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.

16 MAY 2018

Mental Health Act

Thank you for writing to me about the Mental Health Act.

I should start by declaring a personal interest as my husband is Registrar of the Royal College of

Psychiatrists and involved in the review.

I do not sign any EDMs however worthy the cause as they have no impact on policy making but I assure you that I will be taking a close interest as Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee in the final recommendations and how they are implemented.

The Committee has recently published a response to the green paper on mental health and education which you can view here:

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