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

  • 09 Oct 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about energy efficiency and insulation.
     
    All households should be able to invest in energy efficiency improvements so I am encouraged that there is a range of programmes designed to support different houses and locations.
     
    Households struggling with their bills are eligible for insulation measures, including solid wall i.... Read more...


  • 09 Oct 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the Royal British Legion's 2017 manifesto.
     
    I recognise the valuable contribution made by Armed Forces personnel and their families and the many sacrifices made through their service in keeping Britain safe.
     
    I know that the Government supports the RBL's aspiration to include a veteran's marker in the 2021 census..... Read more...


  • 09 Oct 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the promise to enshrine the Paris goal of net zero emissions in UK law.
     
    The Paris Agreement is a momentous step forward, and I am happy to see that the UK will build on its progress already made on tackling climate change. The UK already has an existing target of an 80 per cent reduction in emissions by 2050, so to see it com.... Read more...


  • 09 Oct 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about improving the lives of children and young people.
     
    Please be assured that all forms of abuse and exploitation of children by anyone is taken extremely seriously and is treated as a priority. I welcome that ministers are continuing with the urgent work of overhauling how police, social care and other agencies work together to p.... Read more...


  • 09 Oct 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the crisis in Yemen.

    Yemen has historically been a fragile state, with high population growth, food and water scarcity, female illiteracy and widespread poverty. The conflict has contributed to further suffering in Yemen, with extensive damage to infrastructure. Today, 22.1 million Yemenis need humanitarian assistance. Yemen is als.... Read more...


  • 09 Oct 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about disability benefits.
     
    Disability Living Allowance (DLA) was an outdated, complex benefit introduced over 20 years ago which does not reflect today's understanding of disability. Most people who claim DLA have conditions that change over time, yet 71 per cent of people were receiving DLA for life without any inbuilt systematic .... Read more...


  • 09 Oct 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you very much for contacting me about improving outcomes for cancer sufferers and World Cancer Day. I can assure you that this is a major priority for the Government.
     
    I am encouraged that UK cancer survival rates have never been higher, however, there is still more to be done.
     
    I would like to assure you that the NHS is making every effort.... Read more...


  • 09 Oct 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about wild bird poaching in Cyprus. I share your concern about this issue.
     
    The UK Sovereign Base Areas (SBAs) on Cyprus are covered by the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, and adhere to its provisions.
     
    Combating illegal trapping is a key priority for the SBA police and dedi.... Read more...


  • 09 Oct 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about faith schools.
     
    The Prime Minister has made clear that the Government is dedicated to making Britain a fairer society where success is based on merit not privilege, and that education lies at the heart of that mission. In September 2016 a consultation was launched asking for views on a range of proposals aimed at creating an .... Read more...


  • 09 Oct 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about secondary breast cancer.
     
    I appreciate your concerns and I agree that we must ensure those suffering from secondary breast cancer receive the highest quality care, personalised to their own individual needs.
     
    I know that Ministers are committed to improving the detection and treatment of breast cancer, particularly.... Read more...


  • 09 Oct 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the Parliamentary Scrutiny of Trade Deals.
     
    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, following the UK's vote to leave the European Union, the Government has made clear that we will .... Read more...


  • 09 Oct 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about judicial harassment of Iran's religious and ethnic minorities. 
     
    I think it is fair to say that the Iranian Government has an appalling human rights record. That is a matter of great sadness, given the richness and diversity of Iranian civilisation and culture, and the fact that its best traditions accord respect to reli.... Read more...






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