Thérèse Coffey

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  • Jul.17.2016: New ministerial and government appointments announced. More ministerial and govt appointments including Parliamentary Under Secretaries of State and Whips have been announced. Thérèse Coffey MP as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Number 10 Downing Street.
  • Jan.12.2016: Tories vote down law requiring landlords make their homes fit for human habitation. Labour MP Teresa Pearce's amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill 2016, which would place a duty on landlords to ensure that their properties are fit for habitation when let and remain fit during the course of the tenancy, was defeated by 312 votes to 219. Marcus Jones said the govt believed that homes should be fit for human habitation, but did not want to pass a new law that would explicitly require it. Other ministers claimed the proposal would impose "unnecessary regulation" on landlords, and that it would push up rents. Thérèse Coffey, herself a landlord, was one of those who voted "No". Jon Stone, The Independent.