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Matt Warman

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NHS Long Term Plan

The Prime Minister recently announced the Government’s intention to provide the NHS with an additional £20.5 billion by 2023/24; this is the largest, longest funding settlement in the history of the NHS. This landmark settlement investment to help secure the long term future of our NHS is extremely welcome, and I hope constituents agree it
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Immigration and the NHS

I welcome the commitment of the Government to building a single, global immigration system which considers people on skills, rather than nationality. When people voted to leave the EU, they did so in the knowledge that the free movement system imposed by the EU would end. The Government is clear that this means continued work
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Pension Credit and Universal Credit

I am aware of media reports about Pension Credit and Universal Credit, which have caused concern. To clarify, the change only relates to Pension Credit eligibility for couples and does not affect the State Pension Age. Ministers have explained that this will not be a retrospective change. Couples with one partner under State Pension Age
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Rough sleeping

I firmly believe that just one person without a roof over their head is one too many. It is vitally important that the most vulnerable people in society, including homeless people and rough sleepers, are helped to get their lives back on track. That is why I am pleased over £1.2 billion has been allocated
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Trophy hunting imports

I understand concerns about trophy hunting imports and I agree that it is important we protect endangered animals across the world. I am encouraged that the UK Government is committed to conserving the world’s wildlife. The wildlife trade is regulated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, whose approach is to ensure that the trade
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Water industry ownership

I strongly believe that properly regulated private markets are the best way to meet the ongoing needs of water customers and the environment. I do not support re-nationalising the water industry and I am glad that the Government has no intention of doing so. Since privatisation we have seen £140 billion of investment in water
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Puppy smuggling

I share concerns about puppies being smuggled across borders, and am grateful to the Dogs Trust for highlighting the issue. Responsibility for stopping illegal movement begins in the country where puppies are born, so the Chief Veterinary Officer has written to the authorities in highlighted countries to remind them of their duties. An EU pet
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Over-75 TV Licence

I do appreciate the importance of live television for many people who may otherwise feel isolated. People over the age of 75 are currently eligible for a free TV Licence. In 2015, the Office for Budget Responsibility estimated the cost of continuing the free TV licences to be £200 million in 2018/19, rising to £445 million
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NHS agency staff

I do appreciate concern about the use of NHS agency staff, and would like to provide reassurance that the Government is committed to increasing the number of staff in the NHS, both in the short-term and for the future. I support recent announcements to train and recruit 25 per cent more doctors and nurses every year. That
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Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill will introduce legislation to replace the current system known as ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’ (DoLs). DoLs is an assessment currently carried out on people who lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care, for example because they are living with dementia. However, this system has been
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Horse tethering

I support the highest standards of animal welfare and agree about the importance of protecting these gentle, sensitive creatures. The Animal Welfare Act 2006 makes it an offence to cause any unnecessary suffering to animals, or for a responsible party to fail to provide for their welfare. The statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare
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