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: Construction: Urban Areas (19 Jul 2017)
Therese Coffey: We have not undertaken a specific assessment of the level of pollution produced by equipment and vehicles operating on building sites in town and city centres. Our annual emission statistics set out pollution by source, including from manufacturing industries and construction. The latest statistics to 2015 are available at: . ...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Microplastics (19 Jul 2017)
Therese Coffey: We ran a consultation between 20 December 2016 and 28 February 2017 on our proposals to ban microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products. We will publish the Government’s response to the consultation shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cuadrilla Resources: Lancashire (19 Jul 2017)
Therese Coffey: The Environment Agency assessed the potential environmental impacts of Cuadrilla’s proposed operations at its Preston New Road site and undertook two public consultations prior to granting environmental permits. Since the issuing of the permits and during the construction phase of the site the Environment Agency has inspected the Preston New Road site five times. It has also monitored...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Transport: Exhaust Emissions (19 Jul 2017)
Therese Coffey: The draft national air quality plan for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) sets out in section 3, information on the level of nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution from buses and coaches nationally, at the roadside and by vehicle type. Information on annual NOx emission from other transport such as rail is also included. More detailed information on emissions of NOx, NO2 and other pollutants from a range of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rivers: Pollution (19 Jul 2017)
Therese Coffey: The table below provides details of the numbers of water pollution incidents as well as the numbers of successful prosecutions and accepted Enforcement Undertakings for water pollution offences. Year Number of Category 1 & 2 Serious water pollution incidents Total water pollution incidents - impact levels 1-3 Successful prosecutions in relation to water pollution Enforcement...


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