google7b14064368351f63.html
Menu
Campaigns

Asylum for torture survivors

Granting protection to those who genuinely need it and refusing those who do not, in as efficient, sensitive and effective a way as possible, is crucial. I have been assured that all members of staff who make asylum decisions receive a comprehensive level of training. This includes a dedicated five-week Foundation Training Programme that features
+ Read More

Share this onShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on LinkedIn
Campaigns

EU Nationals in the UK

It goes without saying that EU nationals make an invaluable contribution to our economy, our society and our daily lives, especially in our constituency of Boston and Skegness. I can assure you that there will be no immediate change in their status in the UK. Similarly the discussions that the Government has with the European
+ Read More

Share this onShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on LinkedIn
campaigns

Refugee children

The Government needs to do more to respond to the continuing migration crisis and how best it can support the most vulnerable people affected by this appalling situation and I am glad that it is now taking further action. This includes the establishment of a new resettlement scheme focused on the children at risk in
+ Read More

Share this onShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on LinkedIn
Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

I know that Ministers are committed to making government more transparent, so taxpayers can hold the state to account both on how their money is being spent and how decisions are made which affect their lives. The Freedom of Information Act is one of the pillars on which open government operates, so both I and
+ Read More

Share this onShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on LinkedIn
EU referendum leaflet

EU referendum leaflet

I understand your concerns, but it is true to say that the Government has always been very clear that it is in favour of remaining in the EU, while allowing individuals to make their own views known. With that in mind, the Government therefore should be expected to put forward its case. While I have
+ Read More

Share this onShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on LinkedIn
Tax avoidance

Tax avoidance

I agree that any individual tax or company should be paying the tax it owes. Tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning by anybody is clearly unacceptable. I can assure you that the Government is committed to a proportionate, tailored response to improve global tax transparency, including in tax havens. The revelations from Panama underline the
+ Read More

Share this onShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on LinkedIn
Violence against women and girls

Violence against women and girls

I am pleased that the UK has played a leading role in tackling VAWG world-wide, and I know it will continue to be a top Department for International Development (DFID) priority. Women need choice and control over their lives. No country will develop if half their population is treated unequally and women live in fear
+ Read More

Share this onShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on LinkedIn
campaigns

Child poverty measures

The Government is committed to tackling child poverty and improving children’s life chances. The existing income-based child poverty measures, introduced in the Child Poverty Act 2010, do not address the root causes of poverty and incentivise Government to focus only on the symptoms. That is why the Welfare Reform and Work Bill contains provisions to
+ Read More

Share this onShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on LinkedIn
campaigns

Pavement Parking Bill

Unfortunately I will be unable to attend the Second Reading of the Pavement Parking Bill on 4th December, owing to prior commitments in the constituency on that day. However, I will be paying close attention to the passage of the Bill and I hope it is successful at its Second Reading. More generally, I welcome
+ Read More

Share this onShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on LinkedIn
campaigns

Dog meat debate

I was very sorry not to have been able to attend the debate, as it clashed with another debate about fairer school funding.  I view the trade and consumption of dog meat as abhorrent, particularly where it involves cruelty to animals. The Government has ensured that the UK continues to raise concerns with countries that
+ Read More

Share this onShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on LinkedIn

Have you followed Matt on Facebook and Twitter?