The Environment

As set out in the 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment, the decision to leave the European Union has created an historic opportunity to deliver a Green Brexit, where environmental standards are not only maintained but enhanced.

Agricultural Policy

Food and farming is a bedrock of our economy and environment, generating £112 billion a year and helping shape some of our finest habitats and landscapes.

Civil Service pay guidance

I appreciate the hard work civil servants have undertaken in recent years to deliver more for less, which has made a significant contribution to consolidate Britain's finances.   The public sector pay cap was never intended to be a permanent or long-term solution, and I am pleased that it is no l

Abortion law reform in Northern Ireland

Abortion remains a highly sensitive issue, regardless of where your view lies and one where it is important that the matter is considered with due care and sensitivity.

Give pubs a chance

 recognise the crucial role that pubs play in the social and economic life of our nation, as well in helping to promote responsible drinking, which is why I am encouraged by the support which the Government has made available to pubs.

Fur Free Britain

I appreciate that many people have strong feelings on this issue.   I support the highest standards of animal welfare so I am pleased to note that the importation of fur products is tightly regulated.

Homeowners and self-defence

In the last few weeks, a number of constituents have been in touch with me regarding the rights of homeowners to tackle burglars who break into their homes.

Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill

Tackling human trafficking and modern slavery is a top priority for this Government, and I am personally committed to stamping out this abhorrent crime.

Central Equine Database (CED)

Defra consulted on changes to reflect the new EU Equine Passport Regulation in spring 2017. The legal provisions are fundamentally the same as those that have been in place since 2009.