Campaigns

Foreign Exchange Transactions (Hidden Fees)

The charges levied by banks are ultimately a commercial matter and not a matter for the Government. Customers are able to choose from a wide range of providers of currency exchange services and the Government would encourage them to shop around for the best deal.
 

Bring Nazanin and Kamal home

Ministers and officials continue to make representations on all consular cases involving British nationals in Iran, including Mr Foroughi's and Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's, at all levels with the Iranian Government.

Permitted Development and non-fracking drilling.

 Following a 2016 amendment to the legislation on permitted development rights, the drilling of boreholes for the purposes of groundwater monitoring, seismic monitoring, and locating and appraising mines, (which is preparatory to potential petroleum exploration) is allowed to take place as permit

Battersea Animal Cruelty Campaign

I am pleased that we have a robust legal framework to tackle this vicious behaviour in the Animal Welfare Act 2006, which makes it an offence to cause unnecessary suffering to any animal.

Fishing Pots

I know that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is aware of the dangers posed by unattended fishing pots.

Pavement Parking

I appreciate that vehicles parked on pavements can cause particular problems for people in wheelchairs or with visual impairments, as well as those with pushchairs. 
 

Israel Apartheid Week

I would like to make it clear that I condemn all acts of anti-Semitism in the strongest possible terms. Any discrimination or hostility based on religion or race is deplorable and there is no place for it in our society.

Arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

I am reassured that the Government takes seriously its legal obligations as regards the licensing of arms for export to Saudi Arabia and elsewhere. The UK has one of the most rigorous licensing regimes in the world.