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Steve has been talking to Day Nurseries and Childminders in his constituency and getting their views on what needs changing and if they think the government’s plans will improve how childcare works.

 

Steve McCabe MP has been probing the Department for Communities and Local Government about the use of the High Street Innovation Fund after reports that only 7% of the £10 million fund had actually been spent.

 

Steve McCabe has branded the announcement by the Justice Secretary to remove prisoner perks as a cynical manoeuvre that has been orchestrated in time for local elections.

 

The Government has set out plans for a tougher prison regime in England and Wales; from November they say male prisoners will have to earn privileges such as daytime TV, the use of gyms and access to cash, by taking part in a programme of work, education, or rehabilitation.

 

Changes to the Draft Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (Amendment) Order 2013 will cut the minimum statutory consultation period for compulsory redundancy of 100 employees or more from 90 days to 45 days. This will make redundancy and closure easier at a time when jobs are few and far between.

The government pushed these changes through by 11 votes to 7 with the help of two Lib Dems and a Democratic Unionist MP

 

During the Budget debate on the 21 March 2013, Steve intervened to throw doubt on the Chancellor’s latest plans to revive Britain’s ailing economy; as public austerity continues to bite.

Steve called on the Chancellor to use targeted investment to help buoy the economy, and to bring forward the £3 billion lift in capital spending announced in the Budget forward to the current financial year.

Steve McCabe MP has expressed dismay as a motion put forward by Labour to introduce greater fairness into the tax system is voted down.

 

Steve is contacting nurseries and childminders about the Government’s plans to reform how the child care system works.

 

The average family in Britain spends more than a quarter of their annual income on childcare which is unsustainable for many families and single parents who want to work.

 

The Government finally published its report ‘More great childcare: Raising quality and giving parents more choice’ about their vision for reforming child care.

 

The hand-crafted oak barrel, an iconic symbol of Britain’s world-renowned brewing and pub industry, is a reminder of how important brewing and pubs are to Britain.

 

The barrel was delivered to the Treasury by MPs and representatives of the British Beer & Pub Association, CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) and SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers).

 

 

 

The ‘Generation Inspired?’ manifesto is based on a late 2012 survey the charity conducted of its young Ambassadors and their parents - asking them about their hopes for a Paralympic legacy, and their ideas to improve opportunities for young disabled people. A copy of the report and a petition to affect its recommendations were also taken toNo.10 Downing Street.

 

 

Steve McCabe has signed a motion in Parliament* calling for the NHS to implement guidelines for care and support for people with muscle-wasting diseases and called on the new NHS Commissioning Board to support the development of networks across the country with a view towards reducing costly unplanned emergency admissions to hospital.

 

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