“SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT USE OF RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION OF CHILDREN”: MP’s HELEN HAYES AND STEVE REED ADDRESS COMMONS

MP's Helen Hayes and Steve Reed have both addressed the House of Commons during a debate on the restraint and seclusion of children. Helen Hayes said that almost 90 per cent of parents of children with SEN or behavioural needs, including autism, have reported that their child has been physically restrained.  Steve Reed told fellow MPs: … Continue reading “SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT USE OF RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION OF CHILDREN”: MP’s HELEN HAYES AND STEVE REED ADDRESS COMMONS

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MP STEVE REED – Questions in the House on: Universal Credit and rent arrears / Cycling for pupils / ethnic organ donation / air quality around Grenfell Tower

UNIVERSAL CREDIT – HOUSING Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society) To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she had made of the effect of the roll out of universal credit on levels of rent arrears in the London borough of Croydon. Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State … Continue reading MP STEVE REED – Questions in the House on: Universal Credit and rent arrears / Cycling for pupils / ethnic organ donation / air quality around Grenfell Tower

MPs QUIZ MINISTERS ON FRACKING / JOBS AT RISK FROM AUTOMATION / TOXIC PARTICULATES NEAR SCHOOLS AND NURSERIES / TB INCIDENCE IN THE UK / NO RECOURSE TO PUBLIC FUNDS / LONELINESS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE

FRACKING Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to ensure that the Government’s fracking proposals do not disrupt local wildlife and biodiversity. Therese CoffeyThe Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Statutory consultees including Natural England (NE) and the Environment … Continue reading MPs QUIZ MINISTERS ON FRACKING / JOBS AT RISK FROM AUTOMATION / TOXIC PARTICULATES NEAR SCHOOLS AND NURSERIES / TB INCIDENCE IN THE UK / NO RECOURSE TO PUBLIC FUNDS / LONELINESS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE

EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION ONE: HELEN HAYES AND STEVE REED QUIZ MINISTERS

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps his Department is taking to ensure UK children being cared for by relatives in another EU member state retain their residency rights after the UK leaves the EU. Robin Walker (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European … Continue reading EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION ONE: HELEN HAYES AND STEVE REED QUIZ MINISTERS

POOREST COMMUNITIES WILL LOSE MOST UNDER GOVERNMENT’S ‘FAIR FUNDING’ FORMULA SAYS MP

The Government’s “ironically named” fair funding formula, which comes into force next year, removes deprivation levels from how funding for local services is calculated, says Croydon North MP Steve Reed. “The poorest communities will lose even more, and what capacity they have left to stop a further escalation of violent crime will be reduced, so … Continue reading POOREST COMMUNITIES WILL LOSE MOST UNDER GOVERNMENT’S ‘FAIR FUNDING’ FORMULA SAYS MP

KNIFE CRIME / GARDEN BRIDGE TRUST / CHARITY COMMISSION FUNDING / 50p COIN ON LEAVING THE EU / CABINET COMMUNICATIONS BUDGET (QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE)

Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society) Emergency Summit on Knife Crime (22 Mar 2019) In my advice surgery last Friday, I met Mr Glenford Spence, whose son had been savagely knifed to death in a youth club two weeks previously. When I asked the Minister in the Chamber what action the Government were … Continue reading KNIFE CRIME / GARDEN BRIDGE TRUST / CHARITY COMMISSION FUNDING / 50p COIN ON LEAVING THE EU / CABINET COMMUNICATIONS BUDGET (QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE)

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

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: BREXIT EFFECTS ON CONSUMER ENERGY PRICES / SHORTAGE OF EPILEPSY DRUG/ HEATHROW AIRPORT POLLUTION / BUILDINGS INSULATION

BREXIT EFFECTS: CONSUMER ENERGY PRICES / Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society) To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on consumer energy prices of the UK leaving the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal. Claire PerryThe … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: BREXIT EFFECTS ON CONSUMER ENERGY PRICES / SHORTAGE OF EPILEPSY DRUG/ HEATHROW AIRPORT POLLUTION / BUILDINGS INSULATION

GARDEN BRIDGE: “£40 MILLION OF PUBLIC MONEY WASTED” SAYS MP STEVE REED (Updated Friday March 15th)

From House of Commons debate: Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society) I want to press the Minister further on the garden bridge issue. It has been a total fiasco. We have seen £40 million of public money wasted; public tendering and procurement processes bypassed; contracts awarded before the business case was even drawn … Continue reading GARDEN BRIDGE: “£40 MILLION OF PUBLIC MONEY WASTED” SAYS MP STEVE REED (Updated Friday March 15th)

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: BREXIT – AND THE PRICE OF A POSTAGE STAMP “IF WE LEAVE THE EU”

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood The Prime Minister previously committed to a meaningful vote on her Brexit deal but had to be forced by the courts to hold it. She then committed to that meaningful vote in December, but pulled it at the last minute. When her deal fell to the worst Government … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: BREXIT – AND THE PRICE OF A POSTAGE STAMP “IF WE LEAVE THE EU”