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

  • 11 Jul 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about homelessness.
     
    I firmly believe that just one person without a roof over their head is one too many, and it is vitally important that the most vulnerable people in society, including homeless people and rough sleepers, are helped to get their lives back on track.
     
    The Government has a strong record of preventing an.... Read more...


  • 11 Jul 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the use of force in mental health units, and Steve Reed's Private Member's Bill.
     
    I appreciate the concerns raised by the Private Member's Bill. Inspired by the death of Olaseni Lewis, one of Mr Reed's constituents, in a mental health unit in 2010, this Bill seeks to enforce that mental health units record all uses of force, d.... Read more...


  • 11 Jul 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about US immigration policy at the border with Mexico.

    I appreciate the strength of feeling on this issue. I absolutely agree with the Prime Minister when she said in the House of Commons, clearly, wholly and unequivocally, that the policy was wrong.

    I am pleased to say that this is not the United Kingdom's approach. In fact, when .... Read more...


  • 09 Jul 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about establishing an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.
     
    This campaign has my full support, and I am delighted to tell you that the UK is one of the leading proponents of establishing a Marine Protected Area in the Weddell Sea. On our behalf the Government will be advocating strongly for its adoption at the meeting this October of the Conv.... Read more...


  • 09 Jul 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the Offensive Weapons Bill.
     
    I am determined to ensure more work is done to break the deadly cycle of violence that devastates the lives of individuals, families and communities. I know the Government shares my determination and is taking action to ensure the sale and possession of dangerous weapons is prevented.
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  • 09 Jul 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about a public inquiry into UK complicity in torture and rendition.

    As you may be aware, the independent Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) recently published two reports examining allegations of UK involvement in mistreatment and rendition.

    It is important to note the context in which the Government, including the security .... Read more...


  • 09 Jul 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the relocation of unaccompanied children from Europe.
     
    Britain has a proud record of helping the most vulnerable children who are fleeing conflict and danger, and I know the Government is committed to upholding this fine tradition. That is why its response to the migrant crisis has been to establish resettlement schemes from t.... Read more...


  • 09 Jul 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about fuel prices.
     
    The Government recognises that fuel costs remain a significant part of business and household costs. In order to reduce living costs, and support those who are just about managing to get by, fuel duty has been frozen for an eighth successive year. Since 2010, this will have saved the average car driver £850 and .... Read more...


  • 03 Jul 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about Heathrow expansion.
     
    The Government's decision to support a new runway at Heathrow in the Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) is a momentous step for our country. Heathrow expansion will deliver a boost of up to £74 billion to the economy and ensure the UK maintains its position as a global leader in aviation.
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  • 27 Jun 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about Tier 2 visas.
     
    Since 2011, Tier 2, the main immigration work route for skilled non-EEA workers has been subject to an annual cap of 20,700 places, divided into monthly allocations. The cap was based on advice from the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) and is one of the Government's key strategies for managing net .... Read more...


  • 27 Jun 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the asylum system.
     
    The UK has a proud history of granting asylum to those who need our protection. Between April 2014 and June 2017, the Home Office received 97,454 claims for asylum and decided over 64,000 of these within 6 months. However the Home Office recognises there is more it needs to do and it continues to work with .... Read more...


  • 27 Jun 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the demolitions at Khan al-Ahmar.
     
    I would like to assure you that my colleagues in Government raised strong concerns with the Israeli authorities over the demolitions at Khan al-Ahmar and repeatedly called on the Israeli Government to halt these demolitions. I understand that a British official from the UK Consulate General .... Read more...






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