Culture, Media & Sport

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.

July 2019- Horse tethering

Thank you to those who have contacted me about horse tethering  and the ‘#BreakTheChain’ campaign by the equestrian charity, HorseWorld. I support the highest standards of animal […]

July 2019- Racehorse Safety and 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 […]

April 2019 – TV Licence Concessions

Thank you to those who contacted me with your concerns about the future of the free TV licence for over-75s. As you will be aware, people […]

April 2019 – Live Exports for Slaughter and Fattening

Thank you to those who have contacted me about live animal exports. All animals deserve to be respected and cared for at every stage of their lives. […]

April 2019 – Fairtrade Foundation “Do you like chocolate?”

Thank you to those who have contacted me about Fairtrade and the production of cocoa. I very much share your concern about ensuring that cocoa is ethically sourced and […]

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 […]

February 2019 – Road Safety and Horses

Thank you to those who have contacted me about horse riders using roads. Over 2.5 million people ride a horse at least once each year in […]

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 – 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 […]

January 2019 – “Reading Tax”

Thank you to those who have contacted me about Value Added Tax (VAT) on e-books. European Union (EU) VAT directives have traditionally required member states to apply their […]