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Steve McCabe MP has revealed that since 2013 only 9% of specialist science research and innovation funding has been spent in the West Midlands, compared to a whopping 46% in London.

Speaking in the House of Commons during the debate on the Science budgets for Estimates Day, Steve wanted to know why the West Midlands receives such little funding for science research and innovation.  Official figures obtained from the House of Commons Library show that Catapult only spent 9% of its funding in the West Midlands, compared to 46% in London and 22% in the South East.

On national offer day (1st March) when parents find out which secondary school their child will be attending in September, new analysis published by the Labour Party reveals the strain on the system caused by the Government’s failed approach to planning for school places:

 

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak has joined calls to cut beer duty by sending a special ‘Message in a Barrel’, to the Chancellor.

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On Wednesday 24 February, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) moved an Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons on the future of the popular Katie Road NHS Walk-in Centre in Selly Oak.

 

Steve called for the debate following the news that the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group responsible for the Urgent Care in Birmingham was beginning yet another consultation on the future of the walk-in centre.

 

Steve called for the debate following the news that the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group responsible for the Urgent Care in Birmingham was beginning yet another consultation on the future of the walk-in centre.

 

He questioned the Minister on how much public money had been spent on these consultations and if there is a limit on how much they can waste on redundant consultations. Steve also asked for assurances that the Walk-in Centre would not be moved to the A&E Department at the QE Hospital.

Steve McCabe MP has welcomed the recent announcement from Willmott Dixon that their apprenticeship scheme is open again this year for applications in Birmingham and is encouraging his constituents to apply.

One of the UK's leading independent construction and property services companies Willmott Dixon has announced that its annual apprenticeship vacancies are now being advertised across the region.

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak is backing the NSPCC’s ‘It’s Time campaign’ which aims to raise awareness of the scale of abuse people in the UK experience, and the problems many face getting the help and support they need.

Steve McCabe MP is taking the fight to save Katie Road Walk In Centre to Parliament this week after securing an end of day Adjournment Debate.

This Wednesday, Steve will raise serious questions in Parliament about the uncertainty that has surrounded Katie Road Walk In Centre over the past three years. After years of campaigning to keep the well-used local Walk In Centre open, Steve and his constituents are no closer to knowing what is happening with the facility.

Talented Selly Oak based Deaf artist Olivier Jamin showcased his original artwork to local MP, Steve McCabe at Grand Central this week.

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak has joined with campaigners and volunteers from leading charity Alzheimer’s Society for the launch of their new campaign ‘Fix Dementia Care’ which calls for improvements in hospital care for people living with dementia.

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