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

  • 19 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about Fairtrade.

    Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. I fully align myself with these goals, and I think it is important that we continue to support the Fairtrade initiative.

    Between 2010 and 2018, Dep.... Read more...


  • 19 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about food safety standards and the Agriculture Bill.

    It is absolutely vital that people across the UK have confidence in the food they eat. I therefore welcome the Government’s very clear commitment that any future trade agreements must uphold the UK’s high levels of food safety, animal welfare standards, and environmental protecti.... Read more...


  • 18 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the Environment Bill.

    As set out in the 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment, the decision to leave the European Union has created an historic opportunity to deliver a Green Brexit, where environmental standards are not only maintained but enhanced.

    I am pleased that the Bill will ensure the environment is at the h.... Read more...


  • 18 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about domestic abuse and children.

    I believe that all our children and young people should get the best possible start in life and I want to reassure you that wide-ranging action is being taken to reduce the number of children who go through adverse childhood experiences.

    I am encouraged that the Domestic Abuse Bill was a m.... Read more...


  • 17 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the Windrush generation.

    Commonwealth citizens, like the Windrush generation, are a unique group who have built their life here and have contributed enormously to our country. I do not want anyone to be in any doubt about their right to remain here.  

    When these people came to the UK they were deemed to be .... Read more...


  • 17 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about lung disease.

    I know that the Government has instructed NHS England to achieve a significant reduction in avoidable deaths by 2020. Reducing premature mortality rates among patients with lung disease will play an important part in this. There are a range of initiatives being taken forward that will support reducing mortality r.... Read more...


  • 12 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about abortion in Northern Ireland.

    I am pleased that the Government recognises the sensitivity of this issue and the range of views expressed by people on all sides of the debate. It 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 sensitiv.... Read more...


  • 12 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about air quality.

    Poor air quality is the greatest environmental risk to our health. Our air is now cleaner than at any point since the industrial revolution, but there is more work to be done if we are to protect the health of our nation.

    The Government’s Clean Air Strategy aims to cut air pollution and save lives, backed.... Read more...


  • 11 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the NSPCC’s Wild West Web campaign.

    The internet has become an integral part of our lives. Whilst being online can be a hugely positive experience for children, we have to be alive to the dangers. I believe it is vital that we do all we can to protect our children from the negative impacts the online world can have, so that we .... Read more...


  • 11 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the world’s oceans.

    Oceans are currently facing unprecedented challenges, including climate change and over-fishing. It is more important than ever to take action to ensure our seas are healthy, abundant and resilient.

    I am encouraged that the UK is on course to protect over half of its waters and I join Greenpeace in.... Read more...


  • 10 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about dementia care.

    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, I can assure you that dementia is a priority for the Government. In 2015, the Challenge on Dementia 2020 was launched and I know that the.... Read more...


  • 10 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about rough sleeping.

    I firmly believe that just one person without a roof over their head is one too many, and it is important that the most vulnerable people in society are helped to get their lives back on track. That is why I am pleased over £1.2 billion has been provided to homelessness and rough sleeping through to this financi.... Read more...






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