In Parliament

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak has criticised the government’s plans to scrap the NHS Bursary for students of nursing, midwifery and allied health subjects.

                 In the House of Commons on 8 February, Greg Clark MP, the Secretary of State for Communities and local Government told MPs that the Government has agreed to provide a Transitional Grant fund of £150 million to help local authorities “with the sharpest reductions in Revenue Support Grant”– shockingly Birmingham gets nothing but wealthy Buckinghamshire is set to receive £4.6million.

 

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak has joined campaigners from leading charity ‘Breast Cancer Care’ to show his support for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women living with breast cancer.  

Steve met with campaigners to mark the launch of a new report which highlights that BAME women do not always get the support they need after they have finished their treatment for breast cancer.

This week, Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.

 

Yesterday, Labour called on the government to abandon its plan to scrap maintenance grants for the poorest students in England and replace them with loans. The motion put forward by Labour to annul the regulations, which were sneaked through in a Legislation Committee, was narrowly lost meaning the changes will go ahead.

 

Steve McCabe MP has joined World Animal Protection in their campaign to save one of the world’s leading police departments – the National Wildlife Crime Unit.

 

The consultation ran from 16 July 2015 and closed on 8 October 2015, since then there has been silence from the Government about the results of the consultation and no indication when the results will be published.

 

Steve has tabled a Parliamentary Question demanding answers from the Government and hopes to receive an answer in the coming weeks.

 

Steve McCabe MP has shown his support for the United Nations International Human Rights Day by calling upon the Government to drop their plans to repeal the Human Rights Act (HRA).

Monday 1st December 2016 marked the 27th anniversary of World AIDS Day, a day where campaigners and people living with HIV from around the world come together in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and commemorate those who have died.

Steve McCabe MP has joined the Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity to take the opportunity to highlight the UK’s growing puppy smuggling problem.

 

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