IN PARLIAMENT: TENANT FEES BILL / SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF LODGERS / REOFFENDING RATES AMONG YOUNG PRISONERS

Public Bill Committee: Tenant Fees Bill: Examination of Witnesses (7 Jun 2018) Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood I want to revisit the issue of confidence and how protection can be given to tenants to come forward. When the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee conducted pre-legislative scrutiny of the Bill, we had evidence … Continue reading IN PARLIAMENT: TENANT FEES BILL / SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF LODGERS / REOFFENDING RATES AMONG YOUNG PRISONERS

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MP HELEN HAYES VISITS AUSCHWITZ – BIRKENAU WITH YOUNGSTERS FROM DULWICH AND WEST NORWOOD

Posted by Helen Hayes on April 10, 2018 On 21 March I travelled to the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland with the Holocaust Education Trust and a group of young people from Dulwich and West Norwood and South London. I learned about the Holocaust as a teenager at school in the North-West of England, … Continue reading MP HELEN HAYES VISITS AUSCHWITZ – BIRKENAU WITH YOUNGSTERS FROM DULWICH AND WEST NORWOOD

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

IN PARLIAMENT: “NOBODY VOTED EXPLICITLY TO LEAVE THE CUSTOMS UNION” – HELEN HAYES

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood 3:48 pm, 26th April 2018 The referendum on 23 June 2016 set out one high-level question: should the United Kingdom remain in the European Union, or should the United Kingdom leave the European Union? The referendum campaign covered many issues, but the EU customs union was not a … Continue reading IN PARLIAMENT: “NOBODY VOTED EXPLICITLY TO LEAVE THE CUSTOMS UNION” – HELEN HAYES

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”

“GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE PROPERTIES OFF ROGUE LANDLORDS” MP’s call follows heartbreaking tale

The State should have the powers to seize properties from bad landlords, says MP Helen Hayes. The Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood told Parliament's housing, communities and local government committee: "A family with very small children living in poor-quality rented accommodation in my constituency were recently evicted after they complained that the ceiling … Continue reading “GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE PROPERTIES OFF ROGUE LANDLORDS” MP’s call follows heartbreaking tale

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

‘WINDRUSH’ ISSUES NOT A NEW PROBLEM HELEN HAYES TELLS HOME SECRETARY

The issues surrounding the 'Windrush' people are not a new problem that has suddenly arisen, MP Helen Hayes told Home Secretary Amber Rudd in a House of Commons debate. "It has been going on for years, and it is a consequence of Government policy which lacks any grace or compassion and which, in its intolerance, … Continue reading ‘WINDRUSH’ ISSUES NOT A NEW PROBLEM HELEN HAYES TELLS HOME SECRETARY

MP DEFENDS COUNCILS RECORDS

MP Helen Hayes has defended the record of Lambeth and Southwark councils in the wake of Government cutbacks during a debate in the House of Commons. The Dulwich and West Norwood  MP said: "We knew in 2010 that David Cameron and George Osborne’s response to the impact of the global financial crash would shrink the … Continue reading MP DEFENDS COUNCILS RECORDS

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