In Parliament

 

The Queen delivered her speech in the House of Lords with a heavy emphasis on Brexit, outlining 8 Bills including the Repeal Bill which will repeal the European Communities Act 1972.

 

Other measures announced included an Automated and electric Vehicles Bill, HS2 Bill to extend High Speed Rail from Birmingham to Crewe and a draft Tenant’s Fee’s Bill, a Labour policy that prevents landlords and estate agents from charging big fees to tenants.

 

The ruling was made using the controversial FOI Section 36 exemption which is known as the “Get Out of Jail Free” card which public authorities use when they want to withhold information and no other suitable exemption can be applied.

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, will launch his local campaign – Healthy Smiles for Birmingham – today (27th April), alongside Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth, to end the scandal of escalating child hospital tooth extractions in Birmingham.

 

This Parkinson’s Awareness Week, Steve McCabeMP has pledged his support to Parkinson’s UK’s We Won’t Wait campaign. The campaign calls for urgent action to unlock the promise of research developments that could pave the way for better treatments and drugs to treat Parkinson’s. 

 

Research released by the charity revealed that despite being an incurable, degenerative condition which can affect anyone, in the West Midlands:

 

Steve McCabe MP, is asking constituents to sign a letter to Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening calling for a review of the Government’s proposed National Funding Formula for schools, which will see local schools face big cuts to their budgets.

Hundreds of constituents have already signed, you can add you name to Steve’s letter by clicking here. 

Steve McCabe MP has written to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ask her to refuse the application from the National Farmers Union to temporarily lift the ban on harmful neonicotinoid pesticides.

 

You can read Steve’s letter here

 

Birmingham Selly Oak MP, Steve McCabe, has urged people living in the Midlands to protect themselves from the deadly threat of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning.

Recent research from the Carbon-Monoxide – Be Alarmed! Campaign found that 47% of people in the Midlands and over 27 million people across the country are at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, because they do not have a CO alarm fitted in their home.

Today, Prime Minister May has triggered Article 50 signalling the start of a 2 year period to negotiate the UKs exit from the European Union. I have said many times since the Referendum in June last year that we must accept the outcome of the vote but it is now more important than ever to watch the government closely and it is my job to stand up for the interests of people living in my constituency.

Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, will continue his fight to protect family homes in Selly Oak despite a poor response from the government.

He has expressed his anger at the government’s behaviour and poor response to his Protection of Family Homes (Enforcement and Permitted Development) Bill. It failed to progress beyond Second Reading because of the behaviour of Tory MPs who have pushed it to the back of the queue.

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