Steve McCabe MP quizzes Department for Work and Pensions over staggering £1.7 billion underpayment of benefits

Taking evidence on the Work and Pensions Select Committee today, Steve McCabe MP asked the Permanent Secretary for the Department for Work and Pensions, Peter Schofield, to explain figures that show the Department has underpaid claimants a staggering £1.7 billion.

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MP tells Prime Minister to grant access to life-changing diabetes technology for the many not just the few

Today Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham, Selly Oak) asked the Prime Minister whether she would take action to ensure that the hundreds of thousands of people living with diabetes in the UK, who could benefit from the Freestyle Libre Glucose Monitoring System, have access to it like she does.

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Steve McCabe MP questions Minister on Universal Credit in Parliament

During Department for Work and Pensions Questions in Parliament today, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) questioned the Minister about how the Department will ensure that vulnerable people, particularly those with mental health issues and learning difficulties, are supported as they are moved over to Universal Credit as part of the ‘Managed Migration’ process.

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Steve McCabe MP calls on Prime Minister to end devastating cuts to Council budgets

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham, Selly Oak) has joined MPs, Councillors and Trade Union representatives from across the West Midlands, along with Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, calling for an end to the Government’s disastrous austerity policy which has seen Birmingham City Council lose around 50% of its budget.

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Efforts to find alternative location for Bournville telephone mast stall, but the fight goes on

Efforts to stop Vodafone building a Bournville telephone mast on the corner of Heath Road and Hawthorne Road have stalled after an alternative location could not be agreed. Steve McCabe MP and local Councillors Liz Clements and Fred Grindrod vow to continue the fight to stop the mast.

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Prince William visits Acorns Hospice in Selly Oak to celebrate 30 year anniversary

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Speaking after the visit, Steve said:

"It was fantastic to be at Acorns Children's Hospice in Selly Oak today as they welcomed HRH Prince William to tell him about the amazing work they do to provide specialist care for life limited and life threatened children and their families.
As always it was brilliant to meet the inspirational children and young people they support and to chat to Bradley who had the important job of giving Prince William the tour of the hospice.

2018 is a special year for Acorns as they celebrate their 30 year Anniversary. It was particularly lovely to hear people telling Prince William of their memories of when his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, officially opened the Selly Oak Hospice in 1988."

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“The Government has lost the plot when it comes to tackling crime”, says local MP

Today the National Audit Office has published a report revealing that the Government has no real “national picture of what [police] forces need”, “no common standards for measuring all demands for police services” and that, as a result, the existing funding formula for police services is not fit for purpose. The report says that “there are signs emerging that forces are finding it harder to deliver an effective service” and this is something Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham, Selly Oak) says is reflected in the experiences of his constituents.

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Local MP asks Brummies to sign petition calling for end to postcode lottery for diabetics

Steve McCabe MP is calling on Birmingham residents to sign his petition, calling for an end to the postcode lottery which means people with diabetes living in Dudley have access to revolutionary and potentially life-changing blood glucose monitoring technology while people in Birmingham do not.

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Steve McCabe MP urges government to take action to better support children in need

Leading a debate in the House of Commons on Thursday 6 September, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) urged the Government to look at the support available for 16 and 17 year olds who are classed as ‘in need’ and their transition into adulthood.

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LOCAL MP AND ROYALTY: Opening of new £14 million building for people and children with complex disabilities.

Steve McCabe MP and the Princess Royal were among those who attended the opening of a new £14 million building in Selly Oak, Birmingham for people with complex disabilities, including deafblindness, on Monday 9th July.

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