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

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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”

“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

“FORWARD THE HAMLET!” MP’s RALLYING CRY IN HOUSE OF COMMONS OVER LOCKED-OUT FOOTBALL CLUB: Minister says Dulwich Hamlet FC situation “has turned into an utter mess” – will probe trademarks use and appoint independent mediator if necessary

MP Helen Hayes has called for major changes in the way football clubs – both at league and non-league level - are treated. Her call follows Dulwich Hamlet FC being locked out of their Champion Hill ground – and having their own name, nickname and initials registered as a trade mark and being told not … Continue reading “FORWARD THE HAMLET!” MP’s RALLYING CRY IN HOUSE OF COMMONS OVER LOCKED-OUT FOOTBALL CLUB: Minister says Dulwich Hamlet FC situation “has turned into an utter mess” – will probe trademarks use and appoint independent mediator if necessary

DULWICH HAMLET FC “NOT UNIQUE IN THEIR CURRENT STRUGGLE”

Dulwich Hamlet FC are not unique in their current struggle, Helen Hayes told fellow MPs. "Their cause has received support from around the world, both from the football community and, significantly, from many who are not archetypal fans of the game but recognise the immense community value that the club brings. "There are stories similar … Continue reading DULWICH HAMLET FC “NOT UNIQUE IN THEIR CURRENT STRUGGLE”

“DULWICH HAMLET HAVE MUCH TO CELEBRATE – BUT OFF THE PITCH THE PICTURE IS ENTIRELY DIFFERENT” – MP tells House of Commons

MPs were given an outline history of Dulwich Hamlet FC by MP Helen Hayes during Friday afternoon’s adjournment debate in the House of Commons: This year, Dulwich Hamlet celebrated its 125th anniversary. The historic first formal meeting of Hamlet Old Boys and founder Pa Wilson took place on Friday 28 January 1893 at the Dulwich … Continue reading “DULWICH HAMLET HAVE MUCH TO CELEBRATE – BUT OFF THE PITCH THE PICTURE IS ENTIRELY DIFFERENT” – MP tells House of Commons