In Parliament

 

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.

 

Steve McCabe MP has joined World Animal Protection in their campaign to save one of the world’s leading police departments – the National Wildlife Crime Unit.

 

The consultation ran from 16 July 2015 and closed on 8 October 2015, since then there has been silence from the Government about the results of the consultation and no indication when the results will be published.

 

Steve has tabled a Parliamentary Question demanding answers from the Government and hopes to receive an answer in the coming weeks.

 

Steve McCabe MP has shown his support for the United Nations International Human Rights Day by calling upon the Government to drop their plans to repeal the Human Rights Act (HRA).

Monday 1st December 2016 marked the 27th anniversary of World AIDS Day, a day where campaigners and people living with HIV from around the world come together in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and commemorate those who have died.

Steve McCabe MP has joined the Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity to take the opportunity to highlight the UK’s growing puppy smuggling problem.

 

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak, is supporting international Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week (1-7 December). The week long campaign aims to highlight the impact of living with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) which affect more than 300,000 people across the UK.

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The Protection of Family Homes (enforcement and permitted development) 10 Minute Rule Bill will:

-          Require the Department for Communities and Local Government to produce clearer guidance for Planning Authorities on when enforcement action should be taken and local authorities will need to produce an enforcement plan. ‎

Steve McCabe MP has welcomed the U-Turn by the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement following his announcement that he will not be cutting Working Tax Credits next year, but forgot to mention that he is still planning to restrict Child Tax Credits to two children per family.

 

Steve McCabe MP said:

 

 In Steve’s constituency of Selly Oak, 4.1% of people are unemployed compared to 2.4% nationally. This means that the suburban constituency is, quite astonishingly, now in the top 13% of constituencies for unemployment across the whole country. And for those in work, a fifth of people are earning below the Living Wage.

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