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

  • 17 Jan 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about a duty of care for providers of financial services.

    I completely understand the importance of ensuring that vulnerable people, such as cancer sufferers, are treated properly by their bank. As you may be aware, the regulation of financial services firms is a matter for the independent Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA does .... Read more...


  • 17 Jan 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about health visitors (HV).
     
    I agree that health visitors play a very important role supporting parents and babies across the country. The Government wants people to be empowered to shape and manage their own health and care and make meaningful choices, particularly for maternity services.
     
    To help achieve this, the Gove.... Read more...


  • 15 Jan 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the pressures facing the NHS this winter.
     
    Winter is always a difficult time of year for health services across the world, and I know that this year is no exception for the NHS.
     
    I hope you are encouraged to hear that the Government has worked closely with the NHS to prepare for winter. Winter preparations began ea.... Read more...


  • 08 Jan 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about mental illness and the benefit system.

    I believe it is vital that those with mental health conditions receive the support they need. Both the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) have been designed to support those with mental health conditions.

    PIP ensures parity between mental and physica.... Read more...


  • 22 Dec 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) and Early Day Motion 660.

    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 appreciate your concern about Accountable Care Organisations. Currently, peop.... Read more...


  • 22 Dec 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the amendment 7 to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill tabled by Dominic Grieve MP on approval of the final deal with the EU which was narrowly passed in December.
     
    The Government has already said that MPs would have at least three formal opportunities to have a say on the UK's withdrawal from the EU in addition to the many debates that .... Read more...


  • 22 Dec 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the announcement by the US of its intention to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. I was very disappointed by this decision.

    The Prime Minister has been clear that she disagrees with the decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement. It is the.... Read more...


  • 15 Dec 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about marine protected areas.

    I am delighted that 23 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) have been announced, in addition to the 27 designated in the last Parliament and over 500 other marine protected areas that already existed in the UK. Together these help fulfil the ambitious pledge to create a 'Blue Belt' of protection for our diver.... Read more...


  • 15 Dec 2017

    Dear Constituent

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

    I would like to assure you that the Government continues to recognise that climate change is one of the most serious long-term economic threats that this country and this world faces.

    Members of the Government do not, by convention, formally support such ca.... Read more...


  • 15 Dec 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about Capital Gains Tax on commercial property transactions.

    I think that it is vital to ensure that everyone is paying their share of tax. If those with the most in society are not making a fair contribution, we will not be able to fund our public services, and the tax burden will disproportionately fall on those who cannot take advanta.... Read more...


  • 13 Dec 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about education in developing countries.
     
    Investing in education is in all our interests, as education provides children with the best route out of poverty, giving them the power to improve their own lives and their country, and ultimately reduce developing countries’ reliance on aid. Globally we must push for education for both gir.... Read more...


  • 13 Dec 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about bowel cancer.
     
    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 appreciate your concerns as I know that bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK. Over.... Read more...






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