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

  • 24 May 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about calls for a new housing regulator.

    The Grenfell Tower fire was one of the worst tragedies this nation has experienced in many years. It is impossible to comprehend what those affected by the fire have had to deal with. The Government is determined to ensure that those affected continue to receive the support they both need and .... Read more...


  • 22 May 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about respecting devolution and the issue of abortion in Northern Ireland.

    I am pleased that the Government recognises the sensitivity of this issue and the range of views expressed by stakeholders on all sides of the debate. It is a highly sensitive issue, regardless of where your view lies and one where it is important that the matter .... Read more...


  • 21 May 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund (PCPF) and climate change.

    The PCPF is managed by its Trustees who have an important duty to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries of the scheme.  The Trustees are also required to adhere to their Statement of Investment Principles, which outlines the PCPF approach to respon.... Read more...


  • 21 May 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about medicinal cannabis.

    There is strong scientific evidence that cannabis is a drug which can harm people’s mental and physical health, and damage communities. However recent cases have shown the need to look more closely at the use of cannabis-based medicine in the healthcare sector in the UK. This is why the Government decided it was.... Read more...


  • 20 May 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about Colombia EDM 2232.

    Members of the Government Parliamentary Private Secretaries 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 share your concern about human rights defenders in Colombia.  Over the past year, th.... Read more...


  • 17 May 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the protection of children in crises and conflict zones. 

    I share your concerns about the millions of children across the world who are subjected to violence. Protecting children in conflict remains a priority for the UK. The Government is committed to spending 50 per cent of our aid budget in fragile and conflict affected.... Read more...


  • 15 May 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the vote to approve the regulations for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education.

    While I appreciate your concerns, I voted to approve the regulations. I am reassured that the content of the regulations has been developed thro.... Read more...


  • 14 May 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about horse tethering and the ‘#BreakTheChain’ campaign by the equestrian charity, HorseWorld.  

    I support the highest standards of animal welfare and agree with you about the importance of protecting these gentle, sensitive creatures. The Animal Welfare Act 2006 makes it an offence to cause any unnecessary suffering to ani.... Read more...


  • 14 May 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about trophy hunting imports.

    I understand your concerns, and I agree that it is important we protect endangered animals across the world. I am encouraged that the UK Government is committed to conserving the world's wildlife.

    The wildlife trade is regulated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, wh.... Read more...


  • 13 May 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the Children’s Society ‘Crumbling Futures’ research and supporting vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds as they transition to adulthood.

    I know that colleagues in the Department for Education are committed to preparing vulnerable children for adult life, and recognise the importance of the transition into adulthood.

    As you .... Read more...


  • 13 May 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the welfare of farm animals.

    I understand your concerns on this matter, however I am proud that the UK has some of the highest standards of animal welfare in the world. There is  comprehensive legislation to uphold these standards, as well as guidance on how best to protect the welfare of specific animals living on farms, .... Read more...


  • 10 May 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about wild animals in circuses.

    I am pleased that the Wild Animals in Circuses (No.2) Bill has now been introduced by the Government into the House of Commons. This Bill aims to prohibit a circus operator from using any wild animal for performance or exhibition in a travelling circus in England by January 2020.

    This Bill is.... Read more...






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