Environment minister Thérèse Coffey delighted to remain in post after cabinet reshuffle

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Environment minister Thérèse Coffey

Environment minister Thérèse Coffey has said she is “delighted” to remain as Environment Minister given the cabinet’s reshuffle earlier on this week.

With environmental pressure growing on the government in the lead up to its 25-year environmental plan, the industry praised the Prime Minister’s consistency with Defra.

David Palmer Jones, chief executive of SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, said:

“While our sector has a great deal to offer the environment, it is also a complex one to grasp, and the ministerial merry-go-round at Defra in previous years has resulted in ministers spending their short tenure learning their brief rather than making policy.

“We have seen recycling and environmental themes capture the attention of the public and policy-makers in recent months and it is important that this momentum is maintained, not squandered.”

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