IN PARLIAMENT: “CONSTITUENTS BARRED FROM RE-ENTERING BRITAIN” MPs TELL COMMONS WINDRUSH DEBATE

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood 6:06 pm, 2nd May 2018 The Windrush generation are remarkable for their resilience and their grace. Before the Windrush sailed from the Caribbean, many of its passengers had volunteered to serve in the UK armed forces during the second world war, making that extraordinary sacrifice despite the racism … Continue reading IN PARLIAMENT: “CONSTITUENTS BARRED FROM RE-ENTERING BRITAIN” MPs TELL COMMONS WINDRUSH DEBATE

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IN PARLIAMENT: UNIVERSAL CREDIT / NATIONAL FUND / HOMELESSNESS REDUCTION ACT – and an MP is thanked for “rant”

UNIVERSAL CREDIT  Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the universal credit income taper and work allowances on women returning to work after childbirth. Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions: … Continue reading IN PARLIAMENT: UNIVERSAL CREDIT / NATIONAL FUND / HOMELESSNESS REDUCTION ACT – and an MP is thanked for “rant”

TESSA JOWELL HEARS TRIBUTES FROM STEVE REED AND HELEN HAYES

Former Dulwich MP Tessa Jowell was in the House of Commons to hear tributes from MPs Steve Reed and Helen Hayes. Their tributes came during a backbench debate on cancer treatment opened by Croydon South MP Sarah Jones. Steve Reed told the House: She was one of the Members of Parliament representing the London borough … Continue reading TESSA JOWELL HEARS TRIBUTES FROM STEVE REED AND HELEN HAYES

MPs DIFFERING VIEWS ON ELECTION IDs

Two MPs whose constituencies cover different parts of the borough of Bromley gave differing views on the ID cards residents will need when voting in next week's council elections to the House of Commons. As News From crystal palace has previously reported, voters going to the polls in Bromley will be asked to supply ID … Continue reading MPs DIFFERING VIEWS ON ELECTION IDs

IN PARLIAMENT: Blasphemy laws in Pakistan / Affordable Housing / Children with mental health problems / NHS workforce

BLASPHEMY LAWS IN PAKISTAN   Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of blasphemy laws on religious minorities in Pakistan. Mark Field Minister of State: We remain deeply concerned by the … Continue reading IN PARLIAMENT: Blasphemy laws in Pakistan / Affordable Housing / Children with mental health problems / NHS workforce

MP SPEAKS OF HER LONELINESS AFTER BECOMING A MUM

MP Ellie Reeves has spoken of the loneliness she suffered after becoming a mum. The Labour MP for Lewisham West and Penge told fellow MPs in a Westminster Hall debate: "I now know that I was not alone in feeling lonely after having my son almost three years ago. "Recent research from Action for Children … Continue reading MP SPEAKS OF HER LONELINESS AFTER BECOMING A MUM

MP WAS AT SCHOOL WITH ROAD VICTIM’S MUM AND AUNT

MP WAS AT SCHOOL WITH ROAD VICTIM'S MUM AND AUNT   Newly-elected MP Ellie Reeves has revealed she was at school with both the mother of 10 year old Makayah McDermott who was killed by a stolen vehicle in Lennard Road, Penge last year - and his aunt who also died. She revealed the connection … Continue reading MP WAS AT SCHOOL WITH ROAD VICTIM’S MUM AND AUNT

"BLACKLISTING FIRMS SHOULD NOT GET PUBIC CONTRACTS UNTIL THEY SAY SORRY" – MP

"BLACKLISTING FIRMS SHOULD NOT GET PUBIC CONTRACTS UNTIL THEY SAY SORRY" - MP No firm involved in historical blacklisting should be given public contracts until they "demonstrate regret for their actions" by supporting a public inquiry into what went on, says MP Ellie Reeves. They should also offer retraining to victims and demonstrating that its … Continue reading "BLACKLISTING FIRMS SHOULD NOT GET PUBIC CONTRACTS UNTIL THEY SAY SORRY" – MP