Marriage ceremonies

I share concerns about the current marriage laws and agree that meaningful change needs to take place. You may be interested to know that when the Government held a consultation on this in 2014, the majority of respondents were in favour of changing the law to allow legally valid non-religious Read more…

Pensions Dashboard

Since 2010, the Government has worked closely with the pensions, financial services and consumer community to rebuild the UK’s pension savings culture. Through automatic enrolment, almost 10 million people are newly saving or saving more into a workplace pension scheme, with an estimated £20 billion extra pension saving by 2019/20. Read more…

English language learning for refugees

I understand the concerns about support for refugees, and agree that English language funding is vital for ensuring that refugees can integrate into British society. That is why I welcome the Government’s recent green paper, which sets out an ambitious Integrated Communities Strategy with English language learning at its forefront. Read more…

Hearing aids on the NHS

I know that hearing aids can assist people’s lives immensely – improving ability to hear speech and giving people more confidence in holding a conversation, and overall help to allow people to live happier, more fulfilling lives. The Government is committed to ensuring people with hearing impairments receive the care Read more…

Uptake of Pension Credit

I am committed to ensuring that older people receive the support they are entitled to, so they can enjoy dignity and security in their retirement. That is why I am glad the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) engages with people who may be eligible to benefits at pivotal stages, Read more…

Air Ambulance funding

I agree that Air Ambulances provide an invaluable service, in particular in rural areas, such as our constituency. The Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance do fantastic work in our region and I pay tribute to their dedication. Although, as the Government’s response to the recent petition on this matter explained, Read more…