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National Planning Policy Framework

I appreciate the concerns that have been raised about planning policy and welcome the proposed revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which provides a comprehensive approach for planners, developers and councils to build more homes, more quickly, in the places where people wa

Windrush Generation

The Windrush generation are a unique group of people who have built their lives in the UK, contributing enormously to our country economically, socially and culturally.  Neither I nor the Government want anyone to be in any doubt about their right to remain here.  

NHS Waiting Times: NHS Mandate 2018-19

I do appreciate the concerns that have been raised about the NHS mandate and waiting times targets for the coming year.  I would like to commend the dedicated NHS staff, and can assure you that the Government is taking clear steps to support the NHS and ensure it offers the world's finest healthc

Food Labelling and Early Day Motion 1095

I have been contacted by several constituents regarding Early Day Motion 1095 on labelling food with details of the farming system used to produce it.  As a Government Minister I am unable to sign Early Day Motions, however, I fully appreciate the importance of this issue.  Consumer confidence is

British Passport Contract

A number of constituents have been in touch regarding the new contract for producing the British passport and I do understand the concerns that have been raised.

Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill

The Government is committed to stamping out modern-day slavery both domestically and internationally.  Since the world-leading Modern Slavery Act 2015 was introduced, more victims and survivors are being rescued and supported than ever before, more perpetrators are being brought to justice, and t

Central Equine Database

A number of constituents have been in touch about the welfare of horses and the Central Equine Database.

I am grateful to my colleague, Julian Sturdy MP, for introducing legislation to tackle fly-grazing, and I am delighted that the Control of Horses Act has been made a reality.

Please Help Alfie

I appreciate all the emails I have received regarding the case of young Alfie Dingley.  I have sympathy from what I have read of the case, which seems to be well handled by his family and their MP.