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

  • 22 Mar 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about autism.

    Autism is a complex condition which affects many people in very different ways. In recent times, we have made great progress in improving our understanding of autism. However, I believe there is much more work to be done, and I am pleased to see that there are efforts being made across government and throughout society .... Read more...


  • 21 Mar 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about consumer credit and payday lending.

    I am committed to ensuring that more households can manage unexpected costs through affordable credit. Tackling the problems caused by high-cost credit requires a comprehensive approach. That is why the Government wants to both encourage the growth of the social lending sector as an alternati.... Read more...


  • 21 Mar 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about eating disorders.

    With eating disorders on the rise, please let me assure you that tackling these disorders through early and effective treatment remains a key priority of our NHS.

    Early intervention is absolutely vital in the fight against eating disorders and everyone with an eating disorder must have access to time.... Read more...


  • 21 Mar 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about protections for aged and veteran trees.

    I understand and share your concerns regarding protection for our ancient woodlands and our aged and veteran trees, which are an irreplaceable aspect of our natural environment. 

    That is why I welcome that the final revised version of the National Planning Policy Framework,.... Read more...


  • 21 Mar 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...


  • 21 Mar 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about future trade agreements. 

    I understand your concerns regarding standards in future trade agreements, the scrutiny of such agreements, and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms. However, I would like to assure you that such concerns are unfounded.

    Maintaining safety and public confidence in the food .... Read more...


  • 19 Mar 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about disability awareness and equality training for taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers.

    I believe that everyone should have the right to travel independently and access services with dignity, and I am pleased that there are tough laws in place to protect those who rely on a guide dog from discrimination. 

    It .... Read more...


  • 18 Mar 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about abortion in Northern Ireland. 

    Abortion remains 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 sensitivity. 

    I support the Government’s belief that any future reform in Northern Ireland must be debated and decided by .... Read more...


  • 18 Mar 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs).

    I appreciate your concern about Accountable Care Organisations. Currently, people’s different needs are looked after by different health and care organisations. That can make it harder than it needs to be for them to get the best care. This is why the NHS wants to bring these things togeth.... Read more...


  • 18 Mar 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the online safety of children and young people.

    It is important that our approach to the internet supports freedom online, while protecting people, particularly children from harm. While the internet provides access to a world of new information and points of view, it also exposes young people to very real harms. That is why online.... Read more...


  • 18 Mar 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).

    We all want our children to grow up into happy and well-rounded individuals who know how to deal with the challenges of the modern world. I know that my colleagues in the Depa.... Read more...


  • 15 Mar 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about asbestos in schools.
     
    I can assure you that the safety of pupils and staff is of paramount importance to the Department for Education (DfE). Ministers are committed to supporting local authorities, schools and academy trusts to meet their obligation to manage asbestos safely.
     
    The Health and Safety Executive’s exp.... Read more...






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