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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.

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. 

 

Steve McCabe MP has pledged his support for a new campaign to improve accessible bus transport for blind people.

Steve met with campaigners from leading charity Guide Dogs at Labour Party Conference this week to discuss the role of talking buses in improving accessibility. He heard about the experience of a guide dog owner who had missed their stop and been left stranded on a bus because they were unable to know where on the route they were.

Local MP Steve McCabe has joined campaigners declaring their support for The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland’s ‘Count Them In’ campaign, which is calling for questions on the Armed Forces community to be included in the next UK Census.

Steve McCabe MP has joined up with campaigners from the British Red Cross for their ‘Don’t stop at 999’ initiative.

This initiative was launched after new research revealed that up to 59% of deaths from injury could potentially be prevented if more people had the knowledge and skills to carry our first aid before emergency teams arrive. As part of the initiative, Steve was given the chance to learn two simple first aid skills and has pledged his support for others to also have the opportunity to gain the confidence and learn the skills that could save a life.

Steve McCabe MP has shown his support for women and families affected by breast cancer by dressing up in pink and encouraging his constituents to take part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 21 October.

Steve McCabe joined campaigners in wearing it pink this week to encourage people across the UK to get involved and help Breast Cancer Now towards their ambition that, by 2050, everyone that develops the disease will live.

 

Both the Coalition and the Cameron government rather quickly lost their appetites for a coherent and enthusiastic energy policy that could address high costs and the poor energy efficiency of the UK’s housing stock. The decision to completely scrap the Department for Energy and Climate Change suggests that Theresa May’s government is as unlikely as its immediate predecessors to tackle such matters.

Steve McCabe MP is encouraging organisations across his constituency to take part in an exciting opportunity to secure grants of up to £35k.

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