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

  • 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...


  • 18 Sep 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about Brexit and the creative industries.

     

    I agree, the creative industries make a valuable contribution to the UK economy. I am assured that Ministers have been working closely with the creative industries to understand the impacts and opportunities presented by the UK's decision to leave the EU. As you mentioned,.... Read more...


  • 12 Sep 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill.

     

    I firmly believe that everyone is entitled to a decent home and all properties should be free from potential risks to the health and safety of occupants. Having read the Bill, I agree with Shelter that it would help to achieve.... Read more...


  • 11 Sep 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about holding a vote on the deal reached between the UK and the EU.


    I understand your strength of feeling on this matter but there will not be another vote and the UK is leaving the EU next year.  I believe that when a decision of constitutional significance is made, it is important that democratic processes ar.... Read more...


  • 10 Sep 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about electric collars for dogs.

     

    We are a nation of animal lovers and the use of punitive shock collars can cause harm and suffering to our pets. I am therefore pleased to say that, following a consultation, these cruel electronic training collars will be banned under new legislation.

     

    Research p.... Read more...


  • 06 Sep 2018

    Dear Constituent, 


    Thank you for contacting me about modern slavery.


    As I am sure you are aware, the Modern Slavery Act has played a key role in transforming the UK's response to modern slavery on a national and international level. The Act provides police and law enforcement agencies with the necessary powers to bring perpetrators to justice and enhance p.... Read more...


  • 06 Sep 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about planning practice on shale development.


    Shale development has the potential to deliver substantial economic benefits to the UK economy and for local communities where supplies are located. I am glad that the Government remains committed to protecting the environment and ensuring that shale exploration happens .... Read more...


  • 03 Sep 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about arms exports to Saudi Arabia.

     

    I share your distress regarding the plight of the Yemini people, but I do not believe that imposing a blanket arms embargo would resolve the situation.

     

    The Government takes its defence export responsibilities extremely seriously and operates one of the most ro.... Read more...


  • 03 Sep 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about the proposed increase to the small claims limit.

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  • 03 Sep 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about the BBC.

     

    The BBC is operationally, editorially and managerially independent of government. There is no provision for the Government to intervene in the Corporation's day-to-day operations.

     

    However, I agree that the BBC must ensure that controversial subjects are treated with due accuracy a.... Read more...






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