I am proud that we have some of the highest welfare standards in the world. In addition to fur farming being banned in the UK, I am pleased to note that the import of fur products is tightly regulated. It is illegal to import furs derived from cats or dogs, or products made from them.
As we recover from the impact of Coronavirus, it is vital that the Government delivers an economy which is stronger, greener and more resilient and which will protect jobs and create further opportunities for people.
Thank you for contacting me about the emergency legislation introduced in response to Coronavirus. First and foremost, I must state that all measures in the Coronavirus Act are temporary and proportionate to the threat we face.
I wholly appreciate the challenges that this pandemic has presented to the road haulage sector and please rest assured that I am greatly appreciative of the role that road hauliers are playing in the national effort to the fight Coronavirus.
I am encouraged by the progress that has already been made to reduce air pollution since 2010. Emissions of nitrogen oxides have decreased by 33 per cent and currently sit at their lowest level since records began. However, there is of course more work to be done.
I am pleased with the measures the Government have put in place to help pubs. The Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan establishes much of the support which will allow pubs to tackle the challenges lying ahead.
I share the widespread concern about the impact of coronavirus on young people’s mental health. Specifically, being separated from their peers for such a long period presents serious dangers to mental health, as well as hampering the social development of our young people.
I appreciate the many people feel strongly about this issue and rightly so. At the heart of planning are the very homes we live in, the schools our children go to, the hospital we visit and the roads that take us there.
I have been contacted about when choirs can return.
I understand that the people of Broxtowe are keen to singing in Choirs. I recognise the benefits of being part of a choir and I am grateful to a number of constituents for sharing their experiences with me.
Thank you for contacting me about justice for the Windrush generation. As my parents are part of the Windrush generation this is a matter I take very seriously. I have recently raised this in the house which you can see below:
Thank you for contacting me about strengthening the law to protect service animals. I entirely share your concerns about this issue and agree with the ‘Finn’s Law’ campaigners that these brave and loyal animals deserve our best protection
I understand that this has been a difficult time for the hospitality industry in Broxtowe. I have kept in regular contact with many businesses and have raised their concerns with my Ministerial Colleagues.
I have been contacted regarding evictions during Covid-19.
I welcome the steps the Government has made to protect renters during the Covid-19 outbreak including introducing a five-month moratorium on evictions and suspending housing possession proceedings in the courts
I have been contacted regarding the impact of the coronavirus crisis on young people. The Covid-19 crisis has been a difficult time for many people across Broxtowe but I recognise the particular concerns for under-25s.
Trophy hunting involves pursuing another animal in conditions which causes stress, fear and pain, with hunters killing as a form of entertainment, not for food, to control pests or to protect another species.
I, like many people across Broxtowe, am disturbed by the situation in Hong Kong. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress in Bejing has adopted a wide-raging national security law for Hong Kong.
I understand your concerns regarding the use of animals in scientific testing. I believe that the use of animals should be avoided wherever possible, and in the limited cases when animals are used, this should be done in accordance with strict guidelines to ensure any suffering is minimised.
I agree that the work carried out by carers is absolutely vital, ensuring that people who need support are able to live full, rewarding lives. 1.6m people work in social care, which is 22% higher than ten years ago.
I recognise the valuable contribution made by unpaid carers who provide care to family members, friends and neighbours. A tenth of adults in the UK provide unpaid care for a friend or family member and these people should be supported in the invaluable work they do.
I have been contacted by a number of constituents who are taking part in the Stride and Ride 5 campaign, in which they undertake at least 5 ‘active’ journeys in a fortnight. This includes walking, cycling, scooting and any other mode of active transport.
I have been contacted by some constituents regarding the extension of the transition period. I understand the strength of feeling on this matter and I can assure you that I take the views of my constituents across Broxtowe very seriously.
The Grenfell Tower fire was one of the worst tragedies that this nation has experienced. I cannot begin to comprehend what those affected by the fire have had to deal with. The Government must ensure that those affected continue to receive the support that they both need and deserve.
I have been contacted by a number of constituents regarding how post-16 education is being supported through the coronavirus outbreak. I am passionate about education and it is an important part of my vision for Broxtowe.
A number of constituents have contacted me regarding free school meals over the summer holiday. I understand that children and parents in Broxtowe and across the country face an unprecedented situation this summer.
I appreciate the importance of independent newspapers. The Government shares my desire to support independent publications in Broxtowe and across the country through this difficult time and I have been assured that ministers are in regular dialogue with publishers.
I cherish our National Health Service and the principles it holds itself to in that it is universal and free at the point of need. The Government has been repeatedly clear that our NHS will never be on the table in any trade agreements and I wholly support the Government in their stance.
I wholly recognise the role that pubs play in the social and economic life of our country which is why I am encouraged by the support which has been made available to pubs and the Governments manifesto commitment to further cut taxes for small businesses.
Climate Change is one of the greatest global challenges we face, and I wholly recognise the need for public debate on this issue. Indeed, the threat posed by global warming has never been clearer, taking into account the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s special report.
Firstly, I want to set out that I fully support the Government in their commitment in ensuring that unaccompanied children who are seeking protection in an EU Member State can continue to be reunited with specified family members who are in the UK, as well as children in the UK with family in the
This an important issue to me and therefore I saw it vital to attend the drop-in event on
Wednesday 22nd January.
Meeting the Macmillan Cancer Support Team there, I was able to discuss and further understand the
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