Harriet Harman

Labour Member of Parliament for Camberwell & Peckham

Policy issues raised by constituents in Camberwell and Peckham in the last 3 weeks

During the last three weeks constituents in Camberwell and Peckham have sent me 543 emails on 66 different policy issues – from the Budget to the future of British bees. Here’s a full breakdown of the issues people have raised.

 

  • Concern at Government plans to cut support for people placed in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), down to the rate paid to people on Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA).

 

  • The need to crack down on tax avoidance

 

  • Condemning Government plans to cut Working Families' Tax Credits

 

  • The one year anniversary of Andargachew Tsege’s detention, a British National in Incommunicado Detention in Ethiopia

 

  • The need to protect the future of Britain’s bees

 

  • In support of the Assisted Dying Bill

 

  • Against the Assisted Dying Bill

 

  • The Climate Coalition’s National Lobby of Parliament on 17th June

 

  • Call on the Government to invest in early years education and child literacy in the Budget

 

  • Support for the Hunting Ban

 

  • Against the Hunting Ban

 

  • Against Heathrow airport expansion in response to the Howard Davies Airport Commission report on additional airport capacity

 

  • Support for compulsory sex and relationship education in schools

 

  • Against the privatisation of National Gallery security and services

 

  • Against the income threshold requirement of £18,600 for a spouse visa

 

  • Stop the War, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Campaign Against Arms Trade’s report: ‘Arming Apartheid: UK Complicity in Israel's Crimes Against the Palestinian People'

 

  • Support for the ‘Back Off’ Campaign to provide more protection for women using abortion clinics

 

  • Against the potential taxation of Personal Independence Payments

 

  • Supporting Debbie Abrahams MP’s call on the Government to publish the number of people who have died within 6 weeks of having their Employment and Support allowance stopped

 

  • Anti-military action in Syria

 

  • UNICEF campaign to ensure the UK takes a leading international role to end violence against children

 

  • Wateraid’s ‘1858’ sanitation event

 

  • Concern to ensure that disabled people are protected from the Government’s £12 billion welfare cuts

 

  • Concern to ensure that children with sensory loss are protected from the Government’s £12billion welfare cuts

 

  • Concern at food waste and supermarket disposal of edible food

 

  • Against the use of wild animals in circuses

 

  • In favour of more provision of talking therapies in Camberwell and Peckham

 

  • In support of the Rethink Mental Illness campaign to help make mental health funding a priority in communities

 

  • Concern at European Union decision to ask the UK to remove its tax exemption for small scale producers of cider.

 

  • Trident and the Strategic Defence and Security Review

 

  • Make sure the River Thames Garden Bridge is good value for the tax payer

 

  • Improve dog breeding regulation and legislation

 

  • Support Anthony Nolan’s ‘Destination Cure’ Campaign to support research of blood cancer

 

  • Macmillan Cancer Support

 

  • Cancer Research UK’s Parliamentary drop-in event – Wed 8 July

 

  • British Heart Foundation's (BHF) call to maintain science funding in the Budget

 

  • Crisis’ ‘No One Turned Away’ campaign to ensure vulnerable single people can access social homes

 

  • To oppose the Housing Benefit cuts to 18-21 year olds

 

  • The need to do more to help the world’s refugees

 

  • Supporting the introduction of a guardianship law to protect a missing person’s financial and legal affairs

 

  • Protect seals from the impact of the British fishing industry

 

  • Condemning the conflict in South Sudan on South Sudan’s 4th Anniversary of independence

 

  • Concern at actions of the Nigerian military and their civilian militias in North Nigeria

 

  • Oppose the Anti-Semitic Demonstration in Golders Green on 4th July

 

  • Protect people at Yarlswood Immigration Removal Centre

 

  • Ensure private hire taxis are held to same standards and regulation as black cabs

 

  • Concern at the privatisation of criminal fine and compensation enforcement

 

  • Reduce the amount of antibiotics used on farm animals to help fight the antibiotics resistance crisis

 

  • EU Referendum – Campaigning for the UK to stay in Europe

 

  • Make tackling climate change priority in Government

 

  • Maintain Overseas Development Aid at 0.7%

 

  • Make Shared Ownership Properties more affordable in London

 

  • Ensure Shared Ownership properties are included in the extension of Right to Buy for social housing

 

  • Stop the deportation of Dominicans of Haitian descent from The Dominican Republic

 

  • Stop the deportation of Raja Bachir Khouja

 

  • Support for ZP Dala, a Muslim South African Writer attacked for public praise of Salman Rushdie’s work

 

  • Stop trading Israel’s illegal settlements goods

 

  • Free West Papua Campaign

 

  • The need to resettle more Syrian refugees

 

  • Condemning Saudi Arabia's actions in Yemen

 

  • Provide a comprehensive and mental health service

 

  • Concern for the pregnant woman attacked in Peckham

 

  • The need to take action to minimise noise pollution in South London

 

  • Against fracking in Southwark

 

  • Performers’ Alliance All-Party Parliamentary Group – protect independent music venues from closure due to new residential developments and noise complaints

 

  • Concern at banks’ actions around the world and their impact on global inequality

 

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