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This week Steve McCabe MP  met with the Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability (Victoria Atkins MP). The meeting was designed to follow up a number of issues Steve raised in a parliamentary debate in the Commons in October and had originally been arranged with Sarah Newton MP who left the Home Office in the recent reshuffle.

 

Local MP, Steve McCabe has signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament calling on the Government to ensure his constituents are able to seek immediate assistance from Jobcentre Plus over Christmas and New Year. The EDM, which has secured cross party support has been sponsored by Steve’s colleague on the Work and Pensions Select Committee, Frank Field MP.

Ahead of the Autumn Budget next week, Steve McCabe MP has been asking constituents how the rising cost of living is affecting them. The MP is particularly concerned about the continued rise in food prices after his survey revealed that food shopping is causing the greatest pressure on household budgets, closely followed by the cost of energy bills.

 

The MP’s survey revealed that over three quarters of constituents (78%) said their wages have not kept pace with inflation and 80% of people said rising prices are an issue for their family.

 

This Equal Pay Day, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) has pledged to push for the enforcement of gender pay gap reporting.

 

The Planning Committee have accepted Aldi’s proposal to vary the conditions attached to the planning permission granted in 2008 to build its Maypole Store and 22 flats, to drop the condition that 8 out of the 22 flats are rented as affordable housing. Aldi argue that because of the cost of developing the flats and the economic downturn in 2008 it is no longer economically viable to keep the affordable housing element.

 

In his latest efforts to highlight the growing issue of childhood tooth decay Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, has secured a Parliamentary debate to force the government to address this growing problem.

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is calling out the Education Minister for avoiding key questions on school funding which he raised months ago.

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak is urging the government to take note of the latest Police recorded crime statistics which show  a 13% rise in all police recorded offences across England and Wales.

Figures published on 19 October 2017 by the Home Office show recorded crime is up 13% on last year. This upward trend follows a 5% rise in the 12 months to June 2015 and a further 7% rise in the 12 months to June 2016.

After meeting with Managing Director of National Express UK urging him to save the 27 bus, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) has welcomed the news that National Express has listened to the concerns he and his constituents raised and has decided not to withdraw the 27 bus route. 
 
The news was confirmed following a meeting Steve had with Tom Stables, Managing Director of National Express UK.
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