The wheels of government work slowly - long awaited response from Defra

Tim Farron MP took up our cause and also forwarded our letter dated 25th April 2016 to Liz Truss, the former Secretary of of State for Environmental and Rural Affairs. He received a reply nearly 3 months later.

On the one hand it is good to know that it takes just as long for MPs to receive a reply from a Minister as ordinary mortals like ourselves, on the other hand this is just too slow. But when you get a bland response it is even more frustrating. As Tim Farron points out in his letter to me “the response clearly does not echo the experience of many farmers in the South Lakes or answer the questions raised”

He has written to Angela Leadsom, the new Secretary State. It will be interesting to see what she says!

You can download the letters here.