Posts in the category of: Economics

Byrne challenges Nicky Morgan to add ‘compassion’ to the official list of British values

by Liam Byrne | 26.10.15

Immediate Release News from Liam Byrne MP                                                                           26/10/2015   Byrne challenges Nicky Morgan to add ‘compassion’ to the official list of British values    Liam Byrne MP today challenged the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to add ‘compassion’ to the official list of British values celebrated nationally and promoted in the nation’s schools.   You can […]

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Labour must rewrite Clause 4, and put inequality centre stage

by Liam Byrne | 21.09.15

  Dear friends,   I thought you might be interested in reading my latest piece for the Guardian entitled; “Labour must rewrite Clause 4, and put inequality centre stage”.   You can view the piece here: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/21/labour-rewrite-clause-four-inequality-jeremy-corbyn-moderates   Or read it below. Very best Liam   Labour must rewrite Clause 4, and put inequality centre stage […]

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The opening of the newly refurbished New Street Station

by Liam Byrne | 18.09.15

  Dear friends, I was delighted to attend, earlier today, the grand opening of the newly refurbished New Street Station which has now at long last opened.   Back in 2008 when I was Minister for the West Midlands I secured the investment of £600 million to ensure the refurbishment got under way.   You […]

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The Tories Trade Unions Bill is an attack on working people and on the Labour Party

by Liam Byrne | 15.09.15

  Dear friends,   Last night Parliament saw the second reading of this Tory Government’s Trade Union Bill.   The Labour party is completely united in its opposition to this pernicious Bill and I voted against it at second reading last night.   This Bill is a cynical attack against working people and the brilliant […]

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EDM on End of Production for the Land Rover Defender

by Liam Byrne | 21.07.15

  Dear friends,   I have today tabled an Early Day Motion to commemorate the very sad news that production of the classic Land Rover Defender is drawing to a close in the West Midlands. You can read the text of the EDM below and see who else has signed it here: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2015-16/338 “That this House […]

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Statement on HEPI research on student migration – 25 June 2015

by Liam Byrne | 25.06.15

  Dear friends,   Today HEPI has released the findings of it’s recent survey of students’ attitudes towards studying alongside international students.   Here’s my statement in response:   “If we want to lead the world in science, research and new technologies then the free movement of students and scientists is key. Today’s research from […]

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Statement on Prof Wolf’s report on the Funding of Further Education

by Liam Byrne | 24.06.15

    Dear all,   Following the publication this morning of the report by Professor Baroness Alison Wolf: ‘Heading for the precipice: can further and higher education funding policies be sustained?’ which raises serious concerns about the funding of FE, please find below a statement from Labour’s Shadow Skills Minister Liam Byrne MP:   “This […]

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Byrne secures Ministerial assurances on HS2 Washwood Heath site

by Liam Byrne | 23.06.15

News from Liam Byrne MP Immediate Release                                                              23 June 2015   Byrne secures Ministerial assurances on HS2 Washwood Heath site   Liam Byrne MP has welcomed Minister Robert Goodwill MP’s offer to meet with him and HS2 officials to discuss their plans for Washwood Heath. A breakthrough in the battle for jobs at the LDV-Alstom […]

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Liam Byrne MP statement on Tory plans to cut student maintenance grants

by Liam Byrne | 12.06.15

  Dear friends,   You may have seen the report by the BBC’s Newsnight last night on Tory plans to cut student maintenance grants. This is deeply troubling. You can read the full story on the BBC News website here:   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33103878   And my statement on the matter is below:   “The coalition betrayed […]

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Statement on Education Committee report on apprenticeships and traineeships for 16-19 year olds – 9 March 2015

by Liam Byrne | 09.03.15

The House of Commons Education Committee has produced a major report on the government’s record on apprenticeships and traineeships for 16-19 year olds. The report shows that not enough teenagers are taking up apprenticeships and that among 16 to 19 year olds the number of opportunities has decreased by 10,000. Commenting on the report Shadow […]

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