CAMPAIGN CORRESPONDENCE

Every day, I receive a large volume of campaign cards, letters and emails from constituents concerned about a huge variety of issues. While individual constituency enquiries will be answered by email or letter the growth in the volume of generic campaign correspondence now being received means that I no longer respond to this individually - the time this saves is very significant and is spent addressing the considerable and often complex individual casework that I receive. I take all generic campaign emails/letters very seriously - I have posted my responses to these below. Thank you.

Latest Campaign Letter Responses

  • 21 Mar 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), and relationships education and relationships and sex education (RSE) being included in the Children and Social Work Bill.

    I know that the Secretary of State is personally committed to ensuring that progress in improving the availability and quality of PSHE and RSE is made a pr.... Read more...


  • 21 Mar 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about Brexit.

    The Brexit Bill was debated in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and has now received Royal Assent. I have received a substantial amount of correspondence on this issue from my constituents and I greatly appreciate receiving the views of local people. Of the many issues that were raised with me, there were thr.... Read more...


  • 06 Mar 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about plastic microbeads.
     
    I understand and share your concerns about the impact these ingredients can have on the marine environment and fish. That is why I am pleased to tell you that, following work with the industry to achieve a voluntary phase-out, the Government has announced plans to ban them from cosmetic products completely.... Read more...


  • 06 Mar 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about private renting solutions for homeless and vulnerable people.

    I share your concern with this issue, and I am encouraged by steps the Government is taking to both tackle homelessness and make the private rented sector more affordable and secure.

    The £1 billion Build to Rent fund, for example, has contracted investment worth ove.... Read more...


  • 06 Mar 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about bilateral investment treaties and EDM 642.
     
    Members of the Government do not, by convention, sign any Early Day Motions, as doing so is likely to breach the Ministerial Code's rules on collective responsibility.
     
    I am pleased that as we leave the EU, Britain will be the most active and passionate advocate of free .... Read more...


  • 06 Mar 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about abortion.
     
    I understand what an important issue this is for many people.
     
    The approach to abortion in the UK is set out in the Abortion Act 1967 and this remains unchanged.  Abortion legislation can only be changed by Parliament.  It is accepted Parliamentary practice that proposals for changes in the law.... Read more...


  • 06 Mar 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about sentencing for offences of animal cruelty.
     
    I am pleased that we have a robust legal framework to tackle this vicious behaviour in the Animal Welfare Act 2006, which makes it an offence to cause unnecessary suffering to any animal.
     
    The law, and the penalties for breaking it, were reviewed by the Parliamentary Sele.... Read more...


  • 06 Mar 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the costs of children's funerals.
     
    I agree that this is an incredibly important issue, and as you say, the death of a child is always a tragedy for which families cannot plan.
     
    I understand that a number of local authorities already choose to waive fees for children's funerals. I hope all local authorities would ca.... Read more...


  • 02 Mar 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for your email regarding school funding.

    I am grateful to you for the time and trouble you have taken to make me aware of your concerns and I have made a careful note of the points you have raised.

    The Government has protected the core schools budget in real terms since 2010, but the system for distributing that funding across the country is unfair,.... Read more...


  • 23 Feb 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the Green Investment Bank (GIB).
     
    First of all, I am proud of the work done by the Government to support green infrastructure through the GIB. The GIB has proven to be a pioneering venture into sustainable investment, and has now committed £2.6 billion of capital to 79 green infrastructure projects across the UK since its laun.... Read more...


  • 23 Feb 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about bone cancer research. I know cancer is a major priority for the Government and I agree that research is vital in order to improve outcomes for people affected by this disease.
     
    I am advised that Government funded health research is not generally allocated to a specific disease area, such as bone cancer. The level of research .... Read more...


  • 14 Feb 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the conflict in Yemen.

    The UK supports the Saudi-led campaign to restore the legitimate Government in Yemen. This is a campaign that has the backing of the legitimate President of Yemen, as well as the United Nations. Ultimately, a political solution is the best way to bring long-term stability to Yemen and end the conflict.

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