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.


17 MAR 2019

Disability Price Tag

Thank you for taking the time to email me about the Disability Price Tag drop in event being hosted by Scope, unfortunately I was unable to attend due to prior commitments.

I understand that many disabled people face extra costs and I agree that more needs to be done about this. However, I do think the government have made some efforts with regard to supporting disabled people and the following House of Commons Library briefing on Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) and other help aimed at securing essential home adaptations may be of interest:

https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN03011

These announcements from the DWP are also positive:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-champions-to-fight-for-rights-of-disabled-consumers

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/grant-to-support-disabled-people-in-the-workplace-increases-to-almost-60-000

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