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Mr McCabe was amongst the large number of Members of Parliament who backed the charity's call to install artificial noise generators on quiet vehicles.

Research shows that some quiet vehicles cannot be heard until one second before impact and, in certain conditions, are more likely to be involved in a collision with a pedestrian than conventional vehicles.

Guide Dogs held the reception to highlight the charity’s concerns about the safety implications of vehicles that cannot be heard.

Steve McCabe, MP is backing a charity’s call for accessible lipreading classes in the local area so that people with hearing loss can learn this life-changing skill.

 

Today the Chancellor has come to the Commons to announce a further £11.5bn of cuts in public spending.  That’s cuts to policing, border security, health, libraries, sports halls and youth clubs. Two years ago he said he’d asked the British people for all that was needed and he wouldn’t be coming back for more but today he is

Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak) (Lab):I congratulate the Members who helped to secure today’s debate.

The group is an independent and self funding association representing more than two hundred Polish businesses and professionals from across the UK. Its aim is to counter some of the myths about the contribution of Polish people to life in the UK and emphasises that East European migrants cannot be treated as a homogeneous group. 

 

Steve McCabe MP has expressed concern over the Conservative-led Government’s plans to reform the supply of legal aid. The Coalition Government is proposing to cut £300m from the criminal legal aid budget.

 

Steve McCabe has expressed disappointment that the Energy Bill has missed an opportunity to help hard pressed bill payers and to clean up our power system by failing to include a decarbonisation target.

 

The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) invited MPs from across England to support a call for a Parliamentary debate to protect specialist services, such as Teachers of the Deaf.

 

Steve McCabe is calling on the Government to change the Work Capability Assessment, conducted by ATOS, which are used to decide whether a person is fit for work.

 

A legal challenge was lodged by two people with mental health problems who claimed these tests for Employment and Support Allowance would discriminate against them.

 

Judges ruled that the Work Capability Assessment puts people with mental illness, autism and learning difficulties at a substantial disadvantage.

 

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