MP Ellie Reeves has warned that continued delays to cases due to come to court could put people off attending altogether. "Many people often make their way to court, which often takes several hours, in anticipation of a hearing that never takes place. "Not only does that have negative consequences for victims, witnesses and defendants … Continue reading NEW PLANS REDUCE ACCESS TO JUSTICE SAYS MP “Digitisation and modernisation of Government systems invariably leads to delays and operational issues”
LIBRARIES STRIKE Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge Staff in libraries across Bromley are currently on indefinite strike because of draconian terms and conditions placed on them by the contractor, Greenwich Leisure Ltd, and Bromley Council has refused to take action. Our libraries are a fantastic community asset, but they are nothing without the dedicated staff who … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: BROMLEY LIBRARIES STRIKE, PROBLEM GAMBLING, HOMELESSNESS AND OFSTED
MODERN SLAVERY ACT – BUSINESS COMPLIANCE Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge What steps his Department is taking to monitor business compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Victoria AtkinsThe Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women Around 16,400 UK businesses are within scope of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Home Office has commenced the first … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: REFUGEES AND MODERN SLAVERY
MP Ellie Reeves has told Parliament they should consider reforming the way MPs vote in the House of Commons. "One area that we should consider for reform is how Members of Parliament vote. "While I recognise and respect that some Members advocate remote electronic voting, given the importance of parliamentary votes I believe that the … Continue reading WOMEN MPs CHAMPION CAUSES IN THE HOUSE: ELLIE REEVES WANTS TO MAKE PARLIAMENT “A MORE MODERN, FAMILY FRIENDLY AND ACCESSIBLE WORKPLACE”….
Ellie Reeves has spoken in the House on the Colombian peace process. COLOMBIA PEACE PROCESS Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central 4:28 pm, 18th June 2019 I beg to move, That this House has considered the Colombia peace process. Colombia has suffered one of the longest civil wars in history—more than 50 years of armed conflict, with thousands of … Continue reading MP ELLIE REEVES SPEAKS ON COLOMBIA PEACE PROCESS
CHILDHOOD OBESITY – health and social care Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge What recent assessment he has made of progress in implementing Childhood obesity: a plan for action, chapter 2, published in June 2018. Public health budgets have fallen by over 5%, with millions more in cuts anticipated. In both Lewisham and Bromley, the … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: CHILDHOOD OBESITY / SEXUAL HEALTH / DIVESTING PENSION FUNDS / HARASSMENT AT WORK /FOREIGN LANGUAGES – GCSE
FESTIVAL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS The Crystal Palace Festival is recruiting for volunteers and as festival director Noreen Meehan says “We're only as good as our volunteers, and we invite people from all walks of life to contribute their time and skills to make Crystal Palace Festival the best community festival in London.” They guarantee their volunteers … Continue reading COMMUNITY: FESTIVAL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS / OVERGROUND TICKET OFFICES AT ANERLEY AND PENGE WEST TO REMAIN OPEN/ GARDENS FESTIVAL TO RAISE MONEY FOR ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOSPICE
The privatised approach to rehabilitation in prisons has left a system is disarray and which will ultimately end up costing the Government £467 million more than originally planned following bail-outs and cancelled contracts, MP Ellie Reeves has told a House of Commons debate. "This money could have been put towards better prison conditions and improved … Continue reading FLAWED PRISON SYSTEM WILL COST GOVERNMENT £467 MILLION MORE THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED – MP
IMPRISONMENT FOR PUBLIC PROTECTION Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge The latest figures show that there are still nearly 2,500 prisoners serving IPP sentences. These sentences often have punitive recall conditions, which means that people might be returned to prison for fairly minor breaches of their licence conditions, resulting in many prisoners serving well beyond their … Continue reading MP ELLIE REEVES: Questions in the House on: Imprisonment for Public Protection / Terminally ill constituent who DWP found ‘fit for work’ / exclusions and isolation rooms in schools / opioid drugs / Windrush scandal – and a climate change question for Jeremy Corbyn!
MP Ellie Reeves has recalled some of her schooldays during a funding debate in the House of Commons: As the daughter of two teachers, I remember the 1980s and ’90s as a time of chronic underfunding in our schools. There were not enough books to go around, and lessons were held in crumbling classrooms and … Continue reading “It often felt like the Government and the local authority had no aspiration for the girls at my south-east London comprehensive” – MP recalls her schooldays during funding debate