Apology for Tweet

I must apologise for the Tweet to a constituent at the weekend. At the time, I was in Spain in a state of distress, having just visited my brother who is suffering from acute dementia.

Animal Sentience

Thank you for contacting me about animal sentience.

First and foremost, I believe animals are sentient beings who can feel pain and suffering, and I would like to reassure you that strong action is being taken to reduce their risk of harm.

Loan Charge

Thank you for contacting me about the Loan Charge. 


Thank you for contacting me about autism.

While in recent times we have made progress in improving understanding of autism, I believe there is more work to be done. I am pleased to see efforts being made across government and throughout society to support those with autism.