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NHS Long Term Plan and waiting times

A number of constituents have contacted me about the NHS Long Term Plan, which was recently announced by the Prime Minister, and waiting times.

Environment Bill

The Government has now published its draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill and you may like to read the attached letter from the Environment Minister which provides more details:

Universal credit Christmas payments

I have received the following letter from the Work and Pensions Secretary regarding Universal Credit and arrangements for claims and payments over the Christmas period:

Confidence Vote

In tonight’s confidence vote on PM Theresa May, I shall be voting for the Prime Minister.

Road safety debate and horse riders

Updated 11 December 2018:

Please find below the letter from the Transport Minister.


Many thanks for the emails I have received recently about horse riders and the Highway Code review, along with the debate on road safety which was held on 5 November.

Agriculture Bill and animal welfare

A number of constituents have been in touch about the Agriculture Bill and amendments relating to animal welfare standards and the UK's trade policy.

Trophy hunting imports and EDM 1829

I appreciate the emails I have received from constituents about trophy hunting imports and asking me to sign Early Day Motion 1829.  As a Government Minister I cannot, by convention, sign any Early Day Motions but I do understand the concerns that have been raised.  It is important that we protec

Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review

Constituents have been in regular touch about the Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy and will be aware that a consultation was recently held.  I am pleased that the results of the consultation have now been published and you can read them in full here: