Campaign Responses

Dementia and Coronavirus

Thank you for contacting me about dementia and coronavirus.

I imagine how challenging it must be for families caring for loved ones during this difficult time, particularly those who have needed to take on extra responsibilities. 

NHS Track and Trace

Thank you for contacting me about coronavirus testing, NHS Test and Trace, and outsourcing.

The Environment Bill

The Environment Bill will place environmental ambition and accountability at the heart of Government.

Free School Meals 09/11/20

Thank you for writing to me regarding the provision of free school meals and support for vulnerable children and their families during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Support for the self-employed 4/11/20

Thank you for contacting me about support for the self-employed.

I can fully appreciate what a difficult time it is for those who are self-employed. I welcome that measures have been announced to help self-employed people, many of whom are especially vulnerable during this time.

Pubs during lockdown 4/11/20

Thank you for writing to me regarding restrictions on public houses in the coming lockdown.

Due to the recent rise in Coronavirus case numbers, which we are seeing rising rapidly across the whole of the UK, the Government must now take necessary steps to combat the spread of the virus.

Swimming Pools 02/11/20

Back in June I fought hard to get our swimming pools, both open air and indoors, to re-open after lockdown and I was delighted when they did.

Lockdown 02/11/20

It’s been a worrying time for all of us in Derbyshire Dales who have been putting so much effort into making business COVID secure. Following the Prime Minister’s press statement on Saturday 31 October we now have some clarity of what is happening in the run up to Christmas.

Free School Meal Vouchers 28/10/20

Last Wednesday’s debate in Parliament was an ‘Opposition Day Debate’ – it was not legislation and votes on such debates are never binding. It is, as it says, a debate and has no impact on Government policy.