SENI’S LAW GETS THIRD READING IN HOUSE OF COMMONS  “This is our chance to make mental health services safe and equal for everyone” – Steve Reed MP

Croydon North MP Steve Reed's private members bill - known as Seni's Law - has been given a third reading in the House of Commons. Steve Reed told MPs: "My thanks go to the many people who have had a hand in the bill, from the Minister to Members on both sides of the House, … Continue reading SENI’S LAW GETS THIRD READING IN HOUSE OF COMMONS  “This is our chance to make mental health services safe and equal for everyone” – Steve Reed MP

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MP’s ANGER AT HOW RAPE VICTIM’S HONEST MISTAKE OVER INLAND REVENUE DEMAND – WHICH SHE THEN PAID – LED TO HOME OFFICE WITHDRAWING HER RIGHT TO STAY BECAUSE OF “TAX DISCREPANCY”

The utterly outrageous case of a woman rape victim who made an honest mistake on her tax return and paid the difference - only for the Home Office to scrap her right to stay because of a "tax discrepancy" - has been highlighted by Croydon North MP Steve Reed. Mr Reed raised the case during … Continue reading MP’s ANGER AT HOW RAPE VICTIM’S HONEST MISTAKE OVER INLAND REVENUE DEMAND – WHICH SHE THEN PAID – LED TO HOME OFFICE WITHDRAWING HER RIGHT TO STAY BECAUSE OF “TAX DISCREPANCY”

….AND IMMIGRATION MINISTER’S RESPONSE

Caroline Nokes, minister for immigration:  The hon. Lady and many hon. Members have raised individual cases, which are of course central to this debate, but we must also reflect on the policy as a whole, and many hon. Members have requested that I do so…. I cannot comment on correspondence received by my predecessors back … Continue reading ….AND IMMIGRATION MINISTER’S RESPONSE

QUEENS HOTEL SENSATION –  PLANS THROWN OUT FOR SECOND TIME

Controversial plans for the historic Queen's hotel on Church Road, Crystal Palace were thrown out by a Croydon council planning committee last night (Thursday) for a SECOND time- despite officers recommending them for approval. Opposition to the revised plans came from local residents and traders; Greater London Authority members on both sides of the political … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL SENSATION –  PLANS THROWN OUT FOR SECOND TIME

SENI’S LAW: MP STEVE REED’S BILL HAS THIRD READING IN HOUSE OF COMMONS

MP Steve Reed's bill - 'Seni's Law' is having a third reading in the House of Commons. Mr Reed told the House: The Bill is known as Seni’s law after Seni Lewis, a young man from Thornton Heath in my constituency who died in 2010 after a period of severe and prolonged face-down restraint. Seni is one of too … Continue reading SENI’S LAW: MP STEVE REED’S BILL HAS THIRD READING IN HOUSE OF COMMONS

SENI’S LAW: “EVERYBODY IN THIS HOUSE IS VERY CLEAR THAT THEY WANT THIS BILL TO MAKE PROGRESS” – Minister

The Parliamentary debate on Steve Reed's bill, known as (Seni's Law) included many amendments and lengthy comments from backbenchers. Comments from Jackie Doyle-Price, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care included the following: First, I thank and congratulate Mr Reed on his tireless work getting this important Bill to Report, and I hope it makes further progress. It is … Continue reading SENI’S LAW: “EVERYBODY IN THIS HOUSE IS VERY CLEAR THAT THEY WANT THIS BILL TO MAKE PROGRESS” – Minister

MPs SIGN LETTER CALLING ON PRIME MINISTER TO ACT OVER SAINSBURY’S WAGE CHANGES

All three of the Crystal Palace area's MPs have signed a letter expressing their concern at "unscrupulous contract changes" in the wage structure at Sainsbury's stores. Lewisham West and Penge MP Ellie Reeves Tweeted: Proud to be supporting Siobhain McDonagh  (Lab, Mitcham and Morden) letter calling on the Prime Minister to stand up for Sainsbury's workers … Continue reading MPs SIGN LETTER CALLING ON PRIME MINISTER TO ACT OVER SAINSBURY’S WAGE CHANGES

“ANOTHER GRENFELL IF MINISTERS DO NOT ACT” – MP’s WARNING

There will be another Grenfell Tower-type disaster if ministers do not act, Steve Reed has warned fellow MPs. His comments came during a Westminster hall debate at the Houses of Parliament. Mr Reed, who is Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society) told fellow MPs: Part of the Government’s response to Grenfell must … Continue reading “ANOTHER GRENFELL IF MINISTERS DO NOT ACT” – MP’s WARNING

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