Posts in the category of: Families and children

What are the causes of poverty and low income in Hodge Hill?

by Liam Byrne | 09.08.17 | in: Economics, Equality, Families and children, Hodge Hill

Our community is one of the poorest in Britain and over the summer I am updating my research into the causes of poverty and low income. I am looking for people to interview who have a household income of £13,000 a year or less. The telephone interview will be strictly confidential and will be undertaken […]

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Tories to cut £13.7m from Hodge Hill school budget

by Liam Byrne | 01.04.17 | in: Families and children, Hodge Hill, Local Issues

I am dismayed by government plans to cut school budgets in Hodge Hill by a total of over £13.7 million between now and 2020. Following the publication of the Government’s consultation on the proposed National Funding Formula, I learned that the Education Secretary is seeking to cut primary school budgets in Hodge Hill by an […]

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Statement on unaccompanied child refugees – 25th April 2016

by Liam Byrne | 25.04.16

  Liam Byrne today urged MP’s to support the ‘Dubs amendment’ to require the government to reach out and support 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees.   The Hodge Hill MP has been highlighting the plight of unaccompanied child refugees in Parliament and in the Council of Europe. He recently challenged the Prime Minister on the issue […]

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My speech on Unaccompanied Children to the Council of Europe – 19 April 2016

by Liam Byrne | 19.04.16

I am in Strasbourg this week taking part in the UK delegation to the Council of Europe. Although this means I wasn’t able to take part in this morning’s important Westminster Hall debate on Unaccompanied Children in Parliament. Instead, I’ve just made the following speech to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, you can […]

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Statement on news that Rockwood Academy and Nansen Primary School have been rated good

by Liam Byrne | 18.04.16

  Great news; Nansen Primary and Rockwood Academy, formerly Park View, have both been removed from Special Measures and are now rated “good” by Ofsted. Here’s my statement:   “This is great news for both Nansen and Rockwood Academy and recognises the hard work of so many at the schools and in our local community.” […]

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Prime Minister agrees to look again at plight of unaccompanied children in Calais following questions from Liam Byrne

by Liam Byrne | 21.03.16

**For Immediate Release**                                                                      Monday 21st March 2016 Prime Minister agrees to look again at plight of unaccompanied children in Calais following questions from Liam Byrne The Prime Minister has today agreed to look again at the plight of unaccompanied children stranded in Calais following a question from Liam Byrne MP in the House of Commons. […]

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Byrne demands answers on children stranded in Calais

by Liam Byrne | 09.03.16

**For Immediate Release**                                                 Wednesday 9th March 2016   Byrne demands answers on children stranded in Calais Liam Byrne MP has demanded answers from the Home Secretary on what the Government is doing to help those child refugees stranded in Calais on their own. There are currently around 150 unaccompanied children in the Calais camp with […]

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David Stafford NACOA Lecture – 15th Feb 2016

by Liam Byrne | 15.02.16

  Dear friends,   This evening I have the great honour and privilege of giving the annual NACOA David Stafford lecture here in Portcullis House in Parliament.   You can read the text of my speech here below or by clicking here.   With all best wishes   Liam   Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP […]

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BBC Breakfast interview on campaign to support children of alcoholics

by Liam Byrne | 08.02.16

Dear friends, Today I was interviewed on BBC Breakfast as part of the cross-party campaign to support the children of alcoholics. You can watch the interview here:     You might also want to check out the report BBC Breakfast did here: Most local councils don’t have any special services to support children of alcoholics […]

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Supporting our new Head Teachers

by Liam Byrne | 09.11.15

Dear friends, Three of our secondary schools in Hodge Hill (Saltley, International and Rockwood), have all appointed new Head Teachers over the last few months. Over the last fortnight it’s been a pleasure to drop by and meet them all – to ask what I can do to help them succeed. Our teachers and pupils are […]

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