Posts in the category of: Equality

Launch of Birmingham Labour Child Poverty Report 2014

by Liam Byrne | 25.07.14

  Dear friends,   Today Cllr John Cotton and I published Birmingham Labour’s hard-hitting report into the growing scandal of child poverty in the city.   The evidence is set out in the final report of the Birmingham Labour Child Poverty review which has investigated the issue over the last six months – to read the […]

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One Nation Labour’s Plan for Science – 24 June 2014

by Liam Byrne | 24.06.14

  Dear friends,   This morning I will be sharing our Green Paper on Science entitled – ‘Agenda 2030: One Nation Labour’s Plan for Science.’   If we are to build an opportunity economy with high skilled jobs and the wages to go with them then science and innovation have to be central to our strategy. […]

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Follow up letter to Moorfield Hall Residents Meeting on 20th June – 23rd June 2014

by Liam Byrne | 23.06.14

  Dear friends,   Please see below my letter to residents following our recent residents meeting at Moorfield Hall, last Friday:   Dear Friend Moorfield Hall Residents’ Meeting – my feedback Many thanks indeed to everyone who came along to monthly residents’ meeting on Friday 20th june at Moorfield Hall, together with Cllrs Ian Ward, […]

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My letter to Michael Gove on Hodge Hill Schools – 9 June 2014

by Liam Byrne | 09.06.14

  Dear friends,   My question to the Secretary of State in Birmingham was unfortunately cut short by the Speaker today. Here is the full text. I have written to the Secretary of State to put across my questions in full.   ———————————————————————————-   Dear Michael   The Speaker cut me short today; unfortunate given […]

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Letter to the Bishop of Birmingham from Shabana Mahmood MP & Liam Byrne MP

by Liam Byrne | 09.06.14

  Dear friends, This morning Shabana Mahmood and I have written to the Bishop of Birmingham on the subject of a inter-faith panel on education in Birmingham. You can see the text of the letter below:   Your Grace   Inter-faith Panel on Education in Birmingham   Further to conversations on Friday with yourself and […]

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Cabinet Office Report – “Power in People’s Hands: Learning from the World’s Best Public Services”

by Liam Byrne | 10.01.14

Please click below for a pdf copy of the report. Cabinet Office Report – “Power in People’s Hands: Learning from the World’s Best Public Services”  

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Families, carers and people with disabilities are making clear that the Government needs to change course fast

by Liam Byrne | 24.10.12

Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, speaking as people gathered across the country for events organised by the Hardest Hit campaign, said: “Families, carers and people with disabilities are making clear that the Government needs to change course fast. This Tory-led Government is breaking its national duty to care for those who […]

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Hardest Hit report is fresh evidence that Labour is right to call for fast and fundamental reform of the Work Capability Assessment

by Liam Byrne | 19.10.12

On the recently published Hardest Hit report, “The Tipping Point”, Labour’s Liam Byrne said: “This report lays bare the divided nation that David Cameron  is creating. The government is creating a climate of pure fear amongst disabled people who are now set to lose more than David Cameron is taking off the banks. Today’s research is fresh evidence […]

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Labour Challenges Tories on Childcare

by Liam Byrne | 02.10.11

Liam Byrne today warned Iain Duncan Smith that childcare will be Labour’s key battleground for the Welfare Reform Bill as debate begins in the House of Lords. Byrne has challenged the Tories to accept a slew of amendments Labour will be tabling, which are designed to ensure that parents don’t lose out on childcare entitlements […]

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Response to Iain Duncan Smith’s speech on migrant workers:

by Liam Byrne | 01.07.11

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Liam Byrne said: ‘Despite all their bold talk, four out of five new jobs have gone to newcomers to Britain over the last year. We now have five people chasing every job and youth unemployment near a million. When is this government going to stop talking and start delivering for […]

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