Protecting the Environment

I firmly believe in protecting both the UK's vibrant ecosystem and the natural environment worldwide. Environmental and economic progress are not just compatible: they depend on each other. The Government is committed to being the UK's greenest ever.

School Funding

I am aware of the financial constraints which many schools are under, not least because of the mismanagement of the economy under the last Labour Government, coupled with the huge growth in school-age children (between 2009 and 2016, the school system expanded to take in an extra 470,000 pupils).

Blood Cancer

It is vitally important to increase the number of stem cell (cord blood and bone marrow) donors in the UK and so I welcome the vital work undertaken by Anthony Nolan.

Ivory Trade

Like you, I am seriously concerned about the effect of illegal poaching and ivory trafficking on the long-term prospects for the survival of the elephant.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Kamal Foroughi Case

I can assure you that Ministers and officials continue to make representations on all consular cases involving British nationals in Iran, including Mr Foroughi's and Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's, at all levels with the Iranian Government.

People with Disabilities

Around £50 billion every year is being spent on benefits alone to support people with disabilities or health conditions. The Government will continue to spend more than Labour did in 2010 in every year to 2020.

Aldershot Town Centre

I fully support Rushmoor Borough Council in the development of their plans for Aldershot town centre.

Their plan for the town has 6 main themes, laid out below:

The Great Repeal Bill

The Prime Minister has been clear that she wishes to minimise disruption to businesses and individuals as the UK leaves the EU. That is why a Repeal Bill is being introduced.

Animal Cruelty

I am pleased that we have a robust legal framework to tackle this vicious behaviour in the Animal Welfare Act 2006, which makes it an offence to cause unnecessary suffering to any animal.