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

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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”

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: FIRE SAFETY

Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society) To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2019 to Question 217589 on Buildings: Insulation and with reference to the interim report of the Building Research Establishment for his Department entitled Fire Performance … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: FIRE SAFETY

MP: “HOSPITAL CONTRACTOR REFUSING WORKERS SICK PAY” – Minister says company’s behaviour could be contempt of Parliament

Croydon North MP Steve Reed has raised the issue of constituents who work at Kingston hospital being denied sick pay. He told fellow MPs during Prime Minister's questions in the House of Commons: ISS is a private contractor that employs some of my constituents as porters and cleaners at Kingston Hospital, but it will not pay them … Continue reading MP: “HOSPITAL CONTRACTOR REFUSING WORKERS SICK PAY” – Minister says company’s behaviour could be contempt of Parliament