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Compassion in World Farming & EDM 1527

Constituents have been contacting me recently about the Compassion in World Farming campaign on labelling for meat and dairy products and Early Day Motion 1527.  As a Government Minister I cannot, by Parliamentary convention, sign EDMs but I do understand the depth of feeling on this issue.

Universal Credit

I am grateful to everyone who has emailed recently about Universal Credit (UC) and note the concerns which have been raised.

Puppy Smuggling

Thank you to everyone who has contacted me recently about puppies being smuggled across borders.

Fixed odds betting terminals

I share the concerns that have been raised with me about the level of harm caused by fixed odds betting terminals.  The Government has always been clear that protecting vulnerable people is the prime concern, but that as a responsible government it is also right to take the needs of those employe

Environment Bill

I firmly believe in protecting both the UK's vibrant ecosystem and the natural environment worldwide. Ministers will introduce the first Environment Bill in over 20 years, establishing a world-leading body to hold government to account.

Protection of Pollinators Bill

Thank you to those constituents who have contacted me about the Protection of Pollinators Bill and measures to protect bees.  As you may now know, the Bill was withdrawn by its sponsor, Ben Bradley MP, following an announcement by the Environment Secretary to provide funding to support pollinator

Solar Power

Thank you for contacting me about export tariff payments for rooftop solar installations.

NCT's #HiddenHalf Campaign

I am grateful to everyone who has emailed me recently about new mothers' mental health.

Tax to fund the NHS

A large number of constituents have written in the run-up to the Budget to ask me that the cash settlement for the NHS that was set out in June should be funded by a fair tax rise.