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The Office for National Statistics said today the UK’s inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index, fell to 1.9% in January.

 

Inflation, as measured by the Retail Prices Index rose to 2.8% from 2.7% in December.

 

Commenting on the inflation figures, Steve McCabe MP said:

“This fall in inflation is welcome but my constituents are telling me they are still struggling to make ends meet. Prices are still rising much faster than wages.

 

 

Delivered by trained volunteers, the ChildLine Schools Service aims to visit every primary school in the West Midlands by 2016 to help 9-11 year olds understand abuse in all its forms, and have the knowledge of where to get help if they need it. The service has already visited 15 schools in the Selly Oak constituency and reached 1,180 pupils in Years 5 and 6 through its assemblies and workshops.

Steve McCabe MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children and Families, has welcomed the overwhelming support given by MPs to ban smoking in cars with children.

Last night, 10 Feb 2014, MPs from all parties voted in the House of Commons to back plans to ban smoking in cars, despite misgivings by some senior Government figures including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. The vote gives the Secretary of State for Health permission to bring forward powers to ban smoking in cars when children are present.

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) celebrated campaigners, who supported Britain’s national drink during 2013, especially their support in scrapping the Beer Duty Escalator, which lead to the momentous cut in Beer Duty.  Campaigners were treated to a truly unique new beer brewed especially for the occasion.

 

Local MP Steve McCabe MP was invited by B30 Foodbank, based at Cotteridge Church, to see their service first hand and talk to volunteers about why they give up their time to help.

 

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Steve McCabe MP challenged the Conservative-led Government over the damaging effect the Lobbying Bill will have on charities and campaign groups. Watch the video to see Steve in Parliament.

 

Steve McCabe has been overwhelmed by constituents contacting him to express their opposition to the Bill. Local campaigners even braved the cold to meet with Steve just days before Christmas to present Steve with a petition containing 190,553 signatures of people who feel aggrieved about the government’s plans.

 

To mark the launch of The FA’s Disability Football Development Fund Selly Oak MP, Steve McCabe, met England Blind team members Dan English and Lewis Skyers at a Disability Football Demonstration in the shadow of Big Ben.

Yardley Wood’s very own Sweet Chillies restaurant was presented with an award from Selly Oak MP, Steve McCabe and Councillor Alex Buchanan for being highly commended by the judges of the annual Tiffin Cup competition.

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