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

  • 14 Feb 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the conflict in Yemen.

    The UK supports the Saudi-led campaign to restore the legitimate Government in Yemen. This is a campaign that has the backing of the legitimate President of Yemen, as well as the United Nations. Ultimately, a political solution is the best way to bring long-term stability to Yemen and end the conflict.

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  • 14 Feb 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about Kadcyla.

    I appreciate your concerns surrounding cancer drugs, I am aware that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is currently updating its guidance on the use of Kadcyla, as a treatment for secondary breast cancer.

    I know that a great importance is placed on drugs that can increase the life expectancy.... Read more...


  • 14 Feb 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about families in debt.

    The Families with Children and Young People in Debt (Respite) Bill, introduced by Kelly Tolhurst MP, would place a duty on lenders to provide financial respite for families with children and young people in debt.

    I am pleased that the Government is committed to exploring whether some form of 'breathing space.... Read more...


  • 14 Feb 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the changes to US immigration policy. I absolutely appreciate the strength of feeling on this issue.

    Immigration policy in the United States is clearly a matter for the government of the United States, just the same as immigration policy for this country should be set by our government. However, I agree with the Prime Minister and .... Read more...


  • 14 Feb 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the future of UK trade.

    I am delighted that the Government are committed to a free trade agenda including exploring all the benefits that this can bring. Since establishing the Department for International Trade, Ministers have visited 55 countries, promoting UK exports of goods and services and encouraging investment. More than £1.... Read more...


  • 14 Feb 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about HS2.

    I believe that HS2 is a vital project for the UK, which will not only promote economic growth but also tackle the looming capacity crisis that our rail network faces.

    HS2 is supported by all the major conurbations that it will serve, as they recognise the key benefits that it will bring to their areas. It will provide the.... Read more...


  • 09 Feb 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about school funding.
     
    The Government has announced plans to end the historical postcode lottery in school funding which are intended to ensure every child is funded fairly and according to their specific needs, delivering the Government's pledge to build a country that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.
     
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  • 08 Feb 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the Backbench Business Committee debate on illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs) on 9 February.

    You are absolutely right that it is long standing UK Government policy that Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are illegal under international law, an obstacle to peace and make a two.... Read more...


  • 01 Feb 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about excessive temperatures in the workplace.
     
    Members of the Government do not, by convention, sign any EDMs as doing so is likely to breach the Ministerial Code’s rules on collective responsibility.

    I am proud of the fact the UK now has a world-beating health and safety regime, which provides protection for workers while a.... Read more...


  • 01 Feb 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the Child Benefit freeze.

    At a time when the Government has to reduce welfare spending, tough choices have to be taken. The scale of the deficit the previous Government inherited, as well as the alarming rise in the welfare budget, have made taking control of the welfare bill a priority.

    To these ends, the Government announced.... Read more...


  • 01 Feb 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about bowel cancer.
     
    I appreciate your concerns as I know that bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK. Over eight in ten cases of bowel cancer occur in the over 60s and I agree that early diagnosis is key.
     
    Under the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in England, people aged 60-74 y.... Read more...


  • 01 Feb 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the audio-visual announcements on buses. I fully agree that all disabled people should have the same access to transport services and opportunities to travel as other members of society.
     
    Audio-visual systems on buses are not currently mandatory and, for this reason, levels of provision may vary. The Public Service Vehicles Ac.... Read more...






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