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Road safety debate and horse riders

Updated 11 December 2018:

Please find below the letter from the Transport Minister.


Many thanks for the emails I have received recently about horse riders and the Highway Code review, along with the debate on road safety which was held on 5 November.

Brexit Update

The last few days have not surprisingly produced significant interest in the Brexit debate before this week’s expected vote in Parliament. 

Agriculture Bill and animal welfare

A number of constituents have been in touch about the Agriculture Bill and amendments relating to animal welfare standards and the UK's trade policy.

Trophy hunting imports and EDM 1829

I appreciate the emails I have received from constituents about trophy hunting imports and asking me to sign Early Day Motion 1829.  As a Government Minister I cannot, by convention, sign any Early Day Motions but I do understand the concerns that have been raised.  It is important that we protec

Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review

Constituents have been in regular touch about the Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy and will be aware that a consultation was recently held.  I am pleased that the results of the consultation have now been published and you can read them in full here:

Compassion in World Farming & EDM 1527

Constituents have been contacting me recently about the Compassion in World Farming campaign on labelling for meat and dairy products and Early Day Motion 1527.  As a Government Minister I cannot, by Parliamentary convention, sign EDMs but I do understand the depth of feeling on this issue.

Universal Credit

I am grateful to everyone who has emailed recently about Universal Credit (UC) and note the concerns which have been raised.

Puppy Smuggling

Thank you to everyone who has contacted me recently about puppies being smuggled across borders.