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: Domestic Waste: Food (22 Feb 2017)
Therese Coffey: Through the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), the Government is working with food businesses and other stakeholders under the Courtauld Commitment 2025 to meet an ambitious industry target of a 20% per capita reduction in total food and drink waste arising in the UK by 2025. To reduce household food waste, WRAP is working with leading food businesses to develop on-pack, in-store...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environment (22 Feb 2017)
Therese Coffey: We aim to publish a green paper consulting on our ambitions for the 25 year environment plan in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Industrial Estates: Worksop (20 Feb 2017)
Therese Coffey: The Environment Agency has revoked Trent Valley Recycling’s environmental permit and is investigating the former owners and operators of the site. It is also working with the local resilience forum to ensure that plans are in place to deal with any eventualities on the site. I have not made any representations to Ministerial colleagues about the site.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Marine Protected Areas (20 Feb 2017)
Therese Coffey: For Contracting Parties to the Bern Convention, who are Member States of the European Union, the Natura 2000 Network provides Member States’ contributions to the Emerald Network of protected areas established in accordance with the Bern Convention. The rules established by European Council Directives 79/409/EEC and 92/43/EEC apply to these areas until we leave the European Union. If...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Inland Waterways: East of England (20 Feb 2017)
Therese Coffey: No navigations on Anglian Waterways have been closed permanently since 2006. For health and safety reasons, and to protect the general public and those who use the waterways, the Environment Agency has temporarily closed some assets such as locks and landing stages, that have made some waterways difficult to access for some craft. The Environment Agency has not held any recent...


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