IN PARLIAMENT: Blasphemy laws in Pakistan / Affordable Housing / Children with mental health problems / NHS workforce

BLASPHEMY LAWS IN PAKISTAN   Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of blasphemy laws on religious minorities in Pakistan. Mark Field Minister of State: We remain deeply concerned by the … Continue reading IN PARLIAMENT: Blasphemy laws in Pakistan / Affordable Housing / Children with mental health problems / NHS workforce

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WHO’S YOUR LOCAL NHS HERO? – OR HEROINE? MP asks people to name outstanding NHS workers

Who’s your local NHS hero? - or heroine? That's the question Croydon North MP Steve Reed is asking. In a letter Mr Reed writes: On the 5th of July this year, the NHS is 70 years old. What a perfect opportunity to celebrate one of the country’s best loved institutions that has transformed the health … Continue reading WHO’S YOUR LOCAL NHS HERO? – OR HEROINE? MP asks people to name outstanding NHS workers

WHERE TO FIND VINTAGE FILMS ABOUT THE CRYSTAL PALACE – AND LOADS OF COMMUNITY EVENTS

VARIOUS VINTAGE - AND MORE MODERN - FILMS ABOUT THE CRYSTAL PALACE .....can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpJq3oqrlDg&feature=youtu.be (Prepare to be amazed - Ed.) TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) CRYSTAL PALACE TRANSITION TOWN Christmas Palace Transition Town Party & Green Drinks ! The Paxton Centre, 52 Anerley Hill,  SE19 2AE 8.30pm, Wed 6th December Time to party ! Come … Continue reading WHERE TO FIND VINTAGE FILMS ABOUT THE CRYSTAL PALACE – AND LOADS OF COMMUNITY EVENTS

EAGLES ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR A NEW SELHURST PARK – with a homage to the original Crystal Palace building

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has unveiled "ambitious" plans to redevelop Selhurst Park, creating "a new Crystal Palace for a new era." The project, which is expected to cost between £75-£100m, will increase the capacity at Selhurst Park from 26,000 to more than 34,000, overhauling a stadium which has been the club’s home since 1924. … Continue reading EAGLES ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR A NEW SELHURST PARK – with a homage to the original Crystal Palace building

CROYDON CALL FOR EXTRA GOVERNMENT FUNDING OVER UNIVERSAL CREDIT – Move follows MP Steve Reed’s Commons speech

Soaring council payouts to prevent families on Universal Credit from becoming homeless have led to Croydon asking the Government for urgent extra funding. The call follows a House of Commons speech by Croydon North MP Steve Reed on the issue (News From Crystal Palace November 17th). Last year Croydon council gave a total of £2m … Continue reading CROYDON CALL FOR EXTRA GOVERNMENT FUNDING OVER UNIVERSAL CREDIT – Move follows MP Steve Reed’s Commons speech

UNIVERSAL CREDIT AN “UNMITIGATED DISASTER” IN CROYDON – MP STEVE REED TELLS COMMONS

Universal credit is an unmitigated disaster for hundreds of the most vulnerable people in Croydon North, MP Steve Reed has told the House of Commons. He warned that if the roll-out continues before the system is fixed, those hundreds will become thousands. "People just cannot cope. "What kind of system penalises the poor, and forces … Continue reading UNIVERSAL CREDIT AN “UNMITIGATED DISASTER” IN CROYDON – MP STEVE REED TELLS COMMONS

UNIVERSAL CREDIT:  CROYDON COUNCIL SPEND £3 MILLION TO STOP EVICTIONS

Croydon council has had to spend £3 million so far to stop people from being evicted because of late rent payments, Mr Reed told the House. According to my council’s figures, a tenant on housing benefit—the legacy system—had an average rent account that was £42 in credit. Under universal credit, a tenant has an average … Continue reading UNIVERSAL CREDIT:  CROYDON COUNCIL SPEND £3 MILLION TO STOP EVICTIONS

SENI’S LAW: MP STEVE REED’S MENTAL HEALTH BILL GETS SECOND READING IN COMMONS “Coroner warned that that future deaths will occur unless action is taken – that action is this bill”

MPs from all parties have backed the second reading of Steve Reed's mental health units (use of force) bill - known as Seni's Law - in a Commons vote. Seni Lewis died at Bethlem Royal hospital after 11 police officers took it in turns to hold him face down on the floor for a total … Continue reading SENI’S LAW: MP STEVE REED’S MENTAL HEALTH BILL GETS SECOND READING IN COMMONS “Coroner warned that that future deaths will occur unless action is taken – that action is this bill”

SENI’S LAW – THE DEBATE

SENI'S LAW: The following is a précis of the debate: Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd November 2017. Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society) 9:52 pm, 3rd November 2017 I beg to move, That the Bill be now … Continue reading SENI’S LAW – THE DEBATE

SENI’S LAW – LET’S STOP DEATHS OF MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS SAYS MP STEVE REED  

SENI'S LAW - LET'S STOP DEATHS OF MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS SAYS MP STEVE REED   From Croydon North MP Steve Reed: Seni Lewis was a young man from Thornton Heath who died in a mental health hospital after 11 police officers took it in turns to pin him face down on the floor.  Since 1990, … Continue reading SENI’S LAW – LET’S STOP DEATHS OF MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS SAYS MP STEVE REED