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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 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 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.

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak has criticised the government’s plans to scrap the NHS Bursary for students of nursing, midwifery and allied health subjects.

                 In the House of Commons on 8 February, Greg Clark MP, the Secretary of State for Communities and local Government told MPs that the Government has agreed to provide a Transitional Grant fund of £150 million to help local authorities “with the sharpest reductions in Revenue Support Grant”– shockingly Birmingham gets nothing but wealthy Buckinghamshire is set to receive £4.6million.

 

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak has joined campaigners from leading charity ‘Breast Cancer Care’ to show his support for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women living with breast cancer.  

Steve met with campaigners to mark the launch of a new report which highlights that BAME women do not always get the support they need after they have finished their treatment for breast cancer.

This week, Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.

 

Yesterday, Labour called on the government to abandon its plan to scrap maintenance grants for the poorest students in England and replace them with loans. The motion put forward by Labour to annul the regulations, which were sneaked through in a Legislation Committee, was narrowly lost meaning the changes will go ahead.

 

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