February 2024



Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

Thank you for contacting me about support for people with motor neurone disease (MND).

Please allow me to assure you that research, ensuring early diagnosis, and providing support are the Government’s key priorities for helping those living with MND.

War in Gaza - Including Calls for a Ceasefire

Thank you for contacting me about the situation in Gaza.

A tragedy has been unfolding in the Middle East. Israel has suffered the worst terror attack in its history at the hands of Hamas. Palestinian civilians are facing a devastating and growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Energy Charter Treaty (ECT)

Thank you for contacting me about the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT).

I am aware that, following a review of its membership, the Government has announced that the UK, along with nine EU member states, will leave the ECT.

Ocean Protection

Thank you for contacting me about ocean protection.

The UK is a global leader in protecting our seas, the ocean and marine life, working with counterparts both in the UK and overseas.

Draught Relief for Beer and Cider

Thank you for contacting me about draught relief for beer and cider served in pubs. I am aware of the campaign on this issue.

I have ensured colleagues in the Treasury are aware of the concerns you have raised ahead of the Budget.

Fox Hunting and the Hunting Act

Thank you for contacting me about the Hunting Act 2004.

This is a highly emotive issue and I appreciate the depth of concerns for the welfare of our animals and wildlife.