When constituents write to me about their PIP benefit, some of the most frequent queries which cross my desk come from residents who have long-term, complex conditions. These residents are being asked to complete regular review forms and attend face to face assessments for their PIP benefit.
The new Health Secretary, Matt Hancock has recognised that over prescribing medicines not only means money is spent unnecessarily but for the patient it can lead to unwanted side-effects, awkward conversations between patient and GP and in some cases dependency on medicines which is not needed.
In recent weeks a number of constituents have been writing to me about EDM1761. I do not by convention, sign any Early Day Motions, as doing so is likely to breach the Ministerial Code's rules on collective responsibility.
The Secretary of State for Department of Work and Pensions has confirmed that in the run up to Christmas the DWP should be ensuring that anybody who makes a claim for Universal Credit knows who to contact and what support is available.
They were formed in 2004 and are the world's only Parliamentary rock band!
MP4 is a band made up of Kevin Brennan MP (Labour - guitar + vox), Rt Hon Sir Greg Knight MP (Conservative - drums) Pete Wishart MP (SNP - keyboards + vox) and former MP Ian Cawsey (Labour - bass guitar)