Andrew receives a great many campaign emails and time constraints do not allow him to reply to each one personally. In common with the practice of most MPs, he will post his responses on this page.
The hedgehog is an extraordinary creature with a long and celebrated history in this country. Like you, I am concerned to ensure that its future is similarly bright. I am aware that Hedgehogs are currently protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 from being killed using prohibited methods such as crossbows, traps and snares.
I welcome the new measures put in place to help businesses across the country, particularly pubs. It is reassuring that no pub or other business in the hospitality sector will be required to pay business rates this year. Local authorities will apply the rates relief automatically and no action is required by pub rate payers.