MPs SAVAGE BORIS JOHNSON OVER PARLIAMENT SHUTDOWN: “This outrage must be stopped” – Helen Hayes / “Show Johnson his assault on our democracy will not succeed” – Steve Reed / “Whatever your view on Brexit (this) is undemocratic” – Ellie Reeves

The area's three MPs have savaged Boris Johnson over his decision to prorogue Parliament: Helen Hayes‏Verified account @helenhayes_Aug 27 Today I joined @johnmcdonnellMP @Keir_Starmer & 160 other MPs in signing the #ChurchHouseDeclaration We will not let a Prime Minister with no mandate shut down Parliament to force a catastrophic no deal Brexit harming jobs, our environment … Continue reading MPs SAVAGE BORIS JOHNSON OVER PARLIAMENT SHUTDOWN: “This outrage must be stopped” – Helen Hayes / “Show Johnson his assault on our democracy will not succeed” – Steve Reed / “Whatever your view on Brexit (this) is undemocratic” – Ellie Reeves

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SOME PRINCIPLES OF SENI’S LAW SHOULD BE APPLIED MORE WIDELY -MP STEVE REED

Some principles of 'Seni's Law' should be applied more widely, says Croydon North MP Steve Reed. "Seni’s Law began as a cross-party attempt to start the process of change by creating a new national system for recording the use of restraint in mental health settings. "We will soon be able to see what is happening … Continue reading SOME PRINCIPLES OF SENI’S LAW SHOULD BE APPLIED MORE WIDELY -MP STEVE REED

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: Self-storage regulations / Child exploitation / Costs of nationality status letters / Housing – insulation / High-rise buildings

SELF-STORAGE REGULATIONS Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families) To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department's technical review of the Building Regulationsstatutory guidance on fire safety (Approved Document B) will include a review of the regulations covering the self storage industry. Heather WheelerParliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government) The … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: Self-storage regulations / Child exploitation / Costs of nationality status letters / Housing – insulation / High-rise buildings

STEVE REED: “Many severe mental health problems in young people could be avoided if we invested more in early help and prevention” Steve Reed tells MPs (part one)

Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families)  3:40 pm, 16th July 2019 It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Pritchard. I congratulate Andrew Griffiths on securing this important debate. I thank hon. Members on both sides of the House who have contributed some extremely moving testimony from their own lives and their experience as constituency MPs. I … Continue reading STEVE REED: “Many severe mental health problems in young people could be avoided if we invested more in early help and prevention” Steve Reed tells MPs (part one)

“One hungry child is one too many, but 2.5 million British children regularly go hungry” Steve Reed tells MPs (part two)

Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families)  3:51 pm, 27th June 2019 This is my first appearance at the Dispatch Box as Labour’s children and families spokesperson, and I am glad that it is in a debate on such an important issue. It is shocking and unacceptable that child hunger still exists in our country to this extent. … Continue reading “One hungry child is one too many, but 2.5 million British children regularly go hungry” Steve Reed tells MPs (part two)

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: ‘COUNTY LINES’ / FLAMMABLE CLADDING ON SCHOOL BUILDINGS

Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families) To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department plans to issue national guidance to local authorities on tackling child criminal exploitation through county lines. Victoria AtkinsThe Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women In July 2018 the Government published statutory guidance on … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: ‘COUNTY LINES’ / FLAMMABLE CLADDING ON SCHOOL BUILDINGS

LAMBETHWATCH: LIBRARY STAFF STRIKE OVER GREENWICH LEISURE TREATMENT (and they’re NOT in Lambeth) / FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS / SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS / SPAMBETH

FIFTY library staff have been on strike since June 6th over Greenwich Leisure's alleged treatment of them - and they're not in Lambeth. The strike is in the neighbouring borough of Bromley where Greenwich Leisure run the libraries on behalf of Bromley council. The deal for Greenwich Leisure was announced in a Bromley council press … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: LIBRARY STAFF STRIKE OVER GREENWICH LEISURE TREATMENT (and they’re NOT in Lambeth) / FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS / SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS / SPAMBETH

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: HOMELESSNESS FUNDING / UNIVERSAL CREDIT / AFFORDABLE HOUSING – GREATER LONDON

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increasing the level of funding allocated to homelessness in advance of the spending review. Heather WheelerParliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government) The Government is committed to reducing … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: HOMELESSNESS FUNDING / UNIVERSAL CREDIT / AFFORDABLE HOUSING – GREATER LONDON

“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

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