Water features prominently in the Government’s 25-year environment plan, which sets out priorities relating to supply, leakage, demand, consumption and the investment needed in infrastructure. I am aware that in 2019, the Environment Agency sampled 420 bathing waters in England.
Thank you for contacting me about support for the self-employed.
I can fully appreciate what a difficult time it is for those who are self-employed. I welcome that measures have been announced to help self-employed people, many of whom are especially vulnerable during this time.
It’s been a worrying time for all of us in Derbyshire Dales who have been putting so much effort into making business COVID secure. Following the Prime Minister’s press statement on Saturday 31 October we now have some clarity of what is happening in the run up to Christmas.
Last Wednesday’s debate in Parliament was an ‘Opposition Day Debate’ – it was not legislation and votes on such debates are never binding. It is, as it says, a debate and has no impact on Government policy.
I wish to take this opportunity to explain why I voted against the Lords’ Amendments to the Agricultural Bill. Firstly, I want to assure you the quality of food we import into this country will not change as a result of this Bill. This Bill creates agricultural policy in England only.
Thank you for writing to me regarding the sentencing of the killers of PC Andrew Harper. This is a matter that I taken a keen interest in and I have had the privilege to personally meet his widow Lissie Harper with a number of my parliamentary colleagues.
Poor air quality is the greatest environmental risk to our health. Our air is now cleaner than at any point since the industrial revolution, but there is more work to be done if we are to protect the health of our nation.
Pubs play a crucial role 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 has made available to pubs and our manifesto commitment to further cut taxes for small businesses.
As I am sure you are aware, the Prime Minister recently announced the Government’s intention to provide the NHS with an additional £33.9 billion by 2023/24; this is the largest, longest funding settlement in the history of the NHS.
Thank you for contacting me about the Environment Bill.
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.