Thank you for contacting me about chalk streams. In Meon Valley, the health of our chalk down land is of primary importance to agriculture and the environment. I have previously spoken about this in Parliament numerous times and I am a member of the all-party group for chalks streams.
Thank you for contacting me about nature and the climate crisis. This topic is very important to me and I am an actively involved in holding the Government to account through being a member of the Conservative Environment Network.
My ministerial colleagues and I want to make it easier for the consumer to purchase food that aligns with their values, by improving transparency and providing the industry with a level playing field to promote such products.
I appreciate you taking the time to contact me and very much share your wish to see nature and the environment prioritised. I would now like to take some time to respond to the points in your correspondence, and outline the steps the Government is taking to address each of them.
I would like to assure you that the Government is firmly committed to maintaining the UK’s strong track record on animal welfare and to delivering continued improvements, both in this Parliament and beyond.
As you may be aware, owners who allow their dogs to terrorise people or other animals are already breaking the law, and there is already a full range of powers to apply penalties to owners who do not control their pets.
Thank you for your email. Train operating companies are consulting on plans to modernise customer service across the railway network but this does entail closing many ticket office counters and moving staff to other roles on stations.
I share your concerns about dog attacks that have taken place in recent weeks. They are extremely distressing and I would like to express my deepest sympathy to all the families of those who have died due to dogs that have been out of control.