Constituency

Figures newly released today show that the total rate of unemployment in 16-64 year olds has increased by 0.1% to 7.9% for the three months up to June 2011. The figure increased by 38,000 in the same period to reach 2.49 million.
 
Youth unemployment has increased by 15,000 a 0.2% increase to 20.2%.There are now 949,000 16-24 year olds without work in the United Kingdom.
 
In particular, the Committee is interested in investigating police relations with the communities that have been affected by the disorder and the role of organised groups in promoting violence and looting. 
 
The matter of whether the police were constrained in their actions because of the young age of some of the rioters will also be investigated. 
 
I want to make clear my total condemnation of those who have been engaged in violence, disorder and looting on the streets of Birmingham. In the early hours of Wednesday 10th August, this culminated in the deaths of three young men in the Winson Green area. There are no excuses for this excess of criminal behaviour and it cannot be tolerated.
 
People in the Redwood Road and Redwood Close area of Cotteridge have been horrified to wake up and find huge lighting columns outside their bedroom windows or blocking their drives.
 
 

Steve is looking to appoint a Constituency Parliamentary Assistant and Caseworker. The job description is below.

Further details are available at www.w4mp.org

Job Title: Constituency Parliamentary Assistant and Caseworker

 

The home which was owned by Southern Cross is now expected to revert to previous owners Bond Care.

Manager Marlene Myers invited Steve to attend after he contacted her to ask how things were.

Steve said, ‘This is a well run home. Marlene and her staff do an excellent job and the elderly people I spoke to and their relatives were full of praise about the standards of care at their home.

The project which operates as a ‘not for profit’ Community Business, run by local workers, parents and carers,  offers high quality and affordable childcare and a venue for training and support for local parents and carers.The extension was funded through a partnership with the city council and the Third Sector Capital fund set up by the previous government. It’s services are available from 8am to 6pm, 5 days per week, 48 weeks per year.

 

Steve has highlighted the recent Office for National Statistics report which shows that the West Midlands has experienced an increase of 6.1% in the unemployment rate. This is the largest increase of any region in the United Kingdom.

 

Steve said:

Steve is calling on constituents to help decide which charities should benefit from cash left on his doorstep by a Selly Oak samaritan. 
 
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