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: Low Emission Zones (21 Jun 2019)
Therese Coffey: Our UK Plan for Tackling Roadside Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Concentrations, supported by a £3.5 billion investment into air quality and cleaner transport, sets out how we will achieve legal compliance of NO2 limits in the shortest possible time. As a result of the NO2 Plan, the Government is working closely with 61 English local authorities to tackle their exceedances. Oxford City Council...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Low Emission Zones: Greater London (21 Jun 2019)
Therese Coffey: The Mayor of London is responsible for air quality in the capital and has reserve powers under Part IV of the Environment Act (1995) to reflect this. London received funding for air quality as part of the 2015 £5.7 billion Transport for London funding settlement. London and Londoners have also received almost £147 million funding from the Government’s £3.5 billion plan to improve air...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution: Health Hazards (21 Jun 2019)
Therese Coffey: The Government does not assess the reach and effectiveness of its communication for each air pollution episode. However, we work closely with Public Health England and a network of health charities to ensure that key health messages reach those who are vulnerable to the effects of air pollution, during episodes of high pollution. The Government has committed in the 2019 Clean Air Strategy...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions (21 Jun 2019)
Therese Coffey: The Government is not currently considering a national scrappage scheme in light of concerns over deliverability and value for money. However we have not restricted the types of measures eligible local authorities could bid for funding for from the Clean Air Fund which supports local authorities with nitrogen dioxide exceedances. The Government will continue to assess bids that relate to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (20 Jun 2019)
Therese Coffey: This is something that the Government have worked on extensively. I have visited several countries, including Germany, and it is fair to say that not all deposit return schemes take glass. As I have said to the House before, the front end of these schemes is very simple, but how we make the back end work is complex. That is why it is taking some time. We are considering carefully with the...


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