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Fracking Regulations

A number of constituents have been in touch to raise their concerns about reports that the shale gas industry wishes to review the regulations regarding earthquakes caused by fracking.

Future Trade Agreements

I am grateful for the contact I have received about future trade agreements and the debate which was held on 21 February.

Brexit Update

It has been hard to keep pace with developments over the last week.

Agriculture Bill Update

Many amendments to the Agriculture Bill have been tabled and I appreciate the emails I continue to receive asking me to support certain ones. The Government are currently reflecting on these amendments, as well as concerns raised by colleagues and interested parties.

NSPCC’s Close the Loophole campaign

I appreciate the emails I have received recently from constituents regarding the NSPCC’s Close the Loophole campaign.  I agree that the protection of children and young people must remain a priority and understand the concerns that have been expressed.

Immigration Bill and NHS Staffing

I have been contacted by constituents recently regarding the Immigration Bill and concerns that it may affect staff numbers in the NHS and care sector.

This week's Brexit

Constituents will be aware that on Tuesday 29th January, the Commons agreed to the Prime Minister returning to the EU and seek an amendment to the Withdrawal Agreement around the issue of the ‘backstop’. I voted to support this.

Brexit Update

A number of constituents have been emailing me about last night's votes.

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Thank you to those who have emailed me recently about the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which will introduce legislation to replace the current system known as 'Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards'.  I appreciate the concerns that have been raised.