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Abortion law in Northern Ireland

I am grateful for the range of comments received from constituents about abortion law in Northern Ireland.
 
Abortion remains a highly sensitive issue, regardless of where your view lies, and one where it is important that the matter is considered with due care and sensitivity.

NHS Future Funding

As the NHS approaches its 70th birthday, I welcome the Prime Minister’s historic funding announcement of an additional £20.5 billion in real terms by 2023/24.  This will benefit services up and down the country and support the NHS to make the right decisions for the long-term, setting it on a sus

Live Animal Exports

Thank you to the many constituents who have contacted me recently about live animal exports.
 

NHS Future Funding

A number of constituents have been in touch about how to fund the NHS in the future.

Fur Trade

I am grateful to the many constituents who have contacted me recently about the Petitions Committee debate held on 4 June, “That this House has considered e-petition 200888 relating to the sale of animal fur in the UK”.
 

People's Vote on Brexit

Thank you to those constituents who have contacted me recently about holding a People’s Vote on the deal reached between the UK and the EU.
 

Early Day Motion 1233 - support for pubs

I have been contacted by constituents concerned about support for pubs and Early Day Motion 1233.  As a Government Minister I cannot, by convention, sign any Early Day Motions.

Upskirting

Thank you for contacting me about the issue of upskirting and the Voyeurism (Offences) Bill.

Upskirting is totally unacceptable and such an intrusive act should be tackled robustly. There should be no doubt that such acts are illegal and will not be tolerated.

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