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

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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.

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Probate fees

I understand concerns over the change to fees for a grant of probate. Dealing with the aftermath of the death of a loved one is a difficult process and I have always believed it should be made as fair as possible. It is also the case that fees are a

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Holiday sickness scams

I certainly agree with concerns about the apparent increase in holiday sickness claims, and I know that the Government does as well. It recognises that where payments are made based on fraudulent statements there are wider implications for tour operators, such as Thomas Cook, and the holiday industry more generally

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The UK opposes any form of deprivation of liberty that amounts to placing a detained person outside the protection of the law, including so-called extraordinary rendition. I have been assured that the Government does not participate in, solicit, encourage or condone the use of torture for any purpose, and has

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