Defra Service Standards Adjudicator
I wrote to my MP on 10 August last year about the failure of Defra to respond properly to a parliamentary petition. My MP, Tom Pursglove, forwarded my letter to George Eustice (then Secretary of State, Defra) on 18 August. Yesterday, 24 January, I received a reply from Defra (from Trudy Harrison MP, Minister for Natural Environment and Land Use) dated 20 January.
A period of more than five months to address a letter sent by an MP on behalf of a constituent is unacceptable. That is my complaint.
Parliamentary petitions last 6 months – today is the last day of the petition to which my letter referred. You can sign it here Limit the shooting season of Woodcock – Petitions (parliament.uk) if you do so before midnight.
Dr Mark Avery by email