Changes to Benefit Allowances for PIP and ESA Recipients

As chair of the APPG on Learning Disability, I recently wrote to the Department for Work & Pension expressing my concerns regarding the upcoming changes to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Work Capability Assessment (WCA) and support provided by the Health and Work Programme. You can find the response from the Rt. Hon Stephen Crabb MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions here.

Daventry Area Community Transport Minibus

Chris Heaton-Harris MP recently received notification from Andrew Jones MP, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Department for Transport that Daventry Area Community Transport were successful in securing funding from the Department's Community Transport Minibus Fund and a minibus was delivered to them on 18 April.

Daventry Hill School Funding

Chris recently wrote to the Secretary of State concerning the funding of Daventry Hill School in his constituency. Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools, responded this week to say that the funding has been approved.

Chris Heaton-Harris MP Presents Raffle

Chris Heaton-Harris MP recently visited Longlands Care Centre in Daventry to present achievement awards for dedicated staff who worked for the centre for 5 years and 10 years and to draw a TV raffle.

Services at Danetre Medical Practice

I have been contacted by a number of constituents concerning the provision of services at Danetre Medical Practice. In order to provide my constituents with an up-to-date and fully informed response, I recently wrote to John Wardell, the Chief Executive of Nene Clinical Commissioning Group, who are responsible for the commissioning of services locally, asking him to consider and comment on the matter.

Bees and Neonicotinoids

I have been contacted by numerous constituents referring to their concerns surrounding bees and pesticide usage, here is a substantial response I have recently received from George Eustice MP, Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, concerning the subject.

Chris Heaton-Harris MP's Response to Airstrikes in Syria

Syria - How I will Vote Today and Why:Like all MPs I have been written to by a number of my constituents about their concerns about the possibility of the UK extending the military campaign we are in within Iraq, over the border into Syria.I like people to know exactly where I stand on such important issues and so below is a link to a copy of one of my replies to a constituent.