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

  • 15 May 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about New Clause 6 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money laundering Bill which would require the Overseas Territories to establish public registers for company beneficial ownership and for the UK Government to effectively legislate if this does not happen by the end of 2020. 

    I am encouraged by the UK's history of strong support for coord.... Read more...


  • 15 May 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about faith schools.

    All children deserve the best education, wherever they live and whatever their background. Every family in Central Devon should be able to access a good school. That is why I welcome the measures announced to create more places across the diverse school system, giving families greater choice and raising standards for.... Read more...


  • 15 May 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
     
    I understand and share your concerns regarding planning policy. That is why I welcome that the proposed revisions to the NPPF, which the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has publicly “welcomed”, address these concerns.

    I am pleased that the revised NPPF.... Read more...


  • 09 May 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the violence at the Gaza/Israel border.
     
    Like you I am deeply concerned by the injuries and deaths on the Israel/Gaza border. There are a number of important facts which need to be established urgently, including why live fire was used and what role Hamas played in the violence. Above all, it is important that this violence is.... Read more...


  • 03 May 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about recent military action in Syria.

    The Prime Minister has been clear that the fact that this terrible chemical weapons attack took place in Douma in our world today is a stain on our humanity, and I agree with her that the UK and its international allies had to respond to this.

    Their response was limited, targeted and proporti.... Read more...


  • 03 May 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the future of small and medium-scale 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. Smaller farmers play a vital part in preserving our countryside and keeping rural economies healthy.

    I am pleased that the Gove.... Read more...


  • 03 May 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the fur trade.

    I support the highest standards of animal welfare so I am pleased to note that the importation of fur products is tightly regulated. It is illegal to import furs derived from cats or dogs, or products made from them; in addition the fur and skin of endangered animals or fish cannot be imported without a valid permit.<.... Read more...


  • 02 May 2018

    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 settled i.... Read more...


  • 02 May 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the welfare of pheasants bred for shooting.

    I appreciate your concerns on this issue. Both I and the Government are committed to the highest standards of animal welfare, so I am glad to tell you that the Animal Welfare Act 2006 already makes it clear that gamebirds must not be caused any unnecessary suffering.

    A Code of Pract.... Read more...


  • 02 May 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about British Sign Language (BSL) as a GCSE.

    BSL is a vital method of communication for many people and the first or preferred language for an estimated 70,000 deaf people across the country. I know that colleagues in the Department for Education are committed to the education of all children and young people with special educational nee.... Read more...


  • 02 May 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the violence at the Gaza/Israel border.

    Like you I am deeply concerned by the injuries and deaths on the Israel/Gaza border. There are a number of important facts which need to be established urgently, including why live fire was used and what role Hamas played in the violence. Above all, it is important that this violence is not re.... Read more...


  • 02 May 2018

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me about the 2020 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference and EDM 1122.

    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, Britain is widely recognised as the most pro-active of the nuclear weapon stat.... Read more...






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