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.

30 OCT 2017

Mental Health Units

Thank you for taking the time to email me about the use of restraint in mental health settings and about the private member's bill this Friday.

I am afraid that I have full constituency surgery and other constituency commitments booked for that day so will not be able to attend the debate.

I am sorry but there is a problem with the timetabling of private member's bills which I hope will be resolved in future. I hope the Minister in responding to the debate will set out how this issue will be tackled in mental health and custodial settings.

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