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

  • 15 Oct 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about police funding.


    As you may be aware the responsibility for determining the deployment of resources to manage and respond to crimes and local community priorities rests with Chief Constables, Police and Crime Commissioners, operational leaders and local representatives. 


    I know the Governm.... Read more...


  • 11 Oct 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about Diana Johnson's Ten Minute Rule Bill. 

     

    Abortion is a highly sensitive issue, regardless of where your view lies and one where it is important that the matter is considered with due care and respect. 

     

    I would also like to make clear that the Government's policy is to allow a free .... Read more...


  • 10 Oct 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about the introduction of E10 Petrol.

     

    I share your belief in the importance of the bioethanol industry. Not only is it a source of jobs and growth for many, it is also integral to building a cleaner economy. It is also important however, to be sensitive to how the market responds to state intervention.

     .... Read more...


  • 10 Oct 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about so-called 'no fault' divorce. 

     

    Marriage is one of the most important institutions we have. The principles of long term commitment and responsibility which underpin it bind society together and make it stronger, and I am pleased the Government is of the same view. 

     

    The end of a ma.... Read more...


  • 08 Oct 2018

    Dear Constituent, 


    Thank you for contacting me about teachers' pay.

     

    Teachers are dedicated professionals who work hard every day educating the next generation. I am enormously grateful for the work they do to ensure children have the best chance to succeed in life.  I am encouraged that the Department for Education has accepted the recommendations o.... Read more...


  • 26 Sep 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about corporations paying tax.            

     

    As I'm sure you will appreciate, I cannot comment on an individual company's tax liabilities. I understand the way businesses work is changing, which is why I am encouraged that the Government is reviewing the taxation of the digital com.... Read more...


  • 25 Sep 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about climate change. 

     

    I am proud of the Government's record on addressing climate change. The UK has played a leading role as the world has worked towards a global deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the Paris Agreement. 

     

    Since 1990, the UK has cut emissions by more than 4.... Read more...


  • 21 Sep 2018
    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about sex selective abortion.

     

    I completely understand what an incredibly emotive issue this is, and I appreciate the strength of feelings on both sides. It is for this reason that, as with other matters of conscience, the Government adopts a neutral stance on abortion, allowing Conservative MPs to vote freely acco.... Read more...


  • 20 Sep 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about the possibility of using the UK's future agricultural policy to support the development and maintenance of paths, and the 'Your Path Awaits' campaign by Ramblers.

     

    Leaving the EU creates a once in a generation opportunity to design a domestic agricultural policy that will stand the test of time. Starting from.... Read more...


  • 20 Sep 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about the plight of Rohingya children. 

     

    As you’ll know, more than 700,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh in the last year, and urgently need food, shelter and medical help.  Those who have stayed in Burma also need immediate help. 

     

    I am encouraged by the support that the UK ha.... Read more...


  • 20 Sep 2018

    Dear Constituent, 


    Thank you for contacting me about animal testing and Early Day Motion (EDM) 66.

     

    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, the carefully regulated use of animals in scientific res.... Read more...


  • 19 Sep 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about school funding. 

     

    More money is going into our schools than ever before and school funding is at a record high. The core schools budget has increased to £42.4 billion this year and is set to rise to £43.5 billion in 2019-20. This follows the additional £1.3 billion of funding over and above what was prom.... Read more...






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