA, email Dr Coffey via defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk

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