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

  • 26 Oct 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about new mothers' mental health.

     

    As you suggest, it is vitally important that women have access to the right care during pregnancy and in the first postnatal year. I have helped ensure that Ministers are aware of the National Childbirth Trust's 'Hidden Half' campaign on this important issue.

     

    Im.... Read more...


  • 25 Oct 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about secondary breast cancer.

     

    I fully agree that we must ensure that people with a secondary breast cancer diagnosis receive the highest quality care.

     

    I am glad that the Breast Cancer Care campaign, 'Secondary. Not Second Rate', is raising awareness of secondary breast cancer, which is estimate.... Read more...


  • 23 Oct 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about the environment.

     

    I fully support my Ministerial colleagues' aim to make this the first generation that leaves the environment in a better state than we found it. I am pleased that the Government is committed to being the UK's greenest ever. 

     

    Since 2010 greenhouse gas emissions have re.... Read more...


  • 22 Oct 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about Universal Credit. 

     

    Universal Credit is a major reform that will transform the welfare state in Britain. At the heart of Universal Credit is a belief that work should always pay. Under the new system, benefits will be withdrawn gradually as claimants start work or increase their earnings, meaning their t.... Read more...


  • 22 Oct 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about reforms to fixed odds betting terminals.

     

    I appreciate your concerns about the impact of the changes: fixed odds betting terminals are important to the economic viability of many betting shops, but we cannot ignore the evidence that has been presented on the potential impact these types of .... Read more...


  • 16 Oct 2018

    Dear Constituent, 


    Thank you for contacting me about Kweku Adoboli. 

     

    I entirely respect the deeply considered nature of the view you hold, and hope setting out a little of the background will prove useful, even if I cannot convince you to reconsider your position.


    The UK Borders Act 2007 outlines that a deportation order must be mad.... Read more...


  • 16 Oct 2018

    Dear Constituent, 


    Thank you for contacting me about the impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union on farming.

     

    Food and farming is a bedrock of our economy and environment, generating £112 billion a year and helping shape some of our finest habitats and landscapes. I am pleased that the Government will continue to commit the same cash total.... Read more...


  • 15 Oct 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about police funding.


    As you may be aware the responsibility for determining the deployment of resources to manage and respond to crimes and local community priorities rests with Chief Constables, Police and Crime Commissioners, operational leaders and local representatives. 


    I know the Governm.... Read more...


  • 15 Oct 2018
    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about the managed migration of claimants from the legacy system to Universal Credit (UC).

     

    I firmly believe that UC is a fair benefit that protects vulnerable claimants. As UC is a simpler, more accurate benefit based on up-to-date information, it will provide people with their full entitlement. This means that 700.... Read more...


  • 11 Oct 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about Diana Johnson's Ten Minute Rule Bill. 

     

    Abortion 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 respect. 

     

    I would also like to make clear that the Government's policy is to allow a free .... Read more...


  • 10 Oct 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about the introduction of E10 Petrol.

     

    I share your belief in the importance of the bioethanol industry. Not only is it a source of jobs and growth for many, it is also integral to building a cleaner economy. It is also important however, to be sensitive to how the market responds to state intervention.

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  • 10 Oct 2018

    Dear Constituent,


    Thank you for contacting me about so-called 'no fault' divorce. 

     

    Marriage is one of the most important institutions we have. The principles of long term commitment and responsibility which underpin it bind society together and make it stronger, and I am pleased the Government is of the same view. 

     

    The end of a ma.... Read more...






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