In Parliament

Steve McCabe MP Birmingham, Selly Oak, has voiced his opposition to the government’s proposed Trade Union Bill.  The bill, which has been described as the ‘the biggest crack down on workers’ rights for 30 years’  seeks to dramatically reduce the power of unions to take strike action.

Included in the Bill are plans to effectively criminalise picketing and permit employers to hire strike-breaking agency staff.

Steve McCabe MP launches consultation on Assisted Dying

A Private Member’s Bill on Assisted Dying is scheduled to have its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 11 September 2015, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is contacting different groups across the constituency to ask for their views.

Steve McCabe MP, Shadow Minister for Children and Families has pledged his support for families with disabled children after meeting with campaigners from charity, Contact a Family.

Steve recently met with campaigners from Contact a Family – a national charity that supports families with disabled children regardless of their condition. Steve heard from families about their experiences of caring for disabled children and the everyday pressures that they face.

Over the last few days I’ve been contacted by constituents and had twitter exchanges with people who have argued that Labour didn’t vote against the Welfare Reform Bill. Below is the text of the amendment where Labour opposed the Bill. It is pretty clear what it says. I should point out that the SNP declined to vote for this amendment.

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During Treasury Questions on 21 July 2015 Steve McCabe MP asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke MP whether he accepted that over the course of Parliament, tax rises will be twice as big as any tax cuts.

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This week Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, spoke in the debate on the Summer Budget 2015.

Steve’s speech at a glance

 

·         The key feature of the Chancellor’s true blue Budget is that it will leave 3 million families £1,000 per year worse off, on average.

With one in two people now set to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, the charity says the political drive to beat the disease must keep pace with the progress in research.


UK cancer survival rates are still lagging behind other countries and too many cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when they are harder to treat successfully.

 

 

Last week during PMQ’s Steve McCabe asked David Cameron if he planned to use legislation on English Votes for English Laws to repeal the Hunting Act. The Prime Minister told the House of Commons it would be a chance to debate an issue then have a vote.

 

With the vote planned for tomorrow the Government have done a spectacular U Turn and called off the vote following news that Scottish Nationalist MP’s will also vote against changes to the ban.

 

Steve McCabe MP has criticised the Government for making cuts to the Access to Work programme without knowing the impact the scheme has on the economy.

Steve McCabe MP has committed to protect bees in the UK, speaking out against proposed government plans to temporarily lift a ban on bee-harming pesticides.

Steve joined campaigners to voice their concern as government ministers look at requests to let dangerous pesticides - known as neonicotinoids - back into UK soil this autumn, despite clear evidence of how much damage they do to our bees.

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