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Andrew Jones Member of Parliament for Harrogate & Knaresborough

Andrew Jones MP

Member of Parliament for Harrogate & Knaresborough

Campaigning and lobbying responses

Every month Andrew Jones MP receives around 1000 emails and letters sent by constituents on behalf of campaigning and lobbying groups. Andrew believes that his response to the ‘mass mailings’ are a matter of wider public interest. This section of the website shares those responses and can be used as a resource for constituents who regularly send emails from lobbying groups.

  • NHS mandate and waiting times

    April 20, 2018

    Thank you for contacting me regarding the NHS mandate and waiting times targets for the coming year. As our population ages, demand for the NHS continues to rise. I would like to commend the dedication compassion of our NHS staff, and assure you that the Government is taking clear steps to support the NHS and […]

  • Alzheimer’s Society – Dementia Awareness Week

    Thank you for contacting me regarding the Alzheimer’s Society. I am a supporter of the Alzheimer’s Society and their work, nationally and locally. Over the last three years I have helped to organise the Harrogate Memory Walk which has raised over £10,000. I also meet regularly with the Head of Services for the Alzheimer’s Society […]

  • Food labelling

    April 11, 2018

    Thank you for contacting me regarding food labelling. I am a keen supporter of high animal welfare standards, and agree that shoppers should be able to make informed decisions without having to negotiate misleading labels. Once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union we will have greater flexibility over what information should be presented on […]

  • Unpaid work periods

    March 23, 2018

    Thank you for contacting me about unpaid work periods and the Private Member’s Bill on this issue. We have the lowest unemployment figures that the country has seen for decades. Employers are taking on staff and new employees are taking home a wage. This is good news. However, employing a new person remains a financial […]

  • Breast cancer

    Thank you for contacting me regarding breast cancer. Most people know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. It is the most common cancer in the UK and one which has a devastating impact on the lives of patients and their loved ones. The statistics included in your email were worrying, and I know […]

  • Parliamentary scrutiny of trade deals

    Thank you for contacting me regarding Parliamentary scrutiny of trade deals. Following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, the Government has made it clear that we will be leaving the Single Market and the Customs Union. That is because continued membership of either of these would infringe on the UK’s right to determine […]

  • Hannah Rose Thomas’ exhibition on Yezidi Women in Parliament

    Thank you for contacting me regarding Hannah Rose Thomas’ exhibition on Yezidi Women in Parliament from 26-29 March. It is almost impossible to conceive of the depth of the ordeal faced by these women and others abducted by ISIL, including rape, forced marriage, sexual abuse, forced conversion and being sold as slaves. I hope to […]

  • Wild animals in circuses

    March 16, 2018

    Thank you for contacting me regarding wild animals in circuses. I know that the Government remains committed to introducing a ban on wild animals in circuses. Currently, the ban stands to impact on two travelling circuses in England that now operate with only a small number of wild animals. Conditions of the remaining wild animals […]

  • Israel Apartheid Week

    Thank you for contacting me about antisemitism and criticism of Israel. Any hostility or harassment directed towards the Jewish community is completely unacceptable. That is why I welcome the Government’s Hate Crime Action Plan which will tackle antisemitism wherever it occurs. The Plan will also increase reporting of hate crimes and provide stronger support for […]

  • Universities Superannuation Scheme

    Thank you for contacting me about the Universities Superannuation Scheme. The dissatisfaction of employees with proposals for pension changes put forward by Universities UK (UUK) is understandable. I doubt any person would wish to see a potential drop in their pension income. The Government Universities Minister, Sam Gyimah MP, has been clear that both UUK […]

  • Visit to the UK by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

    Thank you for contacting me regarding the recent visit to the UK by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman and EDM 865. Our relationship with Saudi Arabia enables us to have frank conversations on matters where we both have concerns. I would like to assure you that while the Crown Prince was […]

  • UK’s withdrawal from the EU and devolution

    Thank you for contacting me regarding the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and its effect on the devolved administrations. The Prime Minister has said that she will represent all the people of the UK in the negotiations. I can also assure you that the Government is working with the devolved administrations to ensure that our […]

  • Tax avoidance

    December 14, 2017

    Thank you for contacting me regarding tax avoidance. I completely agree that it is right to take decisive action to tackle tax avoidance and evasion, to ensure we have a fair tax system where everyone plays by the rules. The Government has been working to address imbalances in the system where some individuals benefit disproportionately […]

  • Early intervention for eating disorders

    November 17, 2017

    Thank you for contacting me regarding eating disorders. NHS England has sent an ambitious new access standard by 2020: 95 per cent of patients are to be treated within four weeks of their first contact with a healthcare professional. Urgent cases will be treated within one week and the worst emergency cases in children should […]

  • Status of animals as living beings

    Thank you for contacting me about the status of animals as living beings. Having looked into this matter I understand the main reason for the move was to harmonise the legal status of animals under the French Civil Code with its Penal and Rural Codes, which already recognised animals as having interests that could not […]

  • Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill

    October 19, 2017

    Thank you for contacting me regarding protecting emergency service workers. We owe emergency service workers a debt of gratitude for the courage, commitment and dedication they demonstrate in carrying out their duties. To this end, I will be supporting the Private Member’s Bill to protect emergency workers. The Bill would create a statutory aggravating factor. […]

  • British prisoners in Iran

    July 31, 2017

    Thank you for contacting me. The Government is working hard on behalf of British detainees in Iran.  The British Ambassador raises the issue of our detainees with the Iranian authorities at every opportunity and seeks to secure consular access and to ensure their welfare.  The Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary have raised all our […]

  • Protect our environment laws and ensure a greener future

    Thank you for contacting me regarding our countryside. The British countryside is some of the most beautiful in the world and I am proud that Ministers are committed to looking after our environment. Until we leave the European Union existing arrangements remain in place. As a Treasury Minister I am particularly pleased that the department […]

  • 21st Century Fox’s proposed purchase of Sky

    July 28, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to contact me. As you may know the Secretary of State has the ability to intervene on the basis of a number of specific media public interest considerations.  On 16 March 2017 the Secretary of State issued such a notice on the basis of sufficient plurality of media ownership, […]

  • Neonicotinoid insecticides and bees

    April 21, 2017

    Thank you for contacting me regarding neonicotinoid insecticides and bees. I entirely agree with you that bees and other pollinators play a vital role in the security of our food supply and the quality of our environment. I welcome the work the Government has done over the last few years to protect them, most recently […]