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.

October 2016 – Debate on Driven Grouse Shooting

Thank you for getting in touch regarding the upcoming debate on grouse shooting in Westminster Hall, scheduled for 31 October 2016. I have received a significant […]

August 2016 – Badger Culls and Bovine TB

Thank you for contacting me regarding badgers, bovine TB, and the upcoming debate on this subject. Bovine TB is the greatest animal health threat to the […]

August 2016 – Grouse Shooting

I have received a large volume of correspondence regarding grouse shooting, both in favour and against. Shooting is an integral part of rural life, underpinning the […]

August 2016 – Bees and Neonicotinoids (Update #2)

I have been receiving a large volume of correspondence again on the subject of neonicotinoids and their effect on bee populations. Many are concerned that following […]

August 2016 – Dangerous Dogs

Thank you for contacting me about the Dangerous Dogs Act. As a proud dog owner myself, I know how important dogs can be to both individuals […]

June 2016 – Conservation and Hunting Trophies

Thank you for contacting me about the conservation of lions in Africa. I entirely agree with you that lions are an iconic species that deserve our […]

May 2016 – Bees & Neonicotinoids UPDATE

I thought it might be useful to update you on the Government’s position regarding this issue, on which I previously posted a response in April. We […]

May 2016 – Green Belt/National Planning Policy Framework

Thank you for contacting me about development on the Green Belt. I am exceptionally fond of the British countryside, and we are fortunate to have some […]

April 2016 – 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 […]

March 2016 – Use of Snares

Thank you for contacting me about the use of snares. I understand the strength of your feeling on this issue. Self-locking snares have been banned since […]