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 MAR 2019

Universal Credit and Cancer

Thank you very much for taking the time to email me about Universal Credit and people living with cancer.

I agree that we need to ensure that our welfare systems works for those who are dealing with serious health issues and I know that these points were raised in a debate in the House of Commons about World Cancer Day in January. It is time for the government to recognise the need to get to grips with the Universal Credit and their system of assessments.

You can view the full transcript of the debate and the Minister's response here.

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