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.

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 […]