Campaigns

Bring Nazanin and Kamal home

I am deeply concerned about the detention of Nazanin Zaghari-Racliffe and Kamal Foroughi and I can assure you I am following the development of the events up close. Protection of human rights and free speech are issues of utmost importance to me.

Early intervention in eating disorders

Sadly, eating disorders are on the rise in our country and the consequences that they bring are very severe. Nowadays more than ever, disorders such as anorexia kill more people than any other.

Modern employment practices and precarious contracts

Work arrangements of typical and atypical nature play a vital role in today's very dynamic labour market. The Government is up to speed with the everchanging nature of work in our country and is ready to deal the new type of problems that may emerge.

Stopping puppy smuggling

I believe stopping illegal movement of puppies should be the responsibility of the country of their birth as a previous report the Chief Veterinary Officer wrote to the authorities in the highlighted countries to remind them of their duties points out.

Local housing allowance rates

It is my view that housing allowance rates are of great help to many people in our country and I know that out government is committed to building a secure long-term funding framework for the sector and encouraging further development in the sector.

Lung disease

At the moment, there are no plans to set up a taskforce on lung health. However, NHS England has been instructed by the Government to reduce the number of avoidable deaths by 2020, which includes deaths caused by lung disease.

Protecting bees from neonicotinoids

The Animal Welfare Act 2006 is still in effect and ensure a robust legal framework to tackle animal cruelty, by making it an offence to cause unnecessary suffering to animals.
 

United against terror

The recent attacks in London and Manchester were deeply shocking and tragic events that have, once again, put us in alert of the current state of the world.

Helping save the lives of people with blood cancer

I am pleased to inform you that NHS England recently confirmed that three new specialised treatments will be made available for patients in England. These include second stem cell transplants for blood cancer patients who have relapsed.