Campaigns. It is important that I continue to know the strength of feeling on an issue and I prefer to respond to every inquiry, but the sheer size of campaign correspondence means that it is hard to justify to the tax payer the cost and time taken for individual written replies, so regrettably I will no longer reply to every item of campaign correspondence.  I will  post a response to the campaign on the "Responses to campaigns" page of my website.

I am sorry to do this, as it is rather impersonal, but can see no other way of maintaining a good service for all my constituents unless I approach campaigns this way.


15 JUL 2019

Alzheimer's Society

Thank you very much for taking the time to email me about the Alzheimer's Society event that was held in Parliament on the 9th of July.

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend due to prior commitments, however I understand your concerns about the care of those suffering from dementia. You may be interested to know that the Health and Social Care Committee, which I chair, conducted a joint inquiry with the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee alongside a citizen's assembly in to the long term funding of adult social care and you can read our report here: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmcomloc/768/76802.htm

I will continue to press the Prime Minister to publish the overdue Social Care Green Paper and to bring forward sustainable long-term funding for social care.

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