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At PMQs, Steve McCabe asked the Prime Minister whether he planned to use legislation on English Votes for English Laws to repeal our fox hunting laws.

 

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Following the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Summer Budget 2015 of a £30 million fund to help speed up adoption, Labour’s Shadow Children’s and Families Minister Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is calling on the Government to pledge support for all children in care and not just those for whom adoption is the best outcome.

 

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MPs from across the region highlighted the inequality in funding the Midlands receives from the BBC during a debate in Westminster Hall.

 

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During Education questions on the 15th June 2015 Steve McCabe asked Education Minister, Edward Timpson for an assurance that smaller voluntary adoption agencies would not be unfavourably impacted on by his department’s new adoption proposals.

 

 

He took the chance to claim things have never been better but the reality is GDP per head is still below pre-crisis levels and for most people things have never been so bad.

 

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Steve has had a long association with the brilliant Acorns Children’s Hospice in his constituency and was anxious that continuing uncertainty over government plans might lead to a funding hiatus immediately before and after the election in May which could have a damaging impact on the finances and long term planning of children’s hospices and palliative care.

 

 

The BBC’s Charter is up for renewal next year.

 

Recently Steve McCabe MP has spoken out against the BBC’s lack of investment in the Midlands as research from the Campaign for Regional Broadcasting Midlands revealed that although the Midlands licence fee payers contributed £942 million to the BBC last year only £80 million was actually invested in the region.

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham, Selly Oak) is backing the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance’s (ARMA) new Manifesto calling for improved health and care services for people living with all forms of arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions.

Steve McCabe, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children and Families and MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, is backing the NSPCC’s new ‘Share Aware’ campaign which aims to get families talking about staying safe online.

Steve McCabe MP isbacking the British Heart Foundation’s call on the next government to protect the science budget to continue lifesaving research.

Steve joined 8 year old heart patient Emily Sullivan for a science lesson to highlight the importance of charities being able to continue funding medical research. Emily has had three open heart surgeries after being born with three large holes in her heart, a condition that more and more people are surviving because of BHF research.

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