Ancient Woodlands

4th April 2017
Ancient woodland is a precious habitat, and would note that the National Planning Policy Framework already contains protections for it. It states that planning permission should be refused for development that would result in the loss or deterioration of irreplaceable habitats, including ancient woodland and aged or veteran trees elsewhere.

Cycling Safety

30th March 2017
I am pleased to be able to say that the number of cyclists killed on our roads fell to its lowest level on record in 2015.

Probate Fees

24th March 2017
I do understand that probate fees may be an extra worry for families when they are suffering a bereavement

Nuclear Disarmament

16th March 2017
To be clear, Britain is widely recognised as the most pro-active of the nuclear weapon states on nuclear disarmament.

Animal Cruelty

16th February 2017
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.

Burma Crisis

I am deeply concerned by the human rights and humanitarian situation in Rakhine. A range of human rights organisations report of human rights violations by the security forces. Humanitarian access is also restricted which is particularly impacting those already affected by malnutrition.

Green Investment Bank

8th February 2017
I can quite understand the strong feelings that the Green Investment Bank should be kept in British hands if at all possible.

Ivory Trade

3rd February 2017
I am seriously concerned about the effect of illegal poaching and ivory trafficking on the long-term prospects for the survival of the elephant.