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.

March 2019 – Use of the Whip in Horseracing

Thank you to those who have contacted me about the use of the whip in horseracing. I appreciate your concern for the welfare of horses, and I share […]

March 2019 – Horse Tethering

Thank you to those who have contacted me about horse tethering. I support the highest standards of animal welfare and agree with you about the importance of […]

March 2019 – Environment after Brexit and the Environment Consultation

Thank you to those who have contacted me about the environment. Protecting both the UK’s vibrant ecosystem and the natural environment worldwide. Environmental and economic progress are not […]

March 2019 – Better Deal for Animals

Thank you to those who have contacted about animal sentience and the #Betterdealforanimals campaign. First and foremost, I believe animals are sentient beings who can feel pain […]

February 2019 – Toxic Air: Air Quality and Pollution

Thank you to those who have contacted me about air quality and pollution. Air quality has improved significantly since 2010, but sixty years on from the Clean […]

February 2019 – Solar Power

Thank you to those who have contacted me about export tariff payments for rooftop solar installations. As you will be aware, the Government has recently consulted on […]

February 2018 – Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans

Thank you to those who have contacted me about Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs). I am pleased with the progress we have made since 2010 to […]

February 2019 – Fracking

Thank you to those who have contacted me about fracking. I hope to be able to offer reassurances over your concerns about any health impacts of fracking. The […]

February 2019 – Agriculture Bill

Thank you for contacting me about the UK’s future agricultural policy. Many amendments to the Agriculture Bill have been tabled. The Government are currently reflecting on […]

February 2019 – Racehorse Welfare

Thank you to those who have contacted me about the safety and welfare of horses during races. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is the independent body responsible for […]