Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

If you have written to Nigel as part of a standard-letter campaign, such as those from 38 Degrees, you can find his responses on the issues here.

January 2018 – Blue Belt Charter

Thank you for contacting me about marine protected areas and the #BackTheBlueBelt campaign. I am delighted that 23 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) have been announced, […]

December 2017 – Animal Testing and Cosmetics

Thank you for contacting me about animal testing and cosmetics. I am immensely proud that the UK was the first country in the world to ban […]

November 2017 – Animals as Sentient Beings

I am sorry that many people appear to have been misled by the inaccurate reporting of and the social media activity following the recent vote on […]

September 2017 – Bees & Neonicotinoids

Thank you for contacting me about neonicotinoid insecticides and bees. I entirely agree with you that bees and other pollinators play a vital role in the […]

August 2017 – Factory Farming

Thank you for contacting me about factory farming. I understand the strength of feeling about the issue and I am committed to the highest standards of […]

July 2017 – Puppy Smuggling

Thank you for contacting me about puppies being smuggled across borders. I share your concern about this crime, and am grateful to the Dogs Trust for […]

July 2017 – Animal Testing

Thank you for contacting me about animal testing and Early Day Motion (EDM) 66. While by convention I do not sign Early Day Motions, let me take […]

July 2017 – Ivory Trade: UPDATE

Thank you for contacting me about the plight of the elephant and the ivory trade. Like you, I am seriously concerned about the effect of illegal […]

July 2017 – Environmental Standards and Rivers

Thank you for contacting me about environmental standards and rivers. I fully support my Ministerial colleagues’ aim to make this the first generation that leaves the […]

July 2017 – “Walking Britain” Campaign

Thank you for contacting me about walking and the future of UK agricultural policy, and the “Walking Britain” campaign. I am always keen to support efforts […]