MP WELCOMES GOVERNMENT STRATEGY ON LONELINESS

Croydon North MP Steve Reed has welcomed the Government's strategy on loneliness. "Loneliness is one of the great social ills of our age, and the Government are right to put forward a strategy to tackle it" he told fellow MPs in the House of Commons. "It is encouraging to see ministers representing so many departments … Continue reading MP WELCOMES GOVERNMENT STRATEGY ON LONELINESS

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QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: HOW TO BECOME A MYSTERY SHOPPER

Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society): To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure the implementation of the commitment made in the Civil Society Strategy, published by his Department in August 2018, that being in receipt of taxpayers’ money should … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: HOW TO BECOME A MYSTERY SHOPPER

‘SENI’S LAW’: MP STEVE REED’S BILL GETS SECOND READING IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS

MP Steve Reed’s bill – known as ‘Seni’s Law – has been given a second reading in the House of Lords. Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill - Second Reading in the House of Lords at 1:34 pm on 7th September 2018. Baroness Massey of Darwen (Labour) My Lords, it is an honour to … Continue reading ‘SENI’S LAW’: MP STEVE REED’S BILL GETS SECOND READING IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS

IN PARLIAMENT: MP QUIZZES PRIME MINISTER OVER  ‘BLOCKING PLANS’ CLAIMS ON THREE-YEAR TENANCIES

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood It has been reported that the Treasury and No. 10 are blocking plans for legally binding three-year tenancies for private renters. This is of great concern to private renters in my constituency, including many families sending their children back to school this week who do not know where … Continue reading IN PARLIAMENT: MP QUIZZES PRIME MINISTER OVER  ‘BLOCKING PLANS’ CLAIMS ON THREE-YEAR TENANCIES

IN PARLIAMENT – WRITTEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON STEP-FREE ACCESS AT STATIONS IN DULWICH AND WEST NORWOOD / GRENFELL DISASTER

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's Inclusive Transport strategy published on 25 July 2018, what plans he has to support the introduction of step-free access at all rail stations in the Dulwich and West Norwood constituency. Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department … Continue reading IN PARLIAMENT – WRITTEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON STEP-FREE ACCESS AT STATIONS IN DULWICH AND WEST NORWOOD / GRENFELL DISASTER

PLANS TO BUILD BLOCKS OF FLATS JUST OFF TRIANGLE

Plans for 'plot C' at the top of Bedwardine Road (from Brick by Brick website) Brick by Brick, the development company owned by Croydon council, are planning to build three blocks of flats just off the Crystal Palace Triangle. And they are certain to get planning permission for all three developments on Bedwardine Road - … Continue reading PLANS TO BUILD BLOCKS OF FLATS JUST OFF TRIANGLE

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

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