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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.


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

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.