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Have your say on future flood policy

Over the coming decades, flood and coastal erosion risks will increase as a result of population growth and climate change. Rainfall patterns will change, extreme weather events will become more common and sea levels will rise.

Response from Boris Johnson

I have written to the final two in the Conservative Leadership Election to ask for their thoughts on the following questions:

Response from Jeremy Hunt

I have written to the final two in the Conservative Leadership Election to ask for their thoughts on the following questions:
- What plan have you got to ensure that we leave the European Union and enjoy a future relationship of trade and cooperation?
- How are you going to deliver the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to achieve net zero emissions as soon as possible?
- What will you do to ensure that schools and colleges have the money they need to give our young people the best possible start?
- Will you set out a vision and commitment of Government for small businesses and entrepreneurs?
- What ideas have you got to ensure that people have access to good quality housing that they can afford?
- What do you intend to do to make sure that people feel safe and that police have the resources they need?
- Are you 100 percent committed to the funding of the NHS as promised by Theresa May and when will you set out your plans for funding social care for all?

I have attached Jeremy's response so that members can make an informed choice as to who they vote for because these things matter to West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

MP's Column

400 billion tonnes of ice melted into the sea in Greenland in 2012. Four times more than in 2003. The ice is melting faster than expected and in regions where the ice was not expected to melt. Should the ice melt altogether then the sea level would rise by 23 feet.

Valentine's Day vote on Brexit

Tonight, Thursday 14th February, MPs voted on a motion, mainly acknowledging that the Brexit process is ongoing and restating the House’s support for the Government’s approach.

MP's column

I am receiving an unprecedented number of emails, the majority calling on me to support or reject the Brexit withdrawal agreement. I will not pretend that I can realistically respond to every one, simply because of the sheer number.

MP's column

‘In the international interest and delivering a good Brexit’ is how the Prime Minister is promoting the draft Withdrawal Bill and declaration of our future relationship with the EU.

MP's column

This week is UK Parliament Week, the aim being to inspire an interest in parliament, politics and democracy and encourage young people and the public to engage with our democratic system and institutions.