Steve joined charity officials and MPs to launch ‘Be Loud Be Clear’; a campaign aiming to increase public awareness of this disease.


The figures show that there are now 8,000 fewer officers on the streets, at a time when personal crime, which includes theft and violence, has gone up by a startling 11 per cent -- the biggest increase in a decade.

Since George Osborne’s spending review the economy has grown by just 0.3% compared to the 3.0% predicted by the Government.


Friday January 27th will mark the 67th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration and extermination camp which is the site of the largest mass murder in history. In the weeks running up to the day, the Holocaust Educational Trust has placed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, giving MPs the chance to honour those who were persecuted and killed during their Holocaust and encouraging constituents to actively speak out against prejudice and bigotry today.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has produced a report based on Freedom of Information audit of Primary Care Trusts and a survey of physiotherapy managers in England. The ‘Stretched to the Limit’ report finds considerable variation in the amount of time patients have to wait for treatment and highlights concerns that more than half of physiotherapy managers are already experiencing a reduction in patient services in this financial year. Steve said:
Steve held another of his regular Report Back events in Bournville last Saturday. Over 50 residents attended to discuss their concerns with Steve. Mr McCabe gave a brief 15 minute review of his activity in Parliament since December. Constituents applauded the work of Labour’s team in the House of Lords in scrutinising the Welfare Reform Bill and the Health and Social Care Bill.
The visit by the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury to Birmingham is part of Steve’s “Labour’s Got Talent” series. Steve opened the meeting by rallying supporters, arguing that five by-election victories and 800 more councillors since May 2010 meant Labour was already getting back on its feet. Steve also paid tribute to Rachel, MP for Leeds West since 2010, for her ‘meteoric rise’ to her current job as Labour’s no. 2 on the economy.
While visiting, Steve met up with the pupils who asked him questions about the workings of Parliament and their relationship with it. Steve also talked about the different functions of an MP, explaining the difference between his parliamentary and constituency role. Steve said: “I think it’s really important that young people have a proper understanding of Parliament, what it does and how this affects them.
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