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This week Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, spoke in the debate on the Summer Budget 2015.

Steve’s speech at a glance

 

·         The key feature of the Chancellor’s true blue Budget is that it will leave 3 million families £1,000 per year worse off, on average.

With one in two people now set to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, the charity says the political drive to beat the disease must keep pace with the progress in research.


UK cancer survival rates are still lagging behind other countries and too many cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when they are harder to treat successfully.

 

 

Last week during PMQ’s Steve McCabe asked David Cameron if he planned to use legislation on English Votes for English Laws to repeal the Hunting Act. The Prime Minister told the House of Commons it would be a chance to debate an issue then have a vote.

 

With the vote planned for tomorrow the Government have done a spectacular U Turn and called off the vote following news that Scottish Nationalist MP’s will also vote against changes to the ban.

 

Steve McCabe MP has criticised the Government for making cuts to the Access to Work programme without knowing the impact the scheme has on the economy.

Steve McCabe MP has committed to protect bees in the UK, speaking out against proposed government plans to temporarily lift a ban on bee-harming pesticides.

Steve joined campaigners to voice their concern as government ministers look at requests to let dangerous pesticides - known as neonicotinoids - back into UK soil this autumn, despite clear evidence of how much damage they do to our bees.

Primary Schools from across South Birmingham got together this week to showcase a range of activities taking place as part of the Health for Life in primary schools programme.

Steve McCabe MP has welcomed news that the BBC is planning to bring 300 more jobs to Birmingham.

The BBC, which has been heavily criticised by local Birmingham MP, Steve McCabe for not investing enough in the region has announced this week that they will be bringing 300 new jobs to the city. The jobs will be based in the BBC’s HR and training arm and there are also plans to create a new HR Service Centre in the city.

Steve McCabe MP has spoken out against further Government cuts to the Access to Work Programme which supports disabled people in work.

 

The Government has announced an ambitious 26 Bill package closely modelled on the Tory election manifesto. The Prime Minister says it will deliver full employment and bring the country together but Steve McCabe says most of the legislation will never see the light of day and he doubts how embroiling the country in so much constitutional legislation will benefit anyone apart from political anoraks.

 

Concerned about the impact lengthy delays in the DBS application process are having in the West Midlands, Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, has been pushing the Home Office for answers on delays to DBS checks.

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