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Steve’s Private Member's Bill, aimed at clamping down on rogue landlords and developers, was talked out of time by local government minister Marcus Jones during its second reading stage on 28 October 2016. But Steve won’t give up will be trying to push the Bill through Parliament this Friday. As a fall-back position, Steve is also in talks with colleagues in the House of Lords to see if key parts of the Bill could be added to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill currently going through Parliament.

 

Steve has welcomed the abolition of letting fees which is a Labour policy that the Chancellor and Prime Minister have previously voted against but says allowing those on Universal Credit to keep an extra 2p in the £ on their earnings will have an almost negligible impact.

 

Steve McCabe MP met Cancer Research UK-funded scientists in Birmingham last week to learn about their life-saving work.

Steve witnessed ground-breaking research at the Institute of Cancer & Genomic Sciences at the University of Birmingham, where researchers funded by the charity are helping to ensure more children and adults survive the disease.

During the visit, Steve learnt about the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit which works on trials across a wide range of cancers, including breast, lung, skin, sarcoma, blood cancers and head and neck cancers.

Latest figures show foodbank use up again for second time this year

Steve McCabe was disappointed but not shocked to learn that foodbank usage has risen again for the second time this year.

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Steve’s Private Member's Bill, designed to clamp down on rogue landlords and developers, was talked out of time by local government minister Marcus Jones during its second reading stage on 28 October 2016 but Steve is optimistic it will get backing.

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During Prime Ministers Questions today Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) raised the ludicrous decision by FIFA to ban footballers from wearing the Poppy in the upcoming England vs Scotland game.

 

The Prime Minister agreed with Steve and called FIFA’s decision outrageous. 

Steve McCabe MP is set to have the Second Reading of his Protection of Family Homes (Enforcement and Permitted Development) Bill heard in the Commons this Friday, 28 October 2016.

Steve has urged the DCLG’S Planning Inspectorate to dismiss two appeals that have been put forward by notorious rogue landlord, Britannia Property Group.

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After hearing Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, announce her plan to ask every business to publish which proportion of their workforce were foreigners, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) decided to give the Government a helping hand with their new policy. He asked every Government department to declare how many non-UK nationals they had in their workforce and what proportion of their workforce that represents. Amazingly, not a single department has been willing or able to provide such details. 

 

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