MP STEVE REED QUIZZES MINISTER ON FREE TV LICENCES FOR THE OVER 75’s (and finds the government not answering the question)

Croydon North MP Steve Reed has sought a Government pledge that no one over 75 living alone will lose their free TV licence? He told fellow MPs: "The Secretary of State is not going to get away with devolving the blame for his cuts. "More than 2 million over-75-year-olds live alone, and the Campaign to End … Continue reading MP STEVE REED QUIZZES MINISTER ON FREE TV LICENCES FOR THE OVER 75’s (and finds the government not answering the question)

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STEVE REED QUIZZES MINISTERS ON FIRE SAFETY AND FIRE CLADDING

Croydon North MP Steve Reed has raised a number of questions on fire safety and fire cladding in the House of Commons. Mr Reed's questions come before and after a House of Commons debate in which he revealed the Shurgard storage facility in Croydon destroyed by fire on New Year’s Eve had no sprinkler system … Continue reading STEVE REED QUIZZES MINISTERS ON FIRE SAFETY AND FIRE CLADDING

COUNCIL FUNDING FORMULA / COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP OF LOCAL ASSETS / HEALTH SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH NO INTERNET ACCESS (Questions in the House – Three)

COUNCIL FUNDING FORMULA Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society): Britain is facing a homelessness crisis, and homelessness, like food banks and child poverty, is linked to deprivation. How can the Prime Minister justify removing the deprivation levels from her new council funding formula, and taking money away from the weakest … Continue reading COUNCIL FUNDING FORMULA / COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP OF LOCAL ASSETS / HEALTH SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH NO INTERNET ACCESS (Questions in the House – Three)

SHURGARD STORAGE FIRE: NO SPRINKLER SYSTEM – REGULATIONS NEED TO BE REVIEWED AND TIGHTENED AS MATTER OF URGENCY SAYS MP

The Shurgard storage facility in Croydon which was destroyed on New Year's Eve had no sprinkler system - because it was not required under  fire regulations, the company has told MP Steve Reed. In a House of Commons debate on fire safety and fire cladding, Mr Reed (Lab, Croydon North)  told MPs: "Shurgard has been … Continue reading SHURGARD STORAGE FIRE: NO SPRINKLER SYSTEM – REGULATIONS NEED TO BE REVIEWED AND TIGHTENED AS MATTER OF URGENCY SAYS MP

Fire Safety: MP UNABLE TO DISCOVER WHETHER NEWLY REBUILT SCHOOL HAS FLAMMABLE CLADDING IN IT – OR NOT

MP Steve Reed says he has been unable to discover whether a newly rebuilt school in his Croydon North constituency has flammable cladding or not. "It seems impossible to do so" he told fellow MPs during a debate on fire safety and fire cladding. "If I, as the local Member of Parliament with the access … Continue reading Fire Safety: MP UNABLE TO DISCOVER WHETHER NEWLY REBUILT SCHOOL HAS FLAMMABLE CLADDING IN IT – OR NOT

Fire Safety: “MINISTERS COULD FACE CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES IF THEY WERE PRIVATE COMPANY” – STEVE REED

If the Government were a private company and acted as they have over the Grenfell Tower disaster , Ministers could be in the dock for corporate manslaughter, says Croydon North MP Steve Reed. Mr Reed told an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on fire cladding that is absolutely extraordinary that we are not … Continue reading Fire Safety: “MINISTERS COULD FACE CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES IF THEY WERE PRIVATE COMPANY” – STEVE REED

Fire Safety: : LEASEHOLDERS HAVING TO PAY FOR REMEDIAL WORKS FOR FIRE CLADDING “Nobody will buy a flat in a block that has flammable cladding strapped to the outside of it” – MP.

Leaseholders in some tower blocks are having to pay for removing and replacing fire cladding, MP Steve Reed told the House of Commons debate. Mr Reed said he had got involved with the subject of fire cladding because a block in his Croydon North  constituency, Citiscape, has the same sort of cladding—aluminium composite material cladding—that was … Continue reading Fire Safety: : LEASEHOLDERS HAVING TO PAY FOR REMEDIAL WORKS FOR FIRE CLADDING “Nobody will buy a flat in a block that has flammable cladding strapped to the outside of it” – MP.

POST OFFICES ONE: STEVE REED PRAISES POSTAL STAFF – BUT PUBLIC ARE “PAYING MORE WHILE GETTING LESS”

Croydon North MP Steve Reed has praised the work of local postal staff during a debate by MPs on the franchising of Crown post offices and the effect on high streets and local communities. Crown post offices, like the postal service itself, are at the heart of our communities said Mr Reed. Up and down … Continue reading POST OFFICES ONE: STEVE REED PRAISES POSTAL STAFF – BUT PUBLIC ARE “PAYING MORE WHILE GETTING LESS”

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE – MP STEVE REED QUIZZES MINISTER ON FIRE SAFETY IN SELF-STORAGE FACILITIES / GRENFELL TOWER ISSUES

January 11th Steve Reed (Croydon North): To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the fire safety and building regulations in relation to self-storage facilities. Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government): On 18 December 2018 the Government published … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE – MP STEVE REED QUIZZES MINISTER ON FIRE SAFETY IN SELF-STORAGE FACILITIES / GRENFELL TOWER ISSUES

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE – BIRTHS IN PRISON / TREATMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE /’ GLOBAL WARMING

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women have given birth in prison in each year since 2015; and what proportion of those women had an appropriately trained medical professional present at the birth. Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice The information … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE – BIRTHS IN PRISON / TREATMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE /’ GLOBAL WARMING