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

  • 18 Apr 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the Central Equine Database (CED).

    Defra consulted on changes to reflect the new EU Equine Passport Regulation in spring 2017.

    The legal provisions are fundamentally the same as those that have been in place since 2009. The Regulation is primarily a human health measure, to make sure that horses do not enter the human food ch.... Read more...


  • 18 Apr 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the Children's Society research, Crumbling Futures.
     
    I hope I can assure you that every effort is being made to support vulnerable children and young people through their education and late teenage years. These years can be particularly volatile for many teenagers, and it is incredibly important for local services to provide c.... Read more...


  • 18 Apr 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about Hamas in Gaza.
     
    I am deeply concerned by the recent activities of Hamas in Gaza, including attempts to rearm and rebuild tunnel infrastructure. These actions undermine efforts to improve the situation in Gaza and harm prospects for the Middle East peace process. Hamas must renounce violence, recognise Israel and accept previou.... Read more...


  • 18 Apr 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about labelling food with details of the farming system used to produce it and EDM 1095.

    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, I fully appreciate the importance of this issue, given the £.... Read more...


  • 29 Mar 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about passports.

    I can understand your frustration about the preferred bidder for the new passport contract.

    However, the preferred bidder was selected following a rigorous, fair, and open competition. The company demonstrated that they will be best able to meet the needs of the passport service with a high quality and secure produ.... Read more...


  • 28 Mar 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about food labelling and the campaign by Diabetes UK.
     
    I would like to commend the work done by Diabetes UK. For many years this charity has campaigned to raise awareness of the symptoms and causes of diabetes, which has been of immense value to those with diabetes, who often need support and guidance in managing their condition. Read more...


  • 26 Mar 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about modern slavery. 
     
    Tackling human trafficking and modern slavery is a top priority for this Government, and I am personally committed to stamping out this abhorrent crime. It is crucial that we provide support for victims of this heinous crime, and I am proud that we already exceed our international obligation in providin.... Read more...


  • 26 Mar 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about Yarl's Wood. 
     
    Ensuring that individuals abide by immigration rules is an essential part of an effective immigration system. This includes individuals leaving the UK if they have no lawful basis to remain. While it is preferable that those with no right to remain in the UK leave voluntarily, and measures are in place to .... Read more...


  • 26 Mar 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about Hannah Rose Thomas' exhibition on Yezidi Women in Parliament from 26-29 March.

    It is almost impossible to conceive of the depth of the ordeal faced by these women and others abducted by ISIL, including rape, forced marriage, sexual abuse, forced conversion, and being sold as slaves.

    I have clear assurances from the Government.... Read more...


  • 26 Mar 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the welfare of horses.
     
    I am grateful to my colleague, Julian Sturdy MP, for introducing the Control of Horses Act. By granting local authorities and landowners further powers to rescue and re-home fly-grazed horses, and making those responsible liable for any costs incurred, this Act will go a long way towards safeguarding th.... Read more...


  • 19 Mar 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about medical cannabis.
     
    I sympathise deeply with the difficult situation faced by Alfie Dingley and his family. It is only natural that parents of a child who is in pain would try to alleviate their suffering in any way possible. I know that the Policing Minister wants to explore every option and has met with Alfie's family to disc.... Read more...


  • 19 Mar 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about wild animals in circuses.

    I know that the Government remains committed to introducing a ban on wild animals in circuses.

    Currently, the ban stands to impact on two travelling circuses in England that now operate with only a small number of wild animals. Conditions of the remaining wild animals at both circuses are closely moni.... Read more...






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