Posts by Liam Byrne

My letter to the Foreign office on the plight of the Rohingya people of Burma

by Liam Byrne | 07.12.16

I write to you on behalf of my constituents who have writen to me with regards to the plight of the minority Muslim population in Burma who are faced with the gravest threat to their human rights. According to the United Nations, the threat of sectarian violence and torture has led to some 10,000 of […]

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Investment in Education

by Liam Byrne | 07.12.16

Schools in Hodge Hill and across the country are faced with inadequate funding to their budgets which affects their ability to provide for the quality of education that our children deserve. The huge cuts by the government to school budgets over the next coming years is an issue of serious concern to me. The government’s […]

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Policy response on the import of fur into the UK

by Liam Byrne | 07.12.16

The welfare of animals is an important issue and the suffering of animals is deplorable. We took the decision many years ago to end fur farming in the UK. The UK was a driving force behind EU regulations banning the import of animal fur and skin. The import of fur of endangered animals into the […]

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CCTV in Equine Slaughterhouses

by Liam Byrne | 07.12.16

The welfare of horses at the end of their lives is an issue that requires proper scrutiny. Protecting animal welfare in slaughterhouses should be encouraged. The mandatory use of CCTV in slaughterhouses should therefore apply in all circumstances and in relation to all animals. CCTV coverage in equine slaughterhouses in nowhere near as comprehensive as […]

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My letter to the Foreign Secretary on Bedouin village in Israel facing demolition

by Liam Byrne | 29.11.16

I write to you on behalf of my constituents who have raised the issue of the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran in the South of Israel which is facing demolition to make way for new settlements. This is a huge concern to me, and to my constituents. A basic injustice is being done. We must […]

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Community Pharmacy cuts

by Liam Byrne | 28.11.16

Community pharmacies offer a very important service to their local communities, particularly to the elderly, the disabled and those with long term illnesses. Pharmacies also provide vital services to support over-stretched GP surgeries and hospitals. They have a special place in our communities. Despite this, the Government will be pushing ahead with huge cuts to […]

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Higher Education and Research Bill

by Liam Byrne | 28.11.16

It is my view and that of the Labour Party that there are substantial parts of the Bill which need radical improvement. As such we outright reject particular parts of this Bill. This Bill produces 20th Century answers to the problems faced in the 21st Century. It is based on market-led ideology and not reflecting […]

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Calais

by Liam Byrne | 28.11.16

The situation in Calais was a dreadful one. These were real people fleeing war and economic devastation, who were living in appalling conditions. In the absence of any effective government action, they were at the mercy of people smugglers and criminal gangs. I believe we in Britain are a caring and compassionate country and that […]

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Disability Equality Training Bill

by Liam Byrne | 28.11.16

When 42% of assistance dog users are refused a taxi service. There is a big problem. That is why training is absolutely crucial. This is an issue that affect many in the country and many in Hodge Hill. I support this Bill which will take steps to provide vital training to taxi drivers and mini-cab […]

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Policy response to Centenary of Balfour Declaration debate

by Liam Byrne | 28.11.16

Britain and Israel have an enduring relationship shaped by our historical ties, bilateral trade, security cooperation and the values of freedom and tolerance we share. It was the British Labour party that led the way in supporting the right of the Jewish people to have a homeland in Palestine. Three months prior to the adoption […]

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