ENVIRONMENT

CLIMATE CHANGE

POLLUTION

My question to the Minister about improving air quality for our children...

28th March 2019

Minister dodges issue of ring-fenced funding for local authorities for local authorities, shifting the blame instead of answering the question.

ANIMAL WELFARE

Ivory Trade

I am supporting the International Fund for Animal Welfare's campaign against the ivory trade.

I am supporting the International Fund for Animal Welfare's campaign against the ivory trade, including the domestic ivory trade. The ivory trade is decimating elephants and elephants are at risk of extinction if the ivory trade is not stopped.

A legal domestic trade in ivory in the UK has served has a cover for illegal sales of ivory and is driving elephants closer to extinction.

Parliament has debated the ivory trade but the government has yet to offer a commitment to banning the buying and selling of ivory. I will be pushing for a total ban on ivory.

Debate on Foie Gras Imports

– in the House of Commons at 9:34 pm on 13th June 2018

The hon. Gentleman refers to the fact that many people are voting with their feet by choosing not to eat foie gras. ​Does he agree that better education of the wider public would lead to fewer people eating foie gras once they learned of the disgusting practice of how the livers are obtained?