KNIFE CRIME DEBATE: “WE ALREADY KNOW WHAT WORKS” – MP TELLS HOUSE OF COMMONS

Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society) We already know what works in tackling violent youth crime because we have done it before. For instance, the public health-type approach that I and others introduced in Lambeth in 2008, more than 10 years ago, dramatically cut violent youth offending at the time. It … Continue reading KNIFE CRIME DEBATE: “WE ALREADY KNOW WHAT WORKS” – MP TELLS HOUSE OF COMMONS

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QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: GREATER LONDON HOMELESSNESS / FEMALE OFFENDERS

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to reduce homelessness in London. Heather WheelerParliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government) This Government is committed to reducing homelessness and rough sleeping, which is why we have now committed over £1.2 billion to … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: GREATER LONDON HOMELESSNESS / FEMALE OFFENDERS

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: “AGRESSIVE BAILIFFS” /  IT FAILURES AT COURTS / SALES OF COURT BUILDINGS / YOUTH VIOLENCE

Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge Like many MPs, through my casework I have heard numerous stories of aggressive and inappropriate behaviour by bailiffs, often towards some of the most vulnerable. The Ministry of Justice has just closed a consultation on this issue, so may we please now have a debate, in Government time, … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: “AGRESSIVE BAILIFFS” /  IT FAILURES AT COURTS / SALES OF COURT BUILDINGS / YOUTH VIOLENCE

SCHOOLS “OFF-ROLLING” PUPILS: MPs QUIZ MINISTERS

Academy schools have been "off-rolling" pupils to help boost exam results, says MP Helen Hayes.  In a House of Commons question the Dulwich and West Norwood MP said: Chief Superintendent Ade Adelekan of the Metropolitan police’s violent crime taskforce has described the factors common to many young people involved in knife crime and gangs, the … Continue reading SCHOOLS “OFF-ROLLING” PUPILS: MPs QUIZ MINISTERS

“RECALL SYSTEM TO PRISON THRESHOLD TOO LOW” – 1,846 women returned to custody while on licence in just one year

The recall system to prison has too low a threshold with the result that prisoners flip between detention, parole boards and release on licence once more , says Lewisham West and Penge MP Ellie Reeves.   She told fellow MPs: As a member of the justice committee, I have visited a number of prisons, including Downview … Continue reading “RECALL SYSTEM TO PRISON THRESHOLD TOO LOW” – 1,846 women returned to custody while on licence in just one year

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: TAX AVOIDANCE SCHEMES

Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to tackle providers of loan scheme arrangements which have (a) promoted and (b) enabled tax avoidance schemes. Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General This Government is committed to tackling avoidance in … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: TAX AVOIDANCE SCHEMES

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE – SMALL CLAIMS INVOLVING PEOPLE IN PUBLIC SERVICE JOBS / HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN YEMEN

Lewisham West and Penge MP Ellie Reeves asked the same question relating to a variety of people whose jobs involve serving the public. The questions, together, read as follows: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of an increase to the small claims limit on the ability of … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE – SMALL CLAIMS INVOLVING PEOPLE IN PUBLIC SERVICE JOBS / HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN YEMEN

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: MPs RAISE WINDRUSH ISSUES AFFECTING CONSTITUENTS

MPs Ellie Reeves and Helen Hayes have both raised issues involving constituents affected by Windrush during questions in the House of Commons: Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge: My constituent Willow Sims came to the UK in the early 1980s and spent part of her childhood in the UK care system. She went on … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: MPs RAISE WINDRUSH ISSUES AFFECTING CONSTITUENTS

MP ELLIE REEVES QUIZZES MINISTERS ON 20 MPH ZONES AND AIR POLLUTION (Questions in the House – One)

Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of local authorities enforcing 20mph zones in built-up areas on the level of pedestrians involved in traffic accidents. Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport) The Department has not carried out a study on the … Continue reading MP ELLIE REEVES QUIZZES MINISTERS ON 20 MPH ZONES AND AIR POLLUTION (Questions in the House – One)

BABY BOY IN PENGE COLLISION LOSES FIGHT FOR LIFE

A baby boy involved in a collision in Penge on Sunday, 13 January has died. Luciano Newman, who was eight months old, suffered critical injuries as a result of a road traffic collision on Croydon Road and sadly passed away on Sunday, 20 January. His mother Nicole Newman, aged 23, who was pushing Luciano’s pram … Continue reading BABY BOY IN PENGE COLLISION LOSES FIGHT FOR LIFE