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

  • 19 Feb 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the provision of mental health services for children and young people.
     
    I believe it is incredibly important to protect the health of children and young people in our society. In recent years we have made huge progress in understanding mental health issues, and I support the Government's efforts to transform children and youn.... Read more...


  • 14 Feb 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about reuniting refugees with family members.
     
    The UK strongly supports the principle of family unity, and there are already legal routes for families to be reunited safely. Currently, family reunion policy allows a spouse or partner and children under the age of 18 of those granted protection in the UK to join them in the United K.... Read more...


  • 14 Feb 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about school holiday hunger.
     
    No child should have to go hungry and it is important to ensure every child, regardless of their background, has the very best start in life.
     
    I welcome that the Department for Education will be conducting research into how best to ensure that more children from disadvantaged families bene.... Read more...


  • 14 Feb 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about child refugees in Calais.

    The UK is working very closely with France and other EU Member States to support unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. I should highlight from the outset that children in France are the responsibility of the French Government, and robust safeguarding processes are in place for children to enter into and b.... Read more...


  • 14 Feb 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about Calais. 
     
    Juxtaposed controls play a hugely important role in protecting our national security and have significant economic value for both the UK and France, creating a smooth border and making trade more efficient. Having UK border controls based in France allows Border Force officers to check passengers and freight de.... Read more...


  • 12 Feb 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about fireworks.
     
    I appreciate your concern about the use of fireworks. While many people enjoy their use on special occasions I know others do not like them. Fireworks can of course be very dangerous and I am glad the use and sale of them is controlled. Events where fireworks are used should be well planned and safety should be par.... Read more...


  • 07 Feb 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about hospital parking charges.
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  • 07 Feb 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the breeding and sale of pets.
     
    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. However, everyone who owns or is looking for a pet will want to know it has had the very best start to life. I entirely share yo.... Read more...


  • 07 Feb 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about dementia care.
     
    I can assure you that dementia is a priority for the Government. In 2015, the Challenge on Dementia 2020 was launched and I know that the Government remains committed to delivering this. This sets out the vision for dementia care, support, awareness, and research to be transformed by 2020. I fully support the a.... Read more...


  • 07 Feb 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about immigration detention. 
     
    The adults at risk in immigration detention policy came into force in September 2016 and was part of the Government's response to Stephen Shaw's review of the welfare of vulnerable people in immigration detention. The policy strengthens the existing presumption against detention, and is based on .... Read more...


  • 01 Feb 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about Israel and human rights.

    I welcome the fact that the Government continues to support a range of projects and organisations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel which work on promoting human rights, dialogue and coexistence.

    I am clear that the UK Government is deeply committed to promoting our trade and business.... Read more...


  • 01 Feb 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about Christian Solidarity Worldwide and the launch of "Faith and a Future".

    I am extremely concerned about the persecution of Christians worldwide and want to work to a future where children can practice their faith without fear.

    I was encouraged that the Prime Minister raised the issue of Freedom of Religion or Relief in her rec.... Read more...






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