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.


04 MAR 2019

RBS Sell Off

Thank you for taking the time to email me on the sale of government shares in the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

I understand the concerns about the sale and I would hope that any sale would take place when it represents best value for the taxpayer. However I do agree with the Treasury that private investors, not taxpayers, should bear the risk of companies such as RBS. That said I think the injustice in the past was that the public ended up carrying the cost of the crash and that cannot be allowed to happen again.

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