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: Air Pollution (20 Feb 2019)
Therese Coffey: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Edinburgh West on 14 February 2019 to PQ 219552.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Protection: EU Grants and Loans (19 Feb 2019)
Therese Coffey: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Oxford West and Abingdon, Layla Moran, on 1 February 2019, PQ UIN 213461.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hedges and Ditches: Rural Areas (19 Feb 2019)
Therese Coffey: This answer applies to England only. The Government provides grants for hedge planting under Countryside Stewardship and previously under Environmental Stewardship. These schemes do not pay specifically for skills development, but do create a demand for hedge skills. Under live Environmental Stewardship and Countryside Stewardship agreements we are funding over 690km of hedgerow planting in...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Inland Waterways (19 Feb 2019)
Therese Coffey: Access to waterways, including for recreational purposes, remains subject to licence by the relevant navigation authority or to agreement with the riparian landowner where there is no navigation authority in place. The Government has not undertaken a specific assessment of what length of unmanaged waterways has a public right of navigation. Within the canal and major river navigation...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Non-native species (19 Feb 2019)
Therese Coffey: While the rescue of wildlife will not be illegal under the Order, the re-release of listed invasive species that have been taken from the wild will not be permitted. Neither grey squirrel nor muntjac deer are protected in the UK and both are highly invasive species which cause significant impacts on domestic ecosystems and protected species. Grey squirrels also have a negative impact on our...


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