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Steve McCabe MP has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in Parliament, remembering and honouring victims of the Holocaust.

Tuesday 27th January will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

Shadow Children’s Minister, Steve McCabe MP is giving his support to the launch of a new report from the Every Disabled Child Matters coalition (EDCM) called ‘Right from the Start’. It seeks to encourage the next government to consider the needs of disabled children, young people and their families ‘right from the start’ by developing a new cross-departmental strategy.

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During Business Questions on 8th January 2015 Steve McCabe MP urged William Hague MP, Leader of the House of Commons to find time for a debate on tackling bogus calls to the ambulance service and to look at the operation of the ambulance ORCON (operational research consultancy) response system.

Steve McCabe MP said that:

Steve McCabe MP voted in Parliament to introduce pay transparency across large companies. The measure, put forward by Labour will require companies which employ over 250 staff to publish their own gender pay gap in their annual report.

 

Government plans to make firefighters in England work until they are 60 and to increase their pension contributions have been backed by MPs by 313 votes to 261. Labour forced a vote on firefighters’ pensions but the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats pushed through the measure which many have branded as unworkable and unfair.

 

Commenting on the statement, Steve McCabe MP said:

“David Cameron and George Osborne have broken their promise to balance the books by 2015 and they are set to borrow around £219 billion more than they said they would in 2010.

Steve McCabe MP is taking a stand for deaf people after learning of their struggles to stay in employment because of government hostility towards their need for support.

Steve McCabe MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children and Families has expressed his support for adoption as one of the best means of providing a stable home life for children who can no longer remain with their natural parents.

Steve McCabe MP met up with Jim Murphy MP, Labour’s former Shadow Secretary for International Development to hand over letters from Baverstock students calling for access to education for all children across the world.

Steve McCabe MP (Selly Oak MP and Shadow Minister for Children and Families)joined the national charity, the Dyspraxia Foundation as it launched the results of a new survey highlighting the huge levels of anxiety, fear or even dread felt by hundreds of secondary school children living with the developmental co-ordination disorder, dyspraxia.

 

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